Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
203 Reviews
3.4
203 Reviews
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They do offer a good Work-Life Balance compared with other companies in the Financial Services Industry (in 23 reviews)

  • not much I can think of but a great benefits package (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • The organization preaches work life balance but that's not true (in 7 reviews)

  • Advancement opportunities are not given on basis of merit (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Too much work, not enough time and the software is awful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dedicated and hard working employees.

    Cons

    Too much work and the software needs improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with the front line staff to find out what is needed to streamline the system. Technology should be used to increase productivity and accuracy but the new system is a burden which creates more work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall atmosphere of the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    not much I can think of but a great benefits package

    Cons

    Directors are horrible, they don't trust their managers! If you voice your concerns directors say you are whining. Directors and AVPs don't show enough support to other offices! How can you effectively run a office by coming into town once a month! Not enough job opportunities in the Atlanta office! The Omaha office thinks they are the center of excellence! The turn over is extremely high and the Atlanta off will be loosing more employees due to the work load! The organization preaches work life balance but that's not true! Brokers, sales reps, and account managers are rude and sometimes use bad language to managers. This company is so unorganized, no one knows who to go to for help!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your managers, come up with a recognition program! Open up more job opportunities in the Atlanta office! Stop making your employees feel like they are stupid and invest in your people! I don't see how this company can be a fortune anything company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good benefits, horrible employee treatment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Professional in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Professional in Concord, NH

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. They offer a competitive 401k that matches up to 6% and contributes 4% without you doing anything (as of 2013). The health insurance is also inexpensive for 6 times your pay.

    Cons

    Most of the managers in customer service don't know how to manage properly, are too strict, and don't give you the proper tools to perform the daily job functions. Metrics are the main concern for them and anything outside of the scope of the optimal metric is counted against you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customer service is the front line for your company. Treat them with the respect they deserve, pay them what they deserve, and provide the tools necessary for them to overcome every day obstacles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    poor, unrewarding, mired in mediocrity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefit Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Benefit Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    BENEFITS are no that bad

    Cons

    Management need to be replaced with competent. Personally know of two senior member of the management team who needed a calculator to add 30 and 60.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    seppuku

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay away or get sucked in for life...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are actually pretty good and that's about the only positive thing I can say about this company.

    Cons

    Unless you are prepared to kiss management's butt, don't expect to advance at Lincoln. Management will intervene when you attempt to transfer to another department and you will be stuck in your current role...UNLESS you made friends with the right management. Current employees - ask your manager's about six box.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do away with current culture. The good ol boys attitudes need to disappear and promotions/success should be determined on the employee's skills and abilities; not who attends the most functions at a VP's house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good ol' boys club

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Good health benefits , good 401k, cheap on sight parking

    Cons

    Very old systems and technology , very little career growth, no upper management or leadership team movement. very poor pay and career path for women, very political. Lots of turnover because of these things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's 2014, time to change your old fashioned culture.

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disconnected between leadership and its employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    excellent benefits. The pay is OK but the other benefits go above and beyond.

    Cons

    it reminds me of a four-headed dog -- there is no clear strategic direction. And no one seems to agree on individual priorities. I've also seen a lot of poor behavior from from leaders - micromanagement, meanness... and it is allowed to go on for too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend some time with folks more than one level down from you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    People are not valued.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Lawsuit Prevention in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - General Lawsuit Prevention in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    While the requirements for getting hired may be steep, incompetent people seem to do well here.

    Cons

    For a company that makes a killing in life insurance, they don't value people at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over/burn it down/rebuild the culture completely. "One Lincoln" may seem like a nice slogan, but it's meaningless in it's current practice. It's also time to start investing in technology again.
    It's just a matter of time before before there's a data breach or the company gets pinched for using flimsy excuses for cancelling policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not give up your career to come here!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    401k match middle management is OK and just stuck in the middle of big egos from SVP's above them.

    Cons

    The HR department is a joke. The team is not innovative. They are mean to new people that start. Senior leadership is unwilling to give guidance they are more worried about their pay checks and how much money they make. The company is broken into different sections each area operating under their own guidelines. There is no standardization throughout the company. The culture is horrible. Advice DO NOT leave your company to come here you will be at a dead stop!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fire your SVP's in HR especially ones that don't care about their teams. Micromanagement is not a good way to grow employees. None supportive self centered leadership is not a good way to cultivate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Time for a management change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Talented, smart employees that care about their work

    Cons

    A true lack of vision and strategy. Unable to motivate employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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