Lincoln Financial Group

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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated Mar 18, 2014
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3.4 182 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass

Dennis R. Glass

(93 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They do offer a good Work-Life Balance compared with other companies in the Financial Services Industry(in 22 reviews)

  • If you can hang onto this job then there are great benefits including tuition reimbursement which is very important(in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Recognition of work life balance seems to be declining sharply(in 6 reviews)

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

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    poor, unrewarding, mired in mediocrity

    Benefit Specialist (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsBENEFITS are no that bad

    ConsManagement 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 Senior Managementseppuku

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay away or get sucked in for life...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

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

    ConsUnless 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 Senior ManagementDo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good ol' boys club

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementIt's 2014, time to change your old fashioned culture.

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    Disconnected between leadership and its employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Consit 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 Senior Managementspend some time with folks more than one level down from you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People are not valued.

    General Lawsuit Prevention (Current Employee) Greensboro, NC

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Do not give up your career to come here!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros401k match middle management is OK and just stuck in the middle of big egos from SVP's above them.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Time for a management change

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Radnor, PA

    ProsTalented, smart employees that care about their work

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Very disappointing HR department.

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsA good benefits package here.

    ConsNo representation from HR in a personnel matter whatsoever.

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    Full of Politics & Discrimination!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUsed to be a nice environment to work for.

    ConsIf you don't have the background they want, you are screwed. If you only do a great job at work but not chat with senior management on sports during WORK HOURS, you are screwed.

    The "inclusive and diversity" slogan came out only because of the discrimination lawsuit. If you chat with big boss on sports everyday, or if you happen to come from the background that helps them with the lawsuit, you don't need to be capable for your position but will have the most secured job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up! Great employees are leaving, leaving or being left. Where are they moving to? Your competitors!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Abe Lincoln must be rolling over in his grave.

    Professional (Prefer Not to Say More) (Current Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsExcellent pay and benefits package including 401K

    Free continuing education in financial/insurance and tuition reimbursement.

    Fitness center

    Generous amounts of paid time off (especially for me since I have almost 20 years of service)

    ConsUnderstaffed and overworked. My manager should NEVER be allowed to manage people. A lot of bullying micromanagement, manipulation, and profanity. Current manager does not seem to keep confidential personnel information about fellow employees confidential.

    VERY outdated technology.

    The company's multicultural program is manic.

    The facility is outdated and shabby.

    Upper management is either oblivious to the actions of its managers or is deliberately looking the other way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAddress the problem of rogue managers. They are a drain on productivity and you are losing valuable hardworking employees because of it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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