Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 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.  

    Great company that treats its people very well...and listens to them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Superb people. Strong focus on bottom line and viability of business.

    Cons

    Decision making by senior leaders is slow; impacts execution. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, which is great but impacts decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take educated/calculated risks. Know when to empower "the masses" but also make your decision and stick by it - that is what they are paying you for!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group as an intern

    Pros

    This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    It can be challenging at times.

  3.  

    Lincoln Financial Group is a company committed to helping their customers and their employees build a financial future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    401k contribution and match, career advancement opportunities, tuition assistance, LFG's commitment to the community through the Foundation and being a Green workplace

    Cons

    Upgrading and updating of all the systems takes time, finding a platform that will house all of the needs of the company may take awhile to complete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career Framework is a great tool to utilize when conducting coaching sessions, and writing a job description

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    My experience at Lincoln was extremely pleasant, fulfilling, and challenging.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group as an intern

    Pros

    The office culture was very collegial. I was given meaningful work and real responsibility. My co-workers were friendly, responsive, and outgoing.

    Cons

    There was no formal training program. Everything I learned, I learned on the fly. Also, there were more down days than I expected. I often found myself without projects or work to do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great ethical company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Compliance in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lincoln Financial Group is a smart, ethical company with great culture from top to bottom for serious professionals.

    Cons

    Lincoln does a good job of retaining people. The downside to staff retention is relative difficultly advancing from within. Some people will look for opportunities outside Lincoln and will eventually return at a higher level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways to increase mobility. Consider reaching across departments to give employees opportunities to develop and build stronger, more well rounded executive candidates.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Management believes in promotion from within. There are multiple growth opportunities and hard work does not go unnoticed.

    Cons

    Workloads can be heavy from October-March. If you are not willing to put in extra hours during this time of year you may become overwhelmed trying to keep up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Amazing Company!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee Support in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Employee Support in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Lincoln is a great company to work for! In my four years there, I've noticed a continuous strive for improvement, a strong bond between the employees, and a well-rounded work-life balance. This company does an amazing job of balancing extrinsic and intrinsic rewards and maintaining a fair and honest culture.

    Cons

    Very seldom am I speechless but I honestly can't think of any cons for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and continue to involve and support employees and we'll keep growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Learning Experience and pretty good work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    The company did a pretty good job at work/life balance and provided me with good training in understanding this field.

    Cons

    Can be demanding at times, depending on the amount of clients.

  10.  

    very rewarding work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent environment to work. mixed culture.

    Cons

    sometimes the work is is so demanding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's what you make it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a sales organization so the focus is on sales. As long as you are in one of the sales divisions you have significant earning and job satisfaction potential. Fantastic 401k match and strong annual bonus potential.

    Cons

    A little weak in health benefits but they make it up with the 401k. Like every company this size, leadership has some pockets of empty suits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring only Merrill people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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