Lincoln Financial Group
3.4 of 5 177 reviews
www.lfg.com Radnor, PA 5000+ Employees

Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.4 177 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

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

Dennis R. Glass

(90 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Hire managers that can manage people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, reputation of company, clients, and co workers

    ConsManagement that is promoted because they were good at a job, not because they have people skills or management experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate an environment that is less threatening to the pions doing the job, and ensure a level playing field.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    worst place I ever worked

    Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Hartford, CT

    Prosthere was a gym in the building we had access to. but that's the only Pro

    ConsIT there is horrible and not secure with software and software licenses. management is horrible and rude. other employees make you pay to use the toaster on the floor. So I brought in a free one for everyone to use and they flipped out and had it taken away. too much drama. under paid employees, and everyone seems to be completely disposable.

    Advice to Senior Managementspend less time on yourself and more on the employees, spend less time pointing fingers and more time just getting the job done and helping each other.

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

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    Management needs an overhaul.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits offered were the best part of the job. The 401k plan was superior to most other companies.

    ConsThe environment is not a welcome one if you do not come with a trust fund. The management is not concerned with the needs of their direct reports.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what needs to be done to help everyone be more successful.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sub-Par Company, frustrating work environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsVery authentic senior management, good benefits, mid size insurance company. Managed to survive financial crisis, but not immune to another crisis.

    ConsVery poor middle management, short term goals undermine long term core values of company. Uncompetitive compensation, at best suited for sub-par professions who want to sit for a few years. Advancement opportunities are not given on basis of merit. Waste of budgets every year, tv ads misrepresent internal company realities, but great marketing dept.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDisconnect between Senior management and employees. Problem is mid level management at manager and director level, abuse of power issues. Merit not rewarded, Lincoln would not approve. Outsourcing services and functions very short term benefits, long term risks.

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

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    Limited advancement opportunities

    Internal Wholesaler (Current Employee)
    Radnor, PA

    ProsWell known company thats been in business for a long time

    ConsManagement is only interested in promoting brown nosers over more senior hard working employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to take a look at older more tenured employees that are more dedicated to their jobs instead of people that are 22 and right out of college.

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

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    They pay well but there's no loyalty here...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPays well, depending on the job it's pretty easy, excellent training for the position.

    Cons1. Managers aren't typically qualified to be at their level. 2. Later in the year they told everyone that they needed to meet their end of year goals and then they were letting everyone go because they wanted to close that branch. 3. After we were let go I asked my former supervisor (he ended up moving to another branch) for a reference and he said it's company policy not to provide these to any former employee unless he wishes to be fired himself. I confirmed this with other co-workers. That's the sort of company you're dealing with.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Waste of Investors money with poor strategic project management

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Omaha, NE

    ProsIf you enjoy not working or thinking this is the place for you. Many departments are in their own bubble and won't bother you. They dont even know how their department effects others. Projects are so slow that taking a vacation and coming back where you left off is common. They have a kiosk that offers starbucks drinks at a cheaper cost.

    ConsToo many "bosses" so few true leaders. I was hoping to find leadership qualities within this financial institute to help my career growth but rather saw that leadership didn't care to partake in the projects to understand what is truly needed to support the project team. Many times projects either dissolved after months of wheels spinning or morphed into multiple small projects with overlaping objectives. Management continued to bring in more resources from multple consulting companies that offer "best practices" hoping projects would move, but did the opposite and caused more spinning with side activities regarding best practices and not really focusing on making strategic decisions to move the project forward to completion. The company is saturated with third party relationships that continue to fail and slow projects down. There is a clear dividing line between "workers" and "management" that carries too much politics to want to help this company succeed. They turn a blind eye to employees and praise many of the consultants who take others work and add pictures and slides. If you're looking for a career growth and a healthy working environment, I would look else where as they are setting you up to fail within this organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop looking elsewhere for your answers and try to involve yourself more to make strategic decisions as the leader. Moving deadlines and adding resources doesn't provide the solutions. Own your decisions and be transparent with them to your team otherwise you will not get the support or build the moral for a sucessful team/department. Share your goals and visions FREQUENTLY and take the time to LISTEN to those that are there to support you to reach those goals. Without that relationship there is no motivation to accomplish someone else goals with no purpose. AVOIDANCE and ABSTINENCE will not get the job done or at least not succesfully.

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

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    Too many layers of incompetent upper level managers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits - including 401(k) and annual incentive bonus

    ConsTop heavy management who are disconnected and disinterested in what is going on in the trenches. Always behind on technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiscrimination lawsuits are likely if you do not put a stop the good ol' boys club and the special treatment and promotions for their friends. Lincoln talks a lot about the culture and value of their employees, but it is nothing but lip service unless you know someone

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

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    Interesting, distant

    Senior Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsHigh pay, relaxed work environment, telecommute

    Consaloof management, remote co-workers, stifling corporate structure/security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecome more involved in the day to day working of developers

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

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    Field office staff is treated horrid by management

    Admin Assistant (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits,
    some cool holidays off like President's day and Good Friday

    ConsWork Every Christmas eve and Black Friday
    If management tells on you to their boss or HR, you never have the chance to explain your own story. Very one sided. You feel like you have no one to turn to and talk to about the pressure you feel from your boss. HR could care less
    Constantly given more and more by management and then told you do everything wrong.
    Never given a compliment or raises.
    Management is constantly driving you to return their calls, do their work, and run their errands (including addressing their own personal Christmas cards from their family!)

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the field staff and pay more to the administrative assistants doing all the work instead of constantly sending management and agents on grand trips. Give better raises and bonuses without taxing the crap out of us. The pay for a new business associate or admin asst is a joke.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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