Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
188 Reviews

3.3
188 Reviews
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
Dennis R. Glass
97 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They do offer a good Work-Life Balance compared with other companies in the Financial Services Industry (in 23 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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  1.  

    Okay place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Friendly people and nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay not competitve when compared to other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More merit increases

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefit Specialist  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Benefit Specialist in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people too

    Cons

    No cons other than the norm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Manager in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun work hard pay hard

    Cons

    long hours but that is work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Strong, stable company where you can build a career in time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fair compensation and excellent benefits. The company home office employees were very knowledgeable and willing to provide support for the sales force.

    Cons

    Expectation of job performance without providing proper training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent with expectations instead of changing direction with each change in manager.

    More understanding when it comes to family obligations.

    Manager used threat of dismissal easily. Unwilling to discuss the issues at hand. A better manager / sales force relationship would encourage more employee loyalty and better performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disconnected between leadership and its employees

    • 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

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    People are not valued.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for more than a 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent culture, Strategy needs Focus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist, Training  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Specialist, Training in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Culture is excellent for a medium sized company at the division level. A lack of formality and hierarchy makes interactions between entry level to executive level employees common and comfortable.

    Cons

    A fast pace and a forgiving culture means that having a focus on strategic goals tends to fall by the wayside. Leadership while friendly tends to fall more toward an individual contributor level of work instead of a leadership level of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Brining in more strategic minded and driven leadership will help tighten the leaky ship of processes and goal alignment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lincoln is a great company to work for.

    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits. It offers tuition reimbursement and pays for training/designations as long as they apply/improve your job skills.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, you have to relocate in order to grow. Also, compensation is not very competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bottom line shouldn't be the dominant factor when making decisions that affect people's lives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad, but not great either

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Contractor  in  Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Contractor in Radnor, PA

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Have been working as a contractor for over a year. As such, the pay is very good, but no benefits. Job is okay, work hours are good (no night, weekends for my position), facilities are okay and management does try to engage employees. In my department, the manager is very good and really tries despite not getting support from upper management.

    Cons

    The feeling among more seasoned professionals is that if you're NOT young and attractive, you won't get hired. They definitely have a "type," at least in marketing. Seemed like they used to have a good record of hiring contractors to full-time status, but since last reorg, no movement in that direction. They have no appreciation for the hard working, highly competent contract professionals who want to be a part of the company. You can linger in limbo here for a LONG time. Also, management doesn't want to create additional positions even though some lines of business are growing and there is plenty of work to go around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your pool of current contract employees and bring them on full time. Clearly you need us, or we wouldn't be here indefinitely. We are talented, dedicated professionals who know the job and want to be part of the organization. Also, don't tell us about how you made billions in profits and then not create the needed positions so that everyone can succeed.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Won't go back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    pay was decent, in line with other financial services companies, good place to start my career, but former coworkers who are still there are telling me i should be glad that I did end up leaving.

    Cons

    shifted to an operational efficiency model rather than an innovative, employee-driven company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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