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

Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 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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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They do offer a good Work-Life Balance compared with other companies in the Financial Services Industry"
    in 20 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 5 reviews
  • "Advancement opportunities are not given on basis of merit"
    in 4 reviews
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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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    ProsWork life balance, culture, benefits

    ConsPolitical, training, growth, mixed messages,

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    Challenging project with great people.

    Senior Applications Developer (Former Employee)
    Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsGreat people to work with on a challenging project.

    ConsTop heavy with many meetings having redundant discussions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company is too top heavy and sales rep focused

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice to work for a corporate company in terms of benefits and job stability. However, the company is too top heavy with directors and Executive VP's for everything. Recent restructuring was a disaster out in the field offices and was never even piloted.

    ConsNo room for advancement unless you live in Omaha near their home office *no thanks*. Pay is not nearly enough for the amount of stress you deal with on a daily basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the fat, there is no need to have so many executives. Start focusing on the people that make it happen every day and pay them accordingly.

    Next time you want to roll out a new program, try piloting it first and actually listen to what people who are being affected by it have to say.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    A great place to work, great culture and work life balance

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    Phila, PA

    ProsCulture, growth potential, Senior management very approachable

    ConsMy commute, Location in Phili, mobility within the company due to its size

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on core competencies when it comes to new acquisitions rather than branching out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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    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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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA company that truly tries to do what is right for the client while making a profit along the way. They do offer a good Work-Life Balance compared with other companies in the Financial Services Industry. Many individuals will work at Lincoln for 10+,20+,30+ and even 40+ years

    ConsLincoln will never pay top dollar

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou've weathered the financial storm of 2008, you corporate strategy appears to be on track. Keep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Okay place to work

    Compliance Analyst (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsFriendly people and nice atmosphere

    ConsPay not competitve when compared to other companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore merit increases

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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