Lincoln Financial Group

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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
232 Reviews
3.5
232 Reviews
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
Dennis R. Glass
121 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent in some departments and completely non-existent in others (in 25 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 8 reviews)

  • not enough room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are good. The people there are great and high energy. Ideas take off at this very progressive company.

    Cons

    Things get done, but it can be a painfully slow process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're hiding some of your best talent in the strangest places. Don't be so high in the clouds you can't see who is keeping you on top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company is great and excellent place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture and nice people.

    Cons

    None that are top of mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, it is noticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    I really enjoyed working here. Great company!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Intern - Intern in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very high pay, Everyone treated me with respect. I greatly enjoyed working here. Also received free housing for the interns.

    Cons

    I would have liked to work in a different department during my time there in order to gain experience in other areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    On a downward trajectory

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Compensation is average. Benefits were excellent. Most people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    The cons far outweigh the pros. Ever since Jefferson-Pilot took over in 2007, the company has turned into a disaster.

    Employees are not valued and are considered replaceable. "Restructuring" occurs on almost an annual basis where the people with experience are laid off. You're always under the fear that your job could be gone the next day and moved to Greensboro like all the other departments.

    There's always some new corporate initiative that takes a lot of time to comply with and ends up being a bigger distraction than it's worth only to be abandoned halfway through for the next flavor of the month.

    Upper management is packed with arrogant folks from Jefferson-Pilot that hate Lincoln culture. JP execs thrive from yes-men. They hate anyone that challenges the status-quo or their decisions. Ideas from employees mean nothing. You're automatically banned from the "in" group if you go against the grain.

    To get promoted, you really had to kiss a lot of behind at this place, it didn't really matter what you contributed. If you didn't participate in every dumb corporate initiative and buddy up to management, you were going nowhere. Promotions and every single COLA adjusment (regardless of how small) had to be approved by upper management for every single person.

    Even the smallest decisions were scrutinized by upper management. Micro-management to the nth degree. Managers were not allowed to do their jobs. They couldn't take a restroom break unless upper management told them it was OK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and listen to them. Pay them what they are worth and stop trying to fire the more knowledgeable people to save a few dollars. Give managers the benefit of the doubt and let them do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good benefits and compensation but easily lay off employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Finance in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Good benefits, great place to work, challenging environment

    Cons

    Constant reorganization, easy layoffs, very very fast pace, very high stress work culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Great learning experience in the insurance world

    Cons

    Not many client meetings
    Much busy work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent job reaching out to further education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Opportunity

    • 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

    I enjoy working for Lincoln. I have been able to grow my career here. I would recommend working on the Lincoln Financial Network side. There is a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    I am a remote employee, so the downside to that is not being able to connect with my team fully. We have some communication issues and training in the beginning was also difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other than more communication, I am very happy where I am.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Regional Enrollment Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Enrollment Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Enrollment Manager

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

    Pros

    Leadership is supportive and practices hands off management. Regional position in local field office. Great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of case management. Strong financials / solid company. Fantastic benefits. 401k program unmatched anywhere. PTO policy is generous. Great team; I've made many friends here.

    Cons

    If you come in with no experience you may be lost. Lincoln employs experienced, self starters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job managing the company! I enjoy Lincoln and my position!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

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

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Everything about it that i know

    Cons

    Nothing much that i know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for!

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

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

    Pros

    I like my position that I hold with in the company. There are a lot of opportunities for advancement or even relocating. The work environment is positive and I love my coworkers. The training here was very good considering some of the other companies I have worked for. Benefits are also amazing! The pay is very competitive as well.

    Cons

    Trying to get time off the day before or after a holiday is near impossible. Even is you request it months in advance it doesn't matter because by policy they will draw names. In my department we have almost 30 people and only 2 people are allowed off on a given day. Other companies I have worked for are much more lenient with this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with people on getting time off around the holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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