Lincoln Financial Group

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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
194 Reviews
3.3
194 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)

  • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for sales careers, support staff, not so much.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    They have a fantastic benefits package and lots of upward mobility for sales staff.

    Cons

    Support staff kind of gets shortchanged when it comes to treatment in the hierarchy. Everything revolves around the sale of VAs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone equally and show the support staff that they matter to getting the bottom line accomplished.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Each division is truly different

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Radnor, PA

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial in nature. Can create your path within the company. Nice 401k plan. Compensation is tight at the mid level tier.

    Cons

    Slow to act. Must play the corporate game. New initiatives and products are launched at 75%. Technology struggles is an understatement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Does a great job of managing individual contributors. Unless you are in the PDP program it is difficult to move through different groups within the copmany.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Wealth Management Intern  in  Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Wealth Management Intern in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people. They really put an effort into training and explaining anything you need. Internship was an unpaid position but overall it was great experience and worth it.

    Cons

    None that I could see from my position. Employees were given a good amount of time off and most fridays the whole team left early and went to happy hour.

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  5.  

    Overall a great company to start a career

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    Current Employee - BSA  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - BSA in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    You get real work and no matter your rank, you are heard. Work with some of the most amazing and hard working people you'll meet

    Cons

    No formal training, too much responsibility for one person at times, constant meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many leadership and pm roles given to people without proper experience

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Benefits, typical large corporation lack of bottom up engagement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great talented, ambitious employees, competitive pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Typical large corporation grind filled with corporate-speak circular thinking, no room for bottom up innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's really no point.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good benefits, horrible employee treatment

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Professional  in  Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Professional in Concord, NH

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. They offer a competitive 401k that matches up to 6% and contributes 4% without you doing anything (as of 2013). The health insurance is also inexpensive for 6 times your pay.

    Cons

    Most of the managers in customer service don't know how to manage properly, are too strict, and don't give you the proper tools to perform the daily job functions. Metrics are the main concern for them and anything outside of the scope of the optimal metric is counted against you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customer service is the front line for your company. Treat them with the respect they deserve, pay them what they deserve, and provide the tools necessary for them to overcome every day obstacles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is one of the best insurance/investment companies to work in

    Cons

    There are many locations and cultures, and as a life/annuity insurance company, there are many folks getting by for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create accountability on the small stuff.
    Create clearer leadership framework 'in the middle'

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Internal Wholesaler

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Good Benefits, competitive salary, great co-workers.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover in wholesaling force.

  11.  

    Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Wept  in  Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Wept in Radnor, PA

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

    Pros

    I have flexible hours. Nice area next to a hotel with a spa and gym.

    Cons

    Putting up with drama from teammates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure supervisors are treating their team members fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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