Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
Dennis R. Glass
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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. I loved my team I worked with but there is too many power hungry people.

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work balance with life style is good.

    Cons

    too much turmoil and too stressful/

    Advice to Management

    Look at the turnover and decide whta to do in the right way.

  2. This experience was the worse ever in my career

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    Former Employee - Claims Examiner
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They provide a few benefits.

    Cons

    Completely disorganized in quite a few areas considering this company has been around so long. I would not even be a customer.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers. Know what is really going on in your company. People are working 13 hrs a day no breaks and you either don't know or don't care.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Don't bother...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's nice to be inside when it's windy out.

    Cons

    The laundry list is something beyond reproach and repair. Am I a jaded employee, well yes after everything that happened it's really hard not to be.

    It is literally too top heavy. There are about 4-5 employees per manager. They then wonder why there is so much overtime.

    Have you ever worked for a company where your manager literally peers from the cubicle wall at you for over an hour to see if you are working? Welcome to Lincoln.

    No worries that manager was fired for having sex with his employee in the conference room.

    Upward mobility? Only if you hang out with the managers after work. In fact that is the advise you are given when you ask how to move up; right after you are told work doesn't matter here.

    Have different beliefs from management? It's ok. They'll make sure they get rid of you or make your life miserable.

    Family pictures? Only if you are a Quaker. If anyone thinks you are showing too much elbow in your wedding picture. They'll make you get rid of it.

    Want to move departments? Make sure your manager doesn't know so they won't try to block you.

    What makes management material? Pull out a knife on an employee at a function and threaten one of your employees and boom! Manager in a few weeks! Or... just don't show up for months at a time. Boom. Manager!

    Tell HR? They will literally say it's your own fault.

    One more thing. If like knowing when you are going home this is not the job for you. You never know when you are going home because they announce mandatory overtime past your leave time. So you can't leave until someone tells you to.

    Have you ever sat on your desk working overtime because another area is so it wouldn't be fair for you to go home and they can't? Welcome to Lincoln!

    If you have no other recourse or know a manager then feel free to work there. Otherwise start applying for jobs as soon as you get in.

    Use it as a tick on your resume really a lot of the experience won't be worth the time unless you lie to future employers about what it really was.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bother.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Don't Believe the Hype

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    Current Employee - Retirement Consultant
    Current Employee - Retirement Consultant

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This job is a great way to learn how to survive. You are on your own and if you make it here you can make it anywhere!!!

    Cons

    They will tell you this job has unlimited pay potential and the average Retirement Consultant makes 90k a year. FYI out of 80 only about 2 made that much, so odds are it won't be you!!!! You will be lucky to make half that much, so be ready to apply for government assistance. You will be asked to sell people things they don't need, so again, you can't say you didn't know before hand.

    Advice to Management

    How you lie to prospective employees is amazing, as the business changes your Retirement Consultants will be exposed for what they are annuity salesmen and nothing else.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Not a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Too much work because system requires too many manual entries.

  7. Overall atmosphere of the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    not much I can think of but a great benefits package

    Cons

    Directors are horrible, they don't trust their managers! If you voice your concerns directors say you are whining. Directors and AVPs don't show enough support to other offices! How can you effectively run a office by coming into town once a month! Not enough job opportunities in the Atlanta office! The Omaha office thinks they are the center of excellence! The turn over is extremely high and the Atlanta off will be loosing more employees due to the work load! The organization preaches work life balance but that's not true! Brokers, sales reps, and account managers are rude and sometimes use bad language to managers. This company is so unorganized, no one knows who to go to for help!

    Advice to Management

    trust your managers, come up with a recognition program! Open up more job opportunities in the Atlanta office! Stop making your employees feel like they are stupid and invest in your people! I don't see how this company can be a fortune anything company

  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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (2)

    poor, unrewarding, mired in mediocrity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefit Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Benefit Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    BENEFITS are no that bad

    Cons

    Management 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 Management

    seppuku

  10. Helpful (3)

    Stay away or get sucked in for life...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are actually pretty good and that's about the only positive thing I can say about this company.

    Cons

    Unless 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 Management

    Do 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.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Good ol' boys club

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Good health benefits , good 401k, cheap on sight parking

    Cons

    Very old systems and technology , very little career growth, no upper management or leadership team movement. very poor pay and career path for women, very political. Lots of turnover because of these things.

    Advice to Management

    It's 2014, time to change your old fashioned culture.

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