Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    If you are considering Lincoln-skip it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NH - New Hampshire in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - NH - New Hampshire in Concord, NH

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They do match dollar for dollar up to 6% on 401k contribution.

    Cons

    The mission changes from week to week. Management not accessible , not transparent and overall only interested in their personal best interest.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the concerns of your employees. They are closer to the issues than you are.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Do not recommend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and balanced workload

    Cons

    Employees are not treated equally, management does not listen to employee concerns, discriminatory promotion practices. Training is inadequate.

    Advice to Management

    Take employee concerns seriously. Eliminate favortism when considering employees for promotions.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Worst Place I have ever worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Workforce Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Workforce Manager in Greensboro, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with some amazing and most hard working people I have ever met.

    Cons

    Micromanaged to exhaustion. No support from managers, really early hours, only to be called 5 mins after start to see if I showed up. Typos on report caused a bad review no pay increase the 2 yrs I worked there due to bad support and no direction from upper. Even though it asked repeatedly for guidance to ensure I was doing a good job, nothing, but a bad review. Been around in the business world for over 20 yrs, worst place ever!

    Advice to Management

    Knock it off, and have normal managers, supportive. And pay better, took a 28% pay increase to work there, time of the crash, I had to take something. Worked my tail off, did a good job, and nothing in return from the company.


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  5. You are a bad company to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    1. good cafeteria 2. nice underground parking 3. clean bathrooms 4. pretty good technology

    Cons

    1. care about there bottom dollar before the care of their employees 2. management can do anything they want to do...even if it is not right 3. management micromanages their departments way too much. They need to leave us alone so we can do our jobs. 4. too many meetings. 5. writing up reviews every year is an arduous process

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating the people you have instead of your bottom dollar. It was a great place to work for when Bob Bates was in charge. Now managers do anything they want to even if it is unfair. You do not value your people at all. How sad for you because you are loosing some of your better people.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Caution - Co in transition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

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

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation and some room for growth if in right area; may find supervisor willing to mentor and advance career

    Cons

    Ineffectual HR department allows some managers to run roughshod over good employees; recent merger not effectively implemented in many areas. Too many layoffs not well thought out.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a much better job of long range planning, and decisions as to what functions are performed in which locations needs to be rethought from scratch. "Talent" management process needs major improvement.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Full of Politics & Discrimination!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Used to be a nice environment to work for.

    Cons

    If you don't have the background they want, you are screwed. If you only do a great job at work but not chat with senior management on sports during WORK HOURS, you are screwed. The "inclusive and diversity" slogan came out only because of the discrimination lawsuit. If you chat with big boss on sports everyday, or if you happen to come from the background that helps them with the lawsuit, you don't need to be capable for your position but will have the most secured job.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! Great employees are leaving, leaving or being left. Where are they moving to? Your competitors!


  8. Helpful (1)

    There have been long needed Management Changes in 2010 at the local level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LTD Benefits Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - LTD Benefits Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

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

    Pros

    Compensation Tuition Reimbursement Great people to work with

    Cons

    (may no longer be the case at the time of this review as the managers are no longer in place) When I was hired I was asked if working overtime would be an issue; a reasonable person would interpret that to be occassional ;but for years this was weekly whether warrented or not. Employees are significantly underappreciated- when goals are met the response is "higher higher" auditing is inconsistant scores seem somewhat based on whether you attempted to appeal findings from the previous auditing cycle. Intimedating middle management- 1 talks down to employees and avoids contact if at all possible, the other makes unrealistic demands and as a result many employees are depressed and are ridden with stress related disorders/diseases Horrible workforce planning - either made to work too much overtime or do 50 hours of work in 40 in which scenario work quality goes down but the reprimands of such are not taken into consideration with work load. No consideration for work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    The improvement advice would be primarily about employee treatment not really something management tends to concern themselves with in regards to the Atlanta office.


  9. Helpful (1)

    company on decline

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

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

    Pros

    strong culture, good female advancement opportunities, great benefits package (although, sadly, that too began to decline in the later years.)

    Cons

    prior to jp merger & boscia leaving, the company was an excellent place to work. unfortunately, the 'dennis glass' era sadly leaves the company without a strong leader (unless you count fred crawford). read a transcript from the quarterly earnings call - the tough questions get bounced to fred, the ones where dennis can make up words such as "to de-risk", well, that says it all. the company actually moved backwards with the JP intergration, adopting old technologies from JP rather than try to roll THEM onto LFG's platforms. good luck, folks. you're going to need it.

    Advice to Management

    be congnizant of the number of times you say "uhm" on an earnings call. you sound silly. don't make up words. give fred more credit - he's the dick cheney of the organization.


  10. Helpful (3)

    A solid company with terrible politics.

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

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is fair, though arguably lower than competition. Teams can be friendly, pretty talented workers, and respectable work/life balance and benefits. Stable company, as well, but a bit too complacent.

    Cons

    Extremely, extremely political. Expect to be shoved around by management and HR. You have to "fit" or you will not last. Double-standards across colleagues depending on if they like you or not, regardless of your work. Furthermore, technology is outdated, and the corporate office is far too corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are genuinely not happy, you will hear horror stories and politics, but people know HR is out to get them. Take a second look at equitable treatment, and this is coming from a current employee.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Don't like it here? Wait a second...change will come.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are in Radnor, there is plenty of opportunity for growth on a corporate level. Not so much in other locations.

    Cons

    Change is a constant. They've tried every management structure/tier system in the book....and still haven't found the right way to lead. There's a lot of talk of employee engagement....the net result of which was town hall meetings with the CEO and logo pens for all employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do something - the same thing - for more than a year and see if it works before changing it.



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