Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Stressful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork among mid level managers. Decent pay and great 401k benefits.

    Cons

    Horrible recordkeeping system and poor training of employees in client administration. The company has many long term employees in their Fort Wayne, IN office who are not progressive and have no external experience. Company needs to move their home office to a progressive city.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Retirement Plan Services

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

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

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

    Pros

    They have a good 401k match, and most of the co-workers are good. Mostly remote employees. Lots of autonomy.

    Cons

    Low comp and outdated technology. Management doesn't respond to client issues with the firm, blames support staff. Losing lots of plans due to failed technology initiatives. Most of management has never worked anywhere else so they have a poor understanding of the competition.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Supervisor

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

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

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

    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 Management

    Make sure supervisors are treating their team members fairly.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Hire managers that can manage people

    • 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, reputation of company, clients, and co workers

    Cons

    Management that is promoted because they were good at a job, not because they have people skills or management experience.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment that is less threatening to the pions doing the job, and ensure a level playing field.


  6. Helpful (1)

    worst place I ever worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    there was a gym in the building we had access to. but that's the only Pro

    Cons

    IT there is horrible and not secure with software and software licenses. management is horrible and rude. other employees make you pay to use the toaster on the floor. So I brought in a free one for everyone to use and they flipped out and had it taken away. too much drama. under paid employees, and everyone seems to be completely disposable.

    Advice to Management

    spend less time on yourself and more on the employees, spend less time pointing fingers and more time just getting the job done and helping each other.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Management needs an overhaul.

    • 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
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits offered were the best part of the job. The 401k plan was superior to most other companies.

    Cons

    The environment is not a welcome one if you do not come with a trust fund. The management is not concerned with the needs of their direct reports.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what needs to be done to help everyone be more successful.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Sub-Par Company, frustrating work environment.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very authentic senior management, good benefits, mid size insurance company. Managed to survive financial crisis, but not immune to another crisis.

    Cons

    Very poor middle management, short term goals undermine long term core values of company. Uncompetitive compensation, at best suited for sub-par professions who want to sit for a few years. Advancement opportunities are not given on basis of merit. Waste of budgets every year, tv ads misrepresent internal company realities, but great marketing dept.

    Advice to Management

    Disconnect between Senior management and employees. Problem is mid level management at manager and director level, abuse of power issues. Merit not rewarded, Lincoln would not approve. Outsourcing services and functions very short term benefits, long term risks.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Limited advancement opportunities

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

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

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

    Pros

    Well known company thats been in business for a long time

    Cons

    Management is only interested in promoting brown nosers over more senior hard working employees.

    Advice to Management

    They need to take a look at older more tenured employees that are more dedicated to their jobs instead of people that are 22 and right out of college.


  10. Helpful (4)

    They pay well but there's no loyalty here...

    • 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 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pays well, depending on the job it's pretty easy, excellent training for the position.

    Cons

    1. Managers aren't typically qualified to be at their level. 2. Later in the year they told everyone that they needed to meet their end of year goals and then they were letting everyone go because they wanted to close that branch. 3. After we were let go I asked my former supervisor (he ended up moving to another branch) for a reference and he said it's company policy not to provide these to any former employee unless he wishes to be fired himself. I confirmed this with other co-workers. That's the sort of company you're dealing with.


  11. Helpful (7)

    Too many layers of incompetent upper level managers

    • 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 (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits - including 401(k) and annual incentive bonus

    Cons

    Top heavy management who are disconnected and disinterested in what is going on in the trenches. Always behind on technology.

    Advice to Management

    Discrimination 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



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