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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I love the culture, people, flexibility and competitive salary

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great stepping stone to your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work to have a work/life balance. Opportunities to grow within your career and training is always available.

    Cons

    Very process driven with a lack of innovation and opportunities to develop with new ideas. "This is how we've always done it"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Limited advancement opportunities

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    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler  in  Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Radnor, PA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of Investors money with poor strategic project management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy not working or thinking this is the place for you. Many departments are in their own bubble and won't bother you. They dont even know how their department effects others. Projects are so slow that taking a vacation and coming back where you left off is common. They have a kiosk that offers starbucks drinks at a cheaper cost.

    Cons

    Too many "bosses" so few true leaders. I was hoping to find leadership qualities within this financial institute to help my career growth but rather saw that leadership didn't care to partake in the projects to understand what is truly needed to support the project team. Many times projects either dissolved after months of wheels spinning or morphed into multiple small projects with overlaping objectives. Management continued to bring in more resources from multple consulting companies that offer "best practices" hoping projects would move, but did the opposite and caused more spinning with side activities regarding best practices and not really focusing on making strategic decisions to move the project forward to completion. The company is saturated with third party relationships that continue to fail and slow projects down. There is a clear dividing line between "workers" and "management" that carries too much politics to want to help this company succeed. They turn a blind eye to employees and praise many of the consultants who take others work and add pictures and slides. If you're looking for a career growth and a healthy working environment, I would look else where as they are setting you up to fail within this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking elsewhere for your answers and try to involve yourself more to make strategic decisions as the leader. Moving deadlines and adding resources doesn't provide the solutions. Own your decisions and be transparent with them to your team otherwise you will not get the support or build the moral for a sucessful team/department. Share your goals and visions FREQUENTLY and take the time to LISTEN to those that are there to support you to reach those goals. Without that relationship there is no motivation to accomplish someone else goals with no purpose. AVOIDANCE and ABSTINENCE will not get the job done or at least not succesfully.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging project with great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with on a challenging project.

    Cons

    Top heavy with many meetings having redundant discussions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to work, great culture and work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Culture, growth potential, Senior management very approachable

    Cons

    My commute, Location in Phili, mobility within the company due to its size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on core competencies when it comes to new acquisitions rather than branching out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A company that truly tries to do what is right for the client while making a profit along the way. They do offer a good Work-Life Balance compared with other companies in the Financial Services Industry. Many individuals will work at Lincoln for 10+,20+,30+ and even 40+ years

    Cons

    Lincoln will never pay top dollar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've weathered the financial storm of 2008, you corporate strategy appears to be on track. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is too top heavy and sales rep focused

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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

    Nice to work for a corporate company in terms of benefits and job stability. However, the company is too top heavy with directors and Executive VP's for everything. Recent restructuring was a disaster out in the field offices and was never even piloted.

    Cons

    No room for advancement unless you live in Omaha near their home office *no thanks*. Pay is not nearly enough for the amount of stress you deal with on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat, there is no need to have so many executives. Start focusing on the people that make it happen every day and pay them accordingly.

    Next time you want to roll out a new program, try piloting it first and actually listen to what people who are being affected by it have to say.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Work life balance, culture, benefits

    Cons

    Political, training, growth, mixed messages,

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