Lincoln Financial Group

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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
216 Reviews
3.4
216 Reviews
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
Dennis R. Glass
111 Ratings

Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    A solid company with terrible politics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 Furthermore, technology is outdated, and the corporate office is far too corporate.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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is a job but it could be much better

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

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

    Pros

    Great PTO and convenient location. Possibility of advancement if you know the right people. Opportunity to advance education

    Cons

    No employee input. No feeling for family lives. basically you are used for what you have to offer and when you ass no longer need you the particular job if they like you you can move if not oh well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to frontline workers and get the real story!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worst company I have ever worked for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    They have a good 401K for the employees.

    Cons

    The training at this company is hands down the worst I have ever come across. In my opinion the customer service skills and processing needs to be completely revamped.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want a job where you can just "show up" everyday, this is the company for you.

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    The company is big on philanthropic efforts and building a connection with the community. Many development opportunities within the company and they make an attempt to move people around within the organization to find a position that fits them. 97% of the people seem very happy to be there everyday.

    Cons

    Like a lot of Corporate America, it is very cliquey, and if you find yourself on the outside looking in, you will find it very difficult to move vertically, and sometimes laterally, within the company.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    LFD pay for performance, LFG overly cautious.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Flexibility and potential for advancement

    Cons

    Current division feels and acts like a start up with all the same start up headaches. Management and directional changes at the top literally flip flop every other year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the pros of a 3-5 year plan and stick to it.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    company on decline

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

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    LFG Financial Positions / Low part of the food chain.

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

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    My boss was funny and there was unlimited amount of water to drink and there was nice coffee and tea.

    Cons

    However, even though the environment was fun there was no potential for growth.

    The bosses treated us like we were workers and slaves.

    I felt depressed while working here under these CFP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your customers with more respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice team environment. Everyone worked very well together.

    Cons

    Description didn't match expectations. Hired on for a position that turned out to be something different.

  11.  

    Good Benefits, typical large corporation lack of bottom up engagement

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

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (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

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