Lincoln Financial Group - Plenty of technology work going on, but organization is very hierarchical and bureaucratic | Glassdoor
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"Plenty of technology work going on, but organization is very hierarchical and bureaucratic"

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Current Contractor - Software Development Consultant in Rolling Meadows, IL
Current Contractor - Software Development Consultant in Rolling Meadows, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Company has good benefits, and the work is stable and the work hours are reasonable. With so many software systems adopted from acquisitions, there's a lot of software development and technology work throughout the organization.

Cons

As with many other large companies, the organization is very hierarchical and bureaucratic. There are many bad decisions that are made in a vacuum that end up wasting effort and money.

Advice to Management

Remove layers in the organization to better connect upper management with what's going on 'on the ground'. Adopt better ways to measure performance against goals, to better gauge what is and is not working, and whether decisions have yielded desired results.

Other Employee Reviews for Lincoln Financial Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great ethical company"

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    Former Employee - Compliance in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Compliance in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lincoln Financial Group is a smart, ethical company with great culture from top to bottom for serious professionals.

    Cons

    Lincoln does a good job of retaining people. The downside to staff retention is relative difficultly advancing from within. Some people will look for opportunities outside Lincoln and will eventually return at a higher level.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to increase mobility. Consider reaching across departments to give employees opportunities to develop and build stronger, more well rounded executive candidates.


  2. "Good people but poor direction at times"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Hartford, CT
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Work-life balance was spot on

    Cons

    Work often went to waste
    Lack of opportunity

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