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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
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  • Work/life balance philosophy tends to vary depending on your manager (in 22 reviews)

  • Hard to move up in the same department, most must transfer out of a department to see a pay bump (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work if you work on a good team."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, educational assistance, some areas are good to work for

    Cons

    low pay, hard to move around or get promoted, poor management (most worked their way up), some areas are very negative and mgmt is unfair.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to employees (pay, workloads, recognition etc.)


  2. "Claims Examiner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Traditional business hours; position doesn't require much skill other than time management

    Cons

    Micromanagement; not much room to advance; low paying


  3. "Decent vision, inconsistent execution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and work life balance are great

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and disorganized. Huge overhead in coordinating different locations.


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  5. "Way too slow to change!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Claims Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent including 401(k) match, PTO and other wellness benefits. Offices are nice and modern. Lots of growth in some locations.

    Cons

    Very slow to implement much needed changes and system upgrades. Systems are really old and require a lot of work to do tasks that should be automated. Still a lot of silos. No digital capacity. Still rely on people working in cubes in the office vs telecommuting for most people. Just not ready to face the digital world - which is very costly in a lot of ways. Little to no advancement opportunities unless you are in a special program. The problems give lots of possibilities for making a difference but you won't be rewarded financially. Bonuses were at absolute minimums for years and although this year was good, the outlook for future bonuses is unclear.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions about the needed technology and get moving! Clients and employees demand it now and will be moving to those who are not dealing with 80s technology! 3-5 years isn't going to make for sustainability or persistency.


  6. "An encouraging workplace but needs some fine tuning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great place for someone looking to make a career. Open and accepting environment, no matter your background. Management can be flexible as needed to ensure a healthy work-home balance. Colleagues are very supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    A lot of employees telecommute, which can make it hard to collaborate on intricate projects. Communication between different groups and departments needs to improve. Cliches or favoritism exists in multiple settings. Management sometimes feel hesitant to approach difficult situations when it comes to employee productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Use your authority to promote productivity and a healthy work environment between employees and groups. Do not primarily telecommute if you expect to lead an A+ team.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Superisor in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Superisor in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ideas at Work Program. Knowledge Base.

    Cons

    Numerous audit groups advising to reduce staff. (layoffs) Middle management has little to no say in the day to day changes and operations. Upper management unwilling to cooperate with front line management. Too much work in middle management without the support needed of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the processes of the department you are supervising. These are PEOPLE, not just numbers!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Former Fort Wayne"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer good PTO health ins.

    Cons

    Terrible work environment, no integrity within management.


  9. "Great place!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork. Work life balance. Amazing people

    Cons

    Hard to move from contractor to permanent positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Atlanta Short Term Disability"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The 401k is great. You are fully vested after 2 years.

    Cons

    There is a reason that you are fully vested in the 401k after two years. Working 2 years at Lincoln Financial Group feels like working 10 at any another company. The caseloads are way too high for any one individual to complete. The solution to these inflated caseloads is to work more overtime. All employees are burnt out after about 3 months of the job. The pay is much lower than the rest of the industry. There is extremely high turnover. There are no more than 3 claims examiners in the entire Atlanta office that have been employed longer than two years due to the turnover rate. There is a lot of office politics and employees often get fired with no real explanation. The company likes to preach that claims examiners are to help the customers in their time of need, but in reality all management cares about is numbers. The company tries to recent graduates. The only reason why most of the employees stay at Lincoln beyond the first few months is that they want to show that they can keep their first job out of college on a resume. Everyone in the Atlanta office is miserable. Do yourself a favor and don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    If management would actually listen to advise, this wouldn't be such a terrible job.


  11. "Actuarial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, Study hours a focus for students, wide variety of jobs throughout the company

    Cons

    Dealing with actuarial program management can be difficult, Fort Wayne isn't big city many young people are looking for


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