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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance, clear expectations, opportunities for continued education/training, significant employer contributions to 401k" (in 54 reviews)

  • "great benefits, great people to work with" (in 89 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance in this time is non-existent" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Lack of diversity in upper management, Company wide layoffs due to jobs transitioning to India" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Management, Work form home flexibility, Benefits and Pay

    Cons

    None, company is great to work for.


  2. "Great flexibility!"

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    Current Employee - Benefits Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Benefits Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible job assignments. Work from home. Good pay and access to 401(k), with matching contributions.

    Cons

    No steady work, but really busy 4th Qtr

  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has lots of opportunities. You just have to take you career into your own hands

    Cons

    Non I can think of


  4. "Good opportunities"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, good culture, support, many opportunities to advance

    Cons

    theres a lot to get adjusted to


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive environment and ability to grow

    Cons

    Nothing negative that I can think of


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The Grass is Green but there Is Crabgrass"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Finance in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and easy to get along with direct management.
    Probably the best 401k in Omaha.
    Salary and bonus are great (all Employees get bonus depending on company performance, with employee specific adjustments).
    Health insurance is pretty good (1500 Deductible for HSA), single premium is really cheap but family premium is a little high.
    Making some genuine efforts and significant investments into modernizing how work gets done.

    Cons

    Technology and Data are not great. Paying some pretty exorbitantly high interest on their tech debt.
    The company has probably been trying to save money on IT over several decades and now the bill is coming due with efforts to finally build out new systems (which takes a long time).
    The new systems being rolled out over the next two years do seem promising.

    From a bottom dweller's view, upper management seems pretty aggressive, demanding, and willing to take risks, which is reflected in the volatility of our stock price.

    Omaha Buildings are older, but some renovations have helped.

    A lot of the director level and above works remotely, and don't live in Omaha even though that's where their teams were located pre-merger with Liberty. (claiming that it's the way of the future sounds like an excuse)

    Advice to Management

    Once we get new systems, make sure we have proper governance over how they are getting used and how data is captured from them, so we don't need an army of financial analysts to make all these reports for upper management.

    Try to notice what solutions are just duct tape, but also realize that there is still a lot of value to salvage in the decades worth of data you have collected.

    For remote Directors and management, showing that you're genuinely invested in working for this company by moving to an appropriate location would probably do wonders for the morale of the employees in your area, because there's a lot of Nebraska pride in the Omaha half of Group Protection.
    Also doing a better job at relocating new hires at that level to the right location would probably help.


  7. "Great benefits - culture in transformation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Fortune 100 company,

    Cons

    The company is in a transformation. Pockets of the company have culture issues.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk

  8. "Registered CSA"

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    Former Employee - Registered CSA in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Registered CSA in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home office staff is very helpful

    Cons

    Stressful, not supportive at local office


  9. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Short Term Disability Case Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Short Term Disability Case Manager in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good management
    Ok promotional opportunities

    Cons

    Work Christmas Eve, New Years Eve
    Hard to get time off
    Stressful
    High turnover (lots of people transfer once they get into company)


  10. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Flexibility and culture in the sales office

    Cons

    Very large company and can be overwhelming to navigate