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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated June 21, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Look for employment elsewhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 1035 Processing Specialist in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - 1035 Processing Specialist in Concord, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Limited challenge, friendly employees and very flexible in terms of time off requests i.e. vacation

    Cons

    Weak salary, limited promotions and employees who lack the drive to achieve bigger and better things.

    Advice to Management

    Update their review procedures to reward the correct employees


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Oppresive mangement to the point of bullying and harassment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits offerred are not bad.

    Cons

    Outdated computer system which does not allow for a free flowing production.
    Oppresive management that bullys individuals.
    Employment positions are billed as "flexible". Not so. You will be reprimanded for being 1 min. late and docked with an "awareness". The "awareness" allowed are 5 in calendar year. Then you will be put on a written warning. This is applied even if you call in with car trouble and arrive late.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees as indivudals with different attributes to contirbute to a team. Mico management DOES NOT bring out the best in personnel.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Too slow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Pleasant atmosphere. Myriad of perks. Employs a lot of people, props up the economy, keeps many families afloat.

    Cons

    Was like going backwards in time by 40 years, everyone smilingly working in slow motion, many of the activities adding no real value (other than taking up time and consequently getting more pay).

    Advice to Management

    I'm guessing there isn't enough competition, else all the fat processes would be hurting the company. Maybe try Agile or Lean Six Sigma to provide a better value.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "different"

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    Current Employee - Unclaimed Propertices Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Unclaimed Propertices Specialist in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    there may be some good advancment opportunities for others

    Cons

    not utilizing my job and educations experience

    Advice to Management

    take a closer look as some of the temps that are brought on, and review their qualifications and background


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Abe Lincoln must be rolling over in his grave."

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    Current Employee - Professional (Prefer Not to Say More) in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Professional (Prefer Not to Say More) in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits package including 401K

    Free continuing education in financial/insurance and tuition reimbursement.

    Fitness center

    Generous amounts of paid time off (especially for me since I have almost 20 years of service)

    Cons

    Understaffed and overworked. My manager should NEVER be allowed to manage people. A lot of bullying micromanagement, manipulation, and profanity. Current manager does not seem to keep confidential personnel information about fellow employees confidential.

    VERY outdated technology.

    The company's multicultural program is manic.

    The facility is outdated and shabby.

    Upper management is either oblivious to the actions of its managers or is deliberately looking the other way.

    Advice to Management

    Address the problem of rogue managers. They are a drain on productivity and you are losing valuable hardworking employees because of it.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Very disappointing HR department."

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    A good benefits package here.

    Cons

    No representation from HR in a personnel matter whatsoever.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Time for a management change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Talented, smart employees that care about their work

    Cons

    A true lack of vision and strategy. Unable to motivate employees.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Do not give up your career to come here!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401k match middle management is OK and just stuck in the middle of big egos from SVP's above them.

    Cons

    The HR department is a joke. The team is not innovative. They are mean to new people that start. Senior leadership is unwilling to give guidance they are more worried about their pay checks and how much money they make. The company is broken into different sections each area operating under their own guidelines. There is no standardization throughout the company. The culture is horrible. Advice DO NOT leave your company to come here you will be at a dead stop!

    Advice to Management

    Please fire your SVP's in HR especially ones that don't care about their teams. Micromanagement is not a good way to grow employees. None supportive self centered leadership is not a good way to cultivate your employees.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Disconnected between leadership and its employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent benefits. The pay is OK but the other benefits go above and beyond.

    Cons

    it reminds me of a four-headed dog -- there is no clear strategic direction. And no one seems to agree on individual priorities. I've also seen a lot of poor behavior from from leaders - micromanagement, meanness... and it is allowed to go on for too long

    Advice to Management

    spend some time with folks more than one level down from you.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Good ol' boys club"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good health benefits , good 401k, cheap on sight parking

    Cons

    Very old systems and technology , very little career growth, no upper management or leadership team movement. very poor pay and career path for women, very political. Lots of turnover because of these things.

    Advice to Management

    It's 2014, time to change your old fashioned culture.


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