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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated May 23, 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 (1)

    "Good company to work for shoudl have stayed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tarrytown, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was close to home and great people. ALot of work and very hard to stay on top of things. Low compensation and since they are based in Ft Wayne and Philadelphia, tough to move up if you are not from that area of town. People are great and I was well rewarded verbaly as well as monetarily. At the time I was there new advisors wer not brought on. Don't know if that changed.

    Cons

    Most people have been there for a very long time and it is hard to get into the group as needed.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch


  2. "Overall a good place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer promotion opportunities if you know the right people, and good benefits plans. Great development programs for recent college graduates.

    Cons

    Very political environment. Some people can be so nasty that it comes off as unprofessional.
    Don't look at prior work history if you end up in a job that is the wrong fit; you cannot transfer out if you're performing poorly.

    Advice to Management

    If a positive tone was set from the top down then there would be more respectful communication between departments and employees.


  3. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Director in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to find the right fit for your skills and talents; great people and good compensation package

    Cons

    stress levels are high a lot of the times due to the volatility of the market

    Advice to Management

    do what you promise!!


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  5. "Good place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work / life balance
    Great people to work with
    Managers care about your personal job satisfaction
    Multiple locations to work in
    Challenging job responsibilities

    Cons

    Sometimes limited growth opportunities
    No or very little international travel opportunities
    Not a lot of possibilities for B2C marketing or business experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing but involve employees and find ways to help make them a part of the decision making process


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Development Program at Lincoln Financial"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Development Program in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Professional Development Program in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It all depends on who your manager is, but as far as I know most people were satisfied with goals, expectations, feedback, leeway (to work on PDP projects, travel for development sessions, pursue professional designations, etc.).

    Cons

    Some PDP projects seemed haphazardly put together, without even a real need for the output. PDP management was not very good about distributing information, case in point: with financial crisis in fall of 2008 PDPs were reasonably worried about there being rotations at the job fair in the spring... no definitive answers for months and then we come to find that there are 15 or so jobs for 80+ people.

    Advice to Management

    Communication from PDP staff to the PDPs needs to be improved (timeliness and straightforwardness are appreciated). PDP projects should be scrapped in their current format and allow PDPs to be more creative.


  7. "Learned a lot about how important soft skills are in the corporate world"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Services in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Business Services in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Great benefits
    * 100% Tuition Assistance
    * Yearly Bonus
    * On Site Fitness Center
    * Affordable Cafe
    * On site general store

    Cons

    * Most of the managment team is not college educated and they are not up to speed wtih latest leadership practices
    * Must meeet high productivity rates
    * Out of date computer and equipment
    * Limited Parking

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees that are more educated than you. Go back to college and get a degree so you are familar with the latest business practices.


  8. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work/life balance and benefits package. Opportunity to grow within your career and will provide educational assistance. Teams are driven for success of the project/team/individual.

    Cons

    hiring process is long and somewhat challenging. Onboarding could be better but management is working on streamlining the process. Ability to create and drive change is there.


  9. "Great, a lot of support to achieve"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    From my experience I feel like my work is valued and that people appreciate my help. I thrive on meaningful work

    Cons

    There is a long corporate chain to make it to the top which can make promotions seem like a long road

    Advice to Management

    The management is very supportive and helpful when you need it. The deadlines are fast pace but that is an industry staple.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great way to gain experience in a well-rounded company."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership Preparation Program in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Leadership Preparation Program in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lincoln Financial has a true commitment to its employees and our customers. While not being the most outlandish company with guarantees, we compete by being innovative as well as having a strong foundation cemented in current market conditions.

    Management treats employees with respect, gives people trust to do work, and does not micro-manage unless someone is not doing their job.

    Pay is definitely good when including the nice benefits and respect of personal lives. Having regional offices provides an enjoyable, and necessary, diversion from the typical corporate America.

    Cons

    With a lot of reorganizations sometimes bureaucracy can get in the way of projects. At times, the path to succeed is muddled by the numerous divisions, lack of career oversight programs, and re-orgs.

    Senior management does not clearly indicate goals or ways to achieve them. Middle-management does a nice job.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to improve outside of daily tasks. Would enjoy understanding what is going on in different organizations.


  11. "It was excellent"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of motivation and training

    Cons

    have to move all over the country

    Advice to Management

    keep it up, i had a great time


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