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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance depends on individual department/manager (in 27 reviews)

  • Upper management unwilling to cooperate with front line management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ridiculous trash/recycling policy at Philadelphia office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    This review is exclusively about the trash/recycling policy at the Philadelphia office.

    Cons

    The building management at the Philadelphia office adopted a trash & recycling policy that removed trash cans from the offices and cubes. Workers have to walk their individual trash items to trash cans located in central areas or let the trash build up at our desks and make fewer trips. It is inefficient, inconvenient, wastes time, and is unsanitary.

    The stated reason for the policy is to reduce the amount of plastic trash can liners going to the landfill and is required by the city. I am skeptical. The liner were often reused. That is the trash was dumped out and the used liner remained in the can. I suspect the real reason for the policy is to reduce labor costs

    Advice to Management

    Push back against the policy and ask for the trash cans to be returned. Ask for reduced rent due to reduced service. Move workers out of the Philadelphia office to reduce or eliminate the need for office space there. It is not apparent that management is doing anything.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Worked at LFG for 20 years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. Nice office environment .

    Cons

    Different standards for management and employees. Management does not value or trust their employees ehich leads ro empathy amongst employees snd unwillingness to make decisions. Lack of vision , mission statement and communication from management. Supposed balance between work and life, however in reality simply empty words. Unhappy employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect.....they are the backbone of the company

  3. "Facilities Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Stuart, VA
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Stuart, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits and salary range

    Cons

    Don't care about employees. Too worried about public image


  4. Helpful (2)

    "The worst managers I've ever had the displeasure to work for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - STD Claims Examiner in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - STD Claims Examiner in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers
    Tuition reimbursement
    That's about it

    Cons

    Managers are terrible, uneducated, and act like they are unable to assistant anyone.
    Pay is terrible
    Everyone hates working here, so environment is dreary and depressing

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. The claims managers are all too busy trying to sell outside things (avon, Mary kay) to give a crap. They treat everyone like they are expendable.


  5. "Field Underwriter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    not enough money, 1099 contract, etc.

    Cons

    being my own boss great, but not enough money to pay the bills

    Advice to Management

    not sure


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Micro management and no stability"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities at this company across departments

    Cons

    In certain departments, management truly micro manages absolutely everything and does not allow the great talent that they have to make their own decisions. Many people across the organization fail to respond to e-mails and show no interest in partnering across the business. This made it very difficult to get work done. Tone in e-mails and in person from certain members of the GP leadership team was very smug, disrespectful, short & downright rude in some instances. There is absolutely no regard or respect for talented, experienced individuals at this company. You will not be valued nor will you feel as though your opinions matter.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your employees abilities to execute on their work. If you never give them a chance because you're too busy trying to control everything they do you will never fully succeed as an organization and you will lose great talent.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "TOXIC environment!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Parking, 401k match, hours, cafeteria on site

    Cons

    Micro manage to the nth degree, zero training other than on line LOMA courses which have absolutely nothing to do with the job. Toxic environment from senior examiners which is encouraged and fostered by upper level management. HR is a joke, they are more concerned about protecting management as opposed to enforcing federal harassment laws. Pay is horrible, and their metric system sets you up for incredibly insulting increases. AIP is a slap in the face considering the work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 20th century. (Seriously, the 21st century is too much of a reach for this company)Understand that your front line is your biggest and best asset.....and word of mouth is your biggest detractor. Use the skills of the people you hire, TRAIN your employees. Worst corporate environment ever!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Account Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k Match of is good. Also, there are lots of PTO days. Health plan is reasonable, but dental and vision are adequate

    Cons

    Not enough support or resources. Training program is more about the way you dress & act. No training on the actual job that you do. Technology is even worse. Do not move your retirement plan to this company!

    Advice to Management

    Replace the current RPS leadership and the Good Old Boy network. They've been there too long & there is too much nepotism.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Atlanta Short Term Disability"

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    • 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.


  10. "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, training, brand name, location

    Cons

    Micro management is the number one priority for the sales managers. Incompetent, good old boy system where if you are in the "club" you are protected. Kinda racist too...overheard some off color jokes/comments about peoples background etc... They even have their "people" in HR so they get tipped off if someone complains about them...did I mention stressful work environment too??

    Advice to Management

    Get rid off the "club" and promote people who care and don't play favorites


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