Lincoln Financial Group

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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.4 181 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass

Dennis R. Glass

(92 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They do offer a good Work-Life Balance compared with other companies in the Financial Services Industry(in 22 reviews)

  • If you can hang onto this job then there are great benefits including tuition reimbursement which is very important(in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Recognition of work life balance seems to be declining sharply(in 6 reviews)

  • Advancement opportunities are not given on basis of merit(in 4 reviews)

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    Good Company, Poor Training

    Paraplanner (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsThe job and people are interesting
    Flexible schedule, work/life balance
    unlimited earning potential

    ConsThere's really no one available to mentor if you are just starting out

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Plenty of technology work going on, but organization is very hierarchical and bureaucratic

    Software Development Consultant (Current Employee) Rolling Meadows, IL (US)

    ProsCompany has good benefits, and the work is stable and the work hours are reasonable. With so many software systems adopted from acquisitions, there's a lot of software development and technology work throughout the organization.

    ConsAs with many other large companies, the organization is very hierarchical and bureaucratic. There are many bad decisions that are made in a vacuum that end up wasting effort and money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove layers in the organization to better connect upper management with what's going on 'on the ground'. Adopt better ways to measure performance against goals, to better gauge what is and is not working, and whether decisions have yielded desired results.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people but poor direction at times

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hartford, CT (US)

    ProsGreat people
    Work-life balance was spot on

    ConsWork often went to waste
    Lack of opportunity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Fort Wayne, IN (US)

    ProsThe local employees were great to work with.

    ConsSenior management changed for the worse. Lincoln is not the same company that it once was.

    Advice to Senior Managementgo away...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good overall and stable but outdated technology and no HR organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Radnor, PA (US)

    ProsNice people and decent benefits. A conservative company that's not taking big financial risk

    ConsVery isolated and segmented. Nobody understands what the other areas of the business do. No integration of systems. For a company that has teams in all different locations you'd think they'd get video conferencing at least. No money spent on the most basic of systems. HR dept is a joke. I left voluntarily but they didn't even do an exit interview which is weird for a large corporation. There's a lot of tension between the different locations as everyone is afraid of losing jobs through layoffs and relocation to the corporate office in Philly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement rarely listens to employees. Why would they start now.

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    Don't bother working in jobs outside of the sales area

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGood 401k match and work life balance. The company knows how to reward sales people. If you are not involved in sales avoid this company.

    ConsThe company lacks a clear path to develop internal talent. If your going to join this company don't plan to spend more than 2-3 years there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on developing the talent that you have internally rather than hiring outside the company for new opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Bad, Not Great

    Implementation Manager (Current Employee) Omaha, NE (US)

    ProsProfessional and accessible managers, low turnover.

    ConsLousy, Immature co-workers. Working in the implementation department was like going back to romper room every day. Co workers at times made unprofessional, inappropriate and even racist comments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemind employees that when you go to work, you should behave like adults.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork life balance, culture, benefits

    ConsPolitical, training, growth, mixed messages,

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    Company is too top heavy and sales rep focused

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice to work for a corporate company in terms of benefits and job stability. However, the company is too top heavy with directors and Executive VP's for everything. Recent restructuring was a disaster out in the field offices and was never even piloted.

    ConsNo room for advancement unless you live in Omaha near their home office *no thanks*. Pay is not nearly enough for the amount of stress you deal with on a daily basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the fat, there is no need to have so many executives. Start focusing on the people that make it happen every day and pay them accordingly.

    Next time you want to roll out a new program, try piloting it first and actually listen to what people who are being affected by it have to say.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay place to work

    Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA (US)

    ProsFriendly people and nice atmosphere

    ConsPay not competitve when compared to other companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore merit increases

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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