Lincoln Financial Group

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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated 10 August 2014
Updated 10 August 2014
188 Reviews

3.3
188 Reviews
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
Dennis R. Glass
97 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They do offer a good Work-Life Balance compared with other companies in the Financial Services Industry (in 23 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    My experience at Lincoln was extremely pleasant, fulfilling, and challenging.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The office culture was very collegial. I was given meaningful work and real responsibility. My co-workers were friendly, responsive, and outgoing.

    Cons

    There was no formal training program. Everything I learned, I learned on the fly. Also, there were more down days than I expected. I often found myself without projects or work to do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is one of the best insurance/investment companies to work in

    Cons

    There are many locations and cultures, and as a life/annuity insurance company, there are many folks getting by for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create accountability on the small stuff.
    Create clearer leadership framework 'in the middle'

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Internal Wholesaler

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits, competitive salary, great co-workers.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover in wholesaling force.

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    Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wept  in  Radnor, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Wept in Radnor, PA (US)

    Pros

    I have flexible hours. Nice area next to a hotel with a spa and gym.

    Cons

    Putting up with drama from teammates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure supervisors are treating their team members fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Development

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible hour and well balanced life

    Cons

    growth opportunities are minimal, takes time to grow

  7.  

    Contractor in the IT Department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE (US)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The staff and support people were very good and made some lasting friends. Plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    No clear direction from management. Many changes in plans, scope, and decisions. Lots of process and bureaucracy. Very top heavy and multiple decision makers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steamline processes and reporting. Re-vamp and modernize the employee time reporting. Reduce management overhead and consolitdate departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Flexible and making progress in becoming innovative

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A friendly and flexible environment

    Cons

    Not able to use all the available resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to embrace innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fund Analyst  in  Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Fund Analyst in Fort Wayne, IN (US)

    Pros

    Good strategic vision. Many opportunities to change roles within company if needed. Benefits are solid.

    Cons

    Many layers of project managers asking for the same things. Streamlining requests can be frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Innovative, smart people, good compensation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    Pros

    Lincoln has a lot of really smart people. The environment is pretty collaborative and the product/distribution partnership is strong. Work/life balance is decent. Politics vary depending on which area you work, but overall, compared to peer companies, it's OK. Financially has performed very well, even during some very turbulent times. Consistently scores higher than peer companies on employee engagement.

    Cons

    A lot is going on, so hard to manage the pace if you've got a lot of personal demands, but again, most managers are supportive of work/life balance, flexible schedules, telecommuting. A little behind the times from a technology standpoint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to employees through engagement surveys, town hall meetings, but more important small group interactions. Don't overlook the stuff that's tough to hear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE (US)

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive salary, generous time off, and flexible work schedule for salaried employees. Leadership is accessible and will listen to your concerns. Hard working employees, most have a very good work ethic. Very friendly people!

    Cons

    Limited flexibility for hourly employees. Need to update systems, rather antiquated. Need a more holistic on boarding program. Need to add more people in HR, the generalists are swamped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give hourly employees more flexibility. Update old systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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