Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated 10 October, 2014
Updated 10 October, 2014
204 Reviews
3.3
204 Reviews
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
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105 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • not much I can think of but a great benefits package (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • The organization preaches work life balance but that's not true (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great benefits; upper management makes decisions on numbers only, not necessarily reasonable user needs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance benefits; Good Location; Good retirement benefits; Okay vacation

    Cons

    Supervisors in business units need much more employees relations training to properly motivate and mentor and grow staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't look at numbers ... anything can be "proven" if the numbers are jumbled correctly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bad place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Food was good fort the taking. Eat the large meals on Fridays and not Wendesday,

    Cons

    Low pay hard work. You will be bored and work nose to the grid stone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eat ore sleep less while going backpacking to next years party.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group as an intern

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience. Met with many upper level employees.

    Cons

    Not very organized. Placement of interns was questionable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure meaningful work is available. If not pay a weekly "salary." Many days I had nothing to do after 2 pm and had to sit there until 5 to make the money I needed. Either provide more work/career building opportunities to fill time or pay the weekly salary. Doing so will encourage interns to work efficiently and avoid wasted time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for sales careers, support staff, not so much.

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

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    They have a fantastic benefits package and lots of upward mobility for sales staff.

    Cons

    Support staff kind of gets shortchanged when it comes to treatment in the hierarchy. Everything revolves around the sale of VAs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone equally and show the support staff that they matter to getting the bottom line accomplished.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Each division is truly different

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Radnor, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Radnor, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial in nature. Can create your path within the company. Nice 401k plan. Compensation is tight at the mid level tier.

    Cons

    Slow to act. Must play the corporate game. New initiatives and products are launched at 75%. Technology struggles is an understatement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Does a great job of managing individual contributors. Unless you are in the PDP program it is difficult to move through different groups within the copmany.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Wealth Management Intern in Cherry Hill, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Wealth Management Intern in Cherry Hill, NJ (US)

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. They really put an effort into training and explaining anything you need. Internship was an unpaid position but overall it was great experience and worth it.

    Cons

    None that I could see from my position. Employees were given a good amount of time off and most fridays the whole team left early and went to happy hour.

  8.  

    Overall a great company to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BSA in Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Current Employee - BSA in Fort Wayne, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    You get real work and no matter your rank, you are heard. Work with some of the most amazing and hard working people you'll meet

    Cons

    No formal training, too much responsibility for one person at times, constant meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many leadership and pm roles given to people without proper experience

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    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
  10.  

    Flexible and making progress in becoming innovative

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

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

    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
  11.  

    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)

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    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

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