Lincoln Financial Group

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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated 3 August, 2014
Updated 3 August, 2014
188 Reviews

3.3
188 Reviews
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
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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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  1.  

    One of the best

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    • 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
  2.  

    Flexible and making progress in becoming innovative

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    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
  3.  

    Great culture, great people

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Innovative, smart people, good compensation

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    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
  6.  

    Overall, good company.

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits! Good culture for the most part... Encourages local involvement in charity work.

    Cons

    Too top heavy... too many in upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mske sure you look at realistic numbers before making decisions... lots of data is just smoke and mirrors -- and decisions are not logical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits, but not great pay or advancement opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Wayne, IN (US)

    Pros

    401k program is excellent. Healthcare costs are pretty low.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to similar companies. Not a lot of advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I enjoyed working for Lincoln Financial Group. The people in Hartford are awesome!

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    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst  in  Hartford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Hartford, CT (US)

    Pros

    The company provides great support for actuarial students to progress through the rigorous exam process. The actuarial program is very structured and provides appropriate incentives.

    Cons

    There seem to still be some struggles with integration from the merger with Jefferson Pilot. There is culture clash and miscommunication between campuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lincoln Financial Group is a great company and a great employer. I would still be there if human resources hadn't botched my relocation!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very friendly and helpful people! Great experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Radnor, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA (US)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Work - Life Balance
    Office culture

    Cons

    None. This organization is a well-greased machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good benefits, flexible with family/work balance

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Compliance Specialist  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Compliance Specialist in Omaha, NE (US)

    Pros

    A lot of departments offer some type of flexibile schedule. The company offers good benefits including medical, vision, dental, 401K, life insurance, LTD, STD, accident and critical illness.

    Cons

    It is hard to move in to a new position - it takes a while. Medical is switching next year to a HSA type plan and there will be no PPO option plan available, so this becomes more expensive for deductibles. Parking is difficult and often full even if you are assigned a garage or surface lot (no assigned spot, just by area).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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