Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated 20 April, 2015
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  1. Sales Consultatant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Own schedule
    Own hours
    In charge of salary

    Cons

    None really
    Make your own scheudule
    Great!

  2. Helpful (1)

    Don't bother...

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's nice to be inside when it's windy out.

    Cons

    The laundry list is something beyond reproach and repair. Am I a jaded employee, well yes after everything that happened it's really hard not to be.

    It is literally too top heavy. There are about 4-5 employees per manager. They then wonder why there is so much overtime.

    Have you ever worked for a company where your manager literally peers from the cubicle wall at you for over an hour to see if you are working? Welcome to Lincoln.

    No worries that manager was fired for having sex with his employee in the conference room.

    Upward mobility? Only if you hang out with the managers after work. In fact that is the advise you are given when you ask how to move up; right after you are told work doesn't matter here.

    Have different beliefs from management? It's ok. They'll make sure they get rid of you or make your life miserable.

    Family pictures? Only if you are a Quaker. If anyone thinks you are showing too much elbow in your wedding picture. They'll make you get rid of it.

    Want to move departments? Make sure your manager doesn't know so they won't try to block you.

    What makes management material? Pull out a knife on an employee at a function and threaten one of your employees and boom! Manager in a few weeks! Or... just don't show up for months at a time. Boom. Manager!

    Tell HR? They will literally say it's your own fault.

    One more thing. If like knowing when you are going home this is not the job for you. You never know when you are going home because they announce mandatory overtime past your leave time. So you can't leave until someone tells you to.

    Have you ever sat on your desk working overtime because another area is so it wouldn't be fair for you to go home and they can't? Welcome to Lincoln!

    If you have no other recourse or know a manager then feel free to work there. Otherwise start applying for jobs as soon as you get in.

    Use it as a tick on your resume really a lot of the experience won't be worth the time unless you lie to future employers about what it really was.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bother.

  3. Helpful (1)

    LFG Review

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    Current Employee - Processor in Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Processor in Fort Wayne, IN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A Great place to work!

    Cons

    Some positions are very high stress.

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  5. Lincoln Financial from an Actuarial Perspective

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    There are not enough people on staff to meet the demands of the business

  6. Helpful (2)

    Don't Believe the Hype

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    Current Employee - Retirement Consultant
    Current Employee - Retirement Consultant

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This job is a great way to learn how to survive. You are on your own and if you make it here you can make it anywhere!!!

    Cons

    They will tell you this job has unlimited pay potential and the average Retirement Consultant makes 90k a year. FYI out of 80 only about 2 made that much, so odds are it won't be you!!!! You will be lucky to make half that much, so be ready to apply for government assistance. You will be asked to sell people things they don't need, so again, you can't say you didn't know before hand.

    Advice to Management

    How you lie to prospective employees is amazing, as the business changes your Retirement Consultants will be exposed for what they are annuity salesmen and nothing else.

  7. Helpful (4)

    This is the oddest place to work, way too top heavy and no one makes a decision.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation is good, the people are great b

    Cons

    Nothing is urgent. Too many avp'so who will not make decisions unless it's by committee. Entirely a meeting based culture.

    Advice to Management

    Staff appropriately, empower employers, thin the AvP level. Add more managers who know what's really going on.

  8. Great company, not afraid to make necessary changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment for any one looking to be in an established company. Proper tools to execute job well. Always looking to improve processes and procedures.

    Cons

    A little behind on software and technology. Though they do take steps to do better, sometimes just seemed behind the curve of technology and working with streamline processing.

    Advice to Management

    Construct a better training and follow up system.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to Work for if You Love It

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    As an intern they seem very inclined to include you in the various departments and definitely did not make me do grunt work. They also stress the work-balance.

    Cons

    I sometimes wondered whether my work would have a real impact. Lots of hoops and hurdles to jump through to get anything done.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Duh which way did he go George?

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    Former Employee - BI Team in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - BI Team in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Easy commute

    Cons

    Group protection is doomed due to stupid management. Ever had a manager that thought she was too good to manage you? Welcome to LFG.

    Also in Omaha, it is called group protection. They are owned by LFG but not really part of it. The corporate people hate us as we are costing them money. Don't look at the LNC stock and use that determine LFG in Omaha is doing good, that is simply not the case. Earnings are down 60% and continue to drop.

    Leadership is non existent and here are some seriously unprofessional employees and without good management no way to address it.

    Put it this way, I know a couple crazies (yelling cussing at work) who have not lasted more than a year all over Omaha at various companies. Guess what, they have been at LFG for years now. That should tell you something.

    If you LIke MSACCESS, this is the place for you. They do not invest back in the company at all!

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself.

  11. Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Salary, total benefits, good people

    Cons

    Upward movement, work life balance

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