Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated 15 October, 2014
Updated 15 October, 2014
203 Reviews
3.3
203 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)

  • 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.  

    Good people but poor direction at times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT (US)

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Work-life balance was spot on

    Cons

    Work often went to waste
    Lack of opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    worst place I ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Hartford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    there was a gym in the building we had access to. but that's the only Pro

    Cons

    IT there is horrible and not secure with software and software licenses. management is horrible and rude. other employees make you pay to use the toaster on the floor. So I brought in a free one for everyone to use and they flipped out and had it taken away. too much drama. under paid employees, and everyone seems to be completely disposable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend less time on yourself and more on the employees, spend less time pointing fingers and more time just getting the job done and helping each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    The local employees were great to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go away...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good overall and stable but outdated technology and no HR organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA (US)

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management rarely listens to employees. Why would they start now.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Amazing Company!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee Support in Greensboro, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Employee Support in Greensboro, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Lincoln is a great company to work for! In my four years there, I've noticed a continuous strive for improvement, a strong bond between the employees, and a well-rounded work-life balance. This company does an amazing job of balancing extrinsic and intrinsic rewards and maintaining a fair and honest culture.

    Cons

    Very seldom am I speechless but I honestly can't think of any cons for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and continue to involve and support employees and we'll keep growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management needs an overhaul.

    • 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

    The benefits offered were the best part of the job. The 401k plan was superior to most other companies.

    Cons

    The environment is not a welcome one if you do not come with a trust fund. The management is not concerned with the needs of their direct reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what needs to be done to help everyone be more successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to start your career

    • 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

    Pros

    Management believes in promotion from within. There are multiple growth opportunities and hard work does not go unnoticed.

    Cons

    Workloads can be heavy from October-March. If you are not willing to put in extra hours during this time of year you may become overwhelmed trying to keep up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Learning Experience and pretty good work-life balance

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

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    The company did a pretty good job at work/life balance and provided me with good training in understanding this field.

    Cons

    Can be demanding at times, depending on the amount of clients.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's what you make it

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a sales organization so the focus is on sales. As long as you are in one of the sales divisions you have significant earning and job satisfaction potential. Fantastic 401k match and strong annual bonus potential.

    Cons

    A little weak in health benefits but they make it up with the 401k. Like every company this size, leadership has some pockets of empty suits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring only Merrill people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    very rewarding work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Arlington Heights, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Arlington Heights, IL (US)

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent environment to work. mixed culture.

    Cons

    sometimes the work is is so demanding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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