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
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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.  

    Very friendly and helpful people! Great experience!

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time for less than a year

    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
  2.  

    Good benefits, flexible with family/work balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Specialist  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Compliance Specialist in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    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
  3.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Annandale, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Annandale, VA (US)

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment, the stuff was very knowledgeable and always willing to help

    Cons

    Long hours,
    There traffic to get to the work place is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    The people are by far the best!

    Cons

    Leadership communication at times can be lacking. Lots of current growing pains but nothing serious.

  6.  

    Sales Comp Analyst at Lincoln

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Compensation Analyst  in  Radnor, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Compensation Analyst in Radnor, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent independence and work environment. Great hands off managers. High level of talent within the workplace. Very quick to adapt to market changes. Good support of independent thinking and promotes continuous improvement in any means you would like to execute.

    Cons

    Limited training opportunities and most of it is voluntary. I personally think training should be mandatory so everyone is on the same page.
    Frequent organizational changes that are some times unecessary.
    Heavy reliance on external consulting when the answer and solutions are already known by the operations/front line employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire some of the best people in the industry, but that doesn't mean they can rest on their laurels. Ramp up your training program for both sales and operations, especially internals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Excellent place to work

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I love the culture, people, flexibility and competitive salary

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Limited advancement opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Well known company thats been in business for a long time

    Cons

    Management is only interested in promoting brown nosers over more senior hard working employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to take a look at older more tenured employees that are more dedicated to their jobs instead of people that are 22 and right out of college.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very typical company that is a large corporation.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Great 401k plan and benefits. Has on site cafeteria and Starbucks. Lots of opportunity for advancement. Most of management has an "open door" policy.

    Cons

    Contact Center is more focused on stats as opposed to the customer experience. They say they are focused on the customer experience but they equate that only to hold times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all of your employees. They are the ones that speak to the customers. If their morale is down because of what management has put in place, change. Taking paid holidays away from employees really hurts morale (granted, when you are being paid 2 1/2 times your pay on a holiday, it helps). But when people make plans for a holiday and then 3 weeks before the holiday, they are told that they will be working, it really hurts morale.

  10.  

    Great stepping stone to your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work to have a work/life balance. Opportunities to grow within your career and training is always available.

    Cons

    Very process driven with a lack of innovation and opportunities to develop with new ideas. "This is how we've always done it"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging project with great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer  in  Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Fort Wayne, IN (US)

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with on a challenging project.

    Cons

    Top heavy with many meetings having redundant discussions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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