Lincoln Financial Group

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Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
74 Reviews
4.0
74 Reviews
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent in some departments and completely non-existent in others (in 25 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 8 reviews)

  • not enough room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are good. The people there are great and high energy. Ideas take off at this very progressive company.

    Cons

    Things get done, but it can be a painfully slow process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're hiding some of your best talent in the strangest places. Don't be so high in the clouds you can't see who is keeping you on top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Rockville, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Rockville, MD (US)

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Great learning experience in the insurance world

    Cons

    Not many client meetings
    Much busy work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent job reaching out to further education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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

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

    Pros

    I like my position that I hold with in the company. There are a lot of opportunities for advancement or even relocating. The work environment is positive and I love my coworkers. The training here was very good considering some of the other companies I have worked for. Benefits are also amazing! The pay is very competitive as well.

    Cons

    Trying to get time off the day before or after a holiday is near impossible. Even is you request it months in advance it doesn't matter because by policy they will draw names. In my department we have almost 30 people and only 2 people are allowed off on a given day. Other companies I have worked for are much more lenient with this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with people on getting time off around the holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Completely invested in the employee. Training is top notch.

    Cons

    Need more work for the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a way for Benefit Counselors to work more hours and get more recognition for the work they do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    LFG Review

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

    Pros

    A Great place to work!

    Cons

    Some positions are very high stress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Lincoln Financial from an Actuarial Perspective

    • 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

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, not afraid to make necessary changes

    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Construct a better training and follow up system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to Work for if You Love It

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the most difficult sales positions you will encounter. People don't give life insurance salesman enough credit.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Life Insurance Sales in Lancaster, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Life Insurance Sales in Lancaster, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Your income is endless and is based upon how much premium you collect for life insurance policies that stays in force for at least 1 year. If the client pays for less than a year, you will face a recapture of the commission. Lincoln has very competitive underwriting and are is very competitive in many areas of the business, especially the high dollar clients.

    Cons

    Your year isn't necessarily determined by how successful you are at sales because many sales go southbound based on underwriting. Underwriting can make or break your year. I had dozens and dozens of life insurance declines or rated policies over the years that clients wouldn't accept. Just like any sales job, you can end up doing a lot of work for nothing. It's difficult to get people to sit down and discuss life insurance. Many people are foolish enough to think what they have at work is enough and then come crawling back hoping to get some life insurance coverage once they have a heart attack, get cancer, become diabetic, or one of the many other health conditions that would make them uninsurable or highly rated, but then of course, it's too late. You are in competition with many other life insurance salesman that can sell the same thing, so it is definitely a relationship business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not really about management. You are pretty much on your own to find clients and network for business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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