At Lincoln Industries, 79 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 204 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.21. It was published on Jun 8, 2017. 10914 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
We have special and unique benefits here.
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.

What They Do

We asked Lincoln Industries to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Lincoln Industries® is the largest and most diverse privately held metal finishing company in North America. Using their expertise in finishing, manufacturing, customer relations, quality, supply chain management, and innovation we are making great brands such as Harley-Davidson, Peterbilt, Kenworth, John Deere, Polaris, Navistar, Khrome Werks, and Lincoln Chrome better.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Manufacturing & Production
US Headquarters: Lincoln, Nebraska, 68522 US Sites: 6
Major Locations: Lincoln, Nebraska, 68522 US Employees: 448
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1952

Lincoln Industries has been awarded:

Best Medium Workplaces 2014 (ranked 22)

Best Medium Workplaces 2013 (ranked 19)

Daily Stretching

Perks and Programs

We asked Lincoln Industries to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • HealthyU Fit: HealthyU Fit is our premier on-site fitness center, located on the 2nd floor of our main campus at 600 West E Street above our health center, available 24/7 to Lincoln Industries People and Spouses (regardless of medical plan coverage) at no cost. The focus of HealthyU Fit is to align with our belief that, “wellness and healthy lifestyles are important to our success.” HealthyU Fit helps people reach their fitness and wellness goals. Access to the fitness center is granted upon successful completion of an orientation conducted by a member of the HealthyU Fit Committee.
  • HealthyU: HealthyU is an on-site health center for the people of Lincoln Industries. With HealthyU people experience health and healthcare in a new and different way. HealthyU is a convenient way to obtain certain preventive and primary care treatments and receive health coaching and condition management programs without leaving work. The best thing about HealthyU, it is absolutely free, there is no charge for the services. HealthyU is open to all people who work at Lincoln Industries. It is also available to spouses and children over the age of 12 that are covered under the medical health plan. HealthyU provides the resources for you to lead the best possible lifestyle and manage any health risks or conditions you may have.
  • Champions Programs: At Lincoln Industries, we offer two different venues for recognition. The first is our 'Monthly Champions Program'. It is a recognition event to celebrate our achievements each month. All Lincoln Industries people are invited to attend. This event is held onsite at noon for first shift, 8 PM for second shift, and 4 AM for third shift with lunch and program included. The second event is our annual 'Night of Champions' aimed at celebrating our achievements. All Lincoln Industries people and their guest are invited to attend. The event is held at an off-site venue in October with dinner and program included.
  • Scholarship Program: Up to six $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to children of full-time Lincoln Industries people who have been employed with Lincoln Industries for a minimum of twelve months as of the scholarship deadline date. These scholarships are renewed annually for a total of four years with an accumulative total of $4,000 per student.
  • Breckenridge Townhouse: Lincoln Industries people with 10 or more years of service are offered the opportunity to spend one week each year at Lincoln Industries’ townhome in Breckenridge, Colorado.
  • Paid Volunteer Time: Eligible Lincoln Industries people may take up to 8 hours of paid time per year to participate in the Lincoln Industries volunteer workplace program. Paid volunteer time must be dedicated to either those entities federally recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization or a school system within the community.
  • Adoption Assistance: Lincoln Industries offers financial assistance for adoption-related expenses upon placement. All regular, full-time people employed for a minimum of one calendar year qualify for this benefit. Most expenses directly related to adoption are reimbursable up to $5,000 per child up to $10,000 lifetime maximum. A complete list of eligible and ineligible expenses is listed in the Company’s Adoption Assistance Policy.
  • Family Memberships: At Lincoln Industries, we offer scholarships for two programs located in our community. In partnership with the Bright Lights summer program, will pay $75 of the tuition cost for any interested elementary and middle school child whose parents are employed at Lincoln Industries. In addition, the Lincoln Children’s Museum and the Lincoln Children’s Zoo have teamed up with Lincoln Industries to offer our people discounted memberships. Lincoln Industries is offering $35 toward one membership type or $70 toward a joint (zoo and museum) membership. Membership fees are offered through a onetime payroll deduction. Each Lincoln Industries person is entitled to one membership for their family. A representative from these programs are available to answer questions and complete registrations annually.
  • Computer Purchase Program: Lincoln Industries will pay the upfront cost of a new computer for Lincoln Industries people that have completed one year of service and are in good standing for the past 6 months, without a disciplinary action beyond a verbal warning. Computer purchases have a minimum purchase price of $500 and the eligible spending amount is based on years of service. Each participant reimburses Lincoln Industries 80% of the cost through payroll deduction for one year (26 pay periods).
  • 25 Year Club: A dinner, hosted by the company CEO and President, is held to honor all 25 year plus service awardees and their guest. The CEO and President determine the venue for the dinner. Dinners are held every eighteen months. When a person reaches 25 years of service at Lincoln Industries a plaque will be ordered in their honor with name and joined date. A professional picture will be taken and added to the plaque. This plaque will be displayed on the appreciate wall at Lincoln Industries. If a 25 year club person leaves Lincoln Industries (voluntary or involuntary), they will be able to take their plaque with them.


50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary81% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for This includes our discounted wellness rate based on MetS screening results.)
62% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for This includes our discounted wellness rate based on MetS screening results.) $2,500 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$15,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Outward Mindset Training


24 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 17 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 9 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
9 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Medical facilities (only at headquarters)
  • Onsite Amenities (Fitness classes, Food Delivery, Monthly recognition programs with lunch, automatic service, auto detailing, and trigger point therapy)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 5 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
50 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $271,423 Philanthropic donations in last year
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit


  • Manager, Talent is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Speakers of English as a second language
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Platinum Climb


Keeping Our Community Clean

How to Get Hired

We asked Lincoln Industries for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Lincoln Industries has a model of selection – Fit, Talent and Skill. 

The Fit component is a person’s alignment with our set of Beliefs and Drivers.  This core set of business values ranges from statements like “Our people and their unique individual talents are valued,” ”Honesty is essential in all transactions,” “Productivity improvement is a continuous process,” and “A safe working environment is our commitment to each other.” 

Talent are those things that we do well naturally and gain intrinsic satisfaction doing.  We want people to use their talents every day so they are happier at work and we get the best out of our people.  Last is skill.  Skills are acquired through time, effort, education and training.  Many roles require a certain amount of skills, but some positions require very little and we can teach and train in-house. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Candidates that really stand out are those that show initiative.  This could be by calling, emailing, writing a compelling cover letter, using a shared connection to make an introduction or striking up conversation at a networking event.  In addition, a great candidate typically has done their research to have an intelligent conversation about the work we do and comes armed with good questions to an interview.  It is obvious very early on in a scheduled conversation with a candidate how much effort they have put into learning about our company and even the job they are applying for.  Those that have gone to great efforts to learn about us are always those that rise to the top.   

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are always focused on our “technical” recruitment.  These positions range from entry level to subject matter experts to leadership and are within our Production or Operations teams.  We will also inevitably be searching for a few engineers – particularly mechanical, manufacturing or industrial programs. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Step 1 should always be researching.  Talk to people in the community, current or former Lincoln Industries’ people, use our website – there is a lot of great information online.  If the company, culture, industry and open position feels like a great fit apply online! 


hiring Outlook

35 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year -22% Job Growth
47 Average applicants per opening 932 Total job applicants
11% New hires by employee referrals 57% Openings filled by current employees
4 Recent graduates hired 12% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
41% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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