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Updated Apr 24, 2014

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3.1 56 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Protective Life Chairman, President, and CEO John D. Johns

John D. Johns

(30 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Short lived, and glad it was

    Customer Support Claims Manager (Former Employee) Bannockburn, IL

    ProsNo brainer claims work, no exhaustion, few interfaces with outraged claimants required

    ConsVery quirky culture, secret-handshake inside relationships for some and not for others...it was all about who you knew. Bully management style, find something "wrong" with your work and pester you incessantly about it; at least until they got tired of that and went on to bother your peer, or they found a contrived way to "invite you to leave” Company threw a full out Christmas party after having complained all year about having to make budgetary cutbacks...scratching head.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBoo...keep an eye on those sneaky employees, they may be trying to get away with something.

    • Disapproves of CEO

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    This well is poisoned!

    Customer Service (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsThey do have a gym and on sight nurse.

    ConsBenefits have dwindled. Entrenched management. Two class society. Advancement is based on who you can cover for rather than skill or knowledge. Human resources turns blind eye to obvious abuses. Managers who have no business managing while people with law degrees work the phones waiting for a better job opportunity. Fake.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Contract employment does not lead to permanent as led to believe.

    Life Underwriter (Former Employee)

    ProsStable, good work environment, people genuinely are nice.

    ConsFast-paced, only concerned with quantity rather than quality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't make promises you can't fulfill.

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    Look elsewhere...definitely don't relocate

    Marketing Director (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsThe company is incredibly financial stable and very innovative in product design and marketing. That is what attracted me to them. There are some very creative, driven and talented people working there.

    ConsThe company culture is that of "eat or be eaten". Teamwork is not fostered by any means. It is every man or woman for himself of herself. Your co-workers will absolutely throw you under the bus if it makes them look better. Everyone is fearful of losing their job, so that is why that culture exists. Management seems to like it and encourage it from what I can see.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou get amazing results from the talented people you have on board. Imagine the quality you'd receive and how much longer they'd stick around if you fostered a positive culture and treated employees with respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok

    Contact Center Analyst (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsGreat company and great career start

    ConsAwful management. They are not willing to work with you and they show favortism. They are also underhanded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop focusing mainly on the customer and focus on ur employees too. make it a place that people want to come to work

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    Needs improvement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome experienced colleagues were generous with their knowledge and wonderful to work with.

    ConsThere was change and confusion in leadership with no feedback or potential for improvement apparent. It seems to be quite cliquish in some departments, with entrenched cronyism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice sincere concern for all of your group, not just those favored for various (often non-work-related) reasons. Expend the effort to know their skills and provide equal opportunities for all to be productive and to enhance their knowledge and experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid at all cost!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood number of vacation days offered Good pay

    ConsLike previous reviews state, if you dont know anyone in management or kiss ass you are stuck. Its more about favoritism and who you know. If you come in after many other people who have been there for years and you are in a different ethnic group as the previous employees, you will advance. Many good employees are looked down apon and labeled. If you work in customer service you are treated like crap and expect to take being chewed out by customers like its nothing. so many mistakes are made on the companies behalf, such as sendingout noticies to over 10,000 customers about their insurance and its the WRONG info. Or not sending out statements and having the same number of customers very furious with you, Management doesnt help at all. They dont like to take supervisor calls and tell you to handle it the best way you can. The money they pay is good, but not enough to be treated like crap on a daily basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe all know you are a racist company and many people who work there and previously worked there KNOW THIS. Stop looking over intelligent African American workers and promoting the Caucasion ones who have less education than them! And seriously go by senority like you claim you do, but you dont, when it comes to changing employees schedules. Those who really need an earlier shift have children or parents with special needs and yet you change people who have neither only to go party early on fridays!
    worse company EVER!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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