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Protective Life Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
64 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sell you the moon, deliver the dirt.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Annuity Wholesaler in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Internal Annuity Wholesaler in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Protective Life full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were great, time off and paid parking. Bonuses when they paid them were ok.

    Cons

    If you weren't part of the in crowd you could never work hard enough. All promotions were based on who you knew and who looked best in the seat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a fair and balanced way to pay, stop looking at looks for hiring and promoting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short lived, and glad it was

    Former Employee - Customer Support Claims Manager in Bannockburn, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Support Claims Manager in Bannockburn, IL

    I worked at Protective Life full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    This well is poisoned!

    Current Employee - Customer Service in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They do have a gym and on sight nurse.

    Cons

    Benefits 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 ManagementAdvice

    Clean house!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    Former Employee - Life Underwriter
    Former Employee - Life Underwriter

    I worked at Protective Life as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stable, good work environment, people genuinely are nice.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make promises you can't fulfill.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere...definitely don't relocate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Protective Life full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contact Center Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Contact Center Analyst in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Protective Life

    Pros

    Great company and great career start

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Needs improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Protective Life

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Practice 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Avoid at all cost!

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

    I have been working at Protective Life

    Pros

    Good number of vacation days offered Good pay

    Cons

    Like 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 ManagementAdvice

    We 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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