Protective Life Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    look for a better opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Protective Life

    Pros

    i honestly cant think of any. a good company has the proper management and supervisor who are fully trained for the title- i havent experience that at protective

    Cons

    low pay
    terrible managment
    the pay is extremely low, there is alot more money to be made; especially for an insurance company. this isnt a career, its a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop showing favortism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Poor management and unfriendly coworkers

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    Former Employee - Underwriter Powersports in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Underwriter Powersports in Edina, MN

    I worked at Protective Life

    Pros

    Most miserable place that I've worked at.

    Cons

    Everyone was nosy and didn't care or respect me because I was too Urban for them. They were not accepting nor welcoming and I tortured myself working for them for 9mos. Glad I made a run for it... oh yeah, no opportunities either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take management courses and learn how to deal with employee conflict.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Retirement home

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flex hours and PTO. That's all I can think of.

    Cons

    Management
    No room to grow within department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. More work and less pay does not equate to a happy work environment. Also, job politics and gossip creates mistrust between you and your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Sell you the moon, deliver the dirt.

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    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
  6. 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 a 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.

  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

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

    Former Contractor - Life Underwriter
    Former Contractor - Life Underwriter

    I worked at Protective Life as a contractor (less than a 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.

  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Look elsewhere...definitely don't relocate

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Protective Life full-time (less than a 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Ok

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    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
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Needs improvement

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    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

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