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2 people found this helpful  

A job, not a career.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Birmingham, AL

Pros

Generally family-friendly. Good insurance, great food in cafeteria. Managers tend to be mostly be fair during reviews.

Cons

Very little opportunity for internal job or career growth. Most new managers brought in instead of being promoted from within. Virtually impossible to get funding approved for external training.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay more attention to middle management and senior analysts instead of just being buddy-buddy with all the senior execs.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Protective Life

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    There are much better places to work, but not a bad place to spend some time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Birmingham, AL

    Pros

    Excellent technology and use of systems, good sense of connection between people regardless of location

    Cons

    no clear job path, horrible benefits if you need anything out of the ordinary (therapy, for example), very "clubby" as most insurance companies are - if you're not in you're out. Impossible to get decent real-time feedback, which leads to surprises during the formal review process. Inconsistent application of HR rules; some folks are late all the time, others are late once and are fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the development of your people; realize that they have lives outside the office; be sincere when you talk about personal development being so important

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    High Stress Atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    Pros

    They have a great health/life/dental plans. There also offer a lot of time off, although sometimes they will not grant your time off.

    Cons

    It can be a very high stress environment and senior management seems to lack the ability to recognize good work from it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The compensation is lackluster compared to what other companies provide to their employees. Also there it is very difficult to move up in the ranks of the company, because favoritism seems to be a determining factor towards promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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