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Protective Life Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
68 Reviews
3.5
68 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's a great place to have a career.

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    • 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

    Flexibility is great, if you have a busy life!

    Cons

    Smaller company, limited growth. The only reason I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for the opportunity to gain experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Darn glad to be working here!

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

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, strong work ethic from an engaged and happy workforce. Really good benefits!

    Cons

    Emerging from a "conservative" strategic viewpoint (but really improved in past 2 years) Can tend to assume that people will fill the technology / process / efficiency gap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

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    • 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 experience and a good stepping stone for career

    Cons

    No clear direction and strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need clear direction and strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Retirement home

    • 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 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
  6.  

    They truly do "walk the talk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    This company truly does walk the talk, especially when it comes to career growth. Constantly promoting their own...especially in the Cincinnati office.

    Cons

    could improve their internal systems (IT)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management has been awesome in my experience here. Very supportive and they truly stick to the company values!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company and people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Analyst in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    The training is great and the managers are willing to help if needed. Being off on weekends is nice, especially after working retail for many years. Company conducts contests to help keep morale up.

    Cons

    Talking on the phone all day can be boring. Of course you get the occasional rude customer, but it's not too bad. The company wants you to be in the call center at least a year before requesting a transfer to another department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad for an entry level job.

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, great benefits, plenty of PTO.

    Cons

    Little room for growth, micro management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Protective Life as an intern

    Pros

    Had a wonderful experience, learned a ton from my managers and peers, and was given many opportunities and development within the intern program.

    Cons

    Different levels of involvement for different interns

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Systems Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Protective Life

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Solid Company.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of

  11.  

    Good company, with good leadership. Casual work/life balance culture makes coming into work easy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    It's not stuffy like a bank. Sure there are folks that have to be in business professional attire for their particular words but for the most part it's business casual or less. Work-Life balance is great. Most weeks are 40-45 hours, which in this day in age is hard to come by. Pay is at the higher end, but not as high as others. It's in Birmingham, but not downtown. There's an onsite gym, with locker rooms and a nurse practitioner that works 4 days a week or so.

    Cons

    Because it is so big sometimes things take longer to get done, or decisions to get made. Within the technology group the production control process is cumbersome, confusing and not efficient whatsoever. There's a lack of clarity in regards to professional development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define clearer plans for future. Obviously some folks are happy where there at so figure out how to make them even better at their current role, but some want to progress and climb the corporate ladder so to speak. Give them a map and help them to get there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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