Protective Life Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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  1. Great teams (Fun and dedicated)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Quality Assurance Analyst in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Intern - Quality Assurance Analyst in Chesterfield, MO

    I worked at Protective Life as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    During my internship there I was never once asked to get coffee or scan something. From day one I was put to work and was treated like any other employee. They recognize achievements and are personal enough to remember Birthdays, anniversaries with the company, and have a very fun loving atmosphere as long as you are able to get your work done first.

    Cons

    If you can not learn with the sink or swim method then it will be hard to get your feet wet at all.

    Advice to Management

    There is some lack with the knowledge of some systems when it comes to training those who do not know and it should be addressed.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Benefits, Bad management.

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great benefits, I really liked working there. Good people for the most part. I was in customer service. Liked the work, learned a lot.

    Cons

    Understaffed, employees are under trained. Very much still an old boys club. Promotions are hard to come by unless you are "in". Hight turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Protective is an employee friendly environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is great.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities based on merit and not, political or social.

    Advice to Management

    Promote talent, not friends.

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  5. It's a great place to have a career.

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility is great, if you have a busy life!

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the opportunity to gain experience

  6. Manager

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience and a good stepping stone for career

    Cons

    No clear direction and strategy

    Advice to Management

    Need clear direction and strategy

  7. Helpful (2)

    look for a better opportunity

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

    I worked at Protective Life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    stop showing favortism.

  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  9. Poor management and unfriendly coworkers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter Powersports in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Underwriter Powersports in Edina, MN

    I worked at Protective Life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management
    No room to grow within department

    Advice to Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company and people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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