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Protective Life Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
64 Reviews
3.4
64 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    Summer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, great benefits, plenty of PTO.

    Cons

    Little room for growth, micro management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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 an 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is what you make of it

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

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

    Pros

    Flex hours (leave at 3 everyday) and the 2 hour window for lunch break. As 'non-exempt' workers, you are required to clock in / out for lunch break. The first 15 mins is paid for but anything after that, you'll have to make the time up. Very friendly people / management. The home office building has a cafe, library, workout facility w/ showers, towels and lockers.

    Cons

    Management. They do little to help in career development unless you are ore of the managers favorites. They like to think they are doing a good job but the employee surveys tend to say otherwise. Things get 'better' for a month and go back to being the way it was. Rules are not enforced and the seasoned workers can get away with murder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Many opportunities for career growth

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

    I worked at Protective Life full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Protective has a family-friendly culture that supports its employees. The benefits and time off policies are competitive in the local market. During my time with the company, I experienced great career growth and also saw many of my peers grow their careers as well.

    Cons

    Some projects and initiatives don't get off the ground due to analysis-paralysis. The company is a little too risk adverse sometimes. (They are an insurance company...)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While Protective does promote from within, there seems to be a limit. C-Suite placements mostly seem to be outside hires in recent years. Encourage all employees to achieve their best by looking for talent from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sell you the moon, deliver the dirt.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great family work life....unless you know the right people or can play the game don't look for advancement on merit.

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

    I worked at Protective Life full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great facility, with healthy living amenities, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Its not what you know its who you know. Poor advancement on based on merit or performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your talent...not your friends..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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