Protective Life Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
56 Reviews

3.2
56 Reviews
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Protective Life Chairman, President, and CEO John D. Johns
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst II  in  Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst II in Calabasas, CA

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

    Pros

    Working without supervision. Great manager.

    Cons

    Company closed office in CA even though there won't be a presence in CA now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Intern Expereince

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Protective Life as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Engaged the intern with senior management
    Gave a thorough overview of the company
    Great intern bonding time at thebasball games

    Cons

    I wish the pay was a little more competitive and that the interns could get to experience more within the different companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 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 for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad, but people see it as a stepping stone to something else.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Protective Life

    Pros

    PTO is great
    Coworkers are very helpful

    Cons

    Very disorganized
    slow processes
    technology impaired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiding business problems from employes, it creates anxiety and closed door environment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady and secure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative

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

    Pros

    Lots of days off, benefits, great individuals - very professional people - dress is casual. awesome managers. can grow in company horizontally & learn learn lots.

    Cons

    No room for growth vertically

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on Reviews larger than 2% for hard workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Annuity Analyst  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Annuity Analyst in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Protective Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice office, it has a gym and a cafeteria. My manager was good.

    Cons

    They keep up with whether you are sitting at your desk or not through the movement of your computer mouse. It feels very big brotherish to know your manager will get an email informing them of the amount of time you were away from your desk.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

    Former Employee - Life Underwriter
    Former Employee - Life Underwriter

    I worked at Protective Life as a contractor for 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.  

    Great Internship

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great internship program and learning experience for college students. C-suite level guests spoke as well as other upper level managers. Early end-times on Fridays

    Cons

    Pay was not competitive compared to other internships around Birmingham

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Protective Life as an intern

    Pros

    People stay there long. Commitment. Great intern program. Have lots of opportunities to talk to C-suite employees.

    Cons

    insurance industry has lots of processes to go

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work environment tailored towards meeting the needs of the individual and openly likes to promotes from within

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Protective Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee focused and friendly atmosphere with personal training, access to upper management and mentors. Provide opportunities to individuals who show an aptitude and interest in a given area. Career planning advise and help available in an easy to follow path. Allow employees to leave work early every Friday (when I was there). Appreciate people with initiative awarding their hard work and are willing to truly consider new ideas to processes, etc.

    Cons

    Not a lot of flexibility about work hours or leaving for a period when all work is complete even while on salary. When starting a new area with a new skill set the individual can sometimes feel left to their own devices and not be able to readily find help to proceed with task. Location access is just off of Hwy 280, which has intense rush hour traffic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is great that individuals are given the opportunity to work on new skill sets, therefore advancing their careers, but it would be good to make sure resources are readily available to assist them with the challenges experienced when working expanding their skill set.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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