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Updated Jul 25, 2014

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3.1 56 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Protective Life Chairman, President, and CEO John D. Johns

John D. Johns

(30 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Place to Start a Career in Financial Services

    Internal Annuity Wholesaler (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    Pros-Culture
    -Open door policy with management

    Cons-Promotion can take awhile due to limited availability of non entry level positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manager for 12 yrs

    Customer Support Claims Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsSome of the best people work there. But not the best educated and there for not very connected from the front line to upper management.

    ConsCheap not willing to put out for new technology which leaves them in the dust compared to 90% of the other larger company's . Management has no review or evaluations by the employees who report to them . So you can only imagine how horrible some of the managers are.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be better connection to the front line employees and better reviews of managers by their peers and subordinates this for the Chicago office mostly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Protective Life isNo good for Temps

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey happen to have a Nice Restuarant

    ConsYou get no benefits. You feel excuded from Company programs and events. The pay is terrible for an experienced professional working through a temp service.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust Hire people directly. You spend all this money to pay Temps less for an uncertain amount of time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    So so

    Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Elgin, IL

    ProsNever under the radar, no micromanaging.

    ConsNo development opportunities and no training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop and recognize your talented.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good benefits, nice people to work with.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bannockburn, IL

    ProsFlexible work hours, nice benefits, great team of people to work with.

    ConsNot enough room to grow professionally.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Look elsewhere...definitely don't relocate

    Marketing Director (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsThe company is incredibly financial stable and very innovative in product design and marketing. That is what attracted me to them. There are some very creative, driven and talented people working there.

    ConsThe company culture is that of "eat or be eaten". Teamwork is not fostered by any means. It is every man or woman for himself of herself. Your co-workers will absolutely throw you under the bus if it makes them look better. Everyone is fearful of losing their job, so that is why that culture exists. Management seems to like it and encourage it from what I can see.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou get amazing results from the talented people you have on board. Imagine the quality you'd receive and how much longer they'd stick around if you fostered a positive culture and treated employees with respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to "figure it out"

    Case Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent work-life balance
    Great Team Atmosphere

    ConsEasy to disengage due to the monotony of the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job, but do more to engage your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits, no defined career path

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsGreat benefits, my co-workers were very dedicated

    ConsNo defined career path, very political

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak up the old boys network

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a bad place to work, just not much room for advancement

    Customer Service (Current Employee) Elgin, IL

    ProsIt's been around for a while and has conservative investment strategies, so it's done pretty well through the tough times. Upper management is beginning to open up to more up to date ideas.

    ConsIs still way behind in terms of employee satisfaction, is horrible at communicating with lower management and even worse with communicating with employees, is extremely cheap and overly conservative with systems

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand. Talk to your employees, one on one. Time expensive systems overhauls with acquisitions so they mask the hit in stock price.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A decent company with decent people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsFitness center, early end-time on Fridays, onsite cafeteria

    ConsComputer hardware needs some updating

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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