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Protective Life Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
60 Reviews
3.2
60 Reviews
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Protective Life Chairman, President, and CEO John D. Johns
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  1.  

    Great Internship

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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 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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  6.  

    Great Place to Start a Career in Financial Services

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Annuity Wholesaler  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Internal Annuity Wholesaler in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    -Culture
    -Open door policy with management

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager for 12 yrs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Claims Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Support Claims Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Cheap 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 ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    So so

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Never under the radar, no micromanaging.

    Cons

    No development opportunities and no training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and recognize your talented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Protective Life isNo good for Temps

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

    I have been working at Protective Life as a contractor

    Pros

    They happen to have a Nice Restuarant

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good benefits, nice people to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bannockburn, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not enough room to grow professionally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere...definitely don't relocate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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