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Protective Life Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great team , great hours (in 10 reviews)

  • Great company that lives its values, great place to work (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay and low promotional increases (in 6 reviews)

  • The employee morale is low but senior management seem disinterested (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Internal Wholesaler"

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    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is wonderful! They do a wonderful job of promoting from within! The Cincinnati office is a great environment too. Great people!

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet


  2. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, nice offices, very helpful and supportive staff and management

    Cons

    low pay for employees and work can become repetitive


  3. "Very low paying job"

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    Current Employee - Claims Examiner I in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner I in Brentwood, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are all very nice and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Company acquisitions of other insurance company blocks of business increased workload without the staff to match. Clocking in and out for breaks, lunch and work is a pain. Benefits are ok but definitely not the best for an insurance company. If you like a highly repetitive job then this is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, increase benefits.


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  5. "Claims Adjuster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for and have different opportunities available to move inside the company.

    Cons

    Opportunities to move within the company don't come often.

    Advice to Management

    The management at Protective is good and are helpful when struggling to perform at acceptable levels.


  6. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, typical corporate environment

    Cons

    Typical work environment, nothing special to note


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    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    transparency on company goals, management is understanding,

    Cons

    micro-management at midlevel. could use more work life balance. work from home is not consistent.


  8. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the people, excellent benefits and retirement program. Support staff excellent. I appreciated the freedom to search out new accounts while servicing existing accounts. I found the sales goals to be largely fair.

    Cons

    No real downside working there, particularly working from home. I suppose the only thing that comes to mind is that the home office is several states away, but for what I did, a phone and laptop were more than sufficient.

    Advice to Management

    I could not give any advice. I was always treated well by all, from my boss up to the president. All good people


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Anywhwhere else but here"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Protective Life (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    On sight gym is nice.

    Cons

    Make no mistake...you have more common sense and will be more educated than two managers above you. You will spend your days explaining the obvious and leaving dumbfounded by the ignorance displayed by your manager. HR turns blind eye to abuses in hope it will just go away. Racism, cronyism, sexism are prevelant here. Advise any potential hire to walk away. The well is poisoned!

    Advice to Management

    Will not bother with middle management as they would most likely not understand anyway. Advise to senior management...open your eyes and stop trying to buy favorable results to employee engagement surveys.


  10. "Good 'ol boys club."

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I worked at the Protective Distributor Cincinnati Ohio Office. I liked that it was small. Most people were friendly. A mostly relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Made me believe that as a contract employee I would get hired if I stayed. Told me this for months only to hire other people and let me go right when my contract was up. Company not diverse. Out of 100+ employees, only 7 black and 1 Asian. Too many young kids working and getting promoted and shouldn't be.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like your diverse when you're not. Also, my manager was inexperienced in how to me a leader. Plays politics and was very petty. Learn how to develop employees so they stay and want to be there. Stop handing people jobs that haven't earned it fairly, not just because you like them.

    Train Case Manager's better. My manager had terrible time management skills, was always unorganized, never knew what was going on, and would get annoyed if you questioned something. Luckily for me, I had a coworker who was good at what they did and they helped me to learn the processes because I couldn't rely on my manager at all.


  11. "Proceed with caution......"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401K, pension, family oriented company. Lots of volunteer activities for employees. On site cafeteria and walking trails ( home office). Easy to work with staff.

    Cons

    Absurdly low pay and salary increases. Advancement opportunities for those without an IT background are next to none, even for those with an advanced degree and a significant amount of experience. Company appears to prefer to hire from the outside and pay a higher salary rather than promote those who have a good handle on company culture and experience within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and reward their hard work. If you say an employee is an asset to the company and is valued- reward them with appropriate advancements in their job title and salary. Walk the talk!



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