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Protective Life Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Protective Life President and CEO Richard J. Bielen
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Pros
  • Work environment, competitive pay, and great benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Great environment to work in, and also great people to work along with (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited opportunities for advancement with in the company (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "VP IT"

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    Current Employee - Vice President IT in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Vice President IT in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company they care about people

    Cons

    Small company pains are encountered

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Protective Life (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work environment, competitive pay, and great benefits

    Cons

    parking, break room , walkway,and restrooms

    Advice to Management

    work on parking, and break room

  3. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits especially vacation
    Early out Friday's
    Growing company

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are very limited

    Advice to Management

    Don't take your employees for granted


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time

    Pros

    - Paid Time-Off
    - Benefits
    - 401(k) matching
    - Positive Vibes
    - Great co-workers

    Cons

    - Too many different voices calling the shots
    - Zero focus on Technical debt

    Advice to Management

    Listen to IT technical debt concerns and quit bombarding with new projects


  5. "Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time

    Pros

    Great work place, benefits, and employees.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about Protective.


  6. "Business Systems Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, and also great people to work along with!

    Cons

    Having to sit at a computer all day!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Protective Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small staff size, great health benefits, generous vacation time

    Cons

    HR is a joke. Company is reactive and overall poor at planning anything. The approach is wait and see vs lets be prepared. HR is a complete joke and is useless. Policies and procedures are at manager's discretion and are not applied consistently. Job descriptions do not exist either. Lots of wasted time on meetings about meetings. No interest in innovation or change. Pay was not competitive for hourly employees. No incentives or training plan. Career growth was based on who you knew not how you performed. Very high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced HR personnel. Have focus groups to gain insight from employees. Document job descriptions and procedures like most companies.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of employees have been here longer than 10 years

    Cons

    can be somewhat of a "boy's club"

    Advice to Management

    listen to your direct reports


  9. Helpful (1)

    "From good to bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Protective Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Closed the Friday after thanksgiving, Shut the phones off for 1 hour for Christmas lunch. fair raises, and resalable insurance cost. pleanty of customer reps on the phone so it is not none stop call after cal.

    Cons

    All of the pors are gone!

    Advice to Management

    Add more phone reps and bring back perks.


  10. "Workplace rating"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and generous Paid Time Off which makes the balancing of work and family easier

    Cons

    Currently i cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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