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Protective Life Reviews

Updated Sep 7, 2019

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Protective Life CEO Richard J. Bielen
Richard J. Bielen
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work environment, competitive pay, and great benefits(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great people, work/life balance, above average benefits(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good job no problems

    Cons

    No cons. I think it’s a great place

    Protective Life2019-03-01
  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Verdict Is In."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Protective Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, free parking, not a bad place to spend a couple years

    Cons

    Not the company you want to be at if you’re looking for credible experience to boost your resume. This company is jam-packed-full of mediocre talent, and guess who will be picking up the slack for their underperformance - that’s right, it’s YOU! Looking to grow in your field? Think again, because you’ll be too busy doing other people’s jobs for them. Other than that, corporate culture is horrendous except for a... couple departments, and the Cincinnati office as a whole is treated by the home office like the red-headed step child of the company. If that weren’t bad enough, the Cincinnati Office itself has even been ripe of unethical behavior by managers and HR alike this year, some of which could have (and probably should have) risen to the level of lawsuits against the company. To add to that, management and HR have swept these issues under the rug as if they didn’t happen. It’s definitely a “hush” culture. Nobody with the spine to stand up for what’s right.

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    Advice to Management

    I can’t offer you any advice that you would listen to when you won’t even listen to your own employees when they tell you these things face-to-face and unanonymously.

    Protective Life2019-09-08
  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, company invests in it's employees, PTO is great to start, and many locations

    Cons

    Software is a little outdated and pay could be a little better. They are a mulit billion dollar company.

    Protective Life2019-08-24
  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Issue Processor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time

    Pros

    The company is great and has lots of amenities

    Cons

    Hard to grow with the company. They bring in lots of outside talent.

    Protective Life2019-08-21
  5. "Lack of thought of lower level employees that make the place run. *Bannockburn location*"

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Bannockburn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are just ok. Not much else to say.

    Cons

    When acquiring new company's upper management doesn't think of how it's going to effect its employees who are doing the work or train appropriately to handle new types if work. They are basically thrown to wolves and forced to handle it without proper preparation. This cycle is tending to repeat itself the more they try to do. Pay raises are minuscule even for high performing employees yet, the find the money to put... there name on a stadium and report overwhelming profits. Employees keep leaving due to the over expectation that employees are now expected to perform at in the poor environment that's provided. They are not also hiring people enough to replace this missing works and will not hire the appropriate amount of people to do the work efficiently and to provide the customer experiance that they say they provide.

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    Advice to Management

    Building a successful and constantly growing company is important but if you keep on forgetting about the strength level of the foundation your going to watch the building crumble.

    Protective Life2019-09-07
  6. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Protective Life full-time

    Pros

    Training, team and holiday parties, and pay.

    Cons

    Being in a call center environment.

    Protective Life2019-07-25
  7. "Overall nice place"

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    Former Employee - TeleLife Interviewer in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Nice management Good pay Potential for growth

    Cons

    Too many updates and changes to process without clear communication

    Protective Life2019-07-18
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid this company, there is not a good internal culture"

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    Former Employee - Underwriting Case Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a lot to learn and enough work going on to keep you busy at all times

    Cons

    The culture in my department became much more oppresssive over the last year. Lots of micromanagement, and harsh punishment for simple mistakes. They track how much "Idle" time you have and will look for excuses to fire people when the application volume falls.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging, treat your employees like adults and not children. If you are looking to downsize a department, be honest about it and don't fish for reasons to fire people.

    Protective Life2019-08-12

    Protective Life Response

    August 19, 2019

    Thank you for providing feedback! We are disappointed to hear of your experience, but appreciate your transparent perspective. We use all feedback to help us understand our opportunities to grow as an employer.

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good employers value their employees"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flex time, and has cafeteria on site

    Cons

    Culture no longer values tenure. Upper management is allowed to speak to b those below them horribly. HR is a joke and does nothing to support the employees. No longer a family oriented place that supports work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and see how the average worker is bring treated by upper management such as the AVP or VP level.

    Protective Life2019-07-02

    Protective Life Response

    July 8, 2019

    Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to maintaining a positive working environment. While we’re disappointed to hear your concerns, we also appreciate your candor as it helps us identify opportunities moving forward. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, hyper conservative environment"

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    Current Employee - Investment Accountant in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are very good for the amount of work required.

    Cons

    Not a lot of work in specific departments, hard to keep engaged

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people with no personal skills to management positions just because they are competent with a task

    Protective Life2019-02-20
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