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Protective Life Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Sep 7, 2019

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3.5
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Protective Life President and CEO Richard J. Bielen
Richard J. Bielen
38 Ratings
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  • "There are great benefits, PTO, building is being upgraded(in 14 reviews)

  • "They are a great company that offers the employee options that helps to better the work life balance(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Protective Life for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for advancement if hard working, quick learner, team player, smart.

    Cons

    Upper management sometimes misses opportunities to help middle management become better managers overall.

    Protective Life2016-09-18
  2. Helpful (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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    Protective Life2019-09-07
  3. 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.

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    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.

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  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Intern - Intern 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Protective Life

    Pros

    The overall internship was great. Every intern was able to meet with upper management.

    Cons

    The HireVue interview was awkward.

    Protective Life2017-09-07
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Very good company"

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Bannockburn, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good overall hours and benefits

    Cons

    No real consistency with managers actually managing vs delegating those duties down. They can't fill all APD claims adjuster positions. Word of mouth and the production/quality systems are extremely poor. Upper management treats this block of business like a call center when the clients are not traditional in call center terms. HR is very slow to react to requests even after follow ups.

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    Protective Life2017-03-26
  6. "A great place to start your career"

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    Business Analyst in University City, St. Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Protective Life for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get the chance to work directly with upper management were as in other companies there would be many layers.

    Cons

    There is a lack of diversity in management roles.

    Protective Life2016-01-19
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Wonderful Career"

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     in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Protective Life for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I built a wonderful career at Protective Life. The company valued their employees and customers as much as their stockholders and investors. Wonderful benefits including a Pension Plan. Focused on doing the right thing and individual health.

    Cons

    Uncertainty with recent and potential changes in upper management as well as purchase by Japanese company, Dai-ichi. HR has more turnover than any other department, which was concerning to me. Candor is not valued enough.

    Protective Life2015-07-14
  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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    Protective Life2013-07-11
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Manager for 12 yrs"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Claims Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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    Protective Life2013-05-25
  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Protective Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    Is 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

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    Protective Life2013-02-19

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