Aflac Reviews

Updated 31 August 2014
Updated 31 August 2014
666 Reviews

3.1
666 Reviews
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Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can set your own hours, work from virtually anywhere, and there is unlimited income potential (in 20 reviews)

  • Management is very engaged with making sure that employees maintain a good work-life balance (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary or ramp up funds to help beginners, training is not so great (in 24 reviews)

  • lack of initial support - but it's like any 100% commission job: "you reap what you sow" (in 34 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent company! I've been an agent for 7 yrs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AFLAC Field Sales Agent  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - AFLAC Field Sales Agent in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The top management provides solid ethical leadership. The company does the right thing. Wonderful name brand recognition. They pay claims quickly making it a great company to represent. They pay associates well. Advanced commissions, stock and renewals make a great compensation package.

    Cons

    Too many new associates don't stay and so it's a revolving door. This gives Aflac a bad reputation with brokers and businesses. About 1 in 20 make it long term. 100% commission is not for everyone. The first two years are tough as a new field agent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on veteran agents. Be more selective on bringing on new agents. Provide incentives to field managers for veteran production instead of new agents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Employee Benefits

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    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Consultant
    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Consultant

    I worked at Aflac full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary, lots of leads, wonderful culture

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep attracting the Gen Y crowd!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aflac Agent  in  North Richland Hills, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Aflac Agent in North Richland Hills, TX (US)

    I have been working at Aflac as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great hands on training through experienced licensed agents

    Cons

    rapidly changing management and reports 100% commission only pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to your field agents before going into their accounts if their is an issue

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aflac as an intern

    Pros

    Great culture. Good benefits if you're not in the field force. Has a strong company culture. Most everyone is pleasant to work with. They want you to have a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    It's in Columbus GA which is not a very interesting place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working atmosphere is casual, but can be pressing at times. The coworkers and management are great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst III  in  Columbus, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst III in Columbus, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pretty flexible 8 to 5 schedule, on-site cafe, gym, walking trails and disc golf. Nice benefit packages with bonuses most years and a lot of opportunity for career development and advancement.

    Cons

    Politics and diversity sometime seem to dictate advancement over experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the team members in your area of responsibility. Eventhough an "open door" policy is often stated, not all management level leaders are engaged with their teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, tough to get ahead.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at Aflac as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of training and support, but the market is very saturated. The management program offers very little in terms of financial support.

    Cons

    You have to invest in evey aspect of the company. Yes there is a flexible schedule, but you still need to put in at least 60 hrs a week to break even.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in first level management instead of putting a heavier burden on them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aflac for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people & great money making potential

    Cons

    You have to keep yourself motivated - since you are now basically working for yourself & making your own hours. So it's up to YOU on how well YOU succeed.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Columbus, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbus, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Ethical Company, great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Call Center schedule is difficult when you are a single parent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Products

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefits Consultant
    Former Employee - Benefits Consultant

    I worked at Aflac as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Potential to make six figures if you can last 5 years or more or know an owner of a large company in you warm market.

    Cons

    Can't speak for other offices but the management is constantly being pressured to meet goals which in turn makes them very stressed in office where I was. Stress passed on to rookies and makes for high turn over in agents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aflac full-time

    Pros

    Assisting people who trust your better judgement.

    Cons

    Using your own car for traveling to account holders

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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