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Aflac Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
731 Reviews
3.1
731 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • set your own hours, unlimited income potential (in 22 reviews)

  • Management is very engaged with making sure that employees maintain a good work-life balance (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • No benefits, no base salary, the bosses will lie about everything (in 30 reviews)

  • lack of initial support - but it's like any 100% commission job: "you reap what you sow" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Producer / Agent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer/Agent in Columbia, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Producer/Agent in Columbia, MD (US)

    I have been working at Aflac full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Tons of training and helpful people. Lots of incentives. Amazing financial compensation. Love my flexible work hours. I can work from home - or office. I was assigned 1 mentor - but have dozens. The online training information is outstanding. Tons of support & training information. FREE lead lists.

    Cons

    LOSERS BEWARE!!! If you can not handle a fast environment - this is not the job for you. If you are not able to communicate with company owners intelligently - this is not the job for you. If you think someone else is going to do this job for you - this is not the job for you. Aflac expects hard workers - and pays their employees equally high incomes. Too many people think this job is going to pay them $100,000 yearly for a walk in the park. Building your own book of business is difficult at first - but the final compensation is worth the initial struggle. Too many people can't make it though the initial struggle then quit because they don't have the personal self motivation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When an employee starts provide them with a list of what resources are available. THERE ARE TONS - but a list for new employees would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company in Columbus to Work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Service Specialist II in Columbus, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Service Specialist II in Columbus, GA (US)

    I have been working at Aflac as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Possibly one of the best places to work anywhere honestly. They are about their employees and its shows.

    Cons

    Hard to get in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for starting in sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Burbank, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Burbank, CA (US)

    I have been working at Aflac full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Team, enthusiastic, motivated, Great Product Line.

    Cons

    No Salary , 1099 reps only cold calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The people were kind, but the position sucked,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Agent in Maricopa, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Independent Agent in Maricopa, AZ (US)

    I worked at Aflac part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people in my office were kind,

    Cons

    I did not want to be involved in a culture that boasts about DRUNKENESS!!!! Listening to people brag about how "loaded" they got on their Aflac sponsored Caribbean cruise was not only distasteful but disgusting!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SOBER UP!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to get a start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analystst in Columbus, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Analystst in Columbus, GA (US)

    I have been working at Aflac full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great. The Sr managment is very employee focuses. Its a safe place to work because Aflac doesn't do layoffs and they hardly ever fire people.

    Cons

    People never leave! which means there isn't a lot of room to move up in the company. Aflac is loyal to employees and expects the same level of loyalty in return. Tenure is more rewarded than job performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Beware of Reno

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Independent Agent in Reno, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Independent Agent in Reno, NV (US)

    I worked at Aflac as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    None they don't exist for Independent Sales Reps

    Cons

    So unorganized one doesn't what to do. You can ask for help and it will never come your way. They promise training and it never happens. So many Reps that you end up making people mad as everyone hits the same businesses over and over again. Was a complete waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your new sales reps and get them up to speed on product instead of telling them to just go make appointments and we will sell it for you. You know when you go into a business they want to know now what it is not can I come back with a MANAGER to make the sales pitch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Opportunity for the Right People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at Aflac full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great product & corporate support; Best brand recognition in the industry and a competitive compensation package for insurance sales; company pays for licensing course; great people/culture

    Cons

    Requires a lot of hard work & motivation; not the job if you want to trade your time for a paycheck. You have to be invested and self-managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe more standardized training on systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    They say opportunity, I say pyramid scheme and scam for the agents

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Agent in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Independent Agent in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I worked at Aflac full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You are able to control your own time, how much or little you work. But if you don't spend every waking hour at their office, or showing some sort of production be ready to be made fun of, and harassed both to your face and behind your back. It is commission only, like most of the insurance Industry.

    Cons

    If you don't bow down to your district manager, and make pretty with the group you are in for a hard time. If you are late to the insane 7am meetings, that go on for hours, and give the same info over and over again they will make fun of you, make you dance in front of the group as some sort of punishment. Not all, but most of the district managers are stealing from their trainees, they will make you split the commission on new accounts when you are still in training, however they are also being paid by Aflac for the business you write under them. The group is filled with newly licensed, and younger age group individuals, there is a high rate of drinking issues, and drug problems within the group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    world of opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aflac

    Pros

    The ability to control your own future. If you have the drive this is a position where your financial goals can be achieved.

    Cons

    as an independent agent you work on full commission. If you are not independently motivated this will be a struggle for you. Sales is not a position for everyone, but with determination you can be successful. There is a lot of turnover and many agents are working off similar call lists. Your skills have to be that much sharper because of the agents that have contacted potential clients previously and often.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aflac Agent in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Aflac Agent in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Aflac as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    No need to go to the office

    Cons

    It's a pyramid scheme, there are no base salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The lack of continuity is a problem - often the same companies with be pitched multiple times by various agents, all without the awareness that someone has been there before them. It doesn't inspire much confidence from your would-be clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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