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Aflac Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Mar 1, 2015
Updated Mar 1, 2015
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Aflac in August 2012.

Interview Details

Very friendly and outgoing. 1st your are in a group interview where the selling of Hope begins. Your next and final is the one on one interview & a guaranteed offer of a sales position(associate). You will be told that you should make 50-75K in your 1st year. This is 100% untrue. Most people in the office scrape by on 20-25K. Anyone who made/makes that amount is the rare exception and not the rule. Also, you are not told that you have to pay monthly for office space. You are not once let in on how you pay to work for them.

Interview Questions
  • Ask how much it will cost YOU right away. They'll tell you that you just pay for licensing etc. Again, you have to pay to work in their office.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No negotiate phase, they hire everyone and flood the market.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Aflac.

    Interview Details

    They schedule an interview for you, and email you stating who your interview is with, BUT NEVER tell you that it's a group interview. The "interviewer" tells you his life story, and how much better working for Aflac is than any other job he's ever had. Then, you watch a video about the company. They tell you that it's a 1099 position, meaning each employee is an independent contractor, and try to make that sound good. Really, what it means is that they have zero liability. Plus, it's commission only.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. After the group "interview," they take you into another room and have a small talk with you.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    1099 position - no social security, no unemployment, no disability - for commission only.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charleston, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charleston, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Aflac in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Once with a hiring manager, once with his manager.

    Interview Questions
    • none... they will hir ejust about any willing and able body to fill the constant turn over.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Aflac in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews took place. The first with the District Sales Coordinator covering the details of the offer and basic information. During the second interview we went over the details of compensation and the ins and outs of the job and an offer was made.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about sales in general? How do you feel about cold calling? Comission?   Answer Question
    • General tell me about yourself.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marriottsville, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marriottsville, MD
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Aflac in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    First day is a group setting you get to know more about what Aflac does. Second day is a 1:1 setting with regional manager, if you like what the business does you sign up.

    Interview Questions
    • What made you want to get into insurance?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marriottsville, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Marriottsville, MD
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Aflac in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    If you have your resume posted publicly on any job search website (i.e. Careerbuilder), you will be constantly harassed by recruiters. Their pitch is always the same... A manager found and reviewed your resume and the rep is calling to see if you want an interview. Whether you agree or decline, more reps will call. It doesn't seem like they use any sort of database.

    The person I interviewed with was nice. He pitched the job while pretending to be indifferent. You can tell that they would hire anyone, but try hard to keep cool about it.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not up for cold-calling.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Aflac in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    They told me that there were "many position available." When I came to the interview, they told me they only have sales positions available, which I explicitly said I didn't want.

    The "interview" was not an interview as all. I was asked maybe 3 short-answer question. It was really a more of a presentation, which consisted mostly of the regional sales coordinator talking about how Aflac is so great and how you can make $100,000 a year. It lasted for an hour and a half.

    At the end, she asked me to email her if I was still interested in work at Aflac, and her assistant would schedule a second interview. I was not at all interested in the job so I didn't email her. But she still called me to set up an interview. Big waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Deceptive about their position availability. Very unprofessional.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Aflac in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    The mass recruitment process through employment sites like careerbuilder feed many into the system but the success rate among the hired is less than 1%. That being said, the interview process was thorough and the contracting process was well organized and efficient. The intent is to allow new associates to exploit existing social contacts to get started then learn good business approach and cold calling practices to maintain a low but steady income. Mass recruitment feeds a percentage of sales to middle management encouraging them to keep the hiring going despite a high failure rate among employees and an investment of time and licensing fees.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how an independent work opportunity lead to a past business success.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Standard contract with no negotiation available. All commissions are standardized but they do offer an up front commission inducement for new agents just getting started.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Aflac in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Met them at my schools career fair and received a call back about a week after. I set up an interview and went to their office for the panel interview. They gave their pitch and gave a brief background about the company and asked the panel several questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you would be effective as a sales agent?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Straight commission and a high concentration of agents in the market

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Aflac in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    THe hiring process varies a lot by territory, but they are all very lax. Very few of the managers really care whether you will suceed or not. They really want to know that you will at least make it to their sales school so that you count towards their quota.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of situation would be overwhelming for you? How did you respond?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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