Aflac
3.0 of 5 631 reviews
www.aflac.com Columbus, GA 5000+ Employees

Aflac Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.0 631 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos

Dan Amos

(364 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Terrible place to work

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsI honestly cannot write any pros about this employer because it is a terrible place to work. They claim that you will make so much money working for them but that is a lie. The turnover of employees there is very high. In fact, when I came for the first day of my internship, no one has been there for more than a month, and most people were new just like me.

    ConsThey do not pay you a single penny until you sell one of their policies (which nobody in their right mind should want to purchase because those policies are complete trash). They give you a script and a list of phone numbers and tell you to make 300 calls per hour (out of these 300 calls, you will be hung up of 100 times, and the other 200 numbers would be disconnected).

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust shut the place down, it is worthless.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You don't own your own business...........liars

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsGood products and good paying claims. Name recognition.

    ConsRecruiters promise big money and owning your business to get people to sign on. Lowest commissions in industry. Coordinator positions go to the yes people and biggest rats.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of all the commission based coordinators. More and more make a living off screwing the associates. You have people with no insurance background getting contracts as coordinators. Listen to your vets before you lose them all. Recognize letters of record from veteran associates, they have the relationships with the accounts not the coordinators. Higer professional management to run states and regions with a salary so they will do things right and with ethics. Treat people in the field the way you treat people in Columbus.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not what i expected

    Business Marketing Management (Current Employee)
    College Park, MD

    ProsYou will learn great communication skills

    ConsCold calling!!!! All day long.
    Tons of rejection
    No pay, only commission, %100.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Must be a salesperson

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Bridgeport, CT

    ProsIf you're at the top of the pyramid you make money

    ConsHard to make any money

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pyramid scam

    Sales Account (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsWell you think the brand would be an asset in selling but they bring in 100's of new reps yearly and just grind through them. The promise huge incentives but very few probably less than 1% can make enough to survive.

    ConsYou can not write business using your own laptop. They want you to "invest" in one of theirs which runs about $1500 for a comparable $500 laptop. No draw you pay for evertything

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is a lesson I will take with me

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe people and the perks

    Consleadership is poor and most are in the wrong positions. Too many family members

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to listen and not exhert so much positional power

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    IF IDIOTS COULD FLY, AFLAC WOULD BE AN AIRPORT. Negative Star Rating.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsQuality relevant product. Great national brand recognition.

    ConsThe lies start in the interview process. They will hire anyone and feed you lies about income and schedule freedom. They violate your 1099 agreement with mandatory meetings. There's a constantly revolving door of management. I've been repeatedly stolen from and cheated out of commissions by agents and management alike. Management makes overrides on commissions structured like an MLM. They've hired more reps than there are businesses in West MI over the years. They focus on opening new accounts and burn through new agents families and friends for new business, and never provide any service. New agents don't last beyond the business they write with friends and family. My own family and friends will not do business with me as a result of their past experiences with Aflac. Internally the joke is: AFLAC stands for "Alcoholics Finally Land A Career." They are proud to have been banned from the JW Marriott for violating their liquor license by providing their own booze at a party/conference they threw there. By far the most unprofessional bunch of "benefits advisors" around. You will not be able to distinguish yourself from the hoard/swarm of other agents "just stopping in" to businesses unannounced. If you have money to burn and love door to door cold call sales, and are looking to party this is the place for you. While what I say sounds extreme it's true and needs to be told. On the surface it seems legit, but couldn't be a greater farce. The Peter Principle is in full effect here. Incompetent dishonest hacks. Systemic failures. It's nearly impossible to overcome the negative momentum from the local market reputation to the back end administrative nightmares that will hamper any success you have. I'm sorry to write such a review but the truth must be told. I would not be surprised if additional positive reviews suddenly appear in an effort to bury this negative review. Save yourself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on quality over quantity and invest in the agents you hire. Create territories. Stop the deception. Create a system where everyone is incentivized toward mutual success. Get rid of all the bad apples and start over. Apologize to the business community at large for the antics that have ruined your local reputation.

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    You can work as hard as you want to, it don't mean you will earn anything.

    Outside Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsMake your own hours, your own schedule, boss. Solid products, plenty of corporate support. Gives you all the tools you need except a base salary.

    ConsSaturated market. Way too many agents have worked our area to death. Everyone already knows what Aflac is and don't want it, don't care. Even worse residing in a financially depressed area. No base salary, you will quickly end up spending your own money for a company that has 700 billion in assets. Prospecting method is outdated and ineffective.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer a base salary, new agents need the buffer of still having an income while creating their book of business. Putting the entire financial responsibity on a new agent in a saturated market is unfair. Also have hiring managers stop selling a lifestyle and start actually interviewing people for a job/position. Aflac will take any warm body so higher up reps can earn vacations and bonuses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    AFLAC Field Sales Agent (Former Employee)
    Bayamon, PR

    ProsInsurance policies are excellent products to be sold

    ConsManagement style are more for them that for the company, is like they don't want you to be part of the company, but give them your leads

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so persistent in having the sales representatives give you their sales potential customer

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work if you want a career to work around your life.

    licenced insurance agent (Former Employee)
    Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsUnlimited income potential
    Unlimited income potential
    Did I mention, unlimited income potential...
    Freedom to work when convenient to you!
    They served alcohol at the staff meetings!

    ConsJob is commission only
    Staff meetings were held in bars
    Very hard to break into business with b2b selling!
    District managers were very unwilling to assist with agents who were struggling!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease abide with the do not contact list!!!

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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