Aflac Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
671 Reviews
3.1
671 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Enjoyable but ultimately unrewarding two-year career experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good training, supportive management team.

    Cons

    As with most insurance/benefits companies, payment is based purely on commission.

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Products

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    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
  3.  

    Great in theory, didn't work out for me.

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    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent  in  Tupelo, MS
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Tupelo, MS

    I have been working at Aflac full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited income possibilities and can set your own schedule. Great trip rewards and other cash rewards. Job mobility is great and you can work anywhere in the US.

    Cons

    Cold calling is very hard in the over saturated market. You work really hard to make a sale that may not even workout. Even if you get past the manager the employees may not buy anything after you've wasted your own resources to make the sale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Expect to gain some experience, but don't expect to get paid for it.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  La Grange, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in La Grange, IL

    I worked at Aflac as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and plenty of room to get work done.

    Cons

    No formal HR Department or structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hire interns to do your dirty work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    They offered great resources and training.

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    Former Employee - AFLAC Field Sales Agent  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - AFLAC Field Sales Agent in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    The office was run very professionally. They provided training, on-going assistance, feedback, personal mentoring and resources.

    Cons

    It's all cold-calling. If you are out-going and willing to build a network, this may work for you. As a second career for an older person who is not a good salesperson, it may not be for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take on almost anyone who walks through the door.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very informative and willing to train.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Aflac full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Positive outlook with good product and advancement.

    Cons

    Takes a while to earn good commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please lay out a formal plan for salary and advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating Work

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    Former Employee - Insurance Agent
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent

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

    Pros

    You make your own schedule and are your own boss.

    Cons

    Commission only. Unless you are an experienced salesperson with many connections, this will be a very frustrating job for you. Cold calling, walking in on businesses that mostly don't want anything to do with you. There is a huge turnover of employees at Aflac. I am also leaving shortly.
    There are no warm leads at all. You go through a database, and with MANY agents working in the same state and calling the same places, this is very frustrating. If you have excellent phone skills and are confident, you can make it work. I am leaving because I got sick and tired of hearing "no" all day, and I made hardly any money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A base pay would be at least an incentive for people to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Commission Based

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aflac

    Pros

    Flexibility to work in office and from home. Nice people and managers are willing to help you succeed. It''s great if you like to work on your own and you are self-motivated.

    Cons

    Too many agents, so a lot of cross-over when cold calling. Heavy turn over. Have to get and pay for licensing prior to starting.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Roller coaster

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Rapid City, SD
    Former Employee - Associate in Rapid City, SD

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

    Pros

    It is your own business, you work as much or little as you want.

    Cons

    It is not as easy as they make it sound.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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