Aflac Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
705 Reviews
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Pros
  • set your own hours, unlimited income potential (in 21 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 29 reviews)

  • lack of initial support - but it's like any 100% commission job: "you reap what you sow" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Agent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aflac (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work from home, meet great new people. Company has many great philosophies. Many perks to life long agents. Good money to be made if you can survive the first few years.

    Cons

    Lots of cold calling and driving all over the place to be told no. Market has been saturated with new agents each year and it is very hard for new agents starting out. Once you establish a customer base, it is a wonderful company with many benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on getting your new agents to a comfortable salary before tossing them into the shark pits alone. The market has been overly saturated for years and the same walk in and ask methodology destroys many new potentially great agents. Only the starving and overly pushy survive. Customer service comes in to play way too late in the game. New agents should be put on existing accounts and more seasoned agents should be casing the streets for new accounts.

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

    A good company if you have good work ethic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    It's great in the sense that you get to make your own schedule and to decide which businesses you work with. You get what you put into your work.

    Cons

    In the same vein, this is not a good job for those who aren't self-motivated. Also, dealing with rejection isn't for everyone. I know I personally had to adjust to it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go out into the field more often with agents, regardless of how long they've been working. This allows you to coach better and help develop them.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to get a start

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    Current Employee - Analystst in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Analystst in Columbus, GA

    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
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  5.  

    Great for starting in sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Burbank, CA

    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
  6.  

    Great Opportunity for the Right People

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    Current Employee - Associate in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Associate in Detroit, MI

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great company to work for, if you are married or have a secondary source of income.

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    Former Employee - Associate in North Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Associate in North Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Aflac full-time

    Pros

    They provide ongoing training.

    Cons

    Commission only. Your District Manager can get sidetracked with new people, and when you need more hands on work, may find them MIA.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great family atmosphere and support system to help everyone have a chance at financial freedom.

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Aflac full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping people every day is fulfilling.

    Cons

    No base salary. You must work on 100% commissions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't worry about your bonuses so much as to worrying about your agents.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst I in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst I in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Aflac as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good training in a large spectrum of disciplines, lots of good people to work with

    Cons

    very long projects, not much free time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    You can make money, lots, but watch out!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Aflac as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good training program for new people, and plenty of web based training and info for product info. Reasonable commissions, ok renewals, good production bonuses, great products. EVERY BODY has heard of Aflac, they spend Millions on advertisements sponsor NASCAR, ads during all football games TV, radio, newspapers and Mags. Lots of national support.

    Cons

    never tell any one your list of prospects or what you are doing before you get that agent of record form signed and enrollment scheduled or they will try to get in there ahead of you. It happened to me! Lost $$$ of commissions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nationally you are fantastic! Local and state not so much all tho my District Co was great past that toward the end, just terrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Agent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aflac as a contractor

    Pros

    Unlimited earnings, product is needed by households, claims paid fast

    Cons

    Too many field managers, more market competition,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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