Aflac Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated June 17, 2014
Updated June 17, 2014
675 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Saturated with Agents

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    No territory protected to work

    Cons

    Released at least 100 agents a moment into the market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for if it works for you but horrible if it doesnt

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    Former Employee - Insurance Agent  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good sales training and lots of information is given so you can learn the product.

    Cons

    Youre required to do business with a company laptop so youre pretty much dependent on others until you get your own company laptop. Also the gig is 100% commission so unless you have savings, it'll be a while before you build up enough to make a decent living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base pay for agents in sales school to help them get by

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pyramid scam

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    Current Employee - Sales Account  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Account in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Well 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.

    Cons

    You 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lose, Lose situation.

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    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    They are very friendly when they are sucking you in.

    Cons

    Contractor sales position, No benefits, only training was on cold calling, very little to none training on the product. What they pay you upfront they will just as quickly take away from you if client doesn't pay or quits participating. Trust me, they have this all figured out and they will not be the ones that lose any money in the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit just hiring and hiring. I know it is to your advantage but it is very over saturated and it disheartens the sales agents and pisses of the businesses. Better product training of the products would be very helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    misleading

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    Current Employee - Agent  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Agent in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Aflac

    Pros

    set your own schedule for working

    Cons

    very over saturated, no benefits, hire unqualified people that ruin your deals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating job.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Aflac

    Pros

    They reward you with stock eventually.

    Cons

    100% commission. No benefits. No discounts for associates on their own products. You pay for everything needed to do your job except sales brochures.
    Definitely and "old boys network". Women do the grunt work and men take the credit and promote their cronies.
    Lots of politics and lying and underhanded dealing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your sales force as people that you want to invest in and not as disposable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Associate for Aflac

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Aflac

    Pros

    The company name is well known. The training is very extensive and gives you tools for b2b sales. The marketing materials are very well designed and free to you to use. The upfront commissions are good. The potential to make money is there.

    Cons

    A lot more cons than pros. The market is saturated with Aflac sales associates. They are everywhere you turn. Business owners see them weekly. There is no territories so it's every man for themselves. Like all sales its a numbers game. They want you to hit 100+ calls a week. It's not a quick sales cycle, many business owners want to think about it. I tried to do this while having another job. It takes full dedication to succeed. Your manager will ride with you at first but then you are on your own. After the first month, the manager will get another new person and you will be on your own. The failure rate is very high for new associates. Their game is to get as many people in sales school every month. It's a numbers game with them too. Every month that sales group will produce a decent number but most will quit after 6 months. Many business owners told me I wouldn't be there is 1 year so they didn't want to do business with a company with this type of model. If you go after reallt big accounts the will tell you to go through their broker associate. They aren't too helpful because they are working on their own deals. I think if Aflac would stop the madness of hiring every Joe out there tripping on each other and provide a small base with some accounts to call on the business model would be much better. Oh that's another thing. I ran into many old accounts that had not been called on in years because the agent quit. I guessThat the District manager doesn't mind if you set up accounts because when you quit he or she will pick that account up. That's just how it works in a nutshell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know they won't ever consider this but hire new agents and provide a small base to survive the first year until their client base is established. Let new agents with 6 months experience call on dormant accounts. Don't let Area managers keep all the renewal business for themselves. Let associates with some experience try to harvest some of the stale business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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