Aflac
3.0 of 5 630 reviews
www.aflac.com Columbus, GA 5000+ Employees

Aflac Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.0 630 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos

Dan Amos

(363 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "No base salary or ramp up funds to help beginners, training is not so great"
    in 23 reviews
  • "Being an independent contractor means no benefits and paying your own business expenses"
    in 31 reviews
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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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    To many Chiefs

    An Independent Agent Representing Aflac (Current Employee)
    River Ridge, LA

    ProsGood claims payment
    Good Customer Service

    ConsI have had over 20 Regional Managers in 18 years.
    Managers threaten to take your groups if you don't do what they say. Veterans are expected to do business like a new Agent. Too many reports are required and overwhelming. Lots of turnover of new agents who come in and write bad business and give Aflac a bad brand reputation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIndependent Agents are being treated as if they were employees instead of self employed. Too many demands from District and Regional Managers with no compensation.

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

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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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    Some days are great, some days are terrible.

    Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFlexible schedule, good training, most co-workers are relatively nice. Great up side if you are dedicated. You can be your own boss.

    ConsLong term investment - takes a while to get the ball rolling. Responsible for every single step of the sales cycle. While that may be good for experience purposes, it can be draining.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Aflac District Coordinator responded to this review Jun 10, 2014 EditDelete
    It can definitely take a while to get going in this business, but if you stick with it the payout is endless!

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    Aflac can be a school for you to grow as a sales person only if you have the right group of connections.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Flexibility
    - You are your own boss
    - Lots of bonuses if you achieve the month sales goal

    Cons- Saturated market
    - Basically is only cold calling
    - Hard to close sales because of the product you're selling.
    - Sometimes if you work in an Alfac regional office owned by somebody else, your boss treat you as his slave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvise new employees on what they going to face in this type of job.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can make your own hours.

    ConsYou can make your own hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the onboarding training time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Insurance Agent (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

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

    ConsYoure 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 Senior ManagementBase pay for agents in sales school to help them get by

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

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