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Aflac Reviews in Raleigh-Durham, NC

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
731 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • set your own hours, unlimited income potential (in 22 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 30 reviews)

  • lack of initial support - but it's like any 100% commission job: "you reap what you sow" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity if you like 1099 sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Associate in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great field training and help getting launched. Important that you are self funded because field sales grows slowly over time. Business to business sales means most work happens M-F 8a-5p

    Cons

    You are completely responsible for paying your own taxes and business expenses ... Health insurance, etc. there is no training for how to manage this aspect of your business. There is a lot of territorialism among field leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic with recruits about first two years when it comes to earnings. Regional Coordinators and District Coordinators tend to be too pie in the sky

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

    Too risky

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefits Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Benefits Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Aflac full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    As a newcomer, there is lots of training, a welcoming atmosphere, and a competitive environment to inspire you to make sales.

    Cons

    If you're too young to have a book of business already, you're wasting your time. Most of their techniques are based on people you already know. As a transplant to the area, I made cold calls 98% of the time. Potential clients will get your hopes up, then cancel at the last minute. After months without a sale, I attempted to recruit an individual and presented my supervisors with an untapped market of unemployed individuals to reach out to and was told I could profit from each person that became an employee. The supervisor ignored the former and forgot about the latter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the efforts of your employees, especially if it's their only chance to make an income.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Current Aflac Coordinator Durham NC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSC in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - RSC in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Aflac full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding Opportunity
    Great Management
    Great Products
    Hard work rewarded
    Great rewards
    Great income and renewals

    Cons

    Need to work hard your first year and follow your trainers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never stop improving!!!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Job I've Ever Had (Field Sales Associate)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Aflac full-time

    Pros

    Outside. Meeting new people. Nothing more.

    Cons

    Everything else. 100% commission + over-hiring in one region = not enough sales to make ends meet. Half of my walk-ins had already seen an Aflac agent, sometimes the same week or day. This was a marketing job, not a sales job; Aflac wanted to have agents knocking on doors across the Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/CH, NC) but not actually running a profit on that cold calling. The expected salary they tell you is a complete lie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This "opportunity" is a waste of young talent. Let your employees know what they're getting themselves into instead of duping them into doing your marketing for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    $80B company so greedy that they need your money, your gas, and inordinate amounts of your time to be successful.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Product is great. The supplemental insurance plans that they sell make a big difference in peoples lives.

    Cons

    Throw you to the wolves mentality. Too many agents and the market saturation factor is an impediment. Training is laughable. Absolutely no support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure your company's sales force.. No-1099. Pay your employees social security taxes. Provide your employees with a base salary until they develop a book of business. You have a 17% retention rate with your sales force!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Aflac: Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Aflac full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    While helping many Employees in the workplace gain additional protection for their families, we also have a lot of fexibility, excellent opportunity for advancement (I moved into management in 18 months), wonderful recognition and fabulous trips and other incentives.

    Cons

    Turns out you have to actually work to be successful. Many people come on this site and complain but I assure you many just did not work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Associate- Raleigh, NC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - District Sales Coordinator in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Aflac full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Very reputable company.
    -Pays claims, no questions asked.
    -Fortune 200 company.
    -Flexible schedule.
    -Get paid exactly what I'm worth.
    -Ongoing training.
    -Selling a product that helps families.
    -Great support from Coordinators at all levels.

    Cons

    -Cold calling.
    -Work extremely hard to make it the first year.
    -Technology could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Independent Agent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefits Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Benefits Consultant in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Unlimited income potential
    Flexibility of your own hours

    Cons

    Saturated Market
    Don't get paid for training, travel, child care, nothing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to train the new associates. Some of them don't stay because they are thrown to the wolves with very little training. The best your DSC has to offer is "you got it, go ahead out tomorrow and do it"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Essentially a pyramid scheme

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Aflac as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you have a firmly placed social network of professionals from diverse work environments there is a lot of money to be made and a great service provided.

    Cons

    If you don't have the above there is virtually no money to made, though lofty promises of success are made during the hiring process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The system works for the managers, keep on hiring in droves!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Greatest Company to work for!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great leaders that provide ongoing training and mentoring to ensure success.
    Work normal business hours and make your own schedule.
    Your pay is reflected by what you put into it. No caps on what you can make; unlimited earning potential.
    A chance to help people while making a great living.
    A complete balance between work/social life.

    Cons

    No one tells you when to go to work or when to leave. Without a strong work ethic, the luxury of "freedom" can also be a negative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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