Aflac

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Aflac Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.0 637 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos

Dan Amos

(368 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 23 reviews)

  • lack of initial support - but it's like any 100% commission job: "you reap what you sow"(in 33 reviews)

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    Not for everybody...

    Associate (Current Employee) Tacoma, WA

    ProsThe company is hands-down the most ethical insurance company I have ever run across and have always been proud to represent them.

    ConsThe sales structure leaves MUCH to be desired. Virtually no admin support unless you hire one yourself. Creates inconsistency in businesses experience. Commission only... that can be a pro and a con...LOL

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide admin support at the regional or district level that is available to the sales force

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

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    Great Company Support

    Aflac Agent (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsCompany support and product brochures are free. You determine your own schedule. 100% Commission sales job. Working with policyholders to handle claims is rewarding.

    Cons100% Sales job. Insurance is easy to sell if you can get past the "gatekeeper".

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Business Plan

    Associate (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe Values Aflac has are incredible! I love what it can do for people!

    ConsSince it is Commission, it can be hard start up, but great long term security!

    Advice to Senior Managementbest DSC and RSC out there!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Associate

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    Proscommission is limitless
    free of micromanagement
    flexible schedule
    you are your own boss

    Conscold calling
    prospecting
    hard selling
    no base pay
    commission only
    they will hire anyone

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of hiring everyone for the sole purpose of receiving your quarterly bonus, try hiring based on talent and skill. Aflac might not have such high turnover is a base pay was implemented.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Independent Agent

    CIT (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsFreedom
    Very flexible
    Good Upfront Commissions
    Renewals
    Stock Bonus

    ConsTough to get started
    Straight Commission
    No benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide constant support to new agents in the first 3-6 months or most will not make it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company...

    Insurance Agent (Former Employee) Santa Barbara, CA

    ProsIn Santa Barbara, excellent training, very good support especially during the first 6 months, if you have the money to fall back on until you get a solid enough account base there is great potential for a solid annual income. Plus freedom from being an independent agent.

    ConsThere is no annual salary or hourly wage, only commission based income. This is great once you get your business going, if you have the money set aside to fall back on until you get there which can typically take about a year or possibly more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You need another source of income to supplement Aflac income

    Aflac Agent (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsVery good products that really help people.

    ConsWithout good management, new agents will most likely fail before they get to year 2. Being paid commission only is a real hardship for many agents.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    Great opportunity if you like 1099 sales

    Associate (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsGreat 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

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementBe 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Representative (Former Employee) Columbus, GA

    ProsCo- workers, great management, pay, benefits, Employee Appreciation Week (EAW)

    ConsManagement need to dedicate more time for training/ review.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDedicate time for proper training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Benefits and Job Opportunities

    Customer Service Specialist II (Current Employee) Columbus, GA

    ProsI like the benefits I receive, 401k, health insurance, stock option, pension plan. It appears that there is room for growth and everyone is friendly. Management is easy to talk to.

    ConsAflac should pay $18 per hour in the call center. The job is challenging and representatives should be paid accordingly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider implementing training tools that will help call center employees communicate more effectively. Also, the current grading system in the call center should be revised; it is severe and promotes a consistent fear of losing one's job. Thank you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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