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Aflac Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
818 Reviews
3.2
818 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.  

    Ridgeland and Madison teams are the best in the country! Great people to learn from and work with!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Jackson, MS

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

    Pros

    Family oriented, work hard/play hard mindset, helpful, supportive, caring, determined, and hard working culture. Flexible schedule and great sales training.

    Cons

    Cold calling and commissions could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the family sense of community in the work culture. Its definitely needed when self-employed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Aflac

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Aflac

    Pros

    Autonomy and being your own boss. You learn how to cold call and handle the rejection. There is an endless supply of sales materials.

    Cons

    Lack of training to be successful and no benefits. Cold calling on a saturated market and the time it takes to actually "make the sell." It usually takes multiple meetings, possibly weeks before getting the account.

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

    Business Process Analyst I

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aflac

    Pros

    A great company to work for.

    Cons

    It's really cold inside the buiding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company as long as you are in the "in crowd."

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Aflac

    Pros

    Great benefits package, profit sharing bonus, gym, daycare, retirement, stock options, health clinic, fair salary for location, vacation/sick leave, paid holidays.

    Cons

    Very cut throat as you move up. If you can't play politics well, or are not a yes man you may have a hard time surving higher up the ladder. There are a lot of egos at the top that need to be carefully stroked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many members of senior management get too caught up in personal issues to make the RIGHT decision. They often are far more concerned with what they can do as opposed to what the should do...

  6.  

    Not what it's quacked up to be! If you can find something else to do....do it...please!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aflac Agent in Hot Springs, AR
    Former Employee - Aflac Agent in Hot Springs, AR

    I worked at Aflac part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training. Most coworkers are friendly and helpful. Good product line for supplemental insurance.

    Cons

    Straight commission. Cold calling. Saturated sales areas. Little help from management. No benefits. Basically everything comes out of your own pocket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a base salary and some benefits so agents don't go broke and end up quitting. That way you don't have to keep hiring new people over and over again!

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

    For the entrepreneur at heart

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Management in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    If you are good at networking, marketing, and sales this is the career for you.

    Cons

    If you are not self motivated and do not put in the work you will not make it .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic to new associates about first year earning potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    I have enjoyed my time as an intern at Aflac. Good amount of cold calls, but it isn't as bad as it sounds.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support/Human Resources in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Support/Human Resources in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Aflac

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Good Experience, Relaxed environment, Leadership that cares and gives you good training.

    Cons

    Slow Paced, Unpaid, Not a lot of coworker interaction, not a lot of room for improvement, can be repetitive/discouraging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager took us out to lunch halfway through my internship. We should have a weekly meeting, even if it is a short one to go over stories and share tips/tricks for doing better on the job to hear from other interns/agents and the manager as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    never more proud

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefits Coordinator in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Benefits Coordinator in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    I've never been more proud to tell others what I do, and how great my life is. Most people work more than they sleep or see family each day, and its important to do something you truly love.

    Aflac is filled with many things great:
    great people
    great product
    great market
    great impact
    great morals
    great exec team
    amazing support
    theres not much more you need.

    Cons

    Ive experienced a handful of lazy coordinators/managers that sit on renewals and lose motivation in growing their business to its potential.

    Granted that its nice to be making enough money to be able to sit back and relax, I feel that managers above all should be the most motivated and motivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The market is growing, and we need a more qualified field force. Every manger could use a new agent to help with growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyable internship experience

    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Torrance, CA
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Torrance, CA

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

    Pros

    The work environment is really nice. People here are approachable and willing to help if you have any questions.

    Cons

    For me the only concern is to commute. Nothing else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    If Only People Were Upfront and Honest

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Aflac part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You can set your own work schedule, regularly meeting new people, feeling like running your own business

    Cons

    Training that is not very in-depth, too much emphasis on winning contests and bonuses, dealing with rudeness and hostility from potential clients, agents having to come out of their pockets to pay for everything, lack of support from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using a "pie in the sky" approach to lure employees. Be totally honest about what the job is and what it isn't. Tighten up the sales school; it flies by too fast, and associates aren't being told everything about what they need to succeed. Training by piecemeal doesn't work. Stop hiring people simply because they are breathing and awake. That would cut down greatly on the high turnover. Drop the sarcasm regarding associates having a second job in order to pay their bills; Aflac does not offer any base pay, and people have a right to do what they need to in order to survive financially. Please consider that the second job may be temporary until an associate starts making money with Aflac. Cool it on the greed culture, and play up more how Aflac can help people, because that is what it is supposed to be about. Stop telling stories during the sales meetings that put down the people who left the company. That is unprofessional, and it lowers the morale of the associates who are still there. Push to change Aflac's advertising and marketing campaigns. The ads are cute, but they do not explain that Aflac is supplementary, voluntary health insurance. Most think Aflac is just another major insurance company. This causes problems for associates trying to convince business owners and individuals to meet with them. Tone down the aggressive sales approaches, especially since there are no protected territories. This is why business owners who have been approached numerous times by different Aflac associates do not want to do business with the company. It gives the business owners the impression that no one talks to each other at Aflac and there is no organization within Aflac or else, Aflac would know not to keep approaching people who already said "no" many times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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