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Independent Contractor - Unlimited Income Potential

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Traverse City, MI
Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Traverse City, MI

I have been working at Aflac

Pros

Flexible Hour
Unlimited Income
Can get paid every day the bank is open
Advancement for those who strive for it
Fortune 500 Company
Ethisphere Leader 3 Years Running
Fortune List of Top Companies
Structured Training

Cons

This is not a job for everyone. Self motivation and drive is a must. If you don't have the self motivation to get up in the morning this is not for you. You are an "independent contractor". Independent being the key word, you are not a W2 employee, therefore you must work for your income.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible, walk away quickly!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Aflac

    Pros

    Flexible schedule is possible with Aflac. All in all I would say that was the only positive thing about Aflac.

    Cons

    Everything! Straight commission with no set territories and too many "sales people". It is a very frustrating business and there is a chance you will walk out having spent more than you earned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please find a new business structure. Aflac has great products but there are too many sales people calling on the same prospects.

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Its what you make it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Agent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Agent in Washington, DC

    I worked at Aflac

    Pros

    Like any sales job its about what you make it. Attitude is everything and getting what is yours is key. The commission structure is strong up front for new agents and residual income is something to look forward to for those that can stick around. If you can make something out of nothing or have a book and want to make it stronger this is the place for you. Everyone is helpful because they can split commission with you on new business.
    -You own your book of business here
    -Independent and all the discipline that is required to pull it off.
    -No territories (good or bad its up to you)

    Cons

    -Low marketing support you eat what you kill here there are no inbound calls here.
    -Other agents are your biggest competition here watch out for upper management snaking your accounts check your paperwork just because someone has been trying to get into a place for a while doesn't mean they have the right to take the account because you managed to get it first through a warm lead.
    -management is promoted by the numbers here so the motivation is directed by filling jackets and seeing who sticks
    -training exists, but like all other things its on you to get it. Sales school is two days after that product training is done on a rolling basis and is optional to be done on your own time early in the morning (neutral some might like this others might not)
    -high turnover can poison the market against you in some instances as the place gets called to death by someone new almost every week. Teleprospecting becomes more difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Development in offices outside of the regional office can be a little thin. There are some efforts to reduce travel, but districts aren't properly motivated to train agents in house. Management is more motivated to fill jackets and just deal with whoever sticks, while this will weed out the weak quickly it can also burn a lot of bridges in the process as businesses can find it challenging to build a relationship with Aflac if they've had several agents come through.

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