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Marketing Coordinator Intern

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Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator Intern in Lansing, IL
Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator Intern in Lansing, IL

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very relaxed, could make my own hours, friendly work environment, great staff

Cons

Unpaid, sometimes the work was a little boring

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    Summer Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, learned the ins and outs of working in an office.

    Cons

    Employees are paid only by commission, so I would see some people work for months but not make a dime.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe pay a base salary (at least)

  2. Helpful (3)

    Worst decision career-wise I ever made

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    Former Contractor - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Aflac as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    -If you can get on a big account, you will make money, win awards, vacations, etc.
    -Learn to take rejection, presentation, negotiating, marketing skills
    -Can write off expenses on tax return
    -bonuses and vacations if you are a top producer
    -flexible schedule
    -Made some good friends and connections

    Cons

    -Spent all my savings trying to build my business because it's 100% commission- and I was #1 in the state, won all the awards before going to sales school, and won the state trip!
    -If you have no network, it's impossible to get customers
    -Have to buy everything- ducks, licenses, test fees, study materials, gas, etc.
    -No benefits at all- they tell you to buy your own insurance policies to make money
    -No mentoring or help getting started; training was a joke; you get thrown to the wolves
    -Cold calling
    -Once sales is on your resume, you only get called for sales jobs when looking for other work
    -Really high turnover- I saw at least 100 people come and go in a year
    -People stole my accounts when I went on vacation for 2 weeks; my District Sales Manager stole a major account from one of our sales agents. You cannot trust anyone.
    -Worked 24/7
    -No protection from stalkers or harassment because you're a 1099 and not an employee

    Advice to Management

    Give new agents more help in establishing a business base; give a base salary and benefits. Give incentives for mentoring/helping new agents get started.

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