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AFL Overview

Duncan, SC
1001 to 5000 employees
1984
Company - Private
Telecommunications
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, factory, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. Our product portfolio ... Read more

Mission: AFL’s mission is to connect our customers around the world with innovative technologies, exceptional products and high quality services.

AFL – Why Work For Us?


We have a reputation in the fiber optics industry for consistently being at the forefront of technology and innovation. Want proof? We were founded in 1984 with a single product, fiber optic ground wire. Today, we sell thousands of products and services to multiple markets across the globe and have become a billion-dollar company in revenue. Not only do we have a track record for growth and financial stability, but we are also backed by Fujikura, a $6 billion company with a 128-year history of product innovation. With our culture of commitment and professional growth opportunities, AFL will give you the opportunity to reach new heights and take your career to the next level.


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A joint venture by ALCOA and Fujikura Ltd. in 1984, AFL was created to manufacture fiber optic ground wire for the public utility industry. In 2005, Fujikura assumed 100% ownership of AFL and moved its headquarters to Duncan, SC.  With the support of Fujkura's 120 plus years in the cable and wire industry, AFL has positioned itself for growth and expansion in the telecommunications industry for years to come. 

Today, through organic growth and several acquisitions, AFL has over 4,500 associates with operations across the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia.  We provide industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, factory, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. Our product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. Our service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the communications companies supporting OEM, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

To learn more about AFL employment opportunities in your area, visit our careers website today.


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AFL Culture

At AFL, we design and manufacture products and provide services that make connections possible for our customers. While that is what we do, AFL is much more than that. We are a group of talented individuals who strive to make a difference. That is our culture. We are laser-focused on taking care of our customers, and we are just as committed to helping our communities.

When you work with AFL people, you will see the spark. It may be engineering the best field installable connector at an excellent value. It may be installing your data center to optimize technology and keep your business connected. Or, it may be research that results in a new technology that leads to a major impact. But it is always about doing more. Making incremental improvements that improve your business.
 
How does this happen? It starts with living our values:
 
  • Customers First
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration & Accountability
  • Environment, Health & Safety
  • Community Engagement


So let us take you inside the AFL culture. Hear it from our employees—the people delivering the difference every day. We think you will like what you see and hear.
 
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AFL is committed to being an exemplary corporate citizen in the communities where we operate by making a positive difference in the lives of others. Through our Community Outreach Program, we sponsor families in need, fund grants, donate to United Way, give our time during our Month of Service and lend a hand to Disaster Relief opportunities throughout our footprint. Through these initiatives, we seek to help and support our neighbors by building strong and thriving communities.

 Why? Because it’s in our DNA. We have seen our commitments work. We have witnessed families finding a place to call home; students with an opportunity to expand their horizons beyond what they ever dreamed possible; families with food on their plates and holiday gifts for their children; and we see so much more that can happen if we connect with our communities.

AFL’s Community Outreach Program consists of several initiatives – all with the same goal: to make a positive difference in the lives of others.


AFL provides all its associates with rewarding careers and exceptional benefits. Our benefits are designed to attract and retain valuable associates by providing coverage for healthcare and support during periods of crisis, such as illness or disability. Associates are eligible for benefit’s coverage on the first day of the month following employment.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

We offer a full range of health and welfare benefits including:

- Medical Plans (PPO's)

- Prescription Drugs

- Dental & Vision Plans

- Health and Wellness Coaches

- Short term and long term disability

- Life Insurance & Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)

- Flexible Spending Accounts (health and dependent care).

Associates also enjoy several opportunities to manage their work/life balance with paid time off options like vacation time, holidays and sick days.

AFL is concerned about the financial security of its associates and provides a 401(k) savings plan with a healthy company match portion to help with eventual retirement.

Our Tuition Reimbursement program encourages and supports associates who in enroll in college, university and technical school courses in hopes of furthering their career.  We allow eligible associates to receive reimbursement for approved courses that are related to company business.

From time-to-time AFL vendors pass along special pricing or discounts to AFL associates. Participating vendors include Verizon Wireless, Subaru, Staples, CDW and many more.

AFL cares about its people and provides them with resources to protect and plan for every facet of their lives.

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    Pros

    The company has a great culture. Lots of changes have happened in the past year and things continue to move in the right direction. Very excited to see the company grow and continuously improve!

    Cons

    No one knows who the company is, but hopefully that will change in the future. We wear the band and face of our client with pride, which hasn't given us the opportunity to become a household name.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work towards excellence and great service to both internal and external stakeholders!

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AFL Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AFL (Myrtle Beach, SC).

    Interview

    There are 2 interviews first one is get to know you then the second is a company overview. Once they hire you, you then have to pass your license exam before you get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to work on commission only   1 Answer
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AFL Awards & Accolades

  • Made in South Carolina Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award, SCMA, 2015
  • Commendation of Excellence/Safety Program Recognition, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2015
  • Made in South Carolina Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, 2014
  • Commendation of Excellence/Safety Program Recognition, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2014
  • Made in South Carolina Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, 2013
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