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Aflac Overview

Columbus, GA
5001 to 10000 employees
1955
Company - Public (AFL)
Insurance Carriers
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Aflac is a Fortune 500 company, providing financial protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. When a policyholder or insured gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fairly, promptly and directly to the insured. For nearly six decades, Aflac voluntary insurance ... Read more

Mission: Our primary mission is to fulfill our obligation to our policyholders. We pledge to be there for them in their time of need.


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2014 (#46)

Company Updates

  • Outstanding job to Aflac’s Catherine Hernandez-Blades for winning the PRWeek Award for Outstanding In-House Professional for our ongoing CSR efforts in 2017! Apply to join our team today! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQzef

    Aflac's Catherine Hernandez-Blades wins Outstanding In-House Professional

    Catherine Hernandez-Blades won the PRWeek Award for Outstanding In-House Professional on Thursday night. Microsoft's Frank Shaw won Honorable Mention. Finalists for the top in-house award were Karen Kahn of HP, T-Mobile's Janice Kapner, and Jessica Nable of Epsilon. The winner of Outstanding Agency Professional was Kathy Bloomgarden of Ruder Finn.

  • For the 20th consecutive year, Aflac has been named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to work for. "We are extremely pleased our employees continue to see Aflac as not just work, but a family that encourages their success, helps develop their potential and gives them reason to be proud,"Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. Apply to join our team today!
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    Aflac Lands Placement on Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work For List for 20th Consecutive Year

    "Among the awards Aflac can receive, having a place among Fortune's 2018 100 Best Companies to Work For is especially gratifying because it represents the voice of our employees and speaks to the importance we place on a workplace culture that is trustworthy and rewarding," Aflac Chairman and CEO said.

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Aflac – Why Work For Us?


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Aflac is a Fortune 500 company, providing financial protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. When a policyholder or insured gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fairly, promptly and directly to the insured. For nearly six decades, Aflac voluntary insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress.

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Unlimited Earning Power

There’s no limit to your earning potential with Aflac—our top 5,000 agents earn an average of $173K per year through commissions, renewals, stocks and bonuses.

Reputable Company

Ethisphere Magazine has named Aflac one of its World’s Most Ethical Companies every year since the award’s inception in 2007–the only insurance company in the world that can make that claim.

Strong Brand

Aflac gives you the support of a strong brand with national marketing campaigns and the ability to customize your own local Aflac marketing materials.

Sales Training

Whether you prefer a classroom setting, online tools and materials, or hands-on support, Aflac offers product and Aflac-specific education to ensure you have the support you need to grow and prosper.

Recognition

Be compensated for your personal performance and be rewarded with trips, awards-- and a stock bonus contribution up to 3.5% of annualized premium.

Sales Internships

Apply for an Aflac Sales Internship and get started on a rewarding career that works on your schedule. You’ll even have the opportunity to earn performance-based cash scholarships. 

Corporate Internships

Recent college graduates and current students create a consortium of promising employees for tomorrow’s emerging workforce. Aflac’s University Relations department is the corporation’s central hub for fostering partnerships and nurturing relationships with a diverse mix of colleges, universities, and learning institutions to connect the best and brightest communities of existing students and alumni to matching job opportunities. 

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    "For those unhappy "Interns" with negative reviews"

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    Former Employee - Aflac Producer in Lehi, UT
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    I worked at Aflac full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a company, Aflac is stelar and a good place for a very profitable career. I've had an Accident Policy for several years, it's been a life-saver many times (broken tooth, sprained wrist, broken bone in hand, bulging disc in neck, crushed foot, and the list goes on....we received money on every injury). As with most companies in the insurance business, it does take time to build your pipeline. The primary goal as an employee is to develop a stream of residual income. This takes time and effort and a good Trainer. Most people tend to burn out after a few months of hard work (cold calls and follow-up, etc). It's hard work! But once you see that monthly residual check (and continue to grow it), life can be pretty good. They don't cover the costs for getting licensed, but you have to have some skin in the game...right? As for all of the unhappy "interns".....it makes perfect sense, this is a longer term career move and working for a few months can be discouraging. If you are willing to work hard and work smart, Aflac can be very lucrative.

    Cons

    Cons....? Having patience during the first year or two isn't easy. There aren't any healthcare benefits (it's a 1099 job). You do get to deduct almost everything from your taxes. The only other "Con" could be the training, make sure you attend every session and learn from the best.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to be reimbursed for the licensing and training fees....perhaps after the first 6 months or so?

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Aflac Interviews

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    Benefits Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Aflac (Plano, TX) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Very misleading up to the interview date. The position they reached out to me about was for benefits specialists or coordinator for a team of specialist - basically, they want you to sign up as "benefits specialist", a title that masks what that job position is actually for, which is an insurance salesman. And the coordinator position is "granted" after you sell a # of insurance plans. When questions were asked prior to the interview via email, the recruiter insisted that i come in for the interview and ask the director in person. No where in the email did it say this was a position primarily in sales, the word 'sales' wasn't even mentioned when that's what that job is for. When I walked in, i realized that this was a group interview, and the interview was actually a sales pitch for what aflac is to their interviewees. Basically, they should have paid us for our time for their sales pitch. a second interview is given to those that are interested in pursuing the sales position after the pitch. There were 3 ladies and 1 gentlemen there for the interview, and at the end of the "interview", 3 ladies walked out without interest and 1 gentleman stayed, not sure if he had follow up questions or what, but the 3 ladies all voiced our feelings of being scammed on our way out. People had to take a day off from work for this interview. Prior to scheduling an interview with candidates, an ethical company would disclose that it is a commission based sales job, and that you'd be required to drive around in the field for recruitments. It's a pyramid scheme type of sales, where you move up a branch if you complete a # of sales. There's nothing wrong with sales, but you shouldn't mislead serious job candidates with this nonsense. And if the goal was to educate the public via masking the interview process as a sales pitch, guess they succeeded in "educating" but failed miserably in winning the potential customers over since people walk out of the interview pissed off. The "interview" was consisted of explaining their sales packages and commissions. Case closed, it's a sales job. Stop lying and wasting peoples time.

    Interview Questions

    • If you lost your job today due to an accident, would you be facing a financial set back?   3 Answers
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Aflac Awards & Accolades

  • Most Ethical Insurance Company, Ethisphere, 2012
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For(84), Fortune, 2013
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2015
  • Worlds Most Ethical Companies(Insurance: Accident & Health), Ethisphere® Institute, 2015
  • 40 Best Companies for Diversity, Black Enterprise Magazine, 2015
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