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Updated April 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people/culture make it fun to work there (in 6 reviews)

  • I would recommend AFL to anyone who is looking for a great place to work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work environment could be considered as similar to a concentration camp (in 4 reviews)

  • I really have nothing bad to say about the company (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best Employer ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AFL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    True team spirit - everyone wants their peers to be successful and look out of each other. Potential of personal growth is real for anyone interested. I like the small town environment, which makes it easy to commute. Leadership members are present and easy to talk with.

    Cons

    After 6 months, I cannot see anything I do not like.

    Advice to Management

    With the obvious growth path AFL is moving towards to, Please continue to remain involved and present with the staff.


  2. "Eh"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AFL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company with many departments.

    Cons

    Do not care much about their people. Dollar ranks higher.


  3. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, SC
    Recommends

    I have been working at AFL full-time

    Pros

    AFL is a wonderful place to work with a lot of helpful people who encourage you and help you reach your fullest potential. There is a lot of opportunity to advance your career in AFL as well. I would recommend AFL to anyone who is looking for a great place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind as far as cons!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "International Trade"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Trade Intern in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - International Trade Intern in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AFL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn valuable information regards all aspects of trade compliance, especially NAFTA.

    Cons

    The days are long and work can be tedious.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work Good People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech Support in Simpsonville, SC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech Support in Simpsonville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AFL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People were really good to work with

    Cons

    Hot, Dirty Environment, but supervision was aware of this

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the good people you have


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Customer Support Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Duncan, SC
    Former Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Duncan, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AFL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good environment for learning more about the substation industry. *Hourly position* This could be a pro or con.

    Cons

    AFL as a whole, is a good company with tons of opportunities, but this position specifically within ACA I would avoid.
    No room for growth.
    Work environment could be considered as similar to a concentration camp. ZERO tolerance for showing up late, will get judged by upper management if you leave right at 5:00, even if you have completed all of your work.
    This job reached a level of micromanagement that I didn't know was possible.
    Please avoid and get a different job within AFL.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will change


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Anonymous"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AFL full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. A professional yet fun atmosphere where most people get along. No micro-managing from supervisors.

    Cons

    No true "growth plan" for employees. Once you're in a position it's hard to know where you'll go next. Salaries are also lower compared to the local market, with little chance of a significant raise. It is very hard to advance if you are in a "support" department.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the long term careers of your employees instead of what benefits the company at the moment. Try and value departments outside of engineering and sales. People like working here, but if they are stuck in the same job at the same pay rate for too long, you are going to lose talented individuals.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful place to have a long career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Manager in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AFL is the first place I've worked where I can see myself for the long haul. After two years of interacting with numerous teams worldwide, the level of talent combined with highly ethical (and mostly kind) individuals coming together for success is wonderful to experience. The types of challenges presented are constructive. I have not had an uneventful day since I arrived. Boredom does not exist here.
    AFL has been, and is very successful. However, the potential for bigger and better is enormous and right around the corner, in my opinion. The community involvement is also amazing and you can tell most people from the top down are actively engaged.

    Cons

    Complex array of legal entities, products, customers, problems, systems, etc. Not for the faint of heart...
    AFL can take over your life. Actively setting aside personal time is required (not discouraged by management at all).
    Senior leadership is very demanding. They are not unreasonable, but they do expect top-notch work. This is not necessarily a con, but worth noting so everyone knows what to expect.
    An employee stock purchase plan or equity options do not exist.
    Worldwide communication can present unique challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for results and success. Keep listening to your talent and looking ahead to the future. Keep embracing change. Keep investing in your people and systems.


  10. "One of the best companies out there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operations Associate in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operations Associate in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AFL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours and pay are great, incentive package is remarkable. Healthcare package is definitely worth it. And that's just the stuff they tell you about up front. Management is very friendly and actually gives you the training you need at a pace you can understand.

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  11. "Regional Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I joined AFL in 2010 and even though I had 25+ years of Product Management and Regional Sales Managers experience, I did not have much knowledge about Fiber Optic Cable and or Connectivity Products. AFL’s product marketing, engineering departments, sales support, field technicians, and customer service representatives are the best and “state of art”.

    Each individual department took me under their wing and through one on one seminars, plant tours, and joint customer visits brought up to a level that allows me to succeed as an AFL Regional Sales Manager.

    I would recommend AFL to any individual looking to settle in with a company that has the vision in providing solutions to an every changing industry such as the Power Utility Industry.

    AFL provides a great competitive salary and benefit package.

    Cons

    Cross training between business units

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the Vision developing new products for the Utility Industry.


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