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Aflac Associate Reviews

Updated 9 Oct 2019

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3.3
44%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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Aflac CEO Dan Amos
Dan Amos
174 Ratings
  1. "Don't get your hopes up"

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    Current Contractor - Associate in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac for less than a year

    Pros

    - Set your own schedule - Excellent work life balance - The work itself is fun - You meet lots of interesting people and occasionally get to help those who buy policies.

    Cons

    - No training at all, you're just thrown out the door and told to succeed - Lots of promises of help in getting leads and customers that never come through - All the money is at the district coordinator level and above - Lots of pressure to get out and sell, sell, sell before you even understand the product or the sales techniques. - Your commissions get skimmed off anytime a more senior agent "helps" you... because you are inexperienced and untrained - Many areas are so saturated with agents that businesses have "No Aflac" signs on their doors because they have been solicited so often - In spite of the obvious saturation, they push everyone to recruit new agents to compete with you because there are no territories, everyone just goes wherever they want so the areas with the most businesses are overrun with agents coming to their doors - Leadership is a cult of personality with expectations that you will fawn over those at the top - Don't expect to keep your head above water financially when starting out or even after a year - Be prepared for lots of rejections and even some hostility from the prospects you approach

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    Advice to Management

    - Be honest with new agents about how difficult it will be - Develop and provide some training - Stop making promises you have no intention of keeping - Stop ripping your agents off by taking part of what little commission they get when they need help with enrollments

    Aflac2018-05-12
  2. "For the birds (Ducks)"

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    Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac for more than 10 years

    Pros

    meet great people in sales

    Cons

    Agents can not do their job because Aflac provides absolutely no support. Agents can not get their phone calls returned. The leadership is appointment by their sales not by their smarts or abilities. Alot of crazy crooked stuff going on that everyone is overlooking. Dig deep in Aflac's new company, Aflac Group, and you will probably see a class action lawsuit. Agent's are losing accounts and business like crazy due... to the termination of accounts by Aflac Group. Bookkeeping is a mess, agents are not getting paid timely or appropriately. No one investigating and the agents don't know where to turn for help other than finding a good attorney.

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    Advice to Management

    Wake up or watch your company fall. Agents are not shy to report what they have endured. Agent's have integrity, Aflac needs to have the same. Management only hears the good remarks from the few agents that have not encountered issues. Turns a deaf ear to the complaints.

    Aflac2018-05-08
  3. "sales"

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    Former Contractor - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Aflac for less than a year

    Pros

    good people freedom benefits and

    Cons

    commissions only hard work little money

    Advice to Management

    give base salary commission only

    Aflac2018-04-01
  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Sales Associate in Commerce, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aflac for less than a year

    Pros

    work my own hours

    Cons

    you can never stop working

    Advice to Management

    help your new sales rep thrive

    Aflac2018-03-01
  5. "Not recommended. Be very careful."

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    Current Contractor - Insurance Sales Associate in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule means you can balance family and work

    Cons

    This is a 1099 job. You have ALL of the corporate scrutiny and headaches of a sales job without any benefits, salary or support. You can make money down the line but not for a year or two and they can be lean years. You must have resources set aside or another source of income. Without that you are out of luck. And unless you get a good supervisor you can forget about impactful training.

    Aflac2018-03-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hard, stressful work"

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    Former Contractor - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aflac for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture and fun environment Coworkers are great people

    Cons

    no pay The work is hard and stressful If you are not truly determined, a go-getter and outgoing you will have a tough time I ended up leaving because i really didn't enjoy what i was doing and wanted to pursue something i was more passionate about. The job is

    Aflac2018-03-01
  7. "Associate"

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    Current Contractor - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac for more than 3 years

    Pros

    create own schedule is awesome

    Cons

    100 % comission does suck

    Aflac2018-02-14
  8. "Great company with great training and tools"

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    Current Contractor - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great training resources available. You can find help if you search in the right places. Can quickly move up and be promoted. Good compensation. 1099 is good for tax purposes.

    Cons

    Can be tough to get started. Not totally a con but have to be able to be a self motivator at times. No benefits due to 1099 status.

    Aflac2018-02-02
  9. "Associate"

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    Current Contractor - Associate in Cheyenne, WY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac

    Pros

    Work your own hours, and you get paid what you are worth

    Cons

    100% commission, so it takes a couple of months to establish income (on average)

    Aflac2018-01-23
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid AFLAC"

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    Former Intern - Entry Level Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aflac for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are confident you will have an established client base and already have know of the Insurance world, you may do great. People are very nice

    Cons

    It is commission only and mandatory training is unpaid, yes you are peeing away your time for three weeks. You are expected to build your base any cold calling if you have no warm leads. As someone just getting into the insurance field, it is nearly impossible to go find clients who don’t already have some type of insurance and are willing to work with you. I joined with a small group of people who have all quit... since then. I would have a better chance of making money going door-to-door selling dog turds.

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    Advice to Management

    Make the job salary plus commission and don’t just hire everyone on the spot Abolish the cold call method Hire less people, there are thousands of agents competing for the same clients

    Aflac2018-02-11
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