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Aflac Raleigh Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • No base salary, minimal training (in 78 reviews)

  • Aflac does not offer a base salary, it is 100% commission pay (in 106 reviews)

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  1. "Be your own boss"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work your own hours the more work you put in the better results you will get

    Cons

    You have to work for your money not like an hr job where you get paid to stand around. Being honest.

    Advice to Management

    You'ER your own boss. So there is no advice except to yourself


  2. "From Raleigh NC"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to be your own boss and set your own hours. This is a very community-driven company with people who will give you advice if you ask. The bonuses are very enticing especially once you get through your first year.

    Cons

    The biggest con would be that your first year is, from my experience, going to be your most stressful so before you apply make sure you ask what type of workload it takes to be financially stable during that time.

    Advice to Management

    If you are training new associates, do not give preferential treatment to one at the ecpense of others.

  3. "Aflac Durham Office"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere. Great earning potential and bonuses. Flexible Hours. Support from management.

    Cons

    Many meetings starting out as a new Associate.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Hope this is helpful"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The concept is wonderful and there is a need for this service. The customer is well taken care of with the immediate needs of financial support in the case of an emergency or hospitalization. The website is informative.

    Cons

    The challenges I faced were the lack of organization when it comes to support of the agent, sure there is information handed out and the meetings are great but one on one assistance is very little. One would be assigned to a District Coordinator. The responsibility of the DSC is to help the new agent in the field, coaching the agent for success. The DSC is suppose to assist the agent in getting 2-5 accounts and over a course of 5 weeks of training, the agent is released to run his/her own business. The DSC is available at anytime the agent needs him/her... This is not the case with this office.. Everyone has their own agenda and only has time for the new agent if they have a strong lead that the agent has acquired on their own. I spent my last on becoming apart of this reputable team and have been pushed aside to the point that I had to speak with regional for assist and he has done the same.. Shocked and disappointed, I had to find other means of income. I wished things worked out because the concept is wonderful and the potential to make a lot of money is there but this company picks and choose whom they want to help..

    Advice to Management

    The company claims to pride themselves on having respect and honesty towards others. Management at this location lacks setting an example of this quality and allows the DSC to behave in a way that gives the company a bad name.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I learned a lot but starved to death."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Durham, NC
    Former Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helped me to grow a sales comfort zone. I learned how to over come objections and to close a sale with business owners.

    Cons

    I lost money. There was a lot of wear and tear on my car. I was in direct competition with my collages.

    Advice to Management

    Hire fewer people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Started from the Bottom Now I'm Here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Market Trainer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Contractor - Market Trainer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aflac as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Advancement opportunities
    * Flexibility
    * Entrepreneurship
    * Family Culture
    * Great Training
    * The ability to make a difference in people's lives
    * Unlimited income
    * Ripe market

    Cons

    * No Boss
    * Flexibility (you have be accountable to creating your own schedule because no one is going to make it for you. )
    * No guaranteed income (you get paid based on your accomplishments which doesn't work for some people)

    Advice to Management

    * continue to recruit young people who are looking for an opportunity to run their own business

    * Understand that potential outweighs sales / insurance experience


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fancy Name just another sales Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Benefits Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Current Contractor - Benefits Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company would have loved to work for them one day

    Cons

    Benefits Coordinator is just another Sales job with a fancy name. Asked the recruiter to tell me if this is a sales job and she said it will be discussed in the Overview (interview).

    Advice to Management

    Be up front. Tell the ppl what you are hiring for.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Too risky"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Benefits Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Benefits Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a newcomer, there is lots of training, a welcoming atmosphere, and a competitive environment to inspire you to make sales.

    Cons

    If you're too young to have a book of business already, you're wasting your time. Most of their techniques are based on people you already know. As a transplant to the area, I made cold calls 98% of the time. Potential clients will get your hopes up, then cancel at the last minute. After months without a sale, I attempted to recruit an individual and presented my supervisors with an untapped market of unemployed individuals to reach out to and was told I could profit from each person that became an employee. The supervisor ignored the former and forgot about the latter.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the efforts of your employees, especially if it's their only chance to make an income.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great opportunity if you like 1099 sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aflac as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great field training and help getting launched. Important that you are self funded because field sales grows slowly over time. Business to business sales means most work happens M-F 8a-5p

    Cons

    You are completely responsible for paying your own taxes and business expenses ... Health insurance, etc. there is no training for how to manage this aspect of your business. There is a lot of territorialism among field leaders

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic with recruits about first two years when it comes to earnings. Regional Coordinators and District Coordinators tend to be too pie in the sky


  10. "Current Aflac Coordinator Durham NC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - RSC in Durham, NC
    Current Contractor - RSC in Durham, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding Opportunity
    Great Management
    Great Products
    Hard work rewarded
    Great rewards
    Great income and renewals

    Cons

    Need to work hard your first year and follow your trainers.

    Advice to Management

    Never stop improving!!!


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