Aflac Reviews

Updated February 6, 2016
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Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos
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  • No base salary; dealing with angry prospects who have been contacted multiple times; rejection (in 53 reviews)

  • 100% commission - which can be very scary (in 75 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Aflac Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator/Licensed Agent in Cheyenne, WY
    Current Employee - Administrator/Licensed Agent in Cheyenne, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Freedom to be your own boss, trips, bonuses, renewable income (instead of one time commission), career instead of just a job. FORTUNE 500 and a World's most Ethical Company. Great training (at least here in Wyoming) and a family mentality. Great family/work balance.

    Cons

    No base pay, can be a slow start at first, you have to be very organized and self-driven, have to be licensed in life and health to sell insurance (but my management help with the process).

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose focus on your clients, while trying to grow. Opening new accounts is wonderful, but not at the loss of your current customers. Balance is possible. Also, reward great customer service along with great sales.


  2. "Commission Only"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No limit to money you can earn via commissions.

    Cons

    No base salary to support yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality agents to maintain brand integrity. Do not dump and run sales.


  3. "Great Overall Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist II in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist II in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aflac full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great friendly environment! Very competitive but in a great way that pushes you to excel at your craft. The task at hand are all in your reach. There is also great promotion opportunity.

    Cons

    Sometimes task are asked to be completed in a time hat that just isn't reasonable. The stretch management is a great idea but sometimes it backfires when an employee isn't able to complete the task on time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you're doing, great job overall. Sometimes flexibility should be valued a little more. More time in advance to complete task would be a great idea, overall enjoyed my experience.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Independent Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate, Independent in Beckley, WV
    Current Employee - Associate, Independent in Beckley, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, great potential, stock bonus, pays well, promotion opportunities, great company structure.

    Cons

    Cold calling can get discouraging, if you don't have a good Upline it is hard to get started.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone is trained properly. Keep them accountable for awhile.


  6. "Good Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The team was all very nice people. Great experience.

    Cons

    This was an unpaid summer internship.


  7. "Great place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Kind co workers...nice pay. Cool boss.

    Cons

    Customers are way too picky


  8. "It's a job that's about it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    Pros

    A typical day is very hard and long. I work independently. I enjoy meeting possible clients and exploring the city . The hardest part of my day is not making a sell.

    Cons

    There is no base pay, you work on commissions only. Not Benefits

    Advice to Management

    introduce a base pay to prevent high turnover


  9. "AFLAC AGENT"

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    Former Employee - Consultant/Student in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant/Student in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Aflac (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good training regarding role play and working with scripts and insurance documents.

    Cons

    Not enough market segmentation for agents to crave out adequate business to survive on 100% commission during first two years.

    Advice to Management

    Work with agents to focus on a couple of specific insurance products to specialize in before handling a entire portfolio of products - in order to gain confidence and knowledge.


  10. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility on schedule, good training

    Cons

    Cold calling and door to door sales, 100% commission, saturated market. No benefits.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac (More than a year)

    Pros

    Earnings potential; work/life balance; helping people

    Cons

    Better if you had your own car; paper applications without internet access.

    Advice to Management

    None



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