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Aflac Reviews

Updated August 21, 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. Helpful (243)

    "Aflac Review"

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    • 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. "analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac full-time

    Pros

    Employees here are bright and intelligent. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Career growth since small office?

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Benefit Consultant - Commission Only Income"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Specialist in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Benefits Specialist in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are rewarded for hard work. Excellent compensation, stock bonus, trips, team environment, contests, training, and the best part is your making a difference in your policyholders life.

    Cons

    It's not for everyone- high turn over because people realize it takes work. Starting your business from the ground up. Some people struggle with commission only sales. If you have a strong work ethic and don't mind working hard on a consistent basis - then you will do fine.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide the training, technology, and us tools necessary to help get our business started. I had great training and love my career with Aflac.


  4. "great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac full-time

    Pros

    you are your own boss

    Cons

    not a guarenteed pay but you have alot of fun


  5. "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.


  6. "Aflac review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aflac full-time

    Pros

    Learning about sales, having your own schedule

    Cons

    If you don't already have a good savings built up, it will be hard to save money while waiting to make sales.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a base pay to associates to help keep them afloat during rough seasons for selling.


  7. "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bussiness was good
    Perks
    Benefits
    Trips
    Time

    Cons

    People
    Long term burn
    Seediness
    No recourse
    Time

    Advice to Management

    New employees are the greatest means to make longer business

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Counsel in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Counsel in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation, benefits, and perks for employees.

    Cons

    Lacking technological resources for employees to fully leverage time spent on true work.


  9. "Independent Agent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Non-captive; ability to work with other companies
    You set your own schedule
    Unlimited income--depends on how smart you work and your skill set
    Plenty of training

    Cons

    Like most commission sales jobs, it's a numbers game


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Performance based Pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very loose hours, pay based on performance, great for social type people. You can feel good about what you're selling and know you are not hurting anyone.

    Cons

    Constant, constant pressure. You are paid only on commission. There is not guaranteed amount you will make, if you don't perform, you will make nothing. That being said its tough to put in 40 hours a week and walk away without any customers.

    Advice to Management

    Prospecting overlap causes a massive amount of inefficiency. RSC's have a huge influence on the performance of individual agents, good in my case, but could be bad in others.


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