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Aflac Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • No base salary, minimal training (in 77 reviews)

  • Aflac does not offer a base salary, it is 100% commission pay (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for people when they need it

    Cons

    People do not want until too late

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good commercials


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Agent"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Collinsville, IL
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Collinsville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great chance to learn and make something of yourself

    Cons

    Not a 9-5 job and be ready to work to excel. Many new want the quick and easy to make it a career takes time and lots of it.

    Advice to Management

    Ignore the negative people because they could not hack it.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "It takes a LONG time to make money"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ability to work irregular hours

    Cons

    Purely commission based
    You need to pay office fees, even though you do not work in the office


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits and employee engagement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Billing in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Billing in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aflac is known for employee engagement and community service. Team oriented environment

    Cons

    No accountability
    Too many changes company and departmental
    No concrete policies and procedures
    Hard to advance unless you know someone to help you. Promotions not based on knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Learn the jobs that employees do and make expectations reasonable


  5. Helpful (2)

    "B2B Consulting & Advising"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac full-time

    Pros

    Great Potential - Lots of Flexibility

    Cons

    Not many Cons when working for yourself


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Insurance Agent"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very nice people, useful education, some flexibility, product isn't bad. Can get some benefit from early training which will be useful when you get a real job.

    Cons

    All commission makes the dregs rise to the top. No consequences for bad behavior. The same manager who stole your lead will go around talking you down about how you made them do it. Management feels very entitled. You're your own business until it comes to money. Then you're a doormat, and you'll be called out for being a doormat.

    Advice to Management

    The new catchphrase is "Own It." All the rewards are for bad behavior and that starts with management. Own it.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "The bonuses were very nice."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist II in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist II in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    We were paid pretty well for the work we were doing. Our annual bonuses were great! Heavy focus on diversity.

    Cons

    Being on the phone all day is kind of like jail. Pre-scheduled breaks and lunch times. An adult should be able to choose when they eat lunch. Sometimes they scheduled your lunch after you'd only been at your shift for an hour or two. Then you are stuck at your desk the rest of the day. Getting time off can be a hassle. It's determined by a computer, not your supervisor. Very little to no advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Have more opportunities for upward movement and choices for advancement.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "District Sales Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willoughby, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willoughby, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Residual monthly income. Flexible schedule. Great training. A team focused environment. Growth opportunities within the organization. Leadership and management track available to those who exude exemplary effort. Monthly stock bonuses. Travel to incredible destinations like Hawaii, the Bahamas, Rome, Costa Rica, any many others. Vesting after 2, 5 and 10 years. World-class claims service for our policyholders ultimately make it a rewarding profession and a career that is unrivaled. Ask someone who has been in the business for years...there is nothing like it.

    Cons

    First few weeks can be difficult until you make your first sale. Immediately from there, you begin to receive continued steady commissions as long as you take care of your clients.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Hard to land accounts"

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    Current Employee - Aflac Agent in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Aflac Agent in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is very encouraging and like to take youbto lunch and such. They are not afraid to spend money on entertaining.

    Cons

    However, the management say alot of things but never fullfill them. Making empty promises to help you get accounts. They don't.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you are going to do. Stop making empty promises.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met diverse individuals.
    Obtained vital business information.

    Cons

    Not in my career future


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