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Aflac Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  • No base salary, minimal training (in 75 reviews)

  • 100 % commission only AFLAC benefits at a group rate no health care coverage (in 104 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Benefits Consultant - Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I learned what a Pyramid Scheme was and how they were implemented in every sales position on Wall Street, especially in insurance

    Cons

    No base pay, all commission. I was lied to in my interview about being able to pay my expenses solely on commission, I was lied to about the role I was applying for. I made 350 Cold Calls a day to try to get accounts for the managers. The turnover rate for employees was 80%, do not let insurance people scam you into sales. It is very hard to make it in this industry and they target young desperate people who just want to say they "work on wall street"

    Advice to Management

    Need to change tactics for recruiting. I figured out the scheme almost immediately and a lot of the young people I worked with figure it out very early on as well.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros working for Aflac is the flexible schedule, support with sales, business building, given leads, and many more. Many different products offered.

    Cons

    Not a lot of business owners knows what Aflac does. It a lot of cold calls in the beginning. But, some of those cold calls become accounts. Which is great. You must be a self-starter.

  3. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aflac (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great human resources. Aflac very clearly cares about its employees. I always felt like management cared about me and my future.

    Cons

    Company is inflated with too much corporate overhead. Very difficult to accomplish anything in a reasonable amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Remove unnecessary road blocks and promote a culture of getting things accomplished even if it means mistakes will be made.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Aflac comapny"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aflac full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independent, flexible hours, business ownership

    Cons

    Issues with Ethics with upper management, high turnover of agents


  5. "Best Ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Recruiter in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Recruiter in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great Environment, Commission High, Incentives Great, Ability to move up

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    No religion in meetings


  6. "marketer administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Pros

    great company with great people. A well known company to back up the company.

    Cons

    not enough incentives here in this branch. looking for growth and this branch cannot do.


  7. "Commission Base"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI

    Pros

    Great Team environment, paid 1 week training. Must be a self starter

    Cons

    No benefits, 75% travel. 1099 employee

  8. "Broker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Benefits Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth financially

    Cons

    Long hours of work daily, tough field. As a new agent, tough to make good money


  9. "Pros and cos of self employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Ventura, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to work the hours you want

    Cons

    To much freedom to work the hours you want


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Independent Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great brand! Excellent supplemental benefits. Training program has improved and they help new associates service existing accounts to help supplement their income

    Cons

    commission only sales, means you have to perform if you want to get a paycheck. Have to be self motivated to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire just anyone, make sure their WHY is the same as our business model.


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