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"A good place to work as an employee."

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Former Contractor - Territory Marketing Coordinator in Folsom, CA
Former Contractor - Territory Marketing Coordinator in Folsom, CA
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Approves of CEO

I worked at Aflac as a contractor

Pros

Aflac provides very competitive compensation and benefits. Above average training is regularly conducted. Management is very professional.

Cons

Like any large corporation, operational changes can take forever. There can be departmental overlap of responsibilities as well as lack of accountability for some responsibilities. Corporate politics are alive and well at Aflac.

Advice to Management

The market place has changed and will continue to do so. The field force model need to be updated to match the current market place.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Its what you make it."

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    Former Contractor - Agent in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Agent in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aflac as a contractor

    Pros

    Like any sales job its about what you make it. Attitude is everything and getting what is yours is key. The commission structure is strong up front for new agents and residual income is something to look forward to for those that can stick around. If you can make something out of nothing or have a book and want to make it stronger this is the place for you. Everyone is helpful because they can split commission with you on new business.
    -You own your book of business here
    -Independent and all the discipline that is required to pull it off.
    -No territories (good or bad its up to you)

    Cons

    -Low marketing support you eat what you kill here there are no inbound calls here.
    -Other agents are your biggest competition here watch out for upper management snaking your accounts check your paperwork just because someone has been trying to get into a place for a while doesn't mean they have the right to take the account because you managed to get it first through a warm lead.
    -management is promoted by the numbers here so the motivation is directed by filling jackets and seeing who sticks
    -training exists, but like all other things its on you to get it. Sales school is two days after that product training is done on a rolling basis and is optional to be done on your own time early in the morning (neutral some might like this others might not)
    -high turnover can poison the market against you in some instances as the place gets called to death by someone new almost every week. Teleprospecting becomes more difficult

    Advice to Management

    Development in offices outside of the regional office can be a little thin. There are some efforts to reduce travel, but districts aren't properly motivated to train agents in house. Management is more motivated to fill jackets and just deal with whoever sticks, while this will weed out the weak quickly it can also burn a lot of bridges in the process as businesses can find it challenging to build a relationship with Aflac if they've had several agents come through.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Difficult to make a living"

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    Current Contractor - Independent Agent in Kansas City, MO
    Current Contractor - Independent Agent in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac as a contractor

    Pros

    Well known company with good reputation

    Cons

    Difficult to sell supplemental insurance in todays financial market - Dificult (and embarassing) to cold call on companies when 5 other Aflac agents were in during the previous month.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better sales model for new agents - with the name reconition should be able to generate leads.

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