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"99% of people fail in this position"

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Former Contractor - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
Former Contractor - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Aflac as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

flexible schedule, Free coffee on Monday morning meeting

Cons

full commission, very few people succeed. Once you have enrolled your family and friends they could care less about you. They bring in 10-20 new agents a month and about 1 is still around in 60 days. Training is terrible. Districts offer little support unless you have a good lead then they love you. Once business is written in account they stop talking to you again.

Other Employee Reviews for Aflac

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It takes a lot of self discipline but it's nice to make your own schedule."

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    Current Contractor - Agent in Tampa, FL
    Current Contractor - Agent in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You are your own boss. Great commissions for sales.

    Cons

    The market is over-saturated with new agents because the company recruits like crazy. It can be difficult to get new accounts!

    Advice to Management

    Recruiting should be part of your process but it shouldn't be the only thing you focus on. Try giving your veterans a chance to build their business.


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    "Not Worth It"

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    Current Contractor - Sales Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Sales Agent in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independance. Ability to make your own hours, Decent Sounding products, Does anybody really need them?

    Cons

    Too Many Agents! Local Management Only Interested in Hiring MORE Agents!!
    Waste time and money cold calling hoping to land the next big account. It won't happen. You may get a few small accounts (less than 10 employees) and if you can talk them out of their of the beer and taco money, you'll make some commission until they quit or cancel. Then you spend that money driving around cold calling, 4 corner marketing, networking and maybe you don't get a stapler thrown at you first for being the 7th Aflac rep this week (and it's only Monday). Too many agents. It ruined a good brand. They start, get a couple of accounts and maybe win a fast start award, then quit. Cost too much in gas and rubber. Training is second rate. Most DSC's in Houston have quit or are gone. Churn um and burn em! Fake it until you make it! Aflac must own gas stations, they are the only ones making money from starving Aflac agents.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the mass hiring of people just to have them quit and soil your name. Quit being so CHEAP and help agents get their business going. Come up with some benefits. You can make more money being a door to door selling Kirby vacuums.

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