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"A Great First sales job as long as you don't need $ right away"

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Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Freedom=Self-Employed, Learned Cold calling via phone and going from business to business. Learned Public Speaking. Aflac helps people which is a great feeling.

Cons

Rude HR and other gatekeepers. At least 90% of new agents fail within 6 months for a variety of reasons. It is very hard work. Hard to keep motivated, hard to self regulate and work at least 8 hrs a day prospecting vs organizing your files and chatting with co-workers. Most people just don't have the self-discipline to do this.

Advice to Management

Very disappointed at how inflated the projected income you make in the first year is.

Other Employee Reviews for Aflac

  1. "100% Commission"

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    Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learned ALOT! The entire sales cycle from prospecting to servicing my clients. Gradually became a good public speaker. Good job to learn sales, now able to qualify for other, better sales positions.

    Cons

    Probably 90-95% of new agents quit within the first 6 months. It is hard hard work. No quick money. Most people do not have the self discipline to work 8hrs a day. Each office is so different, might or might not get a good district manager.

    Advice to Management

    Disappointed in how much the income potential was inflated. Most of the new agents are not going to make 35k the first year.


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    "Challenging"

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    Current Contractor - Insurance Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Insurance Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent training, no sales quotas but if you don't sell you make no money.

    Cons

    Not great structure for success. Maybe that's just sales but you're just kind of thrown to the wolves to fend for yourself. 100% commissions so obviously tougher to make ut but it is doable.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if there was a clear cut structure that transitions agents more effectively from the training process to the actual sales process. This would allow newer agents to feel more empowered about doing their job on their own with confidence. Confidence that you can complete a sales process is everything in sales.

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