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"Worst decision career-wise I ever made"

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  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
Former Contractor - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Aflac as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

-If you can get on a big account, you will make money, win awards, vacations, etc.
-Learn to take rejection, presentation, negotiating, marketing skills
-Can write off expenses on tax return
-bonuses and vacations if you are a top producer
-flexible schedule
-Made some good friends and connections

Cons

-Spent all my savings trying to build my business because it's 100% commission- and I was #1 in the state, won all the awards before going to sales school, and won the state trip!
-If you have no network, it's impossible to get customers
-Have to buy everything- ducks, licenses, test fees, study materials, gas, etc.
-No benefits at all- they tell you to buy your own insurance policies to make money
-No mentoring or help getting started; training was a joke; you get thrown to the wolves
-Cold calling
-Once sales is on your resume, you only get called for sales jobs when looking for other work
-Really high turnover- I saw at least 100 people come and go in a year
-People stole my accounts when I went on vacation for 2 weeks; my District Sales Manager stole a major account from one of our sales agents. You cannot trust anyone.
-Worked 24/7
-No protection from stalkers or harassment because you're a 1099 and not an employee

Advice to Management

Give new agents more help in establishing a business base; give a base salary and benefits. Give incentives for mentoring/helping new agents get started.

Other Employee Reviews for Aflac

  1. "Competitive products, fair training, difficult to get traction."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Agent in Spokane, WA
    Current Contractor - Agent in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    fellow agents are a great resource. good products, help desk is very helpful, good software and on-line tools.

    Cons

    Very hard to get started with a small pool of contacts and limited experience in the field. Pure commission, upper management (at the state level) has a warped view of true needs based sales.

    Advice to Management

    Teach and focus on true needs based selling right out of the gate, treat agents like professionals instead of limiting their ability under the guise of a fast track.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Aflac is a great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Family comes first all the time

    Cons

    Not sure what your future holds


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