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"Summer Intern"

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Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Aflac as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Nice people to work with, learned the ins and outs of working in an office.

Cons

Employees are paid only by commission, so I would see some people work for months but not make a dime.

Advice to Management

Maybe pay a base salary (at least)

Other Employee Reviews for Aflac

  1. Helpful (4)

    "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.


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

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    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.

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