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Aflac Reviews

Updated 16 August 2014
Updated 16 August 2014
657 Reviews

3.1
657 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can set your own hours, work from virtually anywhere, and there is unlimited income potential (in 20 reviews)

  • Management is very engaged with making sure that employees maintain a good work-life balance (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary or ramp up funds to help beginners, training is not so great (in 24 reviews)

  • lack of initial support - but it's like any 100% commission job: "you reap what you sow" (in 34 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working atmosphere is casual, but can be pressing at times. The coworkers and management are great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst III  in  Columbus, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst III in Columbus, GA (US)

    Pros

    Pretty flexible 8 to 5 schedule, on-site cafe, gym, walking trails and disc golf. Nice benefit packages with bonuses most years and a lot of opportunity for career development and advancement.

    Cons

    Politics and diversity sometime seem to dictate advancement over experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the team members in your area of responsibility. Eventhough an "open door" policy is often stated, not all management level leaders are engaged with their teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, tough to get ahead.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    Pros

    Lots of training and support, but the market is very saturated. The management program offers very little in terms of financial support.

    Cons

    You have to invest in evey aspect of the company. Yes there is a flexible schedule, but you still need to put in at least 60 hrs a week to break even.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in first level management instead of putting a heavier burden on them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company and values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ethical
    High value on employees
    Highly ethical and committed to policy holders
    People are great and there's good life balance

    Cons

    Not one i can think of. It's really a very good company. Not a lot of bad things to say about Aflac

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Business Plan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    The Values Aflac has are incredible! I love what it can do for people!

    Cons

    Since it is Commission, it can be hard start up, but great long term security!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    best DSC and RSC out there!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people & great money making potential

    Cons

    You have to keep yourself motivated - since you are now basically working for yourself & making your own hours. So it's up to YOU on how well YOU succeed.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Columbus, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbus, GA (US)

    Pros

    Ethical Company, great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Call Center schedule is difficult when you are a single parent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aflac Agent  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Aflac Agent in Dallas, TX (US)

    Pros

    Company support and product brochures are free. You determine your own schedule. 100% Commission sales job. Working with policyholders to handle claims is rewarding.

    Cons

    100% Sales job. Insurance is easy to sell if you can get past the "gatekeeper".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent

    Pros

    You make your own schedule and are your own boss.

    Cons

    Commission only. Unless you are an experienced salesperson with many connections, this will be a very frustrating job for you. Cold calling, walking in on businesses that mostly don't want anything to do with you. There is a huge turnover of employees at Aflac. I am also leaving shortly.
    There are no warm leads at all. You go through a database, and with MANY agents working in the same state and calling the same places, this is very frustrating. If you have excellent phone skills and are confident, you can make it work. I am leaving because I got sick and tired of hearing "no" all day, and I made hardly any money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A base pay would be at least an incentive for people to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Too risky

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefits Associate  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Benefits Associate in Raleigh, NC (US)

    Pros

    As a newcomer, there is lots of training, a welcoming atmosphere, and a competitive environment to inspire you to make sales.

    Cons

    If you're too young to have a book of business already, you're wasting your time. Most of their techniques are based on people you already know. As a transplant to the area, I made cold calls 98% of the time. Potential clients will get your hopes up, then cancel at the last minute. After months without a sale, I attempted to recruit an individual and presented my supervisors with an untapped market of unemployed individuals to reach out to and was told I could profit from each person that became an employee. The supervisor ignored the former and forgot about the latter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the efforts of your employees, especially if it's their only chance to make an income.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good interning experience for the short term, but not recommendable for a full time position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health and Accident Insurance Producer  in  College Park, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Health and Accident Insurance Producer in College Park, MD (US)

    Pros

    Aflac offered numerous incentives, which were unrealistic for interns to achieve; including 5-8% commissions for interns per health insurance policy interns sell to each business.
    The pro would be gaining experience in how insurance is sold and cold calling potential customers.

    Cons

    Inadequate employee training, high turnover, pay only by commission and the feeling that management didn't care too much about new hires. Essentially, us interns were thrown to the wolves after a week of training and required to do a lot of cold calling with no success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management really needs to consider investing more time and interest into training new hires and teaching the essential skills of hooking and selling potential insurance clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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