A typical day at work is calling cold on the phone. District Managers and co workers are all great - Hardest part is taking all the "No - not interested" In my experience it takes about 100 calls to get a yes, or possibly 3. Most enjoyable part of this job is that when you do land an account it is an amazing feeling to actually be helping these people!
commissions are great, incentives are fantastic, helping people with really great products is wonderful
The AFLAC sales force is made up of good people but I met all of my goals and didn't make enough money to survive. The company is very top heavy and the head office goes to excessive lengths to get out of paying claims. Not a very good selling point.
Aflac is great company, for sales training and relationship building
Sales Associate/Consultant (Current Employee) – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – June 28, 2016
If you would like to succeed you have to be hungry. There is nothing fun about prospecting on foot 50+ plus companies a day but, you will learn discipline and communication skills to better your personal net worth.
Aflac was a great place to work. Hired too many people over the years, too many departments doing the same thing. Leadership shouldn't be in the roles they play. No room for growth. Promotions are given based on the buddy system.
No room for growth, very unorganized, no structure, processes all over the place
This job was a self-motivated job where employees were out in the field on a daily basis
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Wexford, PA – June 28, 2016
Working for Alfac was a good experience but there was no motivation for a consistent daily routine. It was a great environment with nice people who I enjoyed working with. Management was successful but most of their employees weren't. The area of Pittsburgh is so saturated that it was not easy convincing companies to buy Alfac products.
Sales (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – June 20, 2016
Company is Top Notch and it all revolves around your people skills and how well you deal in a team environment and how well you are at listening and following directions but for the most part this company Rocks and more ways then one can imagine
I tried this for 10 months. Upline likes to take your commision but at same time says they want you to succeed. Big joke in my opinion. Ill never do it again nor would I ever recommend anyone I care about.
I really love this job but there is a lot of cold calling. It isn't so bad but after a while all the no's and swear words and hang ups get to you. There isn't constant pay because its commission only. I like my direct manager and higher management. At a regional level is where the issues lie. You can be working your tail off but it is never good enough. They say that there is always someone there to help, but that isn't always true. After about 2-3 months, you are thrown out there on your own and then its hard because you ask for help and it doesn't come. Makes for a hard working life. Yes it is about the bottom line for yourself and of course it trickles upwards, but when you are trying so hard, not getting anywhere and then getting nastygrams on top of that... It hurts. I love my other agents, it isn't a dog eat dog world with them, its great! The cold calling and failing at that is the worst and hardest part of the job. It hurts your confidence, a lot. The really nice thing about this job is that because you are technically independent you can take time to go to the doctor, soccer games things like that. As long as you aren't gone all the time and pulling your weight it is great! Any other job makes that a bit harder to do things like that.
Independent agent (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX 76164 – June 8, 2016
I have worked there for a year. It ebbs and flows. You only get paid if you sign someone up. If that person you sign up gets fired before they have paid in for the year. Aflac will take money away from you. You do not get paid for time and effort, nor do you get reimbursed for gas mileage. You have more money going out then coming in.
Aflac is a great company overall. It has a strong quality product and business structure. With that being said, you will do a lot of cold calling in the beginning unless you know a lot of people. The training is great but you are not compensated for the travel and such. You are building your business in the first year so unless you land a large account, you may not make much. And then if you do not have any support from your team leader, then it is can be difficult for you to get ahead. Management is where the income is.
Flexible, make own schedule
No type of medical insurance, Lots of cold calling
With AFLAC I set my own hours to work but it was only commission based pay. If you don't work you don't get paid. But overall AFLAC is a wonderful company to work for if you are a single person with no kids.