State Sales Coordinator (Current Employee) – Silver Spring, MD – August 1, 2014
Typical involves making hundreds of phone calls to perspective clients and setting up times to meet. Perspective clients being business owners, decision makers. Usually there are several meetings a day where either you are sitting down with business owners or you are sitting down with employees of the perspective clients business and enrolling each one of the in health benefit plans that best suit their needs.
Because there is not really a supervisor you need to be super organized, and manage time wisely. The people who you work with are very supportive and a joy to work with.
I learned a lot about networking, and good qualities that it takes to have a successful business .
Sales Agent (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 21, 2017
A typical day consists of getting up early nin the morning to try and catch any contractors before they leave for the day. Then work on more corporate locations and drum up your own sales leads. There really is no culture in place. They try to make it fun by offering trips and other bonuses, but it's a tough cutthroat environment. Sink or swim, usually on your own. I have learned extensivly how under served we are in Healthcare. There is a great need for services like AFLAC but not much expendable income for people to work with. Hardest part of the job is to find your own business. They say in the beginning there are no cold calls but thats what you spend most of your day doing. The most enjoyable part of the position is that I can make my own schedule.
Ability to make your own schedule
Commission only pay rate, Market is saturated with Field Agents. Sales leads are old and outdated
The position I held at Aflac required a lot of long hours and the pay did not reflect that. Management was not appreciative of my efforts to make the customer happy. The department I worked in was very cut-throat and stressful.
Marketing and Sales Specialist Intern (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – June 20, 2017
I did not like it at all. You cant get paid unless you get your certification. If you are a college student like me focusing on college courses do not work here. Plus a str8 sales job. No sales no money.
Replenishment Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Columbus, GA – June 20, 2017
Support services is a big team that serves as the backbone of the company. Aflac encourages employee tenure situations rather than constantly flipping employees which is great but limits advancement opportunities in certain areas. Overall my time with the company has been enjoyable and a great first sample of "Corporate America".
Frequent giveaways, employee interaction opportunities, benefits are top notch
No pto until first 90 days was a real inconvenience for a single parent
Business Consultant (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – June 15, 2017
Training and mentorship at the Paradise Region of AFLAC out of Salinas and South San Jose. After 18 months with AFLAC, first as administrative assistant and quickly into the sales role, I really had high hopes of creating an amazingly profitable and flexible career with AFLAC, taking advantage of their 10-year plan where all your accounts remain yours forever. However, after earning so little for so long, less by far than I could have earned simply Ubering 6-7 hours/day, I had to move on. The people, both in management and in the sales force, are wonderful, but it takes a supportive spouse with a very good salary to afford the long running start to get accounts built up as this position is 100% commission.
The hardest part of the job is the cold-calling over the phones and in person. I enjoyed enrolling employees in policies and it really didn't take many to make a descent commission, but sometimes you can spend a whole day or two enrolling and not make much at all. Much of what you do in your AFLAC career is unpaid as you only earn when you sell a policy. I tried hard to never sell something an employee would not need.
I came into this career excited to try my hand at sales after years of being a business owner with my husband. I will return to admin roles because I learned that I need the regular pay and my strengths lie in supportive roles. The flexibility of this role is what inspired me also to give it a try, but if you are really doing well, there is not much flexibility and you find yourself working into the night at times. Should you succeed, theremore... is a need to have support staff to help with claims and mass amounts of paperwork required.less
Unlimited earning potential, flexible schedule
Earnings needed to support a family in this area are hard to reach
I learned to go and get what I want and not show any ounce of fear. I showed no fear towards different CEOs of different businesses, that's the mindset Aflac instilled in me and I thank them a lot for that.
Corporate Life Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – June 10, 2017
there was no guidance or trainging for the job. you were just thrown to the wolves and were expected to rock it. if you don't know what you're doing and have never done this type of work before you will fail
Director of Brokerage Business & Development (Former Employee) – Warwick, RI – June 9, 2017
This is not a job for everyone. You are working as an independent contractot with a major insurance company. Your income is based on your own hard work and the quality of your services. This job is only for those who have business mind and desire to have their own business.
Service specialist (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – June 8, 2017
they care for there employee, they are fun and understanding , they make sure we have the proper training, mangment always give you one on one to let you know where you are in progress. love this company...