Potential for success but an unstable source of income
Insurance Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – December 23, 2014
For a job that largely relies on cold calls and who you know, I found that Aflac at first can be very difficult. Not many people want to talk to an insurance salesman. However, given hard work and perseverance, there is great potential for success.
Account Manager III (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – June 28, 2017
In the worksite benefits industry, you have to be able to adapt to change quickly and be very flexible. You have to remain professional at all times and have a high regard for security, privacy and the protection of people's personal data. Awareness of HIPPA and other privacy laws is a must.
Very involved in the community and helping their people
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Appleton, WI – June 27, 2017
Freedom to be your own boss, trips, bonuses, renewable income (instead of one time commission), career instead of just a job. FORTUNE 500 and a World's most Ethical Company.
You are 100% commission! Not only that but you are cold calling companies in your area. There are no leads provided so you could be calling the same company that a bunch of other agents have already called before and there is no territory so you can go anywhere in your state.
Work with a great team and have learned much in the realm of sales, asset management, and recruiting. Aflac does much for their employees and field force by offering great incentives, renewals, stock options, and great products.
Productive and fun work place, great management, family oriented and professional environment
Application Developer (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – June 27, 2017
Aflac is such a great company to work for. It is owned by Amos family who are very decent and great people. Great ethics, family oriented and professional environment, great stock options, fun and productive environment, Great management, 401k, benefits. Just everything is amazing with Aflac.
Great working ethics, fun and productive working place, Uptodate training, great management
Associate (Current Employee) – Medford, OR – June 26, 2017
The training that comes from corporate is second to none. It feels like a local brand with a fortune 500 backing. I have worked for numerous companies over the years and all of them gave opportunity to earn an income while doing very little. At Aflac you earn what you deserve. I won't ever go back to a W2 position. Health Care has consistently changed for the worse, while Aflac is left to help pick up the pieces. I chose correctly by representing this wonderful company.
Brokerage Development Coordinator (Former Employee) – Warwick, RI – June 24, 2017
Working for Aflac in the field is an independent position unless you work at the HQ in Columbus, GA. You write your own paycheck based on how hard you work. There are no benefits offered to the field force. You are an independent businessman and must provide your own benefits.
Claims Administrator and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Tupelo, MS – June 23, 2017
Fast Paced and productive environment with customer service and satisfaction being of utmost importance. Working close with Sales Representatives to ensure that all accounts are provided with excellent service
COORDINATOR IN TRAINING (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – June 22, 2017
the products are great. the people are great. Issues can come up because it is 100 percent commission based and chargebacks and no pays can kill profitability. Management tells you you own your own business but has a hand in everything. much more like owning a franchise than owning a business. The career structure makes being in management highly preferable to being an agent. When people quit their accounts go upstream and turnover is very high. There should be much more training. the combination of no training, aggressive sales policies, and high turnover has made the market highly hostile to AFLAC agents making it hard even for the good ones. That all being said if you can make it several years the renewals and options and stock and bonuses and freedom and growth make it worth it. Most people would do better if they do it part time.
growth, experience, income streams
deceptive, divisive, hard to start/stay. hostile market.
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