Pros: autonomy, gread products you can actually get behind
Cons: they attract people who really aren't cut out for it and they get ground up
I was led to believe that there was much more support at the entry-level than there really was.
A lot of promises were made and quite frankly the business model resembles a pyramid scheme of sorts.
Aflac actually has great products in the right context.
However, what is required before starting is:
A) A STRONG sales background (or personality)
B) – more... Established BUSINESS contacts you already have a working relationship with
C) See A and B
No matter what level of experience you have, I found that Aflac just wants as many bodies on the street as possible. The cream rises to the top.
If you don't already have "B" as noted above, you'll be doing one of two things:
1) Bugging your friends and acquaintances
2) Bugging businesses by showing up during work hours to "get on the boss' calendar".
The scripts are not especially good which is why you need "A" from above.
I personally had very little support and my trainer was not skilled at all in training, so I floundered more than otherwise. – less