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Aflac Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
661 Reviews

3.1
661 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.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture. Good benefits if you're not in the field force. Has a strong company culture. Most everyone is pleasant to work with. They want you to have a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    It's in Columbus GA which is not a very interesting place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company and values

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    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Business Plan

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great Company

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    • 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating Work

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    • 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.  

    Very informative and willing to train.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Positive outlook with good product and advancement.

    Cons

    Takes a while to earn good commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please lay out a formal plan for salary and advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Bad business model

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Agent  in  Boynton Beach, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Boynton Beach, FL (US)

    Pros

    Received a lot of support and a welcoming atmosphere which was encouraging starting off with. Lots of training, encouragement, and an overall good culture whenever I was in the office. I really enjoyed the people I worked with.

    Cons

    100% commission, so unless you're a very experienced salesperson with good connections it will be challenging to make any money. I received no compensation for driving all over town trying to set appointments in a saturated market where most business owners don't want anything to do with you or already have policies. Even when you do get your foot in the door and set appointments there was a tendency for them to flake last minute.

    More luck than your higher-ups would ever like to admit is needed to have the great success initially promised with this job. If you can handle working lots of hours with no guaranteed paycheck at the end of the week go for it- I quickly decided this wasn't suited for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base salary would be a great incentive to stick it out. Update the business model since high turnover is a bad sign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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