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Aflac Associate Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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3.2
49%
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83%
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Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos
Dan Amos
178 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "ASC"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Associate Sales Consultant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac for less than a year

    Pros

    Freedom for everything you can think of and being measured to help you stay on track

    Cons

    Gas prices when you’re driving

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Associate"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Great atmosphere Uncapped Earning potential

    Cons

    Cold calling Very little investment into associates

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Tough job for people not used to sales"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone in my region is nice and helpful when they are available. It really isn't tough work but it is really degrading and wears you down easily. This could be a good fit for certain kinds of people but it is making me depressed. There is also room for growth but its just within the sales ream.

    Cons

    No base salary, commission payout isn't the best on certain policies, almost half my money I make goes back into buying gas to go out and prospect again, lack of structure. I've managed to open some accounts but my leadership team seems to always be busy and I don't know how to do this stuff on my own yet. It is really hard to get going unless you have connections to business owners in your area or a book of business from another company. On one hand there is a good work life balance because you work for yourself, but also if you don't go to a certain number of places your leadership team will be upset with you unless you have a valid excuse. Overall its a lot of work for not that great of a payout.

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  4. "Wow what a great company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Independent Associate in Billings, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aflac for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved working for them and the renewals/residual income is awesome!

    Cons

    You have to be a person with a business owner mentality!

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  5. "Great opportunity, but very hard work..."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Associate in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, it's fun getting to know & working with other agents in your region, good commission structure, great opportunity to make very good money and lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Training needs to be improved, very little support from management, really, really hard to get people to agree to an appointment with you and then agree to offer Aflac to their employees. You had better have very thick skin, not take anything personally and be prepared to work very long, hard days! Not a job for the weak or timid! Lots and lots and lots of cold calling.

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  6. "Associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Associate in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac for more than a year

    Pros

    I love the culture of the office. There is a true team atmosphere inside the office. It is a performance based compensation which can be challenging but worth it if you study like crazy.

    Cons

    Performance based is tough but again not terrible. Prospecting is difficult if you have never done sales before.

  7. "Sales Associate"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aflac for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay advance (paid 2-3 days after you write a policy) Variety of people you interact with daily

    Cons

    I was lied to about the day to day work I'd be doing, given false impressions. -No leads provided & business to business all day (cold calls) Need to have quite a bit of money saved up first to start, you're building business so that takes at least a couple months or more to have steady income. -I was told during the interview my first paycheck would be around $1,500 but it was $150 after three weeks of work. You're promised 20 hours of on the job training for the first couple weeks, I was only getting 6 hours a week, typically only working two days out of the week The person training me didn't split commissions with me 3 times in two months for business I wrote

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  8. "Don't get your hopes up"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Associate in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac for less than a year

    Pros

    - Set your own schedule - Excellent work life balance - The work itself is fun - You meet lots of interesting people and occasionally get to help those who buy policies.

    Cons

    - No training at all, you're just thrown out the door and told to succeed - Lots of promises of help in getting leads and customers that never come through - All the money is at the district coordinator level and above - Lots of pressure to get out and sell, sell, sell before you even understand the product or the sales techniques. - Your commissions get skimmed off anytime a more senior agent "helps" you because you are inexperienced and untrained - Many areas are so saturated with agents that businesses have "No Aflac" signs on their doors because they have been solicited so often - In spite of the obvious saturation, they push everyone to recruit new agents to compete with you because there are no territories, everyone just goes wherever they want so the areas with the most businesses are overrun with agents coming to their doors - Leadership is a cult of personality with expectations that you will fawn over those at the top - Don't expect to keep your head above water financially when starting out or even after a year - Be prepared for lots of rejections and even some hostility from the prospects you approach

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "For the birds (Ducks)"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aflac for more than 10 years

    Pros

    meet great people in sales

    Cons

    Agents can not do their job because Aflac provides absolutely no support. Agents can not get their phone calls returned. The leadership is appointment by their sales not by their smarts or abilities. Alot of crazy crooked stuff going on that everyone is overlooking. Dig deep in Aflac's new company, Aflac Group, and you will probably see a class action lawsuit. Agent's are losing accounts and business like crazy due to the termination of accounts by Aflac Group. Bookkeeping is a mess, agents are not getting paid timely or appropriately. No one investigating and the agents don't know where to turn for help other than finding a good attorney.

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  10. "sales"

    2.0
    Former Contractor - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Aflac for less than a year

    Pros

    good people freedom benefits and

    Cons

    commissions only hard work little money

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