Aflac Agent (Current Employee) – Idaho – October 26, 2018
Complete commission. High turnover, even in upper management. No stability. You MUST have a different reliable income in order to take the 2-3 years it will take for Aflac to possibly be your only source of income.
Agent (Former Employee) – Winona, MS – October 16, 2018
Sales can be very stressful regardless. However, workimg in a rural area where there aren't many companies and yet many people competing to make sells means your chances and actually making a survivable living is very small. Comission based pay ad have to use your own resources from day one. If you're not making money but on the hunt daily and having to drive far places your resources tend to run out quickly.
I already had my insurance card when I worked there
Agent (Former Employee) – Charleston, WV – September 12, 2018
Aflac was not that bad to work for I still have Aflac stuffed animals that say Aflac. My manager was not bad he roped me into one day going to a coal company to sign up workers. That was about the only paycheck I got from them. They did make us go to Morgantown, WV to stay at a hotel for a sales meeting. I think I left them after that.
Agent (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MI – July 23, 2018
Canvassed industrial parks, business offices. Met with owners in order to offer their employees benefits. No assigned territories. Other agents stole sales because of there being no assigned territories.
Working at Aflac is ok at first, but your career will become at a stand still if you don't know the right people. I will say that the company overall does more for their employees than any other company I have worked for.
Great people, but not enough compensation to live on.
Agent (Former Employee) – Manhattan, KS – July 6, 2018
I put 43,000 miles on my vehicle in one year trying to make this job work. I went out every day making cold calls. I got stood up regularly for appointments with business owners. The market is extremely saturated for supplemental insurance and Aflac gives you no help with any book of business. I can confidently say I did everything I could to make this job work, but at the end of the day you have to be able to pay the bills.
The company itself has wonderful products. As a sales rep, culture is very intense and demanding. The market is also glutted and I found potential clients to be annoyed at "yet another Aflac agent". Yet they keep adding more agents to step on each other. Not a positive experience
This is a Commission position and you make it based on your desire to do the required things to succeed. These include contacting daily enough people to explain in detail the benefits of Aflac policies and then enrolling them. Management is good and there to help and it has a great workplace culture. Hardest part of job is one must be an extrovert and enjoy constantly meeting new people.
Agent (Current Employee) – Centennial, CO – April 24, 2018
This is a job that is based on how much effort you are willing to put into your business. You make your hours and days you work. It is difficult in the beginning because it is only commission and building your book is difficult. You have the opportunity to make a lot of money but you will need to put in the work to get there.
I love my job and helping people and everything that Aflac stands for and behind
Agent (Current Employee) – Wilmington, NC – March 22, 2018
I am loyal, trustworthy and dependable and I expect nothing less from the company I work for which Aflac does. You make your own schedule which is great but also remember that if you aren't working then you aren't making any money. You have to put in the time to see the results.