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.
Agent (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – January 24, 2018
this was a door to door sales job,was not hourly paid,only on commission,long day of walking and knocking on doors on a day to day bases regardless of the weather,ongonig traing every week,and out of town training every two months,your boss recived a part of your pay
Agent (Former Employee) – Centennial, CO – January 21, 2018
Being an Aflac associate, I needed to use my car, phone, and purchase promotional items and food for clients. This is a 100% commission compensation job. If you are fortunate enough to land a client with over ten employees to participate, and do that every two weeks, you may be able to do this as a career. The regional manager is very friendly and goal oriented. The most difficult part of the job is driving around and walking in random business to find clients because they have all already had other Aflac agents call on them numerous times. I enjoyed the flexibility to work a short day when necessary.
Work for yourself, plan your own day, work from home sometimes
Long gaps between pay, no client base when starting, having to pay back commissions when policy holders drop coverage.
agent (Former Employee) – Evansville, IN area – December 31, 2017
I called on businesses and provided really great products to fill in gaps their employees might have in their health care packages while saving the companies and the employees taxes by helping the companies implement section 125 plans for pre taxing benefits. It was a really good feeling to leave a business knowing you were helping their employees better take care of their families, that you were also helping a business add cash to their bottom lines, and at the same time, yes....I made a really nice income from the company.
Agent (Former Employee) – Central Florida – December 30, 2017
This job afforded great flexibility with work and home. A typical day started in the morning with checking your email and phone messages. Then you would check your calendar and see what time you had either a presentation or enrollment set for that day. If nothing on the docket, you would start cold calling or go to your manager's office for training. My day would be anywhere from 4 hours to 8 hours long, depending on what I decided to do for that day.
Not a lot of communication with other employess's unless you needed assistance.
Life Agent (Former Employee) – Palm Desert, CA – December 5, 2017
Insurance Sales Agent working in a professional business-to- business sales environment selling supplemental benefits. I solicit new business to increase volume, sell and execute promotions. Complete required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner maintaining legibility and detail.
For me the difficult part about the job was driving to business's trying to make appointments with owners/managers to dicuss supplemental benefits for their employee's, because I had a gas guzzler truck that used too much gasoline.
It was always difficult to find the owner of the business to schedule a time/day to discuss the business, you'll have to go back many times or call all the time to set appointments.
Freedom of time
They hire too many agents to solicit the business's. Massive overflow of agents.
Agent (Former Employee) – West Memphis, AR – November 1, 2017
Aflac offers a great product that can be so helpful to so many people. Sales is a tough business. Don't expect anyone to give you anything. Get everything in writing. Demand training as they are required to provide such. You must be a self starter and prepared to talk with a lot of people about touchy subjects - money & insurance