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Independent Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Glendora, CA 91741May 15, 2018
This is a commission based job. It can be lucrative if you are motivated and have the right backing on your side. Although it is an independent role, the right guidance is necessary to succeed.
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Great sales career
Independent Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Brule, NEMay 11, 2018
Great company to work for if you enjoy sales. Terrific income potential. Training is superb. Lots of opportunity to win vacations and other prizes. Great company!
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Get out of it as much as you put into it.
INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENT (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMay 10, 2018
Aflac is a GREAT product!! It is a fabulous supplement to health insurance and provides a 'back-up' plan when the unexpected strikes. Good prices with excellent benefits
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Highly Acclaimed Former Employer
Independent Agent (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 10, 2018
Former employment with Aflac is highly acclaimed because of their innovative health insurance benefits, commitment to pay claims with improved proficiency and punctuality, and customer service for agents to access pertinent datum via telephone/online support.
Pros
Website services
Cons
Limited authority due to hierarchy structure
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Independent Insurance Agent (Current Employee) –  Fullerton, CAMay 10, 2018
I have the freedom to work from home and still get the support I need from our corporate office.
Meeting all levels of business people and developing a long term relationship is the best.
Pros
Work from home
Cons
N/a
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No money in certain areas
Independent Sales Agent (Former Employee) –  Brownwood, TXApril 30, 2018
I sold in an area that has income average 25000/ yr.. manager and wife had inherited most of area from father .. hard to make money... ask to come back part time.. they never would set a meeting to discuss it.. be careful
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
No money to be made in poor areas that have been monopolized
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Differentiate pls...
INDEPENDENT AGENT (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAApril 30, 2018
Understand that I worked for an agent of Aflac. Not directly Aflac. Therefore, Aflac may be a great company but the agency may differ in how they handle or deal with situations.
Pros
independent contractor
Cons
door to door, cold calling
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Must be relentless at prospecting and closing sales
Independent Insurance Agent (Current Employee) –  Cookeville, TNApril 15, 2018
Very difficult to make a living at this career in a rural area. Only do this if you are in a metro area. It is enjoyable if you like meeting people every day and love sales.
Pros
Training and Opportunity
Cons
No territories
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Great for self-motivated workers
Independent Sales Agent (Current Employee) –  Danvers, MAApril 14, 2018
Aflac is great for self-motivated workers. I recommend this company to recent college grads with good connections, who can leverage those connections into immediate success with Aflac.
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All phone calls cold calling Then drive to locations of interested people
Independent Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Cincinatti, OHMarch 28, 2018
AFLAC is selling supplemental Insurance. very difficult if you have regular insurance. It cold calling all day . You develop your leads by cold calling by telephone. Then follow up if their is a interest. For every 100 phone calls you might get 5 people who might an interest.
Pros
Office space at no costs
Cons
some support from managers
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hard to explain
Columbus (AFLAC)- Independent Agent (Current Employee) –  Visalia, CAMarch 26, 2018
Maybe its not like this in all Aflac markets but the one here is stressful and lacks structure and organizational. While you are supposed to be independent are are also asked to work with others but not able to rely regularly on anyone.
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Great work/life balance
Independent Sales Agent (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAMarch 20, 2018
At Aflac the work/life balance is great. The job is not an easy job to do. It takes time and a lot of self motivation. It is commissioned based so if you are having trouble getting in front of business owners you are having trouble making money. There are other things that you are not told until you get in the door. There are laws that if you make a mistake it can cost you money.
Pros
work/life balance
Cons
Saturated area for sales, the cost if you make a mistake
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Great second job
Independent Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Columbus, GAMarch 20, 2018
Aflac is a great company. Selling is done from your own home and not an office. It is commission selling and would be great for a young single man just starting with no other responsibilities. Since I had a family to support I could not afford to stay long enough to build the business.
Pros
Freedom, great product, well known
Cons
commission selling, no benefits
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Competitive and stressfull
Independent Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXMarch 2, 2018
Made daily cold calls to find clients and to set up appointments. Had to find my own clients in order to schedule appointments and make sales presentations. Management is very eager to help with sales and presentations but not in helping you find clients.
Pros
Plan your own schedule.
Cons
Hard finding clients.
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Hard to make consistent income
Independent Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Tyler, TXMarch 1, 2018
Being 100% commission was very hard to maintain consistent income just starting out. It would have been nice if they had a base salary for the first couple of years rather than going only commission.
It seemed that one had to get very lucky to make more than just minimum wage.
Managers didn't do enough to ensure that agents were set up to succeed.
Pros
Unlimited earning potential. Lots of variety and not stuck at a desk all day.
Cons
Inconsistent income. Charge backs!
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Good place to work if you can work on commission only
INDEPENDENT AGENT/COORDINATOR IN TRAINING (Current Employee) –  Ridgeland, MSFebruary 27, 2018
Aflac is a great product with wonderful opportunities. Must like cold calling. Very flexible environment and great opportunity for career advancement.
Pros
flexability
Cons
cold calls
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Total waste of time and energy
Independent Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Boynton Beach, FLFebruary 25, 2018
total waste of time and energy. I didn't get any guidance from anyone and I will not recommend anyone to work at this company. I wasn't happy wasting time, fuel and energy.
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Aflac has what your looking for
Independent licensed Insurance sales agent (Former Employee) –  Columbus, GAFebruary 21, 2018
are you a closer if so Aflac is for you close today and get paid tomorrow, there's also a great feeling helping others protect themselves. You can sell Aflac forever you can work as little or as much as you want in any state, Good Luck
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Independent Sales Agent (Current Employee) –  Greenville, NCFebruary 19, 2018
You need to be good at cold calling and hearing the word no a lot. IF you are are good at sale and knowing your product you can make it with with company. Training is first class and the support is world class.
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If you are not into commission sales, not the job for you.
Independent Agent (Former Employee) –  Tigard, ORFebruary 14, 2018
I was not able to make it at AFLAC because it is too sales base. The only people who are successful are those who are good at making appointments or work with someone who is.
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