Aflac Named One of the 100 Best Places to Work For The Ninth Consecutive Year
Insurer has appeared among FORTUNE's best companies to work for since 1999
COLUMBUS, Ga. – January 9, 2007 – Aflac has once again been cited as a ‘100 Best Companies to Work For' in FORTUNE magazine's tenth annual listing. The company has appeared on the revered list for nine consecutive years and was ranked at number 73. The magazine highlighted yearly bonuses, on-site childcare, and employee appreciation celebrations as reasons for Aflac's inclusion. Aflac is also well-known for employee participation in its philanthropic efforts surrounding pediatric cancer research and treatment.
“We are extremely grateful to our workforce for helping place Aflac on this list of esteemed companies for the ninth year in a row,” said Dan Amos, Aflac chairman and CEO. “The pride and camaraderie shared among Aflac employees created through a corporate culture that is committed to community volunteerism and providing quality customer service are among the many reasons Aflac is a great place to work. This commitment not only makes Aflac an employer of choice, but ultimately translates into maximizing shareholder value.”
The corporation's employees frequently volunteer at the Aflac Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta which was established in 1995 with a $3 million pledge from company executives. Last year, Aflac reached over $30 million dollars in charitable giving to the center with help from its employees and sales force members. The company also provides paid time off for employees to participate in some community volunteer events.
To complete the listing, FORTUNE evaluated over 400 companies in two different areas: policies and culture and employee opinions. Employees were randomly selected to complete information at each of the chosen companies. The magazine then evaluated a questionnaire developed by the Great Place to Work Institute in San Francisco to further determine the actual ranking. Criteria such as:
Credibility (communication to employees)
- Fairness (compensation and diversity)
- Respect (opportunities and benefits)
- Pride (philanthropy and celebrations)
The complete list appears in the January 22 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands January 15 and at www.fortune.com on January 8.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan. Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's Most Admired Companies for six consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for nine consecutive years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.