Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 41, Large


Columbus, Ga. [South Atlantic]
Credit: Ana Brubaker/Aflac Media

Why you want to work there

The IT department at this Columbus, Ga.-based insurance company is committed to diversity and has several programs aimed at increasing the number of women in technical jobs. At the corporate level, Aflac's employee-led Diversity Council works to enhance diversity in the overall workforce. IT workers say they feel that Aflac cares about its people, treats employees like family and supports work/life balance through its flexible scheduling policy and other initiatives. They say an emphasis on training, opportunities to work on interesting projects and access to a wide range of technologies also make Aflac stand out.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 5,320

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 468

IT employee turnover in 2016: 6%

IT promotions in 2016: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $1,175

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 16

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 21

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 74%