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AXA Advisors Financial Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Consultant Interview

Financial Consultant
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through college or university - interviewed at AXA Advisors in December 2010.

Interview Details – Met Manager at a career fair at my university. Had first two interviews with him. First was an introductory interview, the second was heavy on product descriptions. The third was with the branch president and seemed like a bit of a rubber stamp interview. There really isn't a lot of probing in these interviews. They mainly want to see if you have the charisma to sit down in front of clients and lead them in a discussion of their finances.

Interview Question – Why do you want to be an Advisor?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They had a set salary for all people starting in my particular business group. It was take it or leave it.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Consultant Interview

Financial Consultant
Akron, OH

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AXA Advisors in March 2013.

Interview Details – Not very long compared to others in the industry. As a side note the shorter the process the more new hires they go through.

Interview Question – There were no real difficult or unexpected questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Short, standard offering


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Financial Consultant Interview

Financial Consultant
Buffalo, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AXA Advisors in August 2010.

Interview Details – I had 4 interviews. Spoke with a couple of their managers over the interview process. They told me all about the industry, including the good and the bad stuff. I also got a chance to talk with 2 current advisors of theirs that gave me some insight to what a day in the life of a financial advisor is like.

Interview Question – Do I see myself in a job position or a long term career?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not really any negotiation with the managers. They are very supportive.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Consultant Interview

Financial Consultant

Interviewed at AXA Advisors

Interview Details – They initiated. Telephone interview followed by two in-person interviews.

Interview Question – None really unexpected. Standard   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No Negotiation


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Financial Consultant Interview

Financial Consultant
Bellevue, WA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at AXA Advisors in September 2010.

Interview Details – They pretend like it's a normal hiring process but really they can't wait to hire you.

Interview Question – Say whatever you want. They'll hire you.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They try hard to get you to take it.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Financial Consultant Interview

Financial Consultant
Edison, NJ

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2010.

Interview Details – Be yourself and makes sure you show that you are serious about this career because it can be your best friend or worse enemy

Interview Questions


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Consultant Interview

Financial Consultant
Houston, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at AXA Advisors in September 2011.

Interview Details – Interview was setup on the spot, so it didn't seem too hard to get. Very pushy about coming up for an office and all commission based.

Interview Questions

  • What could you bring to the company?   Answer Question
  • Do you have friends and family in one of our locations? (Due to cold calls that have to be made)   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Didn't feel like it was a competitive position and recruiters were rude with follow-up email.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Consultant Interview

Financial Consultant
Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at AXA Advisors in December 2009.

Interview Details – I was first brought into a room and asked various questions. Just the basic "are you fit for this position" type of questions coupled with the "tell me about yourself, 5 ways your friends would describe you, etc etc." The most relevant question to the job position was, "How would you first start gathering your client base?"

Interview Question – What was the last way you came out of your way to help someone.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I wasn't very interested in a sales position, I just simply wanted to see their recruiting process.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Financial Consultant Interview

Financial Consultant
Oak Brook, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AXA Advisors in April 2009.

Interview Details – I think I had two interviews. They took place over a two month period. There isn't much to plan for in regards to the interview. The process is really about them convincing you to get on board. They throw out a lot of baseless salary figures that attempt to get you drawn in. However, in the first 2 years these are unattainable. Ask for an average or a figure for the first two years and you will get "There's no limit or average, and that's the best part." That's the interviewer saying you will make right around $24,000 your first year of being on contract.

They talk about a salary that will help keep you afloat during the tough times at the beginning. They lightly mention that you have to attain 3,000 production credits or commission dollars and 15 contracts as I was in the RBG division. This is not a problem assuming you have friends and family in the teaching profession. For someone without a network, it can be quite difficult especially for someone moving from out of state to take this position.

They fail to mention that once the production threshold is attained you are at the discretion of your Manager to actually put you on contract. So depending on whether or not he met his new hire quota for the year he will "allow" you to go on contract. This will not be disclosed to you. Some have to wait a full six months to go on contract depending on when they passed their Series 7 Exam, even if your 3,000 PC 15 app requirement is met. For example, if you passed the series 7 in July and your manager has met his new hire quota, then he will want you to wait until January of the next year. Ask for a contract date in writing contigent on meeting your goal.

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – It was non negotiable.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Consultant Interview

Financial Consultant
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2007.

Interview Details – It was a very easy interview and they are looking for anyone that can sell. I took the offer but was not happy with the money so I left. Make sure you read the contracts carefully and definetly to your due dilegence on any other facts and figures you are shown. Overall it is a difficult industry to make it in but I guess if you're in to that sort of stuff you may make it.

Interview Question – What is one time you have been in a difficult situation and seen your way out.   Answer Question

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