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AXA Advisors Financial Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Updated Jul 15, 2014
13 Interview Reviews

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Financial Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

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

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
No Negotiation
Accepted Offer

Other Interview Reviews for AXA Advisors

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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Short, standard offering
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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
    Reasons for Declining

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

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    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
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Say whatever you want. They'll hire you.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They try hard to get you to take it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • What was the last way you came out of your way to help someone.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

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

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Brook, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Brook, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Met sales manager and went over position responsibilities. They asked questions about background, education, previous positions etc. They asked mostly typical interview questions, why should I hire you? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Describe a problem at work and how you resolved it.... etc. I had to take two personality tests as well. You have to sell an item of your choice to the sales manager for the second interview. They are looking to see how persuasive you are and if you are more of a listener who asks questions rather than talking too much. The third interview was with the EVP and they asked what I have done in my life. I answered concisely and to the point my life experiences, catering my presentation to the sales job at hand. It was clear it was a very high energy sales environment as one would guess in the financial services industry.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one of your weaknesses?   View Answer
    • Describe a confrontation at work with co-worker or client and how you overcame it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Standard base salary with no wiggle room... This is a sales job, you make your own compensation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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