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Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
interviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2015.
I got an email from one of their financial consultants, saying they came across my resume. We scheduled a phone interview, and he started with the usual. Asked about coursework, background in finance, etc. One question that stood out was he asked about my social skills. I've been contacted by Prudential for a similar position, and they also asked about my networking skills. The other questions were mostly behavioral, such as "What is your best quality", "How would other people describe you" etc. Overall, it was alright but I wasn't interested in such a sales-oriented job.
- Unexpected was describing my social skills. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at AXA Advisors (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2015.
First round is over the phone. Second Round: they give you a presentation ahead of time and you prepare it as if you were to present it to a client. After you've given your presentation, they will repeat it 100x better and then give you a couple minutes to prepare before they ask you to deliver it again with changes. Third round: meet more of the team/discuss logistics
- How did you think you did in the presentation? How would you have done it differently? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at AXA Advisors (Houston, TX).
I transmitted my resume to a recruiter at a career fair. Someone contacted me a month later. I did a first interview with a VP then a second with the Branch Manager.
- Before to proceed the interview they wanted to evaluate my ability to make connections and the potential of my network. So they ask me to make a list of all my contacts + to connect with institutions in order to add more people to my network. All this, Prior to receive an offer! Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative Experience
I applied through college or university – interviewed at AXA Advisors.
Got a call the day after I submitted a resume through my university portal. The woman on the phone was very pleasant, and scheduled an interview for me. I showed up on the day of the interview about 15 minutes early - waited for about an hour. The interviewing manager never showed up, and the secretary didn't know where he was. I thought about reaching out to them afterwards to reschedule, but then I thought to myself, "do I even want to interview for a company like this" ? Needless to say, I never heard a thing from them since. High unprofessional conduct.
- Can't say, my hiring manager never made it to the appointment. Answer Question
- Declined Offer
Contacted me and numerous other members of my graduate program offering interviews for financial consultant positions. Pretty typical interview for a pretty typical financial services sales job. Heavily emphasized the "owning your own business" aspect and opportunities for management training and growth. Sounds like you get decent training and some certifications but it is a straight sales job.
- What is your 10 year goal? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2014.
It's not difficult, they really just want to know who you are and what you're like. This business is all about ambition and being outgoing so they just want to sense that in the interview. A lot of it is them trying to convince you to come work somewhere where you don't know where your next paycheck will come from.
- Name three qualities about yourself 1 Answer
- Accepted Offer
They initiated. Telephone interview followed by two in-person interviews.
- None really unexpected. Standard Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at AXA Advisors (Falls Church, VA).
Was contacted by phone after they found my resume on careerbuilder. Schedule an my first interview on the phone. The first interview has two steps. First, you talk to a hr manager who finds out a little about you and then gives you two test. The first test is a personality test to see if you have the correct personality for a sales position. The second test is the Wonderlic to see if you have the aptitude to pass necessary test to practice in the financial field. Send part of first interview is meeting with the regional VP. Was a very nice guy and interview flowed very well. Second interview you meet an even higher up in the company and he evaluates you. If they like you from that they will call to offer the job.
- When asked how would I approach a high end client early in my career, even though I lacked experience. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Great job to start a long term career in sales. I plan to go to graduate school soon.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at AXA Advisors (Akron, OH) in March 2013.
Not very long compared to others in the industry. As a side note the shorter the process the more new hires they go through.
- There were no real difficult or unexpected questions Answer Question
Short, standard offering
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at AXA Advisors (Columbia, MD) in February 2013.
Four interview process: 1st interview was essentially a joke, they hardly asked me any questions about myself, mainly tried to "sell" me on the position. I may be wrong, but I thought you were supposed to sell yourself in an interview? They then performed a background check and called me for a 2nd interview about 3 weeks later. I declined. Interviewers seemed to be very well versed in the goals of their company, as I said, they tried to sell me on them. Overall environment was very friendly.
- All pretty straight-forward. They asked why I was interested in the financial services field. Answer Question
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