AXA Advisors Financial Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Updated Jul 15, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Can't say, my hiring manager never made it to the appointment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Financial Consultant - Sales Force Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  3.  

    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
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    Financial Consultant - Sales Force Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Falls Church, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Falls Church, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at AXA Advisors.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    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 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Short, standard offering
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at AXA Advisors in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • All pretty straight-forward. They asked why I was interested in the financial services field.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was given a basic phone interview which consisted of an introduction of the company and what the position entails. When they asked me to come in for a 1-1 interview, I expected to be pitched about the position, which was actually a sales type job. But during the interview, the interviewer was up-front and didn't make any promises. He said it was a sales job that did require a lot of hard work (cold calling) and effort.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

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

    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
    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
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was rather surprised with how easy the interview process seemed to be for the job that they were advertising. I received a phone call from my resume being posted to a career site and answered a few questions about how I work and what I want out of a position. For round 2, I came in for a brief 1-on-1 with the general manager who wanted to just feel me out. Wasn't an intense process. More of a casual meet and greet. Then for round 3 I came in for an 1 1/2 hour presentation of who their company is and how they function. Included in that session was a 1-on-1 with a Sales manager who asked me about my work and educational history and why I wanted this job. I came back for a 4th session for which they had me prepare a short "what are you top priorities in a job" survey and build a list of potential clients to give me an idea of what a consultant would do. At that point, I knew I didn't want the job and made it clear to them. I didn't feel comfortable with their payment structure (small base + commission which evolves to only commission after 3 years.) As such, we mutually agreed that this wasn't the job for me. They were very cordial, honest, pleasant and forthright with everything and appreciated that I was also.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to be in the Financial Industry. What appealed to you?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    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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