AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
332 Reviews
3.3
332 Reviews
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AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can make a lot of money if you are truly dedicated and passionate about the job (or about the money) (in 8 reviews)

  • Creating your own work schedule/ Flexible Hours (This is not a 8-5 job) (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary, heavy sales focus, no formal training (in 8 reviews)

  • I would suggest buying a book of business, starting from scratch can be daunting (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Administrative Assistant

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at AXA Advisors part-time

    Pros

    The financial advisor by whom I was employed was very professional and organized. He was involved and invested in my work for the company as well as my professional development.

    Cons

    There was some lack of organization and structure that was frustrating and made projects difficult to accomplish.

  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Good work/life balance

    amazing culture at branches and people are overall friendly

    Cons

    Not enough compensation

    Hard to build a client book

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A bit monotonous but you learn a lot.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of learning experiences and you get to practice your technical skills in software such as excel and morningstar

    Cons

    Somewhat monotonous and repetitive. Also, you sometimes feel sort of lost and unsure of what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more active in working with and advising interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Okay Salary. Good at hiring from within

    Cons

    not much growth opportunity within the company

  6.  

    Can be a good start point of your professional financial advisor career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Great working environment, it's is easy to get involved into the community. Great team atmosphere with co-workers who become friends.

    Cons

    You might get lazy once you do not have any duties. You have to be self-motivated and find out what you really want to do.

  7.  

    Decent place to work, have to be self motivated though.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Stamford, CT

    I worked at AXA Advisors part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive network of an international firm, in-house training, certification sponsorship (for series 7 ect)

    Cons

    Not well known publicly, which is an important thing for a financial management firm to get a reputation so, you know, people will invest with you. And its commission based salaries for the most part so good luck building up that book of business to gain a decent earnings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Hamden office has it right, others lack energy or functional organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great job for the right person

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training is the best in the industry

    Cons

    Its a tough job. Requires diligence and perseverance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome if your district and branch managers are good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant - Sales Force Associate
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant - Sales Force Associate

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    -This is going to depend entirely on which branch you're based out of but the leadership is friendly and there are always people looking to help anyone who's new.
    -Lot's of flexibility with hours and time off
    -Eat what you kill (commission; "pro" if you're good)
    -Unlimited earning potential

    Cons

    -Not a 40 hours a week/9-5 job. If you want to survive, you'll work at least 50 every week.
    -Eat what you kill (commission)
    -Lots of "no", you have to have thick skin
    -High rate of attrition (same as anyone in the business)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Take Initiative

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    Great people to work with and it's a nice balance between professionalism and having fun. As an intern you aren't disrespected and you can become part of the team if you want to be. Do your work, don't complain and they'll appreciate you, the work isn't too complicated. You can attend client meetings as well, but you have to ask-again take initiative. They are very lax with students and you can rearrange your schedule, they don't mind if you take a day off or two for tests or other things.

    Cons

    There isn't really much formal training so you have to quickly pick up things yourself and take initiative to learn. Also the internship isn't really on a track for a financial advisor role, I look at it more as a way to potentially get hired or make connections. Again if you want to learn things about being an advisor you have to take initiative and ask A LOT of questions.
    If you aren't into learning or selling insurance, this isn't the right place to learn about other investment services. Yes they do money management and other things, but it is very limited and again you to have actively search for someone who actually does those things and work with them.
    Sometimes it's hard to look at your day and say "wow I just gained an invaluable amount of knowledge", but then again you are just an intern.. This goes back to the grooming aspect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with interns to grow them into the advisors you want them to be. It's almost like you're expecting them to leave, when you should be courting them to stay. There are may areas for improvement that the branch can take:
    -utilize intern to make you more money, phone calls, scheduling reviews, gathering client information
    -Stress how much money you can make from a given client or case
    -Make them smarter and more knowledgeable than when they walked in by providing classes/presentations specifically for interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Helpful if you get the right mentor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Definitely not a job for someone straight out of college to get into unless you are willing to really bust your butt and probably be broke for a year or two. If you are willing to put all the effort into it, you WILL get results but until then, its really rough.

    Cons

    Depending on your mentor, your experience here may be a complete waste of time. If your mentor does suck, go latch on to somebody else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes interns are replaceable but treat them well and you can help them help you! Its a win-win situation!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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