AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • You can definitely make a lot of money, if you choose to focus on the life insurance side of the business (which they heavily encourage/promote) (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)

  • Hard industry to break into, a lot of time will be devoted to establishing your Book of Business (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Just ok

    Former Intern - Advisor Assistant in Manhasset Hills, NY
    Former Intern - Advisor Assistant in Manhasset Hills, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice if you like this style of work

    Cons

    No one was willing to help out or speak with interns Everyones in their own bubble Boring work


  2. customer service

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transaction Review Analyst in Clifton, NJ
    Former Employee - Transaction Review Analyst in Clifton, NJ

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people, great hours, busy,

    Cons

    benefits not that great, could be better


  3. You need to know a lot of people to make good money

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This is not a Job, you are are business owner. with all the pros and Cons that will come with that. This is a very challenging Job. It helps if you have a strong natural market, i didn't really know anyone so it was very challenging. I've been here for about a year and I work a lot to stay working here. I averaged around 60 hours per week. The pay is good if you can get a lot of clients 30% bonus on top of your PCS. My gross my first year was about 37k minus expenses that more like 31k. be ready to have at least a year of savings before you start, usually it wont pay anything significant in 6 months.

    Cons

    my expenses were high since once you contract you pay 85 for the tech package, all your marketing, E/O insurance (250) gas and remaining expenses i averaged about 560 per month. Once you become more established you pay for more stuff, like share the staff salaries, cube space and other things. That will depend on the development of each advisor.


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  5. Axa

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    hard work pays. Clients just do not fall out of trees. Individuals must put in the work to be successful. Pays handsomely.

    Cons

    long work weeks Can be too stifling. Commission based pay requires a lot of sacrificing. Managers can sometime be very impatient when no results are shown.

    Advice to Management

    be more patient


  6. Tedious work

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Financial Advisory Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Financial Advisory Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Get to know the industry. The financial consultants are friendly. Researches on venture capitals and stocks later on were more interesting and useful.

    Cons

    All those phone calls and name guessing were very tedious.


  7. advisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    it is ok, there is no work life balance

    Cons

    no room for growth, no real training


  8. Helpful (1)

    Financial Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You get to earn as much as you want. Great training. Great pay if you can get the business.

    Cons

    It is very, very hard breaking into this business. You have to be willing to put in 12+ hours a day and continually be productive throughout the day.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great attitudes and people but not for me

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    AXA has a very intensive and inclusive training process. The training advisors will give you the tools and motivation to succeed. Will give anyone an opportunity.

    Cons

    Not for everyone. To work at AXA or as a financial advisor, in general, requires a particular attitude which I did not posses at the time of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek out highly motivated, high energy candidates. And definitely continue to seek out those diamonds in the rough.


  10. Kill yourself enough for a few years and it will pay off

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Former Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Former Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    A LOT of learning in terms of sales and handling people and their concerns, but only if you're lucky enough to be hired as an intern for the right advisor.

    Cons

    Not the most social setting. Very every-man-for-himself kind of environment.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Financial Consultant

    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at AXA Advisors (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Young, energetic work environment. If you develop relationships with the top producers, you can position yourself to learn a lot of the best practices and set yourself up for success.

    Cons

    If you are not highly motivated, it can be an overwhelming, dead-end job. It is a commission based job so if you cannot sell, you will struggle financially.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the excellent training and have the district managers focus more on quality representatives rather than on quantity of representatives.



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