AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
284 Reviews

3.3
284 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)

  • Flexible hours most of the time (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary offered in Manasquan (in 8 reviews)

  • Sell to family and friends" marketing mentality (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    RBG may seem like a good niche but doesn't compensate enough

    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

    Pros

    Besides management, almost everyone else is new so people are very friendly with one another. Even if new to the financial field, you learn a bit about it.

    Cons

    It takes a while to do any real business. They want you to first start off with family and friends. It may seem that's part of their strategy because they help you sign them up, and get a % of the commisssion, but won't help you to acquire any new business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much you can learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a famous company, and so has name value to put on resume. Also, it is in a reasonably nice location.

    Cons

    Hard to learn anything since all you do is face the computer to do your assignment. Supervisor is hardly there for you to communicate.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management and organization is not the best for learning and professional women

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    If you like to be completely on your own and have zero guidance or help, this is the place.

    Cons

    No training, too much depends on local branch managers, if you luck out to have a good one, it's good, I wasn't that lucky. The management is very pushy about specific products, if you don't meet certain quotas on products they promote, you can lose your job. There was virtually no guidance for a newbie in the business like me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise to pay more attention to new people and help out to learn more about products and business rather than pushing people to sell things they have no idea about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    work was easy, i had only one supervisor

    Cons

    I came in the afternoon, so didn't really interact with many people. and it was an unpaid internship

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Deceitful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor

    Pros

    The people are great, and the flexible schedule is nice.

    Cons

    All of the compensation is very ambiguous. Definitely favors the firm, heavily. After I started, the "salary" that was pushed and sold as an option during the interview process, wasn't as advertised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent during the interview process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Will take years to become successful unless you have a significant book to begin with.

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    Current Employee - Financial Professional  in  Smithfield, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Smithfield, NC

    Pros

    Technology getting better. Decent wholesaler access.

    Cons

    Management support is overall poor.No marketing at all. Expenses are high.No help unless you are producing early.Experienced sales force is disengaged with building new business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop recruiting. Get your experienced sales force to become more willing to grow and get them to recruit for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was an interesting experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility and is great if you want to work your own hours.

    Cons

    Have to generate your own client base

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an assistant position for new reps to learn the business before making them agents

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting beginning showed what didn't want with a company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly people, relatively good products

    Cons

    Very little actual training. Overburdened division managers. No actual CRM help until on contract.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    not as expected

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    Former Employee - Fifnancial Advisor  in  Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Fifnancial Advisor in Edison, NJ

    Pros

    work own hours,n ice trainees

    Cons

    lack of training, cold calls all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work here as an advisor!

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Financial Consultant
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant

    Pros

    Was lucky to have a senior Advisor take me under their wing otherwise I would have moved on day 1. Get licensed and move onto another company where there is growth potential.

    Cons

    Not a place to learn and grow. Management is only concerned about generating business not your success with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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