AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
311 Reviews
3.2
311 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Misleading

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is an old company that offers opportunities for an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Good luck managing your book of business, because your on your own and its not easy getting a simple policy through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor/Professional/Consultant in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor/Professional/Consultant in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money if you are truly dedicated and passionate about the job (or about the money). There are some cool people that work here as well and I've made some really awesome friends.
    -Certain managers are very good and you can learn a lot about sales from them.
    -Company trips if you qualify (and want to spend your vacations with people you see everyday.)

    Cons

    All commission, you WILL cold call unless you have some connection somewhere dealing with municipalities for example becasue you have an in there. They may try to tell you in the interview that you don't have to but really almost everyone who starts thats what you are doing.
    -The company does not give you much to work with. They don't give you leads, you have to find them yourself for the most part. They don't give you a computer, or any perks such as free food etc.
    -Long hours are expected even though they tell you your are the CEO of your business...makes zero sense. Especially since you're on 100% commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Hire people you know will succeed, not just any person because even if they fail you can make a couple bucks off of them.
    -Be truthful about the job. Don't have kids going to study for the series 7 for two months and come in there first day and quit because they were misled

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Position was not as good what was sold

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Akron, OH

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours most of the time

    Cons

    training not so good, more product focused verse how to reach out and build practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try training your new reps. for success

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working as a Financial Advisor was a great way to get licenses, and a LOT of headaches.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly easy sales quotas, reimbursement for licensing (and thats it) . Lots of turnover means they hire almost anybody.

    Cons

    Terrible managers in the entire WLA office. New hires are brought in to sell to their families and friends and then dumped.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Learning Experience for a salesperson

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in San Juan, PR

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    My specific supervisor didn't micromanage, I had a lot of freedom with my time, there was a lit of training mostly on thei products and marketing strategies.

    Cons

    Commissions are not as good as other companies in the industry, it actually costs money to work for them, benefits are not very good and you have to pay for most of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as a contractor (more than an year)

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much you can learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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

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

    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
  10.  

    Intern

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

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

    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

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Smithfield, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Smithfield, NC

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (more than an year)

    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

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