AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Financial Advisor Intern

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

    I worked at AXA Advisors

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

    Pros

    It could be something to start as an intern

    Cons

    Don't really get a chance to learn something that is useful.


  2. Financial Advsisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Manager was engaged with team commissions were fair

    Cons

    The salary was commission based only


  3. Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    -Great workplace environment, unlimited earning potential

    Cons

    -too many advisors, firm reputation


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  5. Good company. Good people. Poor vision.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting and Social Media Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Recruiting and Social Media Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Staff i worked with are good people who do their jobs well. Are knowledgable Advisors are looking out for their clients best interest. They really care. Trying the social media thing at least Decent benefits. An attempt to brand themselves

    Cons

    Constantly changing vision of the branch - not communicated well to anyone but senior mgt Communication of management in general in terms of including new staff in on what their roles actually are and involves

    Advice to Management

    Include all stakeholders - even those with little ownership so people know expectations and what their supposed to be doing Communicate more often and clearly Align strengths with a vision


  6. Helpful (3)

    Financial Representative (RBG)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A really good set-up to build a client base and obtain large numbers of clients quickly.

    Cons

    Very salesy. Obtained low new-worth clients that were very un-educated and difficult to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Tell prospective employees about ALL requirements and fees they will be charged.


  7. Financial Professional

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Troy, MI
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Troy, MI

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training for those entering the financial service industry.

    Cons

    Lack of true office support.

    Advice to Management

    Provide true office support for it's financial professionals.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Made good money before getting burnt out.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Roanoke, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging, lots of educational opportunities for learning, great support system, pay can be very good if you are committed, no experience is the same. Manager was extremely supportive, helpful and determined to see his employees would succeed. Run your own business. Also opportunities to work and split commissions with experienced senior advisors. If you can find a relationship like this it can be very rewarding both in experiences and money.

    Cons

    Costs associated with employment are very high as you have to pay for most of your technology costs and other items. Not something you can do on your own until you've done joint meetings with a senior advisor for a while to learn how to run meetings on your own. You must be on the phone constantly in order to schedule meetings and create business. Getting licensed can be a challenge if you do not have a business degree or financial services background. Too much freedom if you need direction as you schedule run and operate your own business essentially. Commission can be intermittent to start out with so you must be good at budgeting and saving money. To

    Advice to Management

    No advice. This is just a job where you must be committed to creating your own success. Can be very rewarding for the right person but boring and tough to tread above water if you're not.


  9. Not for Everyone.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    The people working for AXA are some of the best. You will receive great support and truly feel like a part of the team from day 1 in the office. Plenty of room to grow your business if the situation is ideal.

    Cons

    Majority of business comes from 403b market; which lends itself to minimal commissions. It is all luck of the draw as to whether you are assigned a blooming market or a neutral to declining one.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on tangible business strategies rather than preaching about intangibles. While important, having actual implemented strategies lead to better results than simply teaching someone "How to succeed."


  10. There are a lot of great people that work here that want you to succeed.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is very laid back environment. If you need to take care of a personal issue than you are able to take care of it.

    Cons

    Very unorganized and there is no concise plan for a new hire to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more clear plan for your new hire to succeed.


  11. All depends on what branch and manager you have

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you have a manager that is devoted to your success and building a team as well as a branch with a culture that breeds success, all you need is to be willing to work hard (12 hour days during week, come in on some weekends). Pays off in long run if you are so inclined to work hard. Provides superb opportunities for advancement if you are willing to work for it Above average compensation package

    Cons

    You're likely not going to make much money in your first 6 months unless you have a strong natural market (friends and family) so you need a support system or money to fall back on until your practice gets up and running. Be ready to suffer for 1-4 years before you have a self-sustaining practice. Management gears towards selling proprietary products although you are not required to

    Advice to Management

    Stronger vetting process during hiring, I see plenty of people that last less than 3 months because the job wasn't what they thought it was or they weren't qualified.



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