AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
286 Reviews

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286 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    AXA is a decent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great entry level Finance job and a very stringent learning curve. Great way to get your licences and get sponsored by the company to do so.

    Cons

    You will definitely want a way out due to low compensation unless you truly understand the Entrepreneurial aspect. Very self-driven style of getting things done and you will be out on a limb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should as what goals your associates have and help the co-exist with your own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Learning Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Houston, TX

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Make your own hours, great coworkers

    People I worked with were very friendly and helpful when asked a question.

    Cons

    Very sales driven, which is not what I expected. Lots of pressure to hit minimum 'numbers'.

    Typically long hours, and not much emphasis on work/life balance.
    Lots of fees associated with running your 'business'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more upfront about job expectations and during interview process including fees and expenses, amount of time spent in field, income expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grinding sales role

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    People are great and the managers are all incredibly smart and talented.

    Cons

    long hours, 8 to 8 everyday, cold calling is what you'll spend 80% of your time doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves 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.

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    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 for more than a 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.  

    This is where you want to be!!!

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Training Programs
    Management team is elite
    Growth potential is astronomical
    Set your own hours
    Help is always just a phone call away

    Cons

    Long hours but the compensation makes up for it
    For the self starting, determined, hard working individuals only
    Difficult for individuals who may need "immediate" compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great career with a growing company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The more you work, the more potential there is to grow and get compensated. Great flexibility and pay structure. Good training program for new employees (thanks to experienced management team).

    Cons

    No major complaints. Just be prepared to work A LOT - but at least it pays off unlike with other jobs where you may work a lot and not see the results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Hard work but worth it.

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere with co-workers who become friends. Ability to make great money, challenging and engaging career. It gets easier and easier over time as you build up your clients. Great training too.

    Cons

    You must be self motivated, you will be guided and helped with what to do but you need to go out and do it yourself. Getting started can take a lot of time and effort to build up your business but once you do it will be rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the training schedule, set up more times for senior advisors to talk to new ones and give them advice from when they were new.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best opportunity for the right person

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Advisors and staff in our Buffalo office are extremely helpful and supportive. The managers are more mentors and coaches, rather than bosses. The Buffalo office has the highest per capita income within the company, with most advisors making well over $100,000. Many making $250,000+. It is a tremendous opportunity to help clients achieve their financial goals, while having the freedom to run your own financial planning practice. The benefits are second to none in the industry. A lot of short term and long term incentive programs on top of highest immediate compensation in the financial planning industry. Support to obtain your CFP designation and other higher education programs.

    Cons

    In the first few years there is a lot of hard work and time that needs to be put in. However over time, the work gets easier through working with clients and receiving referrals. And the flexibility over running your own calendar helps maintain a work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting the financial advisors as you currently do with programs such as the training through Harvard and the Wharton School of Business at University of Penn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company and people to work for and build a business.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Axa provides unlimited training. They are big on team building and are always pushing you to do your best.

    Cons

    Must be able to contract to receive benefits and pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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 for more than a 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

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