AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
296 Reviews
3.2
296 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)

  • Salary, plus commissions flexible schedule and the opportunity to meet different people everyday (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary, heavy sales focus, no formal training (in 8 reviews)

  • And its commission based salaries for the most part so good luck building up that book of business to gain a decent earnings (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity for advancement and additional responsibilites.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, International presence

    Cons

    Not too many downsides to working at AXA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in young talent for the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Nice place to work and learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, the work is compelling. I had a great time when I interned there; I learned a tremendous amount.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons. The company is managed well and the employees make the work day enjoyable. I would recommend this company to a friend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They seem to have a good handle of everything

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    AXA Advisors

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    A lot of upside potential,but its not easy. You are expected to work long hours, but in the end you are the one who benefits the most from it.

    Cons

    Having to find your own client base.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Financial Professional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Portland, OR

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    AXA Advisors is a great place to learn the business and build a thriving financial practice, covering planning, asset management, and risk management. The company provides a combination of online learning, classroom learning, and mentoring. The benefits include commissions, stock options, 401K, and pension plan. Successful advisers typically make over $100,000 after three to four years.

    Cons

    The company makes clear that it is looking for people who are entrepreneurial. This job is not easy. Fewer than 20% of the people that start at AXA Advisors (similar to industry avg.) can make it a career. Advisers after six months most pay E&O insurance, software licensing fee, etc. It adds up, if you're not making money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AXA needs to improve it's technology. Getting approval for advertising, etc. can be very cumbersome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very nice, calm workplace, be sure to stay on task though

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unpaid Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Unpaid Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Calm, easy to work in, relaxed if an intern, usually always work to be done

    Cons

    Sometimes gets confusing, a bit quiet/loud at times, be sure to stay on the boss' good side.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Comfortable Place to Work and Gain Knowledge & Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Administrative Marketing Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Administrative Marketing Associate in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    As an employee, you enjoy a regular schedule that is also flexible based on agreement between yourself and the FPs you support. You get to know many people at different stages in their career and learn how best to help them, and in turn the company, do better. The company has lots of internal opportunities for advancement and development.

    Cons

    Unless you are in a main branch office, your ability to advance within the company in the same location may be limited. You may be the only employee in the area, so when conferences and other employee meetings take place, you are unable to attend because it is your responsibility to "man the fort" at your local office. You also need to play a balancing game with the FPs, as you want to not be perceived as playing favorites.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent so far

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    *everyone is friendly and wants to see you do well
    *managing team does well with pre contracting meetings to help you see what's in store when you pass all your licensing exams
    *they don't bs with you, they tell you straight up that this is a difficult profession, you get out of it what you put in

    Cons

    *have you pay for your tests up front (reimburse after you contract)
    *paynwont be great to start
    *at the beginning the only way you'll make decent money is by going through your natural market

  9.  

    It was an ok experience

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

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Get to know people in insurance industry

    Cons

    Too much work for intern

  10.  

    Hard working, very successful group of talented people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Everyone is great to get along with and knows how to help.

    Cons

    Can't seem to find any cons.

  11.  

    RBG Financial Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Experience. Lots of opportunity for customer interaction. My experiences with management have been positive.

    Cons

    Can be hard to succeed depending on your area of the company / how developed relations are with local school systems / teacher salaries in your state / lots of competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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