AXA Advisors

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Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Can be a good start point of your professional financial advisor career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Great working environment, it's is easy to get involved into the community. Great team atmosphere with co-workers who become friends.

    Cons

    You might get lazy once you do not have any duties. You have to be self-motivated and find out what you really want to do.


  2. Decent place to work, have to be self motivated though.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Stamford, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive network of an international firm, in-house training, certification sponsorship (for series 7 ect)

    Cons

    Not well known publicly, which is an important thing for a financial management firm to get a reputation so, you know, people will invest with you. And its commission based salaries for the most part so good luck building up that book of business to gain a decent earnings.

    Advice to Management

    The Hamden office has it right, others lack energy or functional organization.


  3. Take Initiative

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and it's a nice balance between professionalism and having fun. As an intern you aren't disrespected and you can become part of the team if you want to be. Do your work, don't complain and they'll appreciate you, the work isn't too complicated. You can attend client meetings as well, but you have to ask-again take initiative. They are very lax with students and you can rearrange your schedule, they don't mind if you take a day off or two for tests or other things.

    Cons

    There isn't really much formal training so you have to quickly pick up things yourself and take initiative to learn. Also the internship isn't really on a track for a financial advisor role, I look at it more as a way to potentially get hired or make connections. Again if you want to learn things about being an advisor you have to take initiative and ask A LOT of questions. If you aren't into learning or selling insurance, this isn't the right place to learn about other investment services. Yes they do money management and other things, but it is very limited and again you to have actively search for someone who actually does those things and work with them. Sometimes it's hard to look at your day and say "wow I just gained an invaluable amount of knowledge", but then again you are just an intern.. This goes back to the grooming aspect

    Advice to Management

    Work with interns to grow them into the advisors you want them to be. It's almost like you're expecting them to leave, when you should be courting them to stay. There are may areas for improvement that the branch can take: -utilize intern to make you more money, phone calls, scheduling reviews, gathering client information -Stress how much money you can make from a given client or case -Make them smarter and more knowledgeable than when they walked in by providing classes/presentations specifically for interns.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Awesome if your district and branch managers are good

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

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

    Pros

    -This is going to depend entirely on which branch you're based out of but the leadership is friendly and there are always people looking to help anyone who's new. -Lot's of flexibility with hours and time off -Eat what you kill (commission; "pro" if you're good) -Unlimited earning potential

    Cons

    -Not a 40 hours a week/9-5 job. If you want to survive, you'll work at least 50 every week. -Eat what you kill (commission) -Lots of "no", you have to have thick skin -High rate of attrition (same as anyone in the business)


  6. Helpful (2)

    Helpful if you get the right mentor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Financial Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Definitely not a job for someone straight out of college to get into unless you are willing to really bust your butt and probably be broke for a year or two. If you are willing to put all the effort into it, you WILL get results but until then, its really rough.

    Cons

    Depending on your mentor, your experience here may be a complete waste of time. If your mentor does suck, go latch on to somebody else.

    Advice to Management

    Yes interns are replaceable but treat them well and you can help them help you! Its a win-win situation!


  7. Helpful (2)

    If you work hard you will be compensated.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Growth, Independence, Sales Driven, Pays well

    Cons

    Not much help, Need to work with others

    Advice to Management

    Give the younger guys more tools for success


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

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

    Pros

    Biggest financial company in the world

    Cons

    No warm market, need to find it by your owe


  9. Investment Management intern

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

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

    Pros

    1. Know people who work there. 2. Get the hand-on experience on cold calls.

    Cons

    1.Everyday you just did the same job.

    Advice to Management

    This company should provide more opportunities to international students.


  10. comfortable but boring

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

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    clean environment, nice mentor leadership

    Cons

    office culture, personal growth, training


  11. You get what you put into it, work hard= success

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great earning opportunity, you are the only person that can prevent your success.

    Cons

    Have to be willing to work hard to make it.



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