AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
316 Reviews
3.2
316 Reviews
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AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries
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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.  

    Amazing

    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    It is a fast pace learning atmosphere

    Cons

    They are hard on hiring long term

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging Career with Unlimitied Potential for Growth Professional and Financially

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Support from the Management Team 2. Products and Services available to my Clients 3. Professional Development 4. Flexibility 5. Training and Mentoring Program for all new Advisors.

    Cons

    1. This is a challenging career, and you must be willing to work extremely hard. Your early hard work will pay off, though. 2. Depending on the type of practice you want to run, your connections will be invaluable when growing your business. It's tough to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate our technology platforms. The addition of SalesForce and online application processing has been great.

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

    Joining AXA Advisors was the right decision!

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

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

    Pros

    Income, training, mentoring, team approach, very stable management, largest financial company in the world, 14th largest company on the planet, great benefits, cutting edge financial vehicles

    Cons

    I have to work very hard. Is that a negative?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't change anything!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    AXA Advisors

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Fun and interesting place to work

    Cons

    Didn't like doing cold calling

  6.  

    Not easy but very comprehensive training

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

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

    Pros

    130% commission in the first year and a very comprehensive training program. Can be VERY lucrative. Friendly workplace. Helpful coworkers. Great managers.

    Cons

    100% commission based. Very very very hard to get started as a financial advisor. Tons of time required - consistent 60+ hour work weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executive management of the company has done the AXA brand an injustice by lack of marketing. Hopefully they do so at some point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing opportunities, great career, and the sky is the limit

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

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

    Pros

    Unlimited income potential, flexible work hours, company paid travel, and the best part is that your job is essentially to help others and get paid for it.

    Cons

    You must be willing to work hard, in the beginning you will work 4x as hard for 1x the pay, but after a few years you will be making 4x the pay for 1x the work....and after about 4-5 years the sky really is the limit (You can go into management, start your own team, bring on a mentor, or hire your own assistant and open an office for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I can think of for upper management would be to advertise more, more exposure would lead to more satisfied clients, advisors, and the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great leadership,Great Mgt. Great Company.

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Clearly defined career paths for both Advisors and Mgt.

    Cons

    Too many resources available for the Advisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to build a business

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

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

    Pros

    The opportunities are endless in the company. The local office does a great job with training new associates. The compensation is fair and geared towards those that perform.

    Cons

    Like anything worth while it's hard work. There is a lot to learn but there are many talented senior advisors and managers that mentor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the advisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to start a career as a FInancial Advisor.

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

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

    Pros

    Managment and staff does everything possible to help you succeed with your career.

    Cons

    Takes a lot of hard work, but it is worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A career oriented firm with great training and lucrative compensation

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Starting directly out of college I needed to find a company with beyond measurable growth opportunities...and I found it.

    - Great compensation structure for a top performer
    - Friendly and competitive culture with high expectations, leading to high income earnings in new associates willing to put in the effort
    - Great benefits package which is among the best in the industry
    - Many travel opportunities when performing!

    Cons

    - not everyone does well their first year mostly because of their lack of ambition, but these people sometimes poison the pool with their attitudes and excuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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