AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
288 Reviews
3.2
288 Reviews
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AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries
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)

  • 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.  

    Hard work but worth it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Best opportunity for the right person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    AMAZING, great people. Great environment. I love my job.

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

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

    Pros

    Meeting amazing people on a daily basis. Working with great people.

    Cons

    Unstable paycheck due to commission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Exploits new recruits than toss away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    There is absolutely nothing good about this company. Wish I could give 0 stars.

    Cons

    Everything. They continually hire new people to exploit their natural market and once they are out there is absolutely zero support from the company and pushes the out. There is no chance of turning this into a life long career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Insurance Sales is all you'll be incentivized to do...

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Autonomy to create your own schedule etc...

    Cons

    Somewhat deceptive management and sales tactics. Cold call or hit up your personal contacts to see who wants to buy 1) Life insurance 2) Annuities... that's all this gig is about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    "A great way to get started in financial advisory."

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    The company offers many financial services and thus offers advisors multiple platforms to earn and find their own personal niche.

    Cons

    Do not expect to learn /or apply much about financial concepts. This is pretty much sales job. Requires a lot of initial personal investment (time, licensing fees). Hopefully you get a good manager (as I did) that will help you get a foothold in business early before you start to branch out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your advisors as far as infrastructure or tools. This is a major global corporation and advisors should not have to go into their own pocket to enhance their marketing capabilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    after being independent for years AXA seemed like a nice fit for a career agency

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Planner  in  Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Sarasota, FL

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

    Pros

    Branch Manager in Tampa Florida was great

    Cons

    Compliance and expense no district manager in Sarasota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a way to lower advisor expenses

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good people, tough profession

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Good people to work with, willing to help, great earning potential

    Cons

    High standards, must meet requirements that are sometimes difficult to acquire

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Great compensation package, they allow you to earn as you learn and they do not ask for a project 100 or project 200

    Cons

    lacking upward mobility, the chances of moving to corporate are very slim and to be successful one should have a network already in place and also be able to prospect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with developing sales force

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