AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
320 Reviews
3.3
320 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Simply the best

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best platform I know of to build a career in financial services.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    highly recommend

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

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

    Pros

    managers are friendly and will help you out. They are really busy but they still find time to help you. Everyone in the office is friendly.

    Cons

    you have to travel a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company for a financial advisor to work with. Probably the best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company invests more in its advisors than any other company

    Cons

    You have to be a driven person to succeed in this business. First few years the pay is minimal compared to the work but in the latter years the pay exceeds most other jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For new advisors, invest more material into educating them in what exactly they need to do to succeed instead of loading them with excessive product knowledge at first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience Great company they give you every opportunity to be successful.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great management, Tons of training and opportunities given to you. Many different pay/stock options

    Cons

    Finding clients, starting salary is low, no set hours how hard you work= how big your pay check is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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

    Awesome company

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

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

    Pros

    Open architecture, great colleagues, emphasis on teamwork, solid products

    Cons

    Not for unambitious or unmotivated people, must be a self starter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better coffee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best & Largest Financial Company in the World

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

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    216,000 Employees
    101 Million Clients
    1.5 Trillion in AUM
    Very Stable
    Open Architecture
    In Business 153 Years
    Great Training, except from my manager (he has only been with AXA for about a year)
    Great Comp if you are willing to work hard
    9th Largest Co in the world
    Beautiful offices
    401K plus every benefit you can think off

    Cons

    Don't work for a new manager! Even though AXA is great, my manager was worthless. Other managers are great .... my bad luck.... I got hired by the new worthless manager. If you interview with them ask: How long have you been with AXA... if less than 5 years... politely ask if you could talk to another manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your new managers to be honest with new candidates. If I had been hired by another manager, I would still work for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very positive and professional

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

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

    Pros

    Very structured, great compensation, great resources.

    Cons

    I should have start at AXA 5 years ago!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Extremly Enjoyable

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

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

    Pros

    The training is top notch. The management is upbeat and motivational.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience and helpful people - working with Elisha Weiss at AXA Advisors

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

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

    Pros

    Good and supportive environment to work and helpful people.
    You can learn how real financial advisors work at AXA (I've been working for Eli Weiss and Barry Rindenow) that will help you establish your career path.
    Solid training program.
    I have learned about various financial products.

    Cons

    The work is not easy, long hours, and sometimes difficult to understand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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