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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Will take years to become successful unless you have a significant book to begin with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional  in  Smithfield, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Smithfield, NC

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

    Pros

    Technology getting better. Decent wholesaler access.

    Cons

    Management support is overall poor.No marketing at all. Expenses are high.No help unless you are producing early.Experienced sales force is disengaged with building new business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop recruiting. Get your experienced sales force to become more willing to grow and get them to recruit for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for self motivated people

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Great office environment, team atmosphere, the sky is the limit for compensation, set your own work hours

    Cons

    hard to build your own client base. high turnover.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Success in this field is generating volume

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    - Creating your own work schedule/ Flexible Hours (This is not a 8-5 job)
    - Running your own business with minimal start-up costs
    - Associates that are willing to help and work with you
    - Learning to have a entrepreneurial mindset
    - Company has existing client base to work with

    Cons

    - You must be self-disciplined
    - Abnormal working hours, especially when you have appointments with clients
    - You are not told what you do, you basically have to figure out things by yourself
    - Training is unorganized
    - The only thing you have control over is making appointments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Recruit better candidates for the position and inform them about the fundamentals of this position
    - Have more product/sales training geared towards first year representatives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    It is a fast pace learning atmosphere

    Cons

    They are hard on hiring long term

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging Career with Unlimitied Potential for Growth Professional and Financially

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    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    Financial Services Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great experience, room for growth, flexible hours

    Cons

    No cons for axa advisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfactory intern experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    good environment, very well organized and good firm culture

    Cons

    tedious work, and lack of incentives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was an interesting experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Flexibility and is great if you want to work your own hours.

    Cons

    Have to generate your own client base

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an assistant position for new reps to learn the business before making them agents

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low retention rate nationally, but if you make it then you make it.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, you're in charge of your own future

    Cons

    Constantly struggling to stay afloat in the first year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pass on more leads

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    RBG Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RBG Advisor  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - RBG Advisor in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Really liked my coworkers as people. Everyone has an open door policy. Teamwork is utilized. Unlimited earning potential. Own your business. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Management is poor. Training style is very unorganized and repetitive at times. Lots of costs associated with running your business. They treat you as a business owner, so very few costs are paid for by AXA. That unlimited earning potential is undermined by working with a saturated teacher market.
    This was my first job out of college, so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. For someone who knows 100% they want to be a financial advisor, AXA has a lot of resources as a huge company and a lot of great producers. Do not go RBG, go traditional to those who are certain about becoming an advisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RBG manager needs to be more organized with districts. Trainings are weak, with little fundamental financial analysis. Seem to be more of a salesman rather than I financial wiz.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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