AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
296 Reviews
3.2
296 Reviews
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AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries
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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)

  • Salary, plus commissions flexible schedule and the opportunity to meet different people everyday (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary, heavy sales focus, no formal training (in 8 reviews)

  • And its commission based salaries for the most part so good luck building up that book of business to gain a decent earnings (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  2. 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Exploits new recruits than toss away

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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 (less than an 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
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  5.  

    "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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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

  8. 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 (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

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for self motivated people

    • 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

    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.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Success in this field is generating volume

    • 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 (less than an 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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