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AXA Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
167 Reviews
3.2
167 Reviews
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AXA Chairman of the Management Board and CEO Henri de Castries
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, decent remuneration if you've been there for a while (in 15 reviews)

  • Nice Offices With Good Work Environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Besoin de passer beaucoup de temps au bureau pour (in 3 reviews)

  • Big company makes for a distance between crew and management (in 3 reviews)

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29 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Misleading

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with... but, unless you have access to prospects ready to sign up quickly, you can not get off the ground.

    Cons

    There is no security at AXA. You build a book and miss a sales quota, you're out!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discontinue Commission structure and implement Paid Salaries. A more developed and dedicated, high quality adviser group would be the result. Then again, as I was told... < I know nothing>.

    It's gonna get worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learn everything on your own

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Access to many different products to sell to clients

    Cons

    Management is terrible, and they keep a lot from you during the interview.

    At the end of the day, this job is what you make of it. Once you learn they can't fire you if you hit your quotas, you can really starting doing things on our own.

    Some managers will call you late at night and will micro manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at AXA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    AXA had good benefits when I worked there. In fact, that's pretty much the only reason I stayed. I loved the holidays off and the vacation time. The medical benefits were pretty good also.

    Cons

    AXA is an okay place to work if you're just looking for employment but not if you're looking for advancement. The company trains and promotes only those employees whom they like. AXA is BIG on favoritism. As long as you kiss up to the managers you'll get what you want; but don't expect hard work, integrity and character to benefit you in any way, shape or form. I deeply regret having wasted so many years with the company. I was overworked and underpaid the entire time I was employed, but I stayed a/c the benefits and in hopes things would improve...which they never did.
    Even though I always reported to work on time, put in overtime when asked with minimal complaining, did my job well with no salary increase worth mentioning, I was set up by my manager and team leader so that I could be terminated because of my age....I'm approaching retirement. They couldn't find any fault in my performance so they had to fabricate something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so biased in your decisions when it comes to promotions and terminations. You have let go valuable employees just because they were at or nearing retirement age. You'd rather keep young, trifling, money hungry employees that are always goofing off and couldn't care less about the future of the company and terminate hard working, committed employees because they're older or you just don't like them. You need to learn to prioritize and do what's best for the company. It's hard working, dedicated employees that have made the company what it is today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Revolving Door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Account Manager- Associate in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Personal Account Manager- Associate in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    The people are great, because we're all in the same boat. We all hate our jobs, so there's plenty of people to sympathize with.

    Cons

    Not organized. No one ever knew what they were doing, and there was no one to turn to when you needed clear direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management had clear favorites, and those were the people given the most attention and were always the ones given new projects and opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Self Stating Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company

    Cons

    This company does not have great guidance

  7.  

    Legal Dept

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

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

    Pros

    Generous vacation, bonus and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Company is going through a transition. Management doesn't work to retain talent and dismisses employee complaints. People who have been with the Company 10+ years are leaving at an alarming rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat workers like adults. Appreciate the people that are left. Listen to our complaints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at AXA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a great strong company

    Cons

    They downsized considerably. Wound up wearing many, many hats. Long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build up, don't keep taking away. Employees are worn out and culture is suffering.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible experience there at the office

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

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

    Pros

    Money, maybe if that is possible

    Cons

    Freedom is one of the biggest cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training programs definitely is a must

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good organisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    very strong financially..
    Good work env

    Cons

    Too much happening same time time...
    Focus more on individuals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many senior management compared to middle management and junior team members

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Not a job for people who doesn't have much connections

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good way to earn lots of passive income if u can excel in this job
    No experience needed at all and easy to enter the industry

    Cons

    Not much support from management
    Hard to find clients due to competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more support for the financial advisers
    Add more departments to assist in finding clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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