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AXA Advisors Financial Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Feb 4, 2015
Updated Feb 4, 2015
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Financial Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2010.

Interview Details

Be yourself and makes sure you show that you are serious about this career because it can be your best friend or worse enemy

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AXA Advisors in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had 4 interviews. Spoke with a couple of their managers over the interview process. They told me all about the industry, including the good and the bad stuff. I also got a chance to talk with 2 current advisors of theirs that gave me some insight to what a day in the life of a financial advisor is like.

    Interview Questions
    • Do I see myself in a job position or a long term career?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not really any negotiation with the managers. They are very supportive.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I got an email from one of their financial consultants, saying they came across my resume. We scheduled a phone interview, and he started with the usual. Asked about coursework, background in finance, etc. One question that stood out was he asked about my social skills. I've been contacted by Prudential for a similar position, and they also asked about my networking skills. The other questions were mostly behavioral, such as "What is your best quality", "How would other people describe you" etc. Overall, it was alright but I wasn't interested in such a sales-oriented job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    First round is over the phone. Second Round: they give you a presentation ahead of time and you prepare it as if you were to present it to a client. After you've given your presentation, they will repeat it 100x better and then give you a couple minutes to prepare before they ask you to deliver it again with changes. Third round: meet more of the team/discuss logistics

    Interview Questions
    • How did you think you did in the presentation? How would you have done it differently?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Met sales manager and went over position responsibilities. They asked questions about background, education, previous positions etc. They asked mostly typical interview questions, why should I hire you? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Describe a problem at work and how you resolved it.... etc. I had to take two personality tests as well. You have to sell an item of your choice to the sales manager for the second interview. They are looking to see how persuasive you are and if you are more of a listener who asks questions rather than talking too much. The third interview was with the EVP and they asked what I have done in my life. I answered concisely and to the point my life experiences, catering my presentation to the sales job at hand. It was clear it was a very high energy sales environment as one would guess in the financial services industry.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one of your weaknesses?   View Answer
    • Describe a confrontation at work with co-worker or client and how you overcame it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Standard base salary with no wiggle room... This is a sales job, you make your own compensation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at AXA Advisors in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and contacted by phone about 2 months later. Two interviews and if you're liked, you start. Must be confident and composed. Depends so much on the individual that you interview with because the advisors each seem to run their own small business. After that getting truly started is slow because it is a financial advisory job you must pass your life and health insurance exam, series 7 and series 66 to start making money.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. It is what you make of it. If you are up for the challenge and ready to work this job has its benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call because of a resume posted online, went into the office for approx. 3 meetings. Took and IQ test and Personality test, after the 3rd meeting I was offered the position, and began the testing process to obtain my financial lisencing.

    Interview Questions
    • Compile a list of 200 people that you know.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no real salary since almost all of the compensation is a commission based comensation so there is not much of a negotiation that takes place.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at AXA Advisors in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview was setup on the spot, so it didn't seem too hard to get. Very pushy about coming up for an office and all commission based.

    Interview Questions
    • What could you bring to the company?   Answer Question
    • Do you have friends and family in one of our locations? (Due to cold calls that have to be made)   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't feel like it was a competitive position and recruiters were rude with follow-up email.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was rather surprised with how easy the interview process seemed to be for the job that they were advertising. I received a phone call from my resume being posted to a career site and answered a few questions about how I work and what I want out of a position. For round 2, I came in for a brief 1-on-1 with the general manager who wanted to just feel me out. Wasn't an intense process. More of a casual meet and greet. Then for round 3 I came in for an 1 1/2 hour presentation of who their company is and how they function. Included in that session was a 1-on-1 with a Sales manager who asked me about my work and educational history and why I wanted this job. I came back for a 4th session for which they had me prepare a short "what are you top priorities in a job" survey and build a list of potential clients to give me an idea of what a consultant would do. At that point, I knew I didn't want the job and made it clear to them. I didn't feel comfortable with their payment structure (small base + commission which evolves to only commission after 3 years.) As such, we mutually agreed that this wasn't the job for me. They were very cordial, honest, pleasant and forthright with everything and appreciated that I was also.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to be in the Financial Industry. What appealed to you?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2007.

    Interview Details

    It was a very easy interview and they are looking for anyone that can sell. I took the offer but was not happy with the money so I left. Make sure you read the contracts carefully and definetly to your due dilegence on any other facts and figures you are shown. Overall it is a difficult industry to make it in but I guess if you're in to that sort of stuff you may make it.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one time you have been in a difficult situation and seen your way out.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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