Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AXA Advisors.
Interview Details –
- Did not ask many questions, just explained the role and requirements. Did not feel like a formal interview
- Very high turnover rate so interviews are held throughout the year
- Multiple interviews are held just for show, to build attachment to the job offer and build credibility
- No formal HR recruiting team, other AXA Advisors will recruit for their own teams
- Very vague description of the job especially pay structure
Interview Question – None, the interview wasn't behavioral or technical at all. They sell you on the job. Answer Question
Negotiation Details –
-You will make no money until you've passed all your exams and made sales through cold calling.
-Exam fees are paid from your own pocket until you've made all the requirements and are then reimbursed.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AXA Advisors in October 2013.
Interview Details –
Received an initial phone call from one of the vice presidents., upon which he held an initial per-screening of my interest and qualifications. From there we set up an in person interview in his office. The first interview is your basic fit and expectations question and answer conversation.
If they like you enough you will be asked to submit to a background check. Once that is cleared you will come in for a final interview with the VP that interviewed you and one of the three executives at the branch. You will be asked to present your business plan and talk about what your market is and how you plan on approaching the business. This interview is a lot more job specific.
They will then take a couple days to review your candidacy with the rest of the VP's. Once that is complete they will let you know of their decision.
Interview Question – Just make sure you are prepared to present a detailed business plan. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase,. You are start on per-contract, which is a commission only time period where you work towards certain incentives.
I interviewed at AXA Advisors in October 2013.
Interview Details – Wanted to get to know you not your resume to see if you're a good fit. After about 2 interviews they wanted me to meet with a managing person and present to them a business plan on how I would approach personal contacts to eventually bring them in as clients. I wasn't comfortable giving them all the details of my personal contacts (even though they said they wouldn't use them, still didn't feel right) so I canceled my next interview. Felt somewhat like an industry where i'd be used for my connections then tossed into the pool to sink or swim. (they said they had a great program that would teach you, but I don't think I was too sold)
Interview Question – They just want to know who you are and if you'd be a great fit for the position. I think the hardest is listing off the top of your head about 3 contacts you would be able to bring to the firm. Dealing with how much information you're willing to provide without giving them the upper hand in using your contacts. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AXA Advisors.
Interview Details – Four step interview process. Mostly behavioral stuff nothing too tricky. A lot of stress is put on why you want to be an FA. Interviewed with head of the group, very nice guy.
Interview Question – Be prepared to talk about why you want to be an FA. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at AXA Advisors in June 2013.
Interview Details – I applied on my school website and received a call from HR a few hours after. An interview was set up. During the actual interview, the recruiter did most fo the talking trying to sell me on the job and what would be needed to be done if I was interested. I declined the offer and the interviewer wished me the best.
Interview Question – Nothing really. He asked if I was interested. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Position was not what I thought it was.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AXA Advisors in April 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through school's career website, was then contacted over the phone by AXA representative. Then scheduled a time for interview. It was a group interview. Basic questions asked, etc. It is really nothing to worry about. Just do your research. Know what the company does, and you will be fine.
Interview Question – The questions are really basic. Like "what do you want to get out of this internship" etc. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AXA Advisors.
Interview Details – 3 interviews. District Manger selling you on unlimited earnings potential.
Interview Question – You need to prepare a one page business plan on how you will acquire clients Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It's a 100% commission so nothing to negotiate here.
I applied through college or university - interviewed at AXA Advisors in October 2012.
Interview Details – Applied for the position through school's career website. They emailed me two weeks later to schedule a group interview. Group interview was quick; the guy just talked about what they did and the projects interns would be working on. Then he went around the room asking everyone to tell them about themselves.
Interview Question – talk about yourself Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at AXA Advisors in July 2012.
Interview Details – Since they kept calling me, I went in to see if it was really me they wanted. We did a one on one, (which I insisted on before any group). They insisted I sit through the group interview. The group interview reinforced the idea that they weren't really looking for someone (an MBA) like me in particular, they were just trying to find the most eager financial salespeople they could find. I made it clear that I would only accept the salaried route, expecting them to decline, which they did. I wished them good luck.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at AXA Advisors in June 2012.
Interview Details – Was given a basic phone interview which consisted of an introduction of the company and what the position entails. When they asked me to come in for a 1-1 interview, I expected to be pitched about the position, which was actually a sales type job. But during the interview, the interviewer was up-front and didn't make any promises. He said it was a sales job that did require a lot of hard work (cold calling) and effort.
Interview Question – Mostly discussion about the position. View Answer
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