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Helpful (4)No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AXA (New York, NY) in February 2015.
2 short personal interviews with a 3rd interview presentation. They are mostly trying to feel you to see if you have a normal personality and will be able to connect with other people (clients). Not much of an interview process rather a process of seeing if you would be able to succeed in sales.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
Easy, informal, group interviews, very professional
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at AXA.
Submitted my resume after seeing job postings on various sites, including my universities career center. After a few weeks I got a call asking to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was short (about 20 minutes) and was mostly centered around me asking them questions. The person I interviewed with was initially nice and honest. She told me about herself, the company, and about the position. She made it known that the job was mostly about sales and networking. In between scheduling the interview and the actual interview i learned things about the position (through glassdoor reviews) that made me hesitant about the position. Basically if you don't already have a large client based you probably won't succeed. I asked her about the client building aspect and was honest with her and said I'm not sure i want to continue with the interview process because i don't believe i have a large enough network to draw upon. The interview turned sour and she asked why i even bothered applying if i wasn't willing to do the work required. A fair point, however the ads i saw didn't mention how the position was just sales and 100% commission with little training available. I was only trying to be honest about my reservations for scheduling an in person interview. However, before i could really explain myself she said goodbye and ended the call. Yeesh.
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at AXA in December 2014.
I met the employee at a school-sponsored career fair and sent him my resume. About a month later I received a phone call for an interview. Interview took place at their office and was very casual asking questions and the interviewer was really easy to talk to. Overall great experience.
- No specifically hard question comes to mind. Answer Question
- No Offer
Hiring process consist on 2 parts. The first part is an introductory interview. The second part is a technikal interview. The introductory interview based on 2 meetings. The first one is with analyst. It takes 30 minutes. The second one is with with HR. It takes also 30 minutes. Most of questions are about your CV.
- Which was your best school subject? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at AXA (Jacksonville, FL).
Went to the office for an interview. They didn't ask many questions, mainly just had a conversation and talked about the job and myself. Office was very nice with a view of the St. Johns River. Everyone in the office seemed very nice. Traits they were looking for are hard working and ability to be coached. Seemed like they had a good training program that involved a lot of job shadowing after receiving your licenses to sell their products. If your going to interview just make sure you have something to talk about.
- Didn't have a set list of questions. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted Offer
i was reference by friend，so I did not get any interview after that, they directly give me an offer. My way is not usually step, I do not have many experience to share with you guys.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at AXA.
I was called quickly after applying for the position. I went in the next week, and the interview was very low key and unintimidating, with a friendly atmosphere. This was only the first interview, mind you, but it seemed like it was more concentrated on whether I was up for furthering the hiring process, and had the personality for the position, not grilling me to extract some secret weakness that wasn't apparent from my resumé.
- "Are you comfortable building something from scratch?" Not because of the difficulty of the question itself (as I said, it was mostly innocuous beyond the basic "Tell me about yourself?"), but because I had a slight misunderstanding over what my position would be. Building my own client profile from scratch was something I could do, but not entirely interested in. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
It really had nothing to do with my educational background, which is fine. But it was primarily a sales position, something I didn't want to do badly enough to thrive at it. Everything else about it was great though.
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AXA (Austin, TX) in October 2014.
Applied online and was contacted via phone for a phone interview. The phone interview was pretty basic and lasted about 15 minutes. Then I was called in for an interview with the branch manager for about an hour long. All pretty general questions, nothing too difficult. I was invited back for a second interview where he explained everything about the job. The third interview was supposed to be with the branch president but declined the offer.
- What is your greatest weakness? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
- Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AXA.
Interview process was extremely easy. I spoke with HR on the phone for about 15 minutes about the position then went in for an interview with the asset manager and he asked me basic questions about my background and hobbies and then told me more about the position. He asked me a couple of behavioral questions like when did I have to face a situation where I didnt know what to do. He asked me how much I know about financial advisory. Then he basically spent 15 minutes telling me about the job and what I would be doing. Then there was a Q&A session. Then he took me around the office and introduced me to everyone else.
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