AXA Advisors
3.0 of 5 266 reviews
www.axa-equitable.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014

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76% Approve of the CEO

AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries

Henri de Castries

(71 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 7 reviews
  • "Flexible hours most of the time"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Sell to family and friends" marketing mentality"
    in 6 reviews
  • "I would suggest buying a book of business, starting from scratch can be daunting"
    in 5 reviews
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    Investment Management Intern (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros1. Know people who work there.
    2. Get the hand-on experience on cold calls.

    Cons1.Everyday you just did the same job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company should provide more opportunities to international students.

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    I've worked at a competitive firm in the past, there is no comparison.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat training, great people, endless support, huge wealth building benefits, and a fun place to be a part of. Family culture, winning attitude, and competitive but team oriented environment.

    ConsIt can be tough to get up and running, but once your going it's worth it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    AXA is a decent company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat entry level Finance job and a very stringent learning curve. Great way to get your licences and get sponsored by the company to do so.

    ConsYou will definitely want a way out due to low compensation unless you truly understand the Entrepreneurial aspect. Very self-driven style of getting things done and you will be out on a limb.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should as what goals your associates have and help the co-exist with your own.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    World class training and support!

    Financial Consultant - Sales Force Associate (Current Employee)
    Akron, OH

    ProsGreat training and high retention rate. AXA offers one of the best total packages in the industry. Whether you are just starting out or have been in the career for years.

    ConsAs with any career that offers unlimited income potential and freedom to your own hours it up to you to make good decisions. It can be hard to stay disciplined.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible! Full time job with part time job pay.

    Financial Consultant (Former Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsNone! Wasted time and $$ ( it is very expensive to work for AXA, as they charge you for everything from licenses transfer to new business cards, to number of copies you print using their very, very old computers.

    ConsEverything, from dumb management, lack of meaningful support to new agents, to obsolete technology in use.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    comfortable but boring

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosclean environment, nice mentor leadership

    Consoffice culture, personal growth, training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You get what you put into it, work hard= success

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsGreat earning opportunity, you are the only person that can prevent your success.

    ConsHave to be willing to work hard to make it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Position was not as good what was sold

    Financial Consultant (Former Employee)
    Akron, OH

    ProsFlexible hours most of the time

    Constraining not so good, more product focused verse how to reach out and build practice.

    Advice to Senior Managementtry training your new reps. for success

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Financial Advisor/Professional/Consultant (Former Employee)
    Buffalo, NY

    ProsYou can make a lot of money if you are truly dedicated and passionate about the job (or about the money). There are some cool people that work here as well and I've made some really awesome friends.
    -Certain managers are very good and you can learn a lot about sales from them.
    -Company trips if you qualify (and want to spend your vacations with people you see everyday.)

    ConsAll commission, you WILL cold call unless you have some connection somewhere dealing with municipalities for example becasue you have an in there. They may try to tell you in the interview that you don't have to but really almost everyone who starts thats what you are doing.
    -The company does not give you much to work with. They don't give you leads, you have to find them yourself for the most part. They don't give you a computer, or any perks such as free food etc.
    -Long hours are expected even though they tell you your are the CEO of your business...makes zero sense. Especially since you're on 100% commission.

    Advice to Senior Management-Hire people you know will succeed, not just any person because even if they fail you can make a couple bucks off of them.
    -Be truthful about the job. Don't have kids going to study for the series 7 for two months and come in there first day and quit because they were misled

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Learning Experience

    Financial Professional (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFlexible Schedule, Make your own hours, great coworkers

    People I worked with were very friendly and helpful when asked a question.

    ConsVery sales driven, which is not what I expected. Lots of pressure to hit minimum 'numbers'.

    Typically long hours, and not much emphasis on work/life balance.
    Lots of fees associated with running your 'business'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more upfront about job expectations and during interview process including fees and expenses, amount of time spent in field, income expectations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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