AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
293 Reviews
3.3
293 Reviews
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AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can make a lot of money if you are truly dedicated and passionate about the job (or about the money) (in 8 reviews)

  • Creating your own work schedule/ Flexible Hours (This is not a 8-5 job) (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary, heavy sales focus, no formal training (in 8 reviews)

  • And its commission based salaries for the most part so good luck building up that book of business to gain a decent earnings (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you work hard you will be compensated.

    • 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 Advisors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growth, Independence, Sales Driven, Pays well

    Cons

    Not much help, Need to work with others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the younger guys more tools for success

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Inside AXA Advisors - Simple Overview

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Support, Good Managers. Great group of people!!!!! Everyone gets a fair shot at the prize and is treated equally. Management goes above and beyond to improve sales!

    Cons

    No guarantee you'll find the High-Net-Worth clients you'll need to have a Job. Long start-up, unless you have access to wealthy contacts. Very difficult for anyone in need of a livable salary for first 1-3 years; benefits of making great money should kick in by year 5, but you do starve in the beginning and you pay for everything yourself!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to give management, as they've stated, "We know everything!"

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

    Good experience, but moving on

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

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was a good place to start after college. Learned a lot about different product platforms and underwriting process. Was able to arrange time off to travel.

    Cons

    It feels as though you never "arrived" or accomplished anything since the tasks/processes are continual. Also bad pay and benefits are at the whim of the employer you work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An HR department and corporate to invest in administrative support for Advisors. Advisors are great at seller, but more often than not bad at managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lacking professionalism

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The ability to build a network. Learn about front-office work. Flexible hours. Great location in Midtown.

    Cons

    Office culture: lacking professionalism. Testosterone-filled. Loud, inappropriate banter. Inappropriate dress-code. Unpaid. Indifferent managers who want to maximize profit earning potential. Leaves intern with mundane business development work where the intern does not gain any knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees and interns better. Don't hire incompetent employees who spend more time gossiping than working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Investment Management intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Management Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Management Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at AXA Advisors part-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1.Everyday you just did the same job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company should provide more opportunities to international students.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grinding sales role

    • 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 Advisors full-time

    Pros

    People are great and the managers are all incredibly smart and talented.

    Cons

    long hours, 8 to 8 everyday, cold calling is what you'll spend 80% of your time doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    work was easy, i had only one supervisor

    Cons

    I came in the afternoon, so didn't really interact with many people. and it was an unpaid internship

  9.  

    Private Wealth Management Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    This internship opened up many doors for me, future employers are very interested in my experiences at AXA

    Cons

    No cons during my internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    AMAZING, great people. Great environment. I love my job.

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meeting amazing people on a daily basis. Working with great people.

    Cons

    Unstable paycheck due to commission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Financial Advisor Program

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

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sponsorship for the series 7

    Cons

    You are not even a part time worker until you pass the series 7, then you are only part time until you do enough business to go on contract full time, then congratulations, you have to pay your your desk space and E&O insurance. You cold call all day to sell bankers and lawyers variable insurance or annuities, that's it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are idiots that know nothing about the markets. All they know how to sell is insurance and annuities. They sell YOU in order for you to agree to come onboard, the entire process is smoke and mirrors. Dont believe a word they say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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