AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
336 Reviews
3.3
336 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 14 reviews)


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

  • I would suggest buying a book of business, starting from scratch can be daunting (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    If you enjoy sales, this is a job for you

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great training resources

    Cons

    Must be self-motivated and outgoing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Administrative Assistant

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at AXA Advisors part-time

    Pros

    The financial advisor by whom I was employed was very professional and organized. He was involved and invested in my work for the company as well as my professional development.

    Cons

    There was some lack of organization and structure that was frustrating and made projects difficult to accomplish.

  3.  

    Great Company

    • 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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance

    amazing culture at branches and people are overall friendly

    Cons

    Not enough compensation

    Hard to build a client book

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Great work environment, support staff is friendly and always helpful. Flexible schedule

    Enjoy working with most of the people within my group.

    Good place to start

    Cons

    Lack of training in all areas, as far as product is concerned. Lack of manager knowing some basics. Older reps dont want to work with newer ones to keep building their books of business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really depends on the team you are with

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Potential to make good money

    Cons

    AXA home office doesnt really care about the AXA Advisors branch, so the budget is not good for things like supplies, competent operational staff, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Not for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Great team, flexible hours, the more you put in the more you get out

    Cons

    on your own, start in debt over $1,000 before you can start doing anything, employers hire you based on who you know and how many wealthy individuals you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to support new employees while they are studying for their tests and better ways to ease them into the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Training was exceptional. love it

    Cons

    Long Hours but it pays off

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Financial Advisor Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Intern
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Intern

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    The company provided helpful feedback throughout training and how to become successful. However, it is a difficult industry which is known for a high failure rate

    Cons

    Long hours does not fit the amount paid in the beginning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    great stepping stone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    the office culture was great, for a few years. The team that was initially in place worked very well together and it made work activities as well as outside work functions enjoyable. The training was second to none, they made sure you understood the model and how to implement it.

    Cons

    the contracts are not structured toward your advantage as a sales rep, its a constant grind as any sales job is. Once you start to get to a point were your production out paces the contract you will have no choice but to find an independent broker dealer to really advance your career if sales is where you stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management pried a little to much into the day to day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Branch Operations employee satisfaction depends on specific branch location

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Operations Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Branch Operations Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    great benefits, strong company, ongoing online training programs

    Cons

    the sales manager is king of the branch. if you work well with this person and if the branch is growing and successful, you may enjoy the branch. If not, it's going to be a tough struggle. Also, local branch offices feel a little like a small company, but with huge bureaucratic home office politics and confusion to report back to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the branch operations manager used to have a separate manager and liaison. AXA no longer has this supporting manager to help the operations team run a successful branch. This has created a disastrous environment for the operations team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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