AXA Advisors

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Updated June 29, 2015
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AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries
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Pros
  • You can definitely make a lot of money, if you choose to focus on the life insurance side of the business (which they heavily encourage/promote) (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)

  • Hard industry to break into, a lot of time will be devoted to establishing your Book of Business (in 6 reviews)

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  1. financial advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you want to sell products to teachers and other public employees it's a great environment

    Cons

    Very much top down mgt. Little teamwork. Mrs are looking out for their own production goals

    Advice to Management

    Support traditional advisors. Change "on-boarding" process. Use team approach for selling, not by chance but as policy. Treat advisors with respect, not expendibles


  2. Financial consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you could make great commission if you get your business up and running.

    Cons

    they throw you out to the wolves day 1. Training is poor. Cold calling is the only way to survive. No help of any kind is apparent. Long hours, no salary, leads are non-existent

    Advice to Management

    care about your employees. Nowhere to go if struggling. Success or bust. No wonder so many people wash out and Axa has the reputation it does.


  3. anonymous

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Dallas, TX

    I worked at AXA Advisors (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    None it has very limited management leadership

    Cons

    Most unprofessional Company I have ever dealt with

    Advice to Management

    Start over


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  5. Worked for the company for almost two years. Training was minimal. No local growth opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were good Initially work life balance was good.

    Cons

    Revolving door. Lack of Training. Very small raises.


  6. If You Want to Be Another Muppet, Join This Company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Free pizza every Wednesday, you get to dress up in nice, fancy suits and stay in a "hotel" for up to six months!

    Cons

    Prey on people's fear and greed, hours are not flexible and you are not the owner of your business as the hiring manager purported to be when you were first courted, cold calling and new recruit turnover is high.

    Advice to Management

    Manipulation does not work in the end.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Think twice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Teaches you to present materials professionally and build lasting relationships with clients.

    Cons

    Everything else. Management here is a joke. Once you leave and a client decides to cancel their contract, AXA bills you for the advanced commissions. That's not a problem and I agree money should be reimbursed. However, agents who take over your newly acquired client may churn the account (cancel their existing account and make them open another one within AXA to increase their application count to meet the monthly quota) or simply give bad service making the client want to transfer to a better institution.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just concentrate on one or two of your favorites. Spend more time going over technical information regarding the products you sell.


  8. If you have ethics this isn't a good place for you.

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential to make a lot of money, but only if you sell every client an annuity or insurance.

    Cons

    Management and upper management only care about selling products that aren't in the clients best interests!

    Advice to Management

    Have some ethics and do what's in the clients best interests.


  9. Do not work here

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great industry, nice offices, enthusiastic managers

    Cons

    no base salary, have to pay for everything to work here including desk, phone, printer, COMPANY SOFTWARE.

    Advice to Management

    Actually do something


  10. Absolute scam, do not work here under any circumstances

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    none at all, dont join

    Cons

    borderline chop shop, all you will do is push unsuitable annuities


  11. Crooked advisors !! Run !

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They sell u themselves to sucker u in and pay them

    Cons

    They charged u for being an employee! Cubicle, laptop u pay for

    Advice to Management

    Pay for our cubicle



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