AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
289 Reviews
3.3
289 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)

  • Flexible hours most of the time (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary offered in Manasquan (in 8 reviews)

  • Sell to family and friends" marketing mentality (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best opportunity for the right person

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Advisors and staff in our Buffalo office are extremely helpful and supportive. The managers are more mentors and coaches, rather than bosses. The Buffalo office has the highest per capita income within the company, with most advisors making well over $100,000. Many making $250,000+. It is a tremendous opportunity to help clients achieve their financial goals, while having the freedom to run your own financial planning practice. The benefits are second to none in the industry. A lot of short term and long term incentive programs on top of highest immediate compensation in the financial planning industry. Support to obtain your CFP designation and other higher education programs.

    Cons

    In the first few years there is a lot of hard work and time that needs to be put in. However over time, the work gets easier through working with clients and receiving referrals. And the flexibility over running your own calendar helps maintain a work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting the financial advisors as you currently do with programs such as the training through Harvard and the Wharton School of Business at University of Penn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company and people to work for and build a business.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Axa provides unlimited training. They are big on team building and are always pushing you to do your best.

    Cons

    Must be able to contract to receive benefits and pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • 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

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing

    Current Employee - Financial Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    It is a fast pace learning atmosphere

    Cons

    They are hard on hiring long term

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging Career with Unlimitied Potential for Growth Professional and Financially

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Support from the Management Team 2. Products and Services available to my Clients 3. Professional Development 4. Flexibility 5. Training and Mentoring Program for all new Advisors.

    Cons

    1. This is a challenging career, and you must be willing to work extremely hard. Your early hard work will pay off, though. 2. Depending on the type of practice you want to run, your connections will be invaluable when growing your business. It's tough to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate our technology platforms. The addition of SalesForce and online application processing has been great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Joining AXA Advisors was the right decision!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Income, training, mentoring, team approach, very stable management, largest financial company in the world, 14th largest company on the planet, great benefits, cutting edge financial vehicles

    Cons

    I have to work very hard. Is that a negative?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't change anything!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    AXA Advisors

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Fun and interesting place to work

    Cons

    Didn't like doing cold calling

  9.  

    Amazing opportunities, great career, and the sky is the limit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional  in  Brownsville, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Brownsville, TX

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

    Pros

    Unlimited income potential, flexible work hours, company paid travel, and the best part is that your job is essentially to help others and get paid for it.

    Cons

    You must be willing to work hard, in the beginning you will work 4x as hard for 1x the pay, but after a few years you will be making 4x the pay for 1x the work....and after about 4-5 years the sky really is the limit (You can go into management, start your own team, bring on a mentor, or hire your own assistant and open an office for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I can think of for upper management would be to advertise more, more exposure would lead to more satisfied clients, advisors, and the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not easy but very comprehensive training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    130% commission in the first year and a very comprehensive training program. Can be VERY lucrative. Friendly workplace. Helpful coworkers. Great managers.

    Cons

    100% commission based. Very very very hard to get started as a financial advisor. Tons of time required - consistent 60+ hour work weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executive management of the company has done the AXA brand an injustice by lack of marketing. Hopefully they do so at some point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great leadership,Great Mgt. Great Company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Clearly defined career paths for both Advisors and Mgt.

    Cons

    Too many resources available for the Advisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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