AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
296 Reviews
3.2
296 Reviews
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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)

  • Salary, plus commissions flexible schedule and the opportunity to meet different people everyday (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Misleading

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is an old company that offers opportunities for an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Good luck managing your book of business, because your on your own and its not easy getting a simple policy through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    An OK Advisory Firm

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are good smart people that you work with that made it easy to come into work every day. There is access to a wide range of product.

    Cons

    The management was poor. They had an every man for themselves attitude. There was not much direction and guidance for new young advisors. They seem to care more about the money they make from their own clients instead of the overall performance of the whole office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team needs to concentrate more on cultivating their young advisors.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    AXA is a decent company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    You should as what goals your associates have and help the co-exist with your own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good, not great.

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Massive company, dominating market share, offers many different types of investment options, plenty of external support from various internal but offsite call centers.

    Cons

    Terrible processes and procedures, limited training, very unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better support system for ALL employees of axa advisors, not just financial professionals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    comfortable but boring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    clean environment, nice mentor leadership

    Cons

    office culture, personal growth, training

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Have to be willing to work hard to make it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent experience interning with AXA

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Representative Intern in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Representative Intern in Bala Cynwyd, PA

    I worked at AXA Advisors part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours. Kind and great working environment with opportunity to succeed. Friendly bosses who want to see you succeed. Knowledge service staff to answer any question that may arise.

    Cons

    Lower starting salary for advisors. Unpaid internship originally. Training could use some work and the balance between work and home life is hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    You are not a financial advisor, you are an insurance sales person

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The office address is nice.

    Cons

    Management will hire anyone. Your group benefits are tied to how much AXA insurance you sell (which does not put the client first). They are annuity and life insurance sales people that don't do what is best for clients. You are expected to market to schools which do not want you on or around campus before, during, or after school. There is no marketing budget for new people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set more rigorous standards for your hiring process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    This is where you want to be!!!

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Training Programs
    Management team is elite
    Growth potential is astronomical
    Set your own hours
    Help is always just a phone call away

    Cons

    Long hours but the compensation makes up for it
    For the self starting, determined, hard working individuals only
    Difficult for individuals who may need "immediate" compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Houston, TX

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Make your own hours, great coworkers

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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