AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
288 Reviews
3.2
288 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much you can learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    It is a famous company, and so has name value to put on resume. Also, it is in a reasonably nice location.

    Cons

    Hard to learn anything since all you do is face the computer to do your assignment. Supervisor is hardly there for you to communicate.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great career with a growing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year

    Pros

    The more you work, the more potential there is to grow and get compensated. Great flexibility and pay structure. Good training program for new employees (thanks to experienced management team).

    Cons

    No major complaints. Just be prepared to work A LOT - but at least it pays off unlike with other jobs where you may work a lot and not see the results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Finance Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Internship was a valuable learning experience. Largely highly legit tasks and no getting coffee. Great resume booster.

    Cons

    Unpaid, responsibilities didn't vary greatly so after a while, not much left to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top talent often requires compensation as many students will not work for free.

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  5.  

    Hard work but worth it.

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere with co-workers who become friends. Ability to make great money, challenging and engaging career. It gets easier and easier over time as you build up your clients. Great training too.

    Cons

    You must be self motivated, you will be guided and helped with what to do but you need to go out and do it yourself. Getting started can take a lot of time and effort to build up your business but once you do it will be rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the training schedule, set up more times for senior advisors to talk to new ones and give them advice from when they were new.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best opportunity for the right person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    Intern!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    The culture in the office is great. Solid people around you looking to help and build your career. The managers are there to help, since you make them money.

    Cons

    The downfall is that it is very tough to get started in the industry, but if you can do so it is very lucrative. As a young or recent college graduate be ready to be working 50-60 hours a week to really get your foot in the door.

  9.  

    Private Wealth Management Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Fellow Interns were cool but that is pretty much it.

    Cons

    Too many to list them all. For starts the District VP that i was assigned to was oblivious on what to assign to interns. Most days the interns would just sit there and do nothing or sit on the internet and play games because nothing was assigned to them.

  11.  

    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

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