AXA
3.3 of 5 109 reviews
www.axa.com Paris, France 50 to 149 Employees

AXA Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
AXA – Paris – “Office”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 109 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

AXA Chairman of the Management Board and CEO Henri de Castries

Henri de Castries

(57 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
109 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "French work culture - work hard when you work but good work-life balance with lots of vacation time"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Global policies, good exposure to professional work environment"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work very long hours and require changes in the management"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Too many pointless reorganizations that add no value and serve only the interests of the top management"
    in 3 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

 

Very demanding on the hours for managers, not so much for other employees

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at AXA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe benefits are ok, even if payment level is slightly below average. Constantly changing environment might result in opportunities for new employees.

ConsThe work hours are quite demanding for the management level (10-14 hours). Autonomy level very low for almost all levels. Top management does not have a clear strategy for the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on strategy to empower lower levels to deliver on their own.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Non life actuarial manager

Non life actuarial manager (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsNice colleagues and management
Reasonable budget for external training/conferences
Decent CEOs
Low stress environment - flexible (to a point) working
Opportunities to move jobs internally
Time given to pursue longer term projects / improvements, space to think and analyse!

ConsNot the highest paying employer
Solid coworkers/managers but very few genius' to role model / learn from at manager level.
Some gaps in actuarial training - e.g. Reserving is mostly best estimate with no involvement/understanding of technical provioning required for 99% of department.
Capital modelling team a bit silo(ed) from rest of business - who knows what they're doing with your inputs??
Reorganisations!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the reorganisations

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Working with the business Security and Risk team delivering security architecture on multiple projects.

Security and Risk Architect (Former Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

I worked at AXA as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat people, well defined values and goals pushed to all staff. Good communication and fast on boarding process.

ConsProcess got in the way of progress on some projects. Started feeling like a number at the end of my projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs AXA Australia is now owned by AMP this is not relevant.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

It's ok, they have good incentives and salaries. It's a great atmposphere to work and develop. (Insurance saler)

Independent Insurance Seller (Current Employee)
Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

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

ProsThe indepency and the networking

ConsThe idea of just getting paid by the insurance you sell

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's ok, you have time for almost everything

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Extremely violent culture wrapped in a respectable and well mannered look

Business Administration (Current Employee)
Paris (France)

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

ProsRich, stable, very well organizaded, very well paid.

ConsTop management at Headquarter behave like French Kings of the 17th century. COO considers that a wish is a formal order. Don't even think about not obeying. You either work with the system or you are out. But all this is done very politely and with impeccable manners that would make any external visitor believe this is a company of gentlemen...which is not. The internal culture at headquarter is extremely violent

Advice to Senior ManagementNone. Management is a cast protecting themselves perfectly. They will never listen or change.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Senior Management don't want change

Sales Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at AXA full-time for more than a year

ProsGood benefits overall global strategy

ConsBranches in commercial especially Bolton are to small in thinking. Senior management stabbed me in the back for trying to change and improve things

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't listen to tittle tattle especially when its from people who want promotion

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

 

Junior Assistance Coordinator, International Department

Junior Assistance Coordinator, International Department (Former Employee)
Paris (France)

I worked at AXA full-time for more than a year

Pros- nice work atmosphere
- good salary
- good career opportunities

Cons- work a lot, more than your body can support

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

1 person found this helpful  

Good place to start

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AXA

ProsCompany profile, international know how, good place to begin a career and grow, a lot o of travel possibilities and learning outside Colombia

ConsUpper Management, lack of local coaching, not clear and unfair policies for all the employees professional career if you are not close to the upper management

Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency to employees, clients and shareholders

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great place to work

Actuary : Non-life (Former Employee)
Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

I worked at AXA full-time for more than a year

ProsLearning, teamwork, good work environment

ConsI have no complaints about this company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Great quality of life, but glacially slow pace

Business Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at AXA full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat atmosphere, fantastic colleagues all of whom are friendly and helpful. Good location for quality of life. Working hours not excessive.

ConsSlow pace. Outdated technology and lack of drive to innovate or change quickly. Employees dont have access to up to date tools and lack of budget is always an excuse to not do something

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for AXA? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at AXA reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for AXA CEO Henri de Castries. All 109 reviews posted anonymously by AXA employees.