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AXA Equitable Reviews in Jersey City, NJ

Updated April 2, 2014
Updated April 2, 2014
166 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some areas offer work-from-home arrangements, which is great schedule flexibility (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, nice location (Jersey City), some nice work colleagues (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management has clicks like high schools (in 7 reviews)

  • Blatent favoritism; lack of communication within department (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Kind and Gentler Employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    The culture is easy going very casual dress code no need to ruin suits by siting at a desk all day. Even top management wears Levis and a collared shirt.

    Good Benefits, generous time off and they want you to take it, good work life balance, profit sharing and you can grow with the company.

    Management is open to hear about what you know from other companies and build best practices.

    Cons

    Insurance companies all have red tape you have to know it from the start.

    A little slow to set up technology on new hires, the help desk is outsourced overseas frustrating getting the answers off the screen. Takes a few tries to get someone who gets it solved but they are polite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control red tape.

    More tech people in the US.

    Be strong leaders and stay as kind as you are to your employees, this is a darn decent place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Intersting Experience (Not Diverse)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Asset Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Asset Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    AXA has a great work share program that allows employees to work from home.
    AXA has access to the best technology used in the insurance industry.
    AXA allows contractors to participate in big budget projects
    AXA has a great over-time compensation policy for contractors

    Cons

    AXA has outsourced most of their positions if you are Indian or White you will get a job.

    Here is the racial demographic broken down by percentage 50% white 20% Indian and 20% Asain 7% Spanish and 3% African American.  If, you are African American do not show you are proud to be African American. African American women do not wear your hair natural. AXA has allowed a culture of negativity and racism that has been displayed in their hiring practices, and business culture. While, at AXA, they watch look over my should to see what I work on and listen to my telephone conversations. I overheard an openly racist conversation while sitting at my desk. They made statements that "African Americans did not not attend college and do not work hard. Then someone stated to a colleague you should be happy you lived in middle America "there were we no blacks."

    I would not recommend AXA their subsidiaries to African Americans. This company is not the best option for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1 - AXA should implement a diversity training for management and employees.

    2 - Hire African American women for other positions besides administrative assistant. African American women have degrees that qualify them to work in professional positions.

    3 - AXA needs to pay their onshore employees based on the cost of living in the city they are employed.

    4 - Develop and implement a mentor program for employees with 2-5 years work experience who want to train or transition into another position or management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Work 24/7 to get the job done - rewarded by given more work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    Work from home benefits is the only thing worth mentioning.

    Cons

    The most dedicated and hard working employees don't get any recognition for their hard work. So many jobs have been outsourced that the people left in the company are working 24/7 to get the jobs done because this program isn't as successful as management believes it is.

    There is definitely favoritism. Some departments are getting promoted just for showing up to work every day, not for doing an outstanding job. Management has stripped down each area to the point that if one person leaves, it cripples operations. Only certain departments are allowed to hire consultants to help meet deadlines.

    Everyone has shared workspace regardless of their position/title. It is impractical and inefficient, especially when there is space available for everyone. You could imagine how productive it is to sit in an office with someone who is on conference calls all day. The staff has to look for a place to sit when their cubicle isn't available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Scope survey is certainly skewed, employees are not happy with the direction the company is headed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hinders your career path

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    Company as a whole is okay. The company values its customers.

    Cons

    Group was terrible. Was stuck doing admin work the whole time there. Was promised in the interview that I would specialize and there would be room to grow. There was never an opportunity to grow my career. Management selected their favorites from day one and they were the only ones allowed to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to value their productive skilled workers. Not treat them like little kids. Wouldn't hurt to get compensated well either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good work life balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    Friendly people. Laid back environment.

    Cons

    outsourcing too much. Too many rounds of lay-off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retain the talents

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid a company with this much of an old boys network if you want to go anywhere in your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    Travel to Paris
    Vacation time (5 weeks)

    Cons

    Horrible culture, Lack of leadership, Products are not market leading, No trust at all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It ok to work here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    It is an international company

    Cons

    There are continuous changes in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    Good team of very professional people, the benefit package is above average to my knowledge; work from home option is a good alternative to extended commute

    Cons

    Life work balance does not exist, it's too much load. No comp time regardless of overtime hours you put in.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for, needs to work on visibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hiring/Licensing Associate  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Hiring/Licensing Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    good benefits
    open, clear communication from managment
    good work life effectiveness
    pay is competitive
    management helps you with professional development

    Cons

    not marketed well enough (compared to simliar companies like metlife)
    managment needs to stop being afraid to make a final decision
    moved most of employees to NJ
    every year for the past 2 years there have been waves of lay offs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    Flex time is encouranged by management

    Cons

    Needs to be increased focus on development of staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mobility with in the organinzation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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