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AXA Reviews in France

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
176 Reviews
3.2
176 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, decent remuneration if you've been there for a while (in 15 reviews)

  • Nice Offices With Good Work Environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Besoin de passer beaucoup de temps au bureau pour (in 3 reviews)

  • Big company makes for a distance between crew and management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good experience, interesting people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Assistance Coordinator in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Junior Assistance Coordinator in Paris (France)

    I worked at AXA as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good salary for a summer job
    - Overall we were well prepared during our two weeks training
    - Overall good management - we could always ask for help
    - Received a bonus at Christmas - that was unexpected

    Cons

    - Some unstable managers
    - Schedule was sometimes tough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    salarié au siege axa france

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Manager in Paris (France)

    I have been working at AXA as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    entreprise solide, ayant des valeurs l humain étant au centre, grande expertise, variété des métiers , possibilité de mobilité geographique yc internationnale et fonctionnelle
    ouvert à l innovation , se challenge en permanence , anticipe

    Cons

    demande un fort engagement personnel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accélerer le changement de culture

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Très bon équilibre vie privée/professionnelle. Rich work / life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Responsible in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Responsible in Paris (France)

    I have been working at AXA as an intern (less than a year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    On vous offre beaucoup de marge pour apprendre, grandir et donner votre avis sur ce que vous pensez être le meilleur moyen d'affronter une problématique particulière.

    You are given a lot leeway to learn, grow and provide your inputs to what you think is the best way to tackle a particular issue

    Cons

    Bien que la langue officielle au travail soit l'anglais, les employés se permettent d'utiliser le français entre eux. Ça ne pose pas de problème pour qui parle le français, mais quand on apprend encore, on se sent un peu exclu.

    Although in official work are all in English, employees indulge in French among themselves. It's perfectly fine for people who know french, but for someone still learning, it is a bit of a setback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tout semble aller bien en ce moment. Continuez comme ça.

    Everything seems fine till now. Just keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Culture extrêmement violente cachée sous un aspect respectable et de bonnes manières Extremely violent culture wrapped in a respectable and well mannered look

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Administration in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Business Administration in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Riche, stable, très bien organisé, très bien payé.

    Rich, stable, very well organizaded, very well paid.

    Cons

    La direction générale du siège principal agit comme les rois français du 17e siècle. Le directeur des opérations considère qu'un souhait est un ordre formel. Ne songez même pas à ne pas obéir. Soit vous travaillez avec le système, soit vous en sortez. Mais tout ceci est fait avec des manières impeccables et très poliment, ce qui ferait penser à tout visiteur extérieur que c'est une entreprise de gentlemen...ce qui n'est pas le cas. La culture interne du siège principal est très violente

    Top 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 ManagementAdvice

    Aucun. Les membres de la direction se protègent parfaitement les uns les autres. Ils n'écouteront ni ne changeront jamais.

    None. Management is a cast protecting themselves perfectly. They will never listen or change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Chargé d'assistance junior, Département international Junior Assistance Coordinator, International Department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinateur assistant in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Coordinateur assistant in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Bonne atmosphère de travail

    - Bon salaire

    - Bonnes opportunités de carrière

    - nice work atmosphere
    - good salary
    - good career opportunities

    Cons

    - Attendez-vous à beaucoup travailler, plus que ce que votre corps peut supporter

    - work a lot, more than your body can support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Poste de technicien informatique dans le groupe AXA IT position in AXA Group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I have been working at AXA full-time (more than 10 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Grand groupe, très fort financièrement.

    big group, very strong financially

    Cons

    Trop de politique, lutte acharnée des agendas personnels des cadres supérieurs, une mentalité de baron qui empêche le levier de la présence mondiale, trop de rôles transversaux inutiles ne générant aucune valeur mais représentant plutôt un frein.

    Too much politics, tug-of-war personal agendas of top execs, baron-style mentality preventing leverage of global footprint, too many useless transversal roles generating no value but hindrance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Réduire le siège social pour débarrasser l'entreprise de la multitude de directeurs inutiles, laisser la société essayer des initiatives numériques sans l'entraver.

    Restaurer la responsabilité pour les actions au lieu du brouillard causé par tant de post

    shrink the Headquarters to rid the company of scores of useless directors, let the business try digital initiatives without hindering
    restore accountability for actions instead of the blur caused by so many transversal positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Super entreprise Great company

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

    I have been working at AXA as a contractor

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Une entreprise qui a des valeurs

    - Super employés

    - Fait des bénéfices

    - A company with values
    - Great employees
    - Profitable

    Cons

    - Beaucoup de paperasse

    - Mauvaise communication entre les équipes

    - Lots of paperwork
    - Poor communication between teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stage Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyste commercial in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Analyste commercial in Paris (France)

    I worked at AXA as an intern (less than a year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    J'ai beaucoup appris en seulement six mois, la gestion des stagiaires est parfaite et l'atmosphère est sympathique. Les projets donnés aux stagiaires sont gratifiants.

    Learned a lot during only 6 months, intern management is perfect and the atmosphere nice. The projects given to interns are rewarding.

    Cons

    L'aspect quantitatif de certains projets a été donné à d'autres départements du groupe AXA, cet aspect peut être amélioré dans le futur.

    The quantitative aspect of some project was given to others departments of the AXA group, this aspect can be improved in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Entreprise solide, mais très rigide Robust company, but very rigid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Des gens bien

    Une véritable éthique de travail/un programme mettant en avant l’égalité des chances

    Les managers sont accessibles et leur feedback est juste

    De bons programmes de formation

    La direction communique régulièrement avec ses employés

    Nice people
    Strong work ethics/Strong equal-opportunities program
    Managers are available and provide honest feedback
    Good training programs
    Top management communicates regularly with employees

    Cons

    Structure très rigide/Évolution de carrière limitée

    Pas reconnaissant envers les employés à fort potentiel

    Pour évoluer dans l'entreprise, il faut un gros réseau

    Besoin de passer beaucoup de temps au bureau pour être vu : les longues heures de travail sont plus culturelles qu'autre chose

    Commencer votre carrière avec AXA peut être une bonne manière d'apprendre comment fonctionne le secteur, mais ayez en tête un plan de sortie dès le premier jour

    Very rigid structure/Career advancement limited
    Does not recognise high-potential employees
    Lots of networking required to evolve within the company
    Significant face-time : long hours are more cultural than anything else

    Beginning your career at AXA can be a good way to learn about the industry, but have an exit opp in mind from day one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offrez davantage d'opportunités pour les gens talentueux

    Offer more opportunities for talented individuals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    AXA AXA

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

    I have been working at AXA full-time

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    études, capacités, expérience, technique, international

    learning, skills, experience, technical, international

    Cons

    salaire, hiérarchie, expositions, défis, région

    salary, hierarchy, exposure, challenges, area

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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