AXA Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
146 Reviews
3.1
146 Reviews
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AXA Chairman of the Management Board and CEO Henri de Castries
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72 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, decent remuneration if you've been there for a while (in 12 reviews)

  • Global policies, good exposure to professional work environment (in 9 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    neutral experience

    • 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

    Pros

    great for entry level jobs

    Cons

    not good for personal development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Self Stating Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company

    Cons

    This company does not have great guidance

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micro Management Heavy

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

    I have been working at AXA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    OK Salary, co workers pleasant,

    Cons

    New department (4 years old) is in state of total confusion, poor or no training on key systems needed to perform job, performance measurements based on faulty data. Position is NOT as what was described.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better, specific training. Currently more like a "throw it against the wall and see what sticks" process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Self teaching/learning experience

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

    I have been working at AXA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, Schedule, fellow co-workers are pleasant

    Cons

    lack of training, management could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    ok

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

    I have been working at AXA full-time for less than a year

    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

    do not go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Legal Dept

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

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

    Pros

    Generous vacation, bonus and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Company is going through a transition. Management doesn't work to retain talent and dismisses employee complaints. People who have been with the Company 10+ years are leaving at an alarming rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat workers like adults. Appreciate the people that are left. Listen to our complaints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Dales  in  Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Inside Dales in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at AXA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, work environment is good.

    Cons

    Poor training on the multitude of computer systems required to perform job successfully and timely. Most often an "oh you'll figure it out" attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ramp up your training programs please.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people, challenging work

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

    I worked at AXA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good office culture and lots of staff motivation events. Salary is reasonable if you can prove your worth. Like any large company, there can be a bit of turnover and depending on your department, this can mean uneven workload.

    Cons

    Bought out, and the new company changed lots of things, made the office a pretty negative place to work in. I think AXA has been selling off quite a bit of its locations in the past couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your staff are your greatest asset, try to remember that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work at

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

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

    Pros

    Office Culture, good salary, and a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Have no cons right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience - wonderful company

    Former Employee - Senior Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at AXA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well managed, financial strong, world leading property, casualty, life insurer. Great, world class benefits, many locations to work from. Strong training programs. Well diversified.

    Cons

    Can be very political. Strong focus on Paris Home Office. As you rise in the ranks, speaking French, or better, being a French national will greatly improve your chances of success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to focus so much on Paris. Good ideas can come from outside of the city of lights.

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