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AXA UK Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great People, Good Benefits, Good Internal Progression, Poor Staff Acknowledgement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Middlesbrough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Middlesbrough, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The people are great and the culture is one of a kind.
    There is a good selection of benefits for all staff including life insurance, critical illness cover, benefit cars and more.
    There is usually a good internal progression route for staff to do other roles.

    Cons

    The company struggles to act on many staff gripes.
    Takes a long time to get any problems looked at by the right people.
    Poor recognition for staff who consistently achieve more than expected.
    Pays less than national market rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When people have ideas, take the time to hear them out.
    If there are discrepancies between pay grades for employees in the same area doing the same job then bring everyone in line.
    Recognise staff who achieve over and above expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    HUGE MISTAKE WORKING HERE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Redhill, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Redhill, South West England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    probably the team of staff- that's all

    Cons

    the job was actually temporary- I was given this for 4months.
    when I found something new and told them (after being there a month) I felt like they had a grudge and generally not happy- I asked if I should work a weeks notice and they were adamant that I did not need to work this week..
    2 weeks later I receive an email asking to pay back and overpayment. since this staff have hassled me and pestered me with this!
    I am generally not happy and feel that they need to admit to a mistake they made!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to let staff that are leaving- leave in peace!
    if staff offer to work a notice- let them rather than saying it is ok- and then requesting money back
    its not professional

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Good learning opportunities but watch out for politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at AXA UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate brand
    Global reach
    Learning Opportunities

    Cons

    Very hard to transfer from one business unit (e.g. Insurance) into another (e.g. Asset Management)
    Highly political environment - senior management dominated by cliques

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept that being a global company requires opportunities for non-French "grande ecole" alumni to get top ranking responsibilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Strong career support

    • 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 UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture - open and honest, friendly
    Career development and support - real interest in your long term plans and actively acts to help you achieve them
    Promotes new ideas and self starters
    Offers global opportunities
    Good reward benefits

    Cons

    Limited internal training programmes
    Poor communications to staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structured training programmes for each level would be very beneficial
    Set out a communication strategy and share it with staff
    Toughen up on acting against wrong behaviours

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, challenging, corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at AXA UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    large corporate company, like minded people, career progression, opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Pay lower than average salary and bonus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its ok not the best one , there are many things needed to change to a preferred employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    workplace, infrastructure, location. ( none else come to my mind)

    Cons

    No transparency in immediate management, no flexibility for movements across teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more transparency brought, and it movements should not be rigid!! also i have seen different approaches used when people resign, some relieved soon while some are not in-spite of no dependency, this could be favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at AXA UK

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Managers don't have people skills

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much bureacracy

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

    I worked at AXA UK

    Pros

    Graduate programme
    Global company with global opportunities
    Benefits
    People are generally good to work with

    Cons

    Culture and pace can be slow - decisions are not made quickly and have to go via numerous stakeholders
    Lack of communication between departments so work can be duplicated or missed
    Often you get ahead by who you know rather by merit and performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time away from the politics and networking to actually make meaningful decisions that will support and guide your teams

  10.  

    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AXA Way Black Belt in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - AXA Way Black Belt in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at AXA UK

    Pros

    Great people. Pleasant working atmosphere, but no slacking. Company and management try hard to be fair. Good pay and benefits package.
    Good fringe benefits - eg sports centre on site and understanding from company and colleagues that you use it.

    Cons

    Targets can be misguided and unrealistic. Not focussed on the most important things.
    Difficult to get any radical change through. Departments and project world both very slow to change direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on key points. Instruct managers to do just one or two things, and give them the authority toi get it done.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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