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Decent first time summer internship, but wouldn't want to work full time

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA


Can be a good first internship for those who don't have experience working in an office environment, opportunity to interact with clients, not much pressure


Work can be repetitive, can quickly hit the limit of what you can learn if you're not interested in the financial consulting field or sales in general

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Intern

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC


    Laid back, got direct contact with VP's. Hours were short, and workoad wasn't too bad. Got introduced to Morningstar and some proprietary software


    not too prestigious
    didn't pay well
    the vp's didn't really care to help teach me too much
    the analysts were too busy to help me either

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a more formal training program for interns

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company with great (marketing) message but your success will depend a lot on your manager and your own personal drive

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Los Angeles, CA


    AXA Advisors is great at teaching concept/story selling to newcomers. They also have a strong line of (life) insurance and annuity products that makes the sale easy for the right clients. If you manage to pass the initial hurdle of $3,000 of production credits (6 month probation period), you will be given some form of salary (as a draw) that can extend up to 3 years. Benefits are pretty good too and includes a pension down the line. Depending on the office you are in, you can potentially have access to some very experienced advisors with whom you can partner with.


    It is first and foremost a sales position. If you are in the traditional advisor position, be ready to start contacting all your friends and family to get you started in addition to going out and prospecting through networking or cold/warm calling. If you are in the 403(b) division, get ready to eat your pride and walk school campus with the hopes of meeting teachers even when school policy technically forbids you to be there. Thought you CAN have access to some very experienced advisors, they don't always seem to care about your success (which is kind of natural since I'm sure they see a lot of people come in and go). You really have to develop mentor and partner relationships early on if you want to succeed.

    Also, AXA Advisors is primarily an insurance carrier. If you are big on investments through mutual funds, if you want to be more of a fee-based financial planner, AXA may not be the right place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was under a new district manager. He was a good sales guy... but he wasn't as good of a manager. Get new managers to have mentors of their own to ensure that he knows how to train newcomers efficiently. Also, to that manager, learn to spend more time with your "struggling" employees instead of dedicating most of your time with your rising stars. Some of the struggles I felt could have been easily resolved if he offered a little bit more guidance.

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