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AXA Advisors New York City Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries
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Pros
  • Ability to make A LOT of money (paid for what you do) (in 16 reviews)

  • Compared to typical salary jobs in this economy, you can advance much quicker and make a lot more money on this platform (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • no base salary is annoying really (in 22 reviews)

  • This of course is after you have recruited your friends and family to the company (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "AXA Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at AXA Advisors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with were very friendly and fun to be around.

    Cons

    Interns were pretty excluded from everything, most people didn't know us


  2. "Chop Shop"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting people, light-hearted atmosphere

    Cons

    Pyramid Scheme esq, little to no training at all, on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Improve training


  3. "AXA Advisors - Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - there are very few places that you can start out as client facing
    - great experience in sales and communicating
    - really knowledgeable people

    Cons

    - money
    - for your first 2-4 years this is a sales job, don't let anyone tell you otherwise
    - getting paid for a case, then having the case fall through, then having to pay AXA back

    Advice to Management

    -set correct expectations
    - there is no accountability for senior partners. After cold calling 250+ numbers a day and setting meetings rejection after rejection, it becomes disheartening when you do sit down with someone who needs financial help and nothing is done. There's two sides to everything and its up to you to completely buy in.


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  5. "Internship"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    During interview, you are given the option to decide if you want to proceed with business development or recruiting

    Cons

    Internship not recommended for graduate students here most of what you do here is very basic what a middle school student could do. Terrible when it comes to responding back to emails... very unprofessional attitude towards interns

    Advice to Management

    You hire graduate interns from the top universities and then make them do copy paste job..relates to Steve Jobs excellent comment on hiring smart people


  6. "Great colleagues, autonomy, and mentors"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you really are entrepreneurial and want to grow your own practice with the help of some of the most successful advisors in the company, then this place is great. No one that I've met is shy about opening their doors and sharing there best practices and going even farther than what's needed to help you.

    My biggest regret was not coming here right after college as I toiled around with Wall Street and all its bureaucracy and job volatility for many years before I had enough with people always having control over what I can make, where I can go with it, and will I be there in January after layoffs/bonus(maybe).

    Def a good place to be if you are hardworking (I was putting in 60+ hrs a week in banking and figured if I'm doing that, I might as well do it for my own business and get the opp to make more $), smart, and want to be in control

    Cons

    Not a con but it does require persistence, dedication, and motivation to stay on track. If you fall off, a good manager like I have/had will pick you up and find your drive again. If you're lazy or said all the right things in the interview and took this thinking it was going to be different than what was explained, you're wrong. This business is not for the lazy or weak. You need to commit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring, developing the right people who focus on retention and development and this place will continue to break records and change the view of many when it comes to risk and asset mgmt.


  7. "Administrative Assistant Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Woodbridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    AXA is a very large company providing good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Inability to move up in the organization. Also, there was no feedback as to how you are doing in your employment role.

    Advice to Management

    Management should look closer at each employees abilities and give them a chance to move to another employment opportunity if employee desires.


  8. "FInancial professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Woodbury, NY

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, be your own boss with help of management, your success is up to you

    Cons

    not all products are good, term insurance is a great product, but VUL is unquantifiable in my opinion.


  9. "Don't Work for AXA Advisors"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Woodbridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have an office to go to every day.

    Cons

    No Management of employees, no instruction on how to become a good financial advisor, the product being offered isn't special and they shouldn't have to cold call your family to generate business.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of different pieces of advice I would say to AXA's management, but I'll keep it to three things: I would help your new financial advisors with having a salary until they are good enough to generate the commission on there own, I would have analysts and market trackers in the office to best give the advisors the proper information and I would suggest they have the senior advisors there go through extensive management training to properly train the advisors.


  10. "2 Years in"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AXA Advisors (More than a year)

    Pros

    This job rewards those who really put in the effort, if you think this an easy 9-5 JP morgan job, dont do it.

    Cons

    You need to be here early and stay late, clients will reject your work and you need to learn to go out and move past it

    Advice to Management

    Management here is different based on your team, some have distant approaches while others like to hover. Find the right match for you.


  11. "senior administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I learned about this great company

    Cons

    I was laid off with 300 hundred others

    Advice to Management

    evalutafe before making decision



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