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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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  • "no base salary is annoying really" (in 27 reviews)

  • "First couple years difficult as you as building a client base, base pay decreases over 2 years but at that point you have a book of business" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (19)

    "Amazing Career- love the San Francisco office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1) culture is fantastic.
    2) great processes and approach to financial planning
    3) skilled and ethical advisors
    4) wonderful mentors

    Cons

    high cost of living in SF and it takes time before you make money in the industry with passing licensing exams and building a niche market. Definitely a career and not a job!

    Advice to Management

    Pay a higher salary option. Although I came here not wanting the salary I think for new associates from college could use a higher salary in an expensive place to live.


  2. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Director of Finance and Operations in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Director of Finance and Operations in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Culture is great and very supportive leadership. The local leadership really promotes teamwork. The training program is very thorough combining both technical and sales concepts

    Cons

    Hard work the first few years but you are given all the tools to build your business.

  3. "Amazing platform for clients/Fun culture"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Regional Sales Management in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Vice President, Regional Sales Management in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great platform to assist client needs while being able to offer the best options instead of a limited number as some other companies do.
    - Very structured process in training/development of new advisors through first 4 years.
    - Team based structure and collaboration with experienced advisors to ensure that experience isn't necessary to have success.
    - Culture is fun and exciting. A general fun place to work with monthly events to encourage friendships outside of the office.

    Cons

    - It takes a lot of hard work and isn't for everyone.
    - Very selective of who is hired to ensure the right people are part of the team.


  4. "Build a Planning Practice in a Team Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team planning approach, fast-paced environment, values-driven individuals, and a training program that incorporates both personal and professional development

    Cons

    Must adopt a business-owner and responsible mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support advisor workforce with more training and investments in personal development.


  5. "Financial Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    I got an opportunity to meet with one of the regional VP's through my school that offered us a workshop like experience that was very innovative, hands-on, skill development and involved, which took me and about 20 other students out of the classroom for 3 events. They called it "NEXT" and I learned how a day in the life of an advisor with AXA's Retirement Benefits Group would be. This is where I am now and it is exciting to be gaining new clients each and everyday here in the Charlotte Office.

    Cons

    you pay for tests upfront, and have the chance to be reimbursed once passed and fully on board. it's good to have skin in the game.

    Advice to Management

    spend more time on the income potential!!! that's where I got really excited!!!


  6. "Great People - Great Place to Work - Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been employed here for over 21 years. The atmosphere is very warm, welcoming and extremely friendly, which is an astounding benefit in the corporate world. The structured training for the developing sales force and those advisors just joining us is phenomenal and if each individual puts forth the effort to attend the training meetings and apply what has been given to them in the form of knowledge, there is nothing stopping them from becoming a top notch sales associate.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  7. "Financial Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Great Training and Sales Process

    Cons

    Commission, proprietary product bias

  8. "Good Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited sick time, nice location, some great perks and benefits

    Cons

    Pay is less than stellar. Raises are pathetic. Overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Respect ALL of your people, the Advisors to make the money but they would have a hard time without support staff.


  9. "ADVISOR"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Advisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to get licensed, good place to start off as a newbie

    Cons

    horrible place to grow a book, you'll never be compensated properly. mangers and vice president , president all take a very large cut off you. you will always work as hard as u did the year before to make the same.

    Advice to Management

    amend the pyramid scheme you use to reflect care for employees not managements pocket


  10. "Amazing People, Amazing Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    The culture here at AXA Advisors is welcoming and friendly. The managers and office staff are deeply invested in your success and achievements. I have made lifelong friends with many of my co-workers!

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of