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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries
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Pros
  • It is true that you can make a lot of money right out of the gates (in 17 reviews)

  • Ability to make A LOT of money (paid for what you do) (in 16 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 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture with plenty of room for growth."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined AXA to learn a new business and take on a new challenge. The company has great benefits and I recommend taking advantage of the stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    The office rent is high but it is in a beautiful building so justified. Some new advisors have complained about lack of guidance from management. There are plenty of other advisors that will help you if you do not hit it off with your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true and do not sugar coat the reality of job. Most that are attracted to the position are intelligent and will appreciate an honest approach.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    The employees are all great, the senior employees are very helpful, and the hours are very flexible. Also the company events are cool

    Cons

    It's a sales culture because most of your salary is based on commission which incentivizes you to sell products and service


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    flexibility and unlimited income potential

    Cons

    low income in year 1-3, little practical support, poor culture


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  5. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    You really feel like a part of a family at AXA. As a Financial Professional, AXA provides you the tools and training you need to build your practice and be successful. Trainings and meetings are held throughout the year to help keep you on top of the industry, and the staff is knowledgeable and supportive in helping you along the way. From a cultural standpoint, there are many events held throughout the year to build - from client appreciation events to branch night outs to incentive trips. AXA works to recognize your hard work and show that it is appreciated.

    Cons

    The only con is if you're not working here!


  6. "Great company, great place to build a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture in the office is wonderful, advisors with all experience levels are always willing to help in their specialized areas which leads to a positive work environment

    Cons

    Long hours early in the career are necessary to build a business

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing which is positively impacting peoples lives.


  7. "Wonderful company in a challenging field"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local Leadership cares about the branch and the reps deeply. Commissions are higher than most competitors. Lots of Products. Excellent sales training. Good benefits.

    Cons

    It's a highly competitive field. If you don't pass licenses you are terminated. Income will be inconsistent for a while. Lots of prospecting is required.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more serious sales people.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "AXA Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having worked in the RBG (Retirement Benefits Group) for just about 2 years now, I have learned an incredible amount most of which I probably would not have learned had it not been for accepting a position here at AXA. When you join, you join a family. This job takes discipline and perseverance and you have a team of other advisors that will push you to do your best. If you are the type of person who loves a great community that provides the resources you need as well as having the opportunity to meet and help someone new every day this is a great place.

    The people and culture is incredible.
    Experienced advisors are always open and willing to help out newer advisors.
    No shortage of training.
    Always potential for joint work.
    Many opportunities for advancement (Management, Producer Groups, etc.)
    Flexible work schedule. (Later in Career)

    Cons

    Though many training's are offered some tend to become repetitive.
    Credentialing and Licensing is a long process and expensive.
    If in the RBG there is a lot of driving.
    Have to work long hours and weekends early on to succeed.
    Pay is variable, never guaranteed a paycheck

    Advice to Management

    Work on setting up training's that will aid in the building of a business (i.e. do's and dont's, having experienced advisors give their experiences, etc.)
    Keep Training Different! Many training's are extremely repetitive.
    Focus more on coaching DSF to walk before having them go into a full on sprint.


  9. "Anywhere you want to go"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Unlimited income
    - Reward for working hard
    - Set your own schedule
    - Determine your career path
    - Never have to ask boss for a raise or beg for promotion
    - Great Benefits (stock purchase, Shareplan, 401(k)
    - Ability to market ourselves in our marketplace, and not be forced to have corparate marketing (Snoopy)

    Cons

    - Have to work hard
    - Must maintain discipline

    Advice to Management

    Our leadership must continue to hire and place people from the field in leadership positions. This is currently working, and it is great to have leaders at headquarters who can relate to the advisors in the field.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "SCAM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to be in the trenches with your coworkers that grows a strong bond. Hot chicks work there

    Cons

    100% commission. They make you bug your family & friends to do business and hurts relationships along the way. Management is terrible. Only hire individuals from wealthy families so they can infiltrate their pocket books.

    Advice to Management

    Don't feed employees false hope. Be honest from interview #1


  11. Helpful (1)

    "AXA Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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