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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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  • "no base salary is annoying really" (in 29 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. "Great Place to Start a Career in Financial Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    AXA Advisors is a great place to begin your career. While the industry is very challenging to get up in running in as an advisor, there are many platforms better to do it on than AXA's. Their culture is phenomenal and makes coming to work each day enjoyable. Even with the high turnover that comes with this industry, there is stability and mentoring present in the Overland Park office, that really helps young advisors get started.

    Cons

    This career is not for everyone. It takes a certain type of person that is self motivated and and hungry for success. While they will give you the necessary tools to succeed, they aren't baby sitters. You will do well if you have a responsible mind set.


  2. "Great Career Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RVP in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - RVP in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They take the time to individually train all new associates and use a 1 on 1 mentorship approach. Unlike other financial services companies in that they don’t hire anyone and everyone. Tremendous income opportunity in a career that positively impacts clients lives.

    Cons

    It can be a lot of work. You are building a business.

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation package
    Fun work environment
    Great culture
    Helpful staff
    Strong leadership

    Cons

    Challenging career
    Long hours to be successful early on

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead by example and always be positive.


  4. "Your in control, you get what you earn"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training
    Lots of support
    Multiple mentors
    Opportunity to create a career that lasts a lifetime
    Opportunity to directly work with and help people
    Unlimited income potentially
    Results based
    A team based culture
    No hidden agendas, very transparent

    Cons

    The industry/career is tough
    Let's face it, everyone will not make it even here where the statistics are above average
    This takes discipline

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting new planners, if they can get through the first 18-36 months...this is a career they will be in the rest of their life


  5. "Never Be Better To Join AXA"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice working atmosphere. People are kind to help each other and great team work. Barely need to work when go back home.

    Cons

    Training can be more systematic.


  6. "It's all about the management"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Advisor in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity, products and finally when they provide it, IT support!

    Cons

    On boarding is terrible in KS. They consolidated multiple offices and laid off more than half the staff. Senior staff could care less if you survive or even thrive! Producer groups are definitely good ole boys club and will help out but expect 30-50% of commissions to go their way. BOM is extremely new and never a leader in his career with this much responsibility and it shows. Is extremely defensive and will bully younger representatives. Good place to work when they get new management!

    Advice to Management

    Get better leaders and don't have split leadership in the office!


  7. "Great company, hard industry"

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    A lot of support and great office environment

    Cons

    The industry is hard if you don't have connections

  8. "I worked here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great large company, thinks at a local level.

    Cons

    Large company, does not turn on a dime.


  9. "Not for everyone"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Friendly environment
    Good coworkers
    Availability of resources

    Cons

    High turnover
    Lack of direction and support
    Training

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training existing advisors, instead of hiring new ones


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    "Great team and great culture in SF"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture of the SF office is second to none! It is a team with high integrity and strong client centric values.
    The management team cares about its people and spend a lot of time and resources training and developing the associates.
    The compensation is uncapped and the flexibility of the career is amazing.

    Cons

    There is no immediate gratification. Deals can take months to close and clients are sometimes difficult to work with. You have to really work hard and make sure that you view this as a profession.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you hire people that are prepared for this profession and have entrepreneurial spirit.