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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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Pros
  • You can make a lot of money doing very good work by working for AXA (in 19 reviews)

  • Ability to make A LOT of money (paid for what you do) (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Lying to clients, friends and family that trusts you (in 22 reviews)

  • No base salary until you make 15 applications and/or 3,000 PCs (production credits) (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "AXA Advisors Recruiting Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    Great for a first internship. Generally, everything has been valuable.

    Cons

    A LOT of busy work.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Only if you can afford a pricey internship"

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in New York, NY

    I worked at AXA Advisors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teaches you a great work ethic, perhaps even to an extremity. Everything is a personal investment of your own. Teaches you to get comfortable with cold calling which is a great thing to get comfortable with.

    Cons

    You will most likely not close a deal for at least 3 months, underwriting is a Very slow process in most cases.
    Every person I started with that left owed at least 2k to the company when they left, for me, it was about 5x that amount and I struggled financially while I was there.
    Many people are tired of being called by them but you do get lucky. You'll probably have some success if you are comfortable selling to people you know.

  3. "Financial Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Wide variety of products to position in front of clients.

    Cons

    You get nickle and dimed for everything. Placed with inexperience manager. Very poor employee benefits. People are willing to help, but you have to give them a cut of your commission.


  4. "Title"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Training for sales and insurance

    Cons

    Constant pressure to sell annuity products


  5. "Financial Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work at

    Cons

    Hard for upward movement sometimes


  6. "Finance Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The management and employees are nice

    Cons

    Most of the job is cold-calling so most of the responsibilities involve finding people to cold call. Not much opportunity to learn


  7. "Chop Shop"

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    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

  8. "Expectations too High"

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AXA Advisors (More than a year)

    Pros

    -flexible schedule, you can make your own hours
    -easy sales process

    Cons

    -low income
    -lots of paperwork and pointless meetings
    -unrealistic expectations for performance
    -lots of travel time
    -little management support


  9. "Great History"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great history of leadership.

    Cons

    Strategic missteps leading up to 2008 & beyond. Struggled to grow field distribution force, while focusing on 3rd party products to distribute. Kind of lost their way on some bad bets.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure any management is still there. Complete turnover.


  10. "financial advsior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    no base salary is annoying really

    Advice to Management

    base salary introduce


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