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Updated January 17, 2018
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AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries
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Pros
  • You can make a lot of money doing very good work by working for AXA (in 18 reviews)

  • entrepreneurial, if you want to make a lot you can (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • no base salary is annoying really (in 23 reviews)

  • This of course is after you have recruited your friends and family to the company (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Advisor AXA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Uncapped commission earning potential

    Cons

    Lowest base pay in industry for NYC


  2. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Tremendous growth opportunity. Great training and support from management team. Ability to earn as much as you put in

    Cons

    Can't slack, especially in early years. Takes hard work and longer hours.

  3. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Independence, self-schedule, direct correlation to work effort and salary in most cases

    Cons

    Lots of discipline required, grind in the beginning

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into new employees and try to keep them


  4. "Must be self starter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    If you work hard you will make it, trained comprehensively

    Cons

    Not a ton of bells and whistles


  5. "Good company to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Bengaluru (India)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No work pressure
    Easy Work life balance

    Cons

    Less Salary and more expectation.

    Advice to Management

    Please switch to employee driven rather than Manager driven concept.


  6. "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

    Flexible Schedule, Nice co-workers, ability to do multiple bands of business

    Cons

    Starter branch...has not figured things out, high cost of doing business

    Advice to Management

    Lead instead of talk


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. The worst job I have ever had by far.

    Cons

    Please do not make the same mistake I did. There is a reason AXA is a global fortune 500 company, but not a US fortune 500 company. Americans are smart enough to not buy into their lies. You may get a few people who feel sorry for you to buy a policy at first, but then it's all down hill. A few things you should know before working for AXA: no salary, over worked, no benefits, unprofessional managers, and micro managed. Staff avoid any questions about when salary starts, commission, etc until you have invested a thousand dollars of your own money. During the weekly training calls they call people out individually on how little they have sold. I do not know of any other company that thinks embarrassing their employees is effective. A manager who had never met me chewed me out over something I said over the training call with everyone listening. Just one example of the unprofessionalism. You will spend a thousand dollars of your own money, which is not refunded if you do not meet all of their requirements in the hazing phase. They tell you that you will learn about securities, but really they just push you to push your friends and family to buy term life insurance policies because they benefit AXA the most. Definitely be prepared to hardcore sell to all of your friends and family and be ready to lose some friends. They sell you on a dream job, but once you begin they make you feel trapped because of the money you have already invested and cannot get back. They lied about commission, telling me I would receive 100% of what I sold when in reality it is less than 1%. It's a work hard not smart career. The typical pyramid scheme where everyone over you is more concerned about there own book of business than helping you learn and build your own. There are much better insurance companies out there to work for that will actually coach and mentor you. If you want the same experience without costing a thousand dollars I suggest working for another pyramid scheme company that does not start you off a thousand dollars in the hole.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees, even if it's just $5 an hour OR pay for all of the testing, study material, fingerprints, etc. Be upfront about how salary and commission work. Treat employees with respect, not like they are tools for you to profit from.

  8. "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    You can obtain some licenses starting out

    Cons

    Having to bring your own computer


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Advisor"

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

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

    Pros

    high upside, autonomy, great people, excellent sales training

    Cons

    A lot of hours, demanding schedule if you want to earn a large compensation, eat what you kill type of place.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Consultant Position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Lots of training; good for new college grads.

    Cons

    Expected to work nights and weekends, cold-calling prospects.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade computers in office.


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