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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Ability to make A LOT of money (paid for what you do) (in 18 reviews)

  • If you have a large family with lots of money you can sell annuities too then you can make a lot of money (in 17 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. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work but rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team at this particular branch is awesome
    Great people
    Opportunity to impact community
    Fun and rewarding if you work extremely hard

    Cons

    Sales job, be prepared to prospect 8+ hours a day, every day
    Little Training
    Little Support

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on advisor retention rather than spending 100% of time on new hires
    Make more time for training younger advisors


  2. "Financial Professional"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great experience
    - great manager
    - excellent resources

    Cons

    - 100% commission
    - on your own
    - have to pay for everything in office including the paper you print on
    - horrible model for someone coming right out of college

  3. "intern experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    Free work environment and nice teammates

    Cons

    high pressure on the work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Professional"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work place and culture

    Cons

    The training program wasnt what I expected


  5. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    job security at AXA is really good.

    Cons

    Focus is on the FP's more than support staff


  6. "AXA Advisors is a great company to growth with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of coaching and mentoring available

    Cons

    So far, I haven't noticed any


  7. "Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Great products and services offered.

    Cons

    It's a commission based job.

  8. "Great colleagues, autonomy, and mentors"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you really are entrepreneurial and want to grow your own practice with the help of some of the most successful advisors in the company, then this place is great. No one that I've met is shy about opening their doors and sharing there best practices and going even farther than what's needed to help you.

    My biggest regret was not coming here right after college as I toiled around with Wall Street and all its bureaucracy and job volatility for many years before I had enough with people always having control over what I can make, where I can go with it, and will I be there in January after layoffs/bonus(maybe).

    Def a good place to be if you are hardworking (I was putting in 60+ hrs a week in banking and figured if I'm doing that, I might as well do it for my own business and get the opp to make more $), smart, and want to be in control

    Cons

    Not a con but it does require persistence, dedication, and motivation to stay on track. If you fall off, a good manager like I have/had will pick you up and find your drive again. If you're lazy or said all the right things in the interview and took this thinking it was going to be different than what was explained, you're wrong. This business is not for the lazy or weak. You need to commit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring, developing the right people who focus on retention and development and this place will continue to break records and change the view of many when it comes to risk and asset mgmt.


  9. "AXA review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The managers care about their advisors and are actively involved in their training and in helping them with clients. The culture, while definitely geared towards hard work, is also fairly relaxed.

    Cons

    If you don't like cold-calling, this is not the place for you. You must be on your A-game with potential clients to succeed well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. You were involved but not micromanaging and the training was easy to follow and apply to real-life scenarios with clients.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Complex"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    With this company positions of the same title can vary like crazy. As an Admin here you can either work directly for financial advisors as their employee or for the AXA company itself. Either way, the experience is dependent on the advisors you work with. I have very caring and understanding advisors that work hard with me to provide a great experience for our clients.

    Cons

    -The Bellevue office does not provide parking (unless you negotiate this with your advisor. AXA employees do not get a spot either). If you want to pay to park it is $210/month including taxes and fees. Surrounding lots do not seem much cheaper.
    -It can be hard to take time off as an admin as you are highly depended on day-to-day to handle client needs (just like most customer service jobs).
    -There are a lot of hoops to jump through to do the customer service side of the job as you must be compliant with strict security rules. While this is time consuming it is obviously good for any client and their security. Clients tend to get agitated with trying to open secure emails and deal with the security of their account websites.


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