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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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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 until you make 15 applications and/or 3,000 PCs (production credits) (in 22 reviews)

  • Long hours with a lot of sales training (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Summer Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    Great learning environment
    Very nice people all around - all willing to help you learn
    Learn valuable communication skills and Microsoft office suite skills

    Cons

    Unpaid
    Some days did not have much work to do


  2. Helpful (5)

    "AXA Advisor"

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    • 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.

  3. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The manager is very nice and helpful

    Cons

    No visa sponsorship and promotion space


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Financial Professional"

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

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

    Pros

    Very rewarding career. I wake up every day knowing I have the ability to help people plan for their retirement and the future of their families. You definitely need to be self-motivated, organized and very entrepreneurial. There is no cap on earnings and payouts are liberal compared to most broker dealers.

    Cons

    You earn a living by helping people plan for the future. This is a career not a job to take for a paycheck. You have to be "on your game" every day and dedicated to your clients and your business.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure new candidates understand success as a financial professional requires long hours, evenings and often weekends meeting with potential clients, and a deep commitment to help improve the lives of others.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "AXA Intern"

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    • 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


  6. "Working at Axa"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    high income potential, great supporting staff, It is your business, so you do what you want. Great learning experience for people out of college. Can help a lot of people

    Cons

    long hours starting out, lot of overhead cost for your licenses, but you get reimbursed.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work but rewarding"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  8. "Financial Professional"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Professional"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


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