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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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Pros
  • It is true that you can make a lot of money right out of the gates (in 18 reviews)

  • Ability to make A LOT of money (paid for what you do) (in 17 reviews)

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

  • Long hours with a lot of sales training (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ~Unlimited income potential
    ~Good Training
    ~Lower hurdles than a wirehouse
    ~Robust platform
    ~Great energy in the office
    ~Good work life balance
    ~Wealth building opportunities for employees

    Cons

    ~The industry itself is a hard industry.
    ~You must be self starting and good at time management, so its not a good fit for everyone.
    ~The Series 7 is not an easy test. You have to apply yourself to pass it.


  2. "Great place to learn!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Professional Development
    - Work/life balance
    - Great culture
    -Good benefits

    Cons

    -None that I can think of

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Professional"

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    • 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


  4. "Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. "Great Place to Work, Not for Everyone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Completely self sustained, make your own schedule and hours, get out of it what you put into it.

    Cons

    No structure, not a lot of help from management. No formal training process. A lot of testing to start the job, very expensive and the company only reimburses you for it months later.


  6. "Great colleagues, autonomy, and mentors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. "2 Years in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job rewards those who really put in the effort, if you think this an easy 9-5 JP morgan job, dont do it.

    Cons

    You need to be here early and stay late, clients will reject your work and you need to learn to go out and move past it

    Advice to Management

    Management here is different based on your team, some have distant approaches while others like to hover. Find the right match for you.

  8. "senior administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learned about this great company

    Cons

    I was laid off with 300 hundred others

    Advice to Management

    evalutafe before making decision


  9. "FInancial professional"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Woodbury, NY

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

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, be your own boss with help of management, your success is up to you

    Cons

    not all products are good, term insurance is a great product, but VUL is unquantifiable in my opinion.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Complex"

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