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Updated September 21, 2017
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  • poor work life balance and lots of pressure (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours and stressful clients (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Sales Professional Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great support from management through the internship. It was a great experience to see what it would be like to pursue a career as a financial advisor at AXA.

    Cons

    After shadowing a few of the newer advisors in the company, it is clear to me that starting a career in financial advising is not for everyone. The career can be very rewarding, but the hard work and dedication that is required for the first few years causes many new advisors to fail.


  2. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great culture i am impressed with them

    Cons

    no cons, I am impressed by them

  3. "AXA is a great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AXA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, tuition reimbursement,

    Cons

    It's hard to get your foot in the door


  4. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Great Managers
    Capable Teammates

    Cons

    -Lots of Layoffs and Attrition
    -If you already make 40% of your salary range you are not rewarded with any more money. This has caused may folks to not do more than the bare minimum because there is no incentive.


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    "Financial Planner"

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    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AXA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Unlimited Upside, Autonomy, Excellent Mentorship.

    Cons

    Having to rely on your family and Friends for business, blurred lines between work and personal life, 70+ hr work week demands when starting a book of business

    I worked under Karr Barth in Philly. While senior management was excellent, there were two present cultures in the company, that of the original owners and that of young managers. The young managers were more of a sweatshop mentality, expecting you to work day and night and making you feel guilty for not working a Saturday. You CAN take any day you want off, but you will be guilt tripped away from it.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear expectations together with your producers. Do NOT let the producer set their own expectations for the year than expect something entirely different. Do not hover over results oriented production, especially in the short term (weekly or daily). This is exhausting and wears down perseverance.


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    "AXA Equitable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AXA full-time

    Pros

    They have a reasonable work life balance. They also care about the advancement and increasing of skills for your career

    Cons

    The last decade every year the employees were afraid that downsizing was coming. It did not help company morale.

    Advice to Management

    I hope this is the end of cost cutting. Employees will work harder and have better morale if they thought the company wasn't doing as much as possible to cut their salary.


  7. "Great Place for Diversity"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AXA US works to promote workplace diversity. It's a safe place for all people, and it has a particularly terrific program to help young female professionals specifically. Career development is possible for junior and senior professionals. The vacation package (varies by years of service) is very generous.

    Cons

    AXA US has publicly stated its interest in increasing the number of its employees working in Charlotte, North Carolina, so one has to wonder what the headcount in the Greater New York Area will be in future years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great diversity programs.

  8. "Network Security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AXA full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding collaborative work.

    Cons

    Lack of Resources overworked current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire additional, competent resources, quickly.


  9. "AXA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Graet environment to work in

    Cons

    Lots of comission based work


  10. "advisors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    very nice working environment, good training and professional materials/websites for advisers for reference.

    Cons

    job responsibilities within a team is not quite clear sometimes, but it may depend on certain team leader.


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