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AXA Reviews

Updated June 26, 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. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, good investments, smart people

    Cons

    It is too good to be bad.

    Advice to Management

    I love the people who work here.


  2. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AXA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people truly care about one another and the company mission to help as many individuals, families & small businesses succeed as possible.

    Cons

    Increasing compensation incrementally from starting salary is difficult without being willing to relocate. Compliance is generally more stringent than other companies in the industry, often to the point of hindering business.

  3. "Run away"

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to drop names of other companies and look like a big shot to people.

    Cons

    Very misleading interview process...they make you think that you're gonna get paid more than you actually will in the training phase. Takes forever to get "contracted" and there's a lot of subjectivity (non-measurables) in being contracted rather than objectiveness (taking opinions out of the equation and making a decision based on merit alone). Be prepared to cold call.

    Advice to Management

    Be up front about what you're running - a pyramid scheme. Don't make it look like a great collaborative work environment because the senior advisors are actively using the junior advisors to boost their paycheck and chauffeur them around everywhere.


  4. "Low retention rate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AXA full-time

    Pros

    A truly diverse workforce and most employees are very friendly. Able to learn about various culture and customs from people from other countries.

    Cons

    Not the best work environment. Their six month retention rate is around 50%, including management. Be aware of this revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and listen to your employees and their productivity will go up.


  5. "If you commit? the process works"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AXA full-time

    Pros

    Very caring and sharing management team........Ability eventually to be my own boss.
    Great products and client experiences...

    Cons

    A lot of work upfront.......but if you dive in, you reap the rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, it feels like a second family!


  6. "Regional Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to advance your career within your same department or laterally to other divisions.

    Cons

    Company needs to improve its technology.

    Advice to Management

    Greater commitment in technology investment will lead to long term advantages


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Marketing department a complete mess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AXA full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible WFH if you're a diligent employee and discuss it with your manager.

    I can't speak to any other departments. Somehow they keep winning "Great place to work," so I can only assume other parts of the company are better.

    Cons

    Horrific culture. Jersey City office is half empty and no one smiles or says hello. Walking through the halls, I often had the experience of smiling and saying Hello and receiving only an odd look or averted eyes.

    Marketing is a sinking ship, the CMO was fired a year ago, the department was re-ogranized and broken up to report to the COO. She quit, and they named a new CMO the end of last year.

    Re-orged marketing twice in my short time there, but never changed out the talent. You can't just move around the puzzle pieces when things are so broken. Find the dead weight (there's lots of it) and/or the individuals who do not know who to be a part of a team (many fit the bill) and fire them. Bring in people who will actually get the job done - whether it's promoting top talent from within or searching from the outside.

    Marketing, as a function, isn't appreciated at all by top management, so the budget keeps getting smaller and they wonder why they don't get anything good out of them.

    Too many consultants -- every time you turn around there's another project that's being co-led by an outside consulting agency. They place NO trust in their own full time employees to get things done... then why are we here?

    Advice to Management

    They won't listen...

  8. "internship"

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    learning how to make an investment and control your cash flow

    Cons

    I want to learn more

    Advice to Management

    more organized


  9. "Financial Professional"

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Paid for what effort you put into the job. Great office of people in Dallas.

    Cons

    Feels like you never get anywhere professionally and succesfully. Feels a bit like a pyramid scheme.

    Advice to Management

    Great professional growth but the compensation plan needs a complete overhaul in order to motivate people to stick it out.


  10. "Things seem pretty hectic."

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    Current Employee - Tech Associate in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Tech Associate in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are all really nice and helpful. Generous benefits and paid time off. There is a sense of teamwork and comradery when working alongside people here.

    Cons

    The training and on boarding process has been very hands off/do it yourself. Not much communication with your direct managers.

    Advice to Management

    Try to do better at getting new employees set up.


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