AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
336 Reviews
3.3
336 Reviews
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AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can make a lot of money if you are truly dedicated and passionate about the job (or about the money) (in 8 reviews)

  • Creating your own work schedule/ Flexible Hours (This is not a 8-5 job) (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary, heavy sales focus, no formal training (in 8 reviews)

  • I would suggest buying a book of business, starting from scratch can be daunting (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    If you enjoy sales, this is a job for you

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    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great training resources

    Cons

    Must be self-motivated and outgoing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    AxA Junior Consultant

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    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Rome (Italy)
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Rome (Italy)

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    It's a really relevant growth experience. Especially if you are on your first job experience.

    Cons

    They train you really much. You will have a coach who follows your for the first period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it could be more challenging; finding a way to keep entushiasm among employers, not just once at year

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Administrative Assistant

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at AXA Advisors part-time

    Pros

    The financial advisor by whom I was employed was very professional and organized. He was involved and invested in my work for the company as well as my professional development.

    Cons

    There was some lack of organization and structure that was frustrating and made projects difficult to accomplish.

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  5.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Good work/life balance

    amazing culture at branches and people are overall friendly

    Cons

    Not enough compensation

    Hard to build a client book

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A bit monotonous but you learn a lot.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Falls Church, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Falls Church, VA (US)

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of learning experiences and you get to practice your technical skills in software such as excel and morningstar

    Cons

    Somewhat monotonous and repetitive. Also, you sometimes feel sort of lost and unsure of what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more active in working with and advising interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Okay Salary. Good at hiring from within

    Cons

    not much growth opportunity within the company

  8.  

    Can be a good start point of your professional financial advisor career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Great working environment, it's is easy to get involved into the community. Great team atmosphere with co-workers who become friends.

    Cons

    You might get lazy once you do not have any duties. You have to be self-motivated and find out what you really want to do.

  9.  

    Decent place to work, have to be self motivated though.

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    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Stamford, CT (US)

    I worked at AXA Advisors part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive network of an international firm, in-house training, certification sponsorship (for series 7 ect)

    Cons

    Not well known publicly, which is an important thing for a financial management firm to get a reputation so, you know, people will invest with you. And its commission based salaries for the most part so good luck building up that book of business to gain a decent earnings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Hamden office has it right, others lack energy or functional organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great job for the right person

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training is the best in the industry

    Cons

    Its a tough job. Requires diligence and perseverance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome if your district and branch managers are good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant - Sales Force Associate
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant - Sales Force Associate

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    -This is going to depend entirely on which branch you're based out of but the leadership is friendly and there are always people looking to help anyone who's new.
    -Lot's of flexibility with hours and time off
    -Eat what you kill (commission; "pro" if you're good)
    -Unlimited earning potential

    Cons

    -Not a 40 hours a week/9-5 job. If you want to survive, you'll work at least 50 every week.
    -Eat what you kill (commission)
    -Lots of "no", you have to have thick skin
    -High rate of attrition (same as anyone in the business)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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