AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated Jun 02, 2014

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2.9 272 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries

Henri de Castries

(73 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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)

  • Flexible hours most of the time (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary offered in Manasquan (in 8 reviews)

  • Sell to family and friends" marketing mentality (in 6 reviews)

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    Karr Barth/AXA Advisors

    Financial Consultant (Current Employee) Bala Cynwyd, PA (US)

    ProsKarr Barth is one of the top AXA offices in the country for good reason. The training is second to none; coming from another broker/dealer and new to the business, the training I received and continue to receive at Karr Barth is amazing. Management does an extremely good job assisting new advisors in launching their business.

    ConsBeing an advisor is extremely difficult--no one at Karr Barth will try and hide that from you. It is difficult for good reason, however. Other reviews cite having to pay for licensing or tapping your "natural market" as negatives. Launching a business that holds a tangible value has a cost up front. However, having ownership over your own business allows you the freedom to be as successful or unsuccessful as you want to be--there is no ceiling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Marketing and Recruiting Intern (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD (US)

    ProsI assist the Marketing and Recruiting Director in all aspects of the job. She is an extremely creative and talented social media guru. She has been very trusting in assigning me with important, time-sensitive projects and has taught me valuable skills in all aspects of the job. Schedules are very flexible. State-of-the-art training program prepares new employees to be extremely successful.The branch provides this training for free and hosts weekly training seminars on how to utilize social media to spread brand awareness.

    ConsYou definitely have to work hard to be successful, but they provide the stepping stones one would need to prosper here. The hard work literally pays off, you just have to be willing to put the effort in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt may be beneficial to create a position solely for a Recruiting Director. It's extremely time consuming and difficult to manage all aspects of marketing and recruiting for the entire branch and its detached offices.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I've worked at a competitive firm in the past, there is no comparison.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat training, great people, endless support, huge wealth building benefits, and a fun place to be a part of. Family culture, winning attitude, and competitive but team oriented environment.

    ConsIt can be tough to get up and running, but once your going it's worth it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    World class training and support!

    Financial Consultant - Sales Force Associate (Current Employee) Akron, OH (US)

    ProsGreat training and high retention rate. AXA offers one of the best total packages in the industry. Whether you are just starting out or have been in the career for years.

    ConsAs with any career that offers unlimited income potential and freedom to your own hours it up to you to make good decisions. It can be hard to stay disciplined.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent experience interning with AXA

    Financial Representative Intern (Former Employee) Bala Cynwyd, PA (US)

    ProsVery flexible hours. Kind and great working environment with opportunity to succeed. Friendly bosses who want to see you succeed. Knowledge service staff to answer any question that may arise.

    ConsLower starting salary for advisors. Unpaid internship originally. Training could use some work and the balance between work and home life is hard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is where you want to be!!!

    Financial Advisor (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD (US)

    ProsGreat Training Programs
    Management team is elite
    Growth potential is astronomical
    Set your own hours
    Help is always just a phone call away

    ConsLong hours but the compensation makes up for it
    For the self starting, determined, hard working individuals only
    Difficult for individuals who may need "immediate" compensation

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great career with a growing company

    Financial Advisor (Current Employee) Columbia, MD (US)

    ProsThe more you work, the more potential there is to grow and get compensated. Great flexibility and pay structure. Good training program for new employees (thanks to experienced management team).

    ConsNo major complaints. Just be prepared to work A LOT - but at least it pays off unlike with other jobs where you may work a lot and not see the results.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard work but worth it.

    Financial Advisor (Current Employee) Buffalo, NY (US)

    ProsGreat team atmosphere with co-workers who become friends. Ability to make great money, challenging and engaging career. It gets easier and easier over time as you build up your clients. Great training too.

    ConsYou must be self motivated, you will be guided and helped with what to do but you need to go out and do it yourself. Getting started can take a lot of time and effort to build up your business but once you do it will be rewarded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the training schedule, set up more times for senior advisors to talk to new ones and give them advice from when they were new.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best opportunity for the right person

    Financial Consultant (Current Employee) Buffalo, NY (US)

    ProsAdvisors and staff in our Buffalo office are extremely helpful and supportive. The managers are more mentors and coaches, rather than bosses. The Buffalo office has the highest per capita income within the company, with most advisors making well over $100,000. Many making $250,000+. It is a tremendous opportunity to help clients achieve their financial goals, while having the freedom to run your own financial planning practice. The benefits are second to none in the industry. A lot of short term and long term incentive programs on top of highest immediate compensation in the financial planning industry. Support to obtain your CFP designation and other higher education programs.

    ConsIn the first few years there is a lot of hard work and time that needs to be put in. However over time, the work gets easier through working with clients and receiving referrals. And the flexibility over running your own calendar helps maintain a work-life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue supporting the financial advisors as you currently do with programs such as the training through Harvard and the Wharton School of Business at University of Penn.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company and people to work for and build a business.

    Financial Consultant (Current Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsAxa provides unlimited training. They are big on team building and are always pushing you to do your best.

    ConsMust be able to contract to receive benefits and pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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