AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
292 Reviews
3.3
292 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 13 reviews)


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

  • And its commission based salaries for the most part so good luck building up that book of business to gain a decent earnings (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    As long as you are aware there is no job security

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

    I have been working at AXA Advisors as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good training and the ability to earn an excellent income with hard work. Flexibility in working hours although you will probably work far more hours than in a traditional job.

    Cons

    You are encouraged to believe that you are starting your own business, but the business is always theirs.
    Selling life insurance and annuities produces renewals that are supposed to be with you as long as the business is on the books and as long as you are vested. There is a small pension, but the allure of the insurance business is that your renewals will be your true pension. The contract you sign says that at some point the renewals become "service fees". Even if you are still servicing the clients and have your licence, you must still must produce new business or they will terminate you and you will lose all "service fees". that you have built up over the years and "your" clients will be given to other agents or retained by the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New business should not be required of a representative after an agent reaches 65 and signs retirement papers. . If the agent is compliant and servicing his business he should not be required to go out and hustle new business. Terminating these representatives, not allowing the client to be serviced by their trusted adviser and absorbing their hard earned fees is tantamount to stealing. I would say that you should find a firm that actually lets you keep your clients as long as you are vested and able to service their accounts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Internship

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy-going, non micromanaging and generally friendly working environment. The people are nice and encouraging. Not a bad place to start a career out of school.

    Cons

    The pay is very low starting. It is hard to get clients and very little to no training is provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what the job can offer before offering the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Misleading

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is an old company that offers opportunities for an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Good luck managing your book of business, because your on your own and its not easy getting a simple policy through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An OK Advisory Firm

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Honolulu, HI (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Honolulu, HI (US)

    I worked at AXA Advisors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are good smart people that you work with that made it easy to come into work every day. There is access to a wide range of product.

    Cons

    The management was poor. They had an every man for themselves attitude. There was not much direction and guidance for new young advisors. They seem to care more about the money they make from their own clients instead of the overall performance of the whole office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team needs to concentrate more on cultivating their young advisors.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing and Recruiting Intern

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

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    It 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Investment Management intern

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    Current Employee - Investment Management Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Investment Management Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at AXA Advisors part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Know people who work there.
    2. Get the hand-on experience on cold calls.

    Cons

    1.Everyday you just did the same job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company should provide more opportunities to international students.

  9.  

    World class training and support!

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

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    comfortable but boring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    clean environment, nice mentor leadership

    Cons

    office culture, personal growth, training

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    You get what you put into it, work hard= success

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Pros

    Great earning opportunity, you are the only person that can prevent your success.

    Cons

    Have to be willing to work hard to make it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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