AXA Advisors
2.9 of 5 242 reviews
www.axa-equitable.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 18, 2014

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78% Approve of the CEO

AXA Advisors Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries

Henri de Castries

(58 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible hours, you're in charge of your own future"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Opportunity to make a lot of money, if you work hard enough or get lucky"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Sell to family and friends" marketing mentality"
    in 6 reviews
  • "No base salary, heavy sales focus, no formal training"
    in 7 reviews
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Advisor (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGood group of people worked there.

ConsEveryone that succeeded was a lair and didn't care about clients.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Exploits new recruits than toss away

Financial Professional (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsThere is absolutely nothing good about this company. Wish I could give 0 stars.

ConsEverything. They continually hire new people to exploit their natural market and once they are out there is absolutely zero support from the company and pushes the out. There is no chance of turning this into a life long career.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrible

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsLooks alright if this is your first experience

ConsNo structure, cold calling, don't learn anything

Advice to Senior ManagementIs this an internship

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome

Financial Consultant - Sales Force Associate (Current Employee)
Woodbury, NY (US)

I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat compensation package, they allow you to earn as you learn and they do not ask for a project 100 or project 200

Conslacking upward mobility, the chances of moving to corporate are very slim and to be successful one should have a network already in place and also be able to prospect.

Advice to Senior Managementwork with developing sales force

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Great place to work for self motivated people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AXA Advisors

ProsGreat office environment, team atmosphere, the sky is the limit for compensation, set your own work hours

Conshard to build your own client base. high turnover.

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Waste of time

Financial Advisor (Former Employee)

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

ProsPeople are motivated and really want to make money

ConsManagement is inept, no support is given whatsoever, you need to fight to earn the right to get paid a salary - and then they ridicule you if you try and choose it, management is clearly trying to just suck people dry and move on

Advice to Senior ManagementRethink the entire way you do business

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Success in this field is generating volume

Financial Consultant (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA (US)

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

Pros- Creating your own work schedule/ Flexible Hours (This is not a 8-5 job)
- Running your own business with minimal start-up costs
- Associates that are willing to help and work with you
- Learning to have a entrepreneurial mindset
- Company has existing client base to work with

Cons- You must be self-disciplined
- Abnormal working hours, especially when you have appointments with clients
- You are not told what you do, you basically have to figure out things by yourself
- Training is unorganized
- The only thing you have control over is making appointments

Advice to Senior Management- Recruit better candidates for the position and inform them about the fundamentals of this position
- Have more product/sales training geared towards first year representatives

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Will take years to become successful unless you have a significant book to begin with.

Financial Professional (Current Employee)
Smithfield, NC (US)

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

ProsTechnology getting better. Decent wholesaler access.

ConsManagement support is overall poor.No marketing at all. Expenses are high.No help unless you are producing early.Experienced sales force is disengaged with building new business.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop recruiting. Get your experienced sales force to become more willing to grow and get them to recruit for you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Deceitful

Financial Advisor (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe people are great, and the flexible schedule is nice.

ConsAll of the compensation is very ambiguous. Definitely favors the firm, heavily. After I started, the "salary" that was pushed and sold as an option during the interview process, wasn't as advertised.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent during the interview process.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing

Financial Consultant (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsIt is a fast pace learning atmosphere

ConsThey are hard on hiring long term

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