AXA Advisors

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Updated 26 April, 2015
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  1. Great company if you like sales

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, MD (US)

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They put a lot of time and effort into you, lots of opportunities for joint work, at least one training per week for new advisors

    Cons

    It's sales so if you're not good at that don't bother. There's a 6 month pre-contract period where its' 100% commission based so unless you have a strong support at home you're going to struggle financially. I'm talking weeks without a paycheck or if you finally get one it's like $200. Also, your manager has his team plus his book of business to worry about so unless you're working on a big case it's going to be hard to get them to run appointments with you. And don't think this is a normal 9-5, I was working crazy hours. Like leaving my house at 6 and getting home around 8 or 9.

    Advice to Management

    Make your schedule more open so you can run with your team.

  2. Working at AXA has been very challenging but very rewarding opportunity in my career.

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    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Falls Church, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Falls Church, VA (US)

    I have been working at AXA Advisors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are ready to work very hard than AXA is a place for you. We have superior training, a team atmosphere, and a friendly working environment. Management gives good direction on how to run your business and there is always someone to turn to in times of need.

    Cons

    As with all jobs, it is all about finding the right fit. If you are not ready to work hard, long hours do not join AXA. It is 100% commission which is both a blessing and a curse. If you are not coachable, or do not have a strong work ethic do not apply, however if you do, it is a great place to grow a career.

  3. anonymous

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at AXA Advisors (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    None it has very limited management leadership

    Cons

    Most unprofessional Company I have ever dealt with

    Advice to Management

    Start over

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Made good money before getting burnt out.

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Roanoke, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Roanoke, VA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging, lots of educational opportunities for learning, great support system, pay can be very good if you are committed, no experience is the same. Manager was extremely supportive, helpful and determined to see his employees would succeed. Run your own business. Also opportunities to work and split commissions with experienced senior advisors. If you can find a relationship like this it can be very rewarding both in experiences and money.

    Cons

    Costs associated with employment are very high as you have to pay for most of your technology costs and other items. Not something you can do on your own until you've done joint meetings with a senior advisor for a while to learn how to run meetings on your own. You must be on the phone constantly in order to schedule meetings and create business. Getting licensed can be a challenge if you do not have a business degree or financial services background. Too much freedom if you need direction as you schedule run and operate your own business essentially. Commission can be intermittent to start out with so you must be good at budgeting and saving money. To

    Advice to Management

    No advice. This is just a job where you must be committed to creating your own success. Can be very rewarding for the right person but boring and tough to tread above water if you're not.

  6. Not for Everyone.

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people working for AXA are some of the best. You will receive great support and truly feel like a part of the team from day 1 in the office. Plenty of room to grow your business if the situation is ideal.

    Cons

    Majority of business comes from 403b market; which lends itself to minimal commissions. It is all luck of the draw as to whether you are assigned a blooming market or a neutral to declining one.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on tangible business strategies rather than preaching about intangibles. While important, having actual implemented strategies lead to better results than simply teaching someone "How to succeed."

  7. I work in Troy and the management is incredibly supportive and I look forward to continuing to grow as an advisor.

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    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Troy, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Troy, MI (US)

    I have been working at AXA Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Both the management and executive management have been very supportive. The atmosphere is awesome and the support staff will go out of their way to help you.

    Cons

    i do not have any cons about this job. Is it hard absolutely, do you work long hours, absolutely, but when you help someone take care of their future, it is very cool.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to keep doing what you are doing. I don't have anything to say about the CEO bevause I do not know enough to do that.

  8. Great Place to Build a Financial Services Career

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    After a year of interviewing various large and small financial services firms in the Washington, D.C. area I decided to enter the industry and build my practice with AXA. The leadership of the D.C. branch comes from a position of industry experience and success. It is important to me to have a leadership team that made the commitment to build their own successful financial practices and prove themselves in the industry, so that I can be confident in their guidance and advice in building my own practice. What is very appealing and encouraging with this firm is the office culture is one that emphasizes joint work with experienced advisors, comprehensive training, and most importantly self accountability in building my practice. I'm very happy with my results and experiences at AXA.

    Cons

    Entering the financial services industry as an advisor working directly with clients is challenging. Challenging not just at AXA, but at any financial firm. This can be frustrating. Work-life balance is tough to start out because it takes time and commitment to build a successful practice. However, once your practice builds momentum the work-life balance improves greatly and provides more flexibility than any other career I have worked in. A challenge that I experienced is that coming on board is not taking a job, but building a practice. That mental shift from being an employee to being a business owner building my financial services practice was a bit of a struggle, but it is essential to understand to be successful.

  9. intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at AXA Advisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a very flexible work schedule. Laid back culture, allow you to work when you want. They offered to sponsor my I-9.

    Cons

    I barely learned anything while working at AXA Advisors. Essentially, all you do is call 1000s of people to try to get them to work at AXA and to get customers to meet with a representative for a yearly summary.

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more work.

  10. Summer Internship

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Banos, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Banos, CA (US)

    I worked at AXA Advisors

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Management and employees are friendly and happy to talk and help you with what you need.

    Cons

    I was mostly assigned to do menial tasks and my day-to-day was the same almost every single day. Other tasks that I was assigned were not particularly exciting. Perhaps the only thing that I got out of this internship was that I don't want to go into the life insurance industry

  11. There are a lot of great people that work here that want you to succeed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is very laid back environment. If you need to take care of a personal issue than you are able to take care of it.

    Cons

    Very unorganized and there is no concise plan for a new hire to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more clear plan for your new hire to succeed.

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