AXA Advisors

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AXA Advisors Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 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

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)

  • 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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    Take Initiative

    Intern (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsGreat people to work with and it's a nice balance between professionalism and having fun. As an intern you aren't disrespected and you can become part of the team if you want to be. Do your work, don't complain and they'll appreciate you, the work isn't too complicated. You can attend client meetings as well, but you have to ask-again take initiative. They are very lax with students and you can rearrange your schedule, they don't mind if you take a day off or two for tests or other things.

    ConsThere isn't really much formal training so you have to quickly pick up things yourself and take initiative to learn. Also the internship isn't really on a track for a financial advisor role, I look at it more as a way to potentially get hired or make connections. Again if you want to learn things about being an advisor you have to take initiative and ask A LOT of questions.
    If you aren't into learning or selling insurance, this isn't the right place to learn about other investment services. Yes they do money management and other things, but it is very limited and again you to have actively search for someone who actually does those things and work with them.
    Sometimes it's hard to look at your day and say "wow I just gained an invaluable amount of knowledge", but then again you are just an intern.. This goes back to the grooming aspect

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with interns to grow them into the advisors you want them to be. It's almost like you're expecting them to leave, when you should be courting them to stay. There are may areas for improvement that the branch can take:
    -utilize intern to make you more money, phone calls, scheduling reviews, gathering client information
    -Stress how much money you can make from a given client or case
    -Make them smarter and more knowledgeable than when they walked in by providing classes/presentations specifically for interns.

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

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    Awesome if your district and branch managers are good

    Financial Consultant - Sales Force Associate (Current Employee)

    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)

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

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    Helpful if you get the right mentor

    Financial Representative (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsDefinitely not a job for someone straight out of college to get into unless you are willing to really bust your butt and probably be broke for a year or two. If you are willing to put all the effort into it, you WILL get results but until then, its really rough.

    ConsDepending on your mentor, your experience here may be a complete waste of time. If your mentor does suck, go latch on to somebody else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYes interns are replaceable but treat them well and you can help them help you! Its a win-win situation!

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

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    If you work hard you will be compensated.

    Financial Advisor (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsGrowth, Independence, Sales Driven, Pays well

    ConsNot much help, Need to work with others

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the younger guys more tools for success

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

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    Good

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

    ProsBiggest financial company in the world

    ConsNo warm market, need to find it by your owe

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Pros1. Know people who work there.
    2. Get the hand-on experience on cold calls.

    Cons1.Everyday you just did the same job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company should provide more opportunities to international students.

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    comfortable but boring

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosclean environment, nice mentor leadership

    Consoffice culture, personal growth, training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

    ConsHave to be willing to work hard to make it.

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

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    Great

    Intern (Former Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsLots of education, fun environment

    ConsInternships don't pay, big office

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're doing well

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

     

    Finance Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInternship was a valuable learning experience. Largely highly legit tasks and no getting coffee. Great resume booster.

    ConsUnpaid, responsibilities didn't vary greatly so after a while, not much left to learn.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop talent often requires compensation as many students will not work for free.

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