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AXA Advisors Interview Questions

Updated 4 Mar 2015
Updated 4 Mar 2015
214 Interview Reviews

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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I got an email from one of their financial consultants, saying they came across my resume. We scheduled a phone interview, and he started with the usual. Asked about coursework, background in finance, etc. One question that stood out was he asked about my social skills. I've been contacted by Prudential for a similar position, and they also asked about my networking skills. The other questions were mostly behavioral, such as "What is your best quality", "How would other people describe you" etc. Overall, it was alright but I wasn't interested in such a sales-oriented job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    First round is over the phone. Second Round: they give you a presentation ahead of time and you prepare it as if you were to present it to a client. After you've given your presentation, they will repeat it 100x better and then give you a couple minutes to prepare before they ask you to deliver it again with changes. Third round: meet more of the team/discuss logistics

    Interview Questions
    • How did you think you did in the presentation? How would you have done it differently?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at AXA Advisors in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Firstly give me an telephone to ask me the time for interview. I got the interview 1 week later. Since I am an international student, they said they can't sponsor because that there are 2 company hire the employee. Besides they need some certifications to be well-work for this position.

    Interview Questions
    • Since I am an international student, they said they can't sponsor because that there are 2 company hire the employee.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at AXA Advisors.

    Interview Details

    Pretty easy overall. You'll talk to several interviewers. No hard questions. Be easygoing, seem trustworthy. The most important two factors they are looking for is your number and quality of connections, and your attitude/never give up/etc. Know what this company does. Pretty much, sell financial planning. Basic financial knowledge required.

    Interview Questions
    • Who are you going to contact initially for your first few sales? Why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    They came through my school initially. Interview went great, just basic behavioral questions. When I went to their office, it was more in depth. Generally behavioral throughout the process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at AXA Advisors.

    Interview Details

    the worst interview that I have been through, they will talk to you on the phone for the first interview, then second interview is to meet up in their office, 1on1 meeting, however, there is not a single constructive question, after that 1 on 1 interview, I was told that they will schedule another interview going over the compensation and benefits to work for them. At the end, I didn't receive any information from them, I email them, no response, I called them, didn't pick up the phone, I left a voice mail, never called back. It was so unprofessional to the point where I don't want to and would never work for them. And the funny thing is, two months later, the same guy who interviewed me previously, called me again for interview!? I guess he didn't remember I was the one that he humiliated two months ago.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AXA Advisors.

    Interview Details

    Interview is easy and straightforward. They ask many questions and ask where you see yourself in this industry in 5 years. Also ask how you would deal with rejection. They have 3-4 rounds of interviews to make it seem complicated. They have upfront costs you have to pay for exams and other things. It is really a sales position as you have to go door to door to meet clients and customers to sell AXA products. Nothing really about wealth management or finance.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really difficult. How do you deal with rejection   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Too many exams and tests before actually starting. They aren't very straightforward with what the job description actually is. Pretty much similar to other companies who use new gullible recruits to sell products on a commission and if you do well, you can become a manager and recruit others. Most people quit before this anyway. Good way to attract desperate graduate students to be the grunts of their workforce working long hours. You can make more money and have more opportunities working this many hours doing anything else.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Lots of back and forth before face-to-face meeting. Interview was pretty grueling with all the questions you hope they DONT ask, but they DO! Interview took about 30 minutes. It was 1 on 1. Went over what/who the company is, then went over each part of my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your greatest set-back in life, and how did you over-come it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring process was a completed in 3 steps. The final step was completing a business plan and going over compensation. It took about a month to go through the process and was pretty straight forward.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at AXA Advisors.

    Interview Details

    I transmitted my resume to a recruiter at a career fair. Someone contacted me a month later. I did a first interview with a VP then a second with the Branch Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Before to proceed the interview they wanted to evaluate my ability to make connections and the potential of my network. So they ask me to make a list of all my contacts + to connect with institutions in order to add more people to my network. All this, Prior to receive an offer!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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