AXA Partners Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 13 Dec 2016

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AXA Partners CEO Gilbert Chahine
Gilbert Chahine
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and great facilities(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great people, always busy, great benefits, encourage growth from within(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "All of senior management could use a business leadership 101 refresher course(in 7 reviews)

  • "Stressful work environment, pay is not related to job expectations(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A decent place to work"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AXA Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, fair pay, fair benefits all in a market leading organisation. The development opportunities are fairly good, too.

    Cons

    Senior management can avoid taking decisions which is I think a product of AXA's byzantine management structure which can also make projects and change management very difficult.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "I have been working at AXA Assistance full-time (8 year)"

    1.0
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    Claim Adjuster in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AXA Partners for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I joined AXA Assistance a few years ago. All the people working here a genuinely nice, open and helpful. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Horrible CEO who rules through fear and intimidation. He has zero respect for any of the employees. HR expects you to figure things out for yourself. HR does not help with questions, they have a lot error on payment Top roles aren't clearly defined with nosy managers trying to influence outcomes that are not their responsibility. All of senior management could use a business leadership 101 refresher course. Company layoff 40 people that been working for 8 or more years to transfer position to office in Chicago and hire and train new people earning the same money than the one they just fire. They are transfer position to India and layoff people in the US

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AXA Partners full-time

    Pros

    International and diverse environment. Great, hard working colleagues. Interesting business and you can learn a lot if you put in the effort (i.e. no one will guide you).

    Cons

    Everyone is two steps behind. Do more with less is literally a mantra. HR expects you to figure things out for yourself. Top roles aren't clearly defined with nosy managers trying to influence outcomes that are not their responsibility. All of senior management could use a business leadership 101 refresher course.

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  4. "Great company going through a painfull transformation"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Vacations and bank holidays. Competence of my collegues Moslty friendly environment.

    Cons

    Highly political. There's too much people for a business being under competitive pressure. Management positions are up to the brim with senior management because they have been around for many years and not precisely by their performance or fit to the requirements of the position. Being french and coming from the right university is a huge career push.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Learned Alot"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AXA Partners full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Training for all sorts of aspects of business

    Cons

    lack of structure, and senior management is clueless

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Could be a great place, but it's not..."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AXA Partners

    Pros

    The people are wonderful overall. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours, definitely understaffed. New CEO is not in touch with employees at all. He is a micromanager and doesn't listen at all. If you want to know how NOT to run a company, look at him. Senior management, for the most part, will not stand up to what is right if you disagree with the CEO. He has no self awareness.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start, but don't make long term career plans."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AXA Partners full-time

    Pros

    One of the best things about working here is that you start with four weeks of paid time off. You get an extra day when you've been employed certain lengths of time (I think 1, 3, and 5 years). Benefits include health (with prescription), dental, and vision. If it's just you, it costs about $40 a month. One of the reasons I've been with the company so long is because good people work here. You get to know and like the people you work with on a personal level. That can be a problem at times (see cons), but overall you can build lasting friendships. If you're new to the city, it's great.

    Cons

    I could go on for a bit, but I want to touch on the four main cons. The first are the staffing issues. Most people I speak to complain about the work load. An issue with workload comes down to not enough staff, hence my complaint about staffing issue. They tend to staff appropriately for a slow day. That means that even on an average day you feel overwhelmed. Some people will attribute this to a tremendous amount of growth over the last two years. They'll say that the company is trying to find the right level. I've been there for over 5 years and gone through several different growths; it's the norm. Next is decision making. At times, senior management can't seem to make a decision. When they finally do, it's a hasty decision that's made without consulting people who deal/will deal with the service every day. They've spent tens of thousands of dollars changing to systems that don't meet the company's needs. Then they invest tens of thousands of dollars more to make it work. Their ability to plan is poor. When they execute a plan, they continually fall short. The people they publicly say are "overall accountable" for things that fail are then promoted. Working with people can be worse than going to the dentist. People are incredibly stubborn and close minded about doing something a new way. Many meetings include someone saying, "Well we've never done it that way before." and everyone accepts that. You may build friendships with people and love hanging out with them, but hate doing anything work related with them. If you have difficulty separating work from your personal life, this will be a challenge Finally, we come to communication. It doesn't happen. They're working on it, but they've been working on it for several years now. It has improved, but nominally.

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