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Sep 14, 2007 1:28 pm

How many of you guys frequent that place.  I went on to find some information on Axa and it seem like it was the same old regs bashing the heck out of them.


Maybe with good reason and maybe not.  comparatively it look like there were more problems there than at some other firms.  regardless interview on monday.


Sep 14, 2007 8:06 pm

Use it as a springboard to get a job with a reputable firm like Merrill or Morgan Stanley. Avoid insurance companies if possible.

Sep 15, 2007 1:42 pm

Why avoid ins co's?


Sep 15, 2007 3:43 pm

Experience. Go ahead and do it if you want. It's good to see the other side before you make the right decision.

Sep 15, 2007 6:29 pm
ShoreDog:

Why avoid ins co's?



Because they suck, and b/c you will be marked as an insurance agent.
Sep 15, 2007 6:39 pm
AllREIT:

Because they suck, and b/c you will be marked as an insurance agent.


and don't you forget it!

Sep 15, 2007 7:11 pm

I don't think it seems over the top, as long as he's not talking about me.  Then it's hi ho, hi ho, off to the admins I go.  oh wait that's about dwarfs not trolls.

Sep 15, 2007 7:14 pm
MakrsMark:

I don't think it seems over the top, as long as he's not talking about me.  Then it's hi ho, hi ho, off to the admins I go.  oh wait that's about dwarfs not trolls.


Trust me the trolls and morons know who they are. Nice dwarf line though

Sep 15, 2007 7:19 pm

I'm beginning to see who they are.  it doesn't take very long does it?

Sep 15, 2007 7:21 pm

Are there any actual adult stockbrokers left here, or is it all middle school geeks desperate to join a clique?
 Actually, scratch that question. It was rhetorical.

Sep 15, 2007 9:02 pm

Look at this.  Another thread without any useful information.  I wonder if there are any sites where the posts stay on target?


...and Doc doesn't whine to the administrator?  Doc, the only one who whines more than you is our good friend Nancy.

Sep 15, 2007 11:25 pm

 I wonder if there are any sites where the posts stay on target?


You did a pretty good job of staying on your target.

Sep 19, 2007 8:30 am

What was the original question?


Sep 19, 2007 8:53 am

At a place like Vault, more often than not for any company you're likely to see the negatives.  What's that old saying about a dissatisfied person telling 10 people?  Combine that with our business which has such a high failure rate and you'll likely see plenty of disgruntled people.  More so with insurance companies; I know too many people who go in with unrealistic expecations and fail.  And having interviewed and been offered positions with NYL and NML (before I went to a wirehouse) I can see why.  They gloss over all of the negatives of the business during the interview process.  They're pretty much pitching you as they would a client, overcoming objections, etc.  All I got out of those interviews was how much money I could make.  I felt like I was being pushed to sign on the dotted line that day, kind of a weird feeling in a job interview.  I guess for them, there's no salary, so there's not too much for the ins. company to lose if someone fails.  So they just keep filling seats. 


Contrast that to the wirehouses I interviewed at; the BOM's kept bringing up just how tough the business was, but if I made it, it would be a sweet life.  So I felt better about that, and they answered all of my questions honestly without changing the subject to just how much money I could make.  I also felt better knowing that the BOM would hire maybe 3-5 people per year for his office so he had to be relatively selective as opposed to an ins. company or god forbid Ameriprise which hires about that many a week.


So I can definitely see how an AXA rep could be upset with the company if they were failing.  Doesn't mean it's AXA's fault they're failing, but I'm sure there are plenty of disgruntled people who work there.



MakrsMark:

How many of you guys frequent that place.  I went on to find some information on Axa and it seem like it was the same old regs bashing the heck out of them.


Maybe with good reason and maybe not.  comparatively it look like there were more problems there than at some other firms.  regardless interview on monday.