At AXA, 72 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 706 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.77. It was published on Jun 15, 2017. 11159 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People care about each other here.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.

What They Do

We asked AXA to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

AXA empowers people to live better lives. We provide financial protection to individuals and families through advice, retirement and insurance. AXA helps clients break down financial decisions into small, manageable steps so they can understand their options and make informed decisions.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10104 US Sites: 77
Major Locations: Charlotte, North Carolina, 28277; Jersey City, New Jersey, 07310; Secaucus, New Jersey, 07094; Syracuse, New York, 13202 US Employees: 3,925
US Revenues: $15,805 million Corporate Structure: Public
Founded: 1859

AXA US CEO Mark Pearson experiences our call center technology in action.

Perks and Programs

We asked AXA to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Family Benefits: AXA launched its global Parenting Policy on January 1, 2017, providing primary parents with up to 16 consecutive weeks of paid time off for newly born or adopted children. Co-­parents receive four weeks of consecutive leave. Eligible parents are paid 100% of their bi-weekly salary during Paid Parental Leave. Paid time off is inclusive of maternity-related leave. At AXA, any parent can qualify as the primary parent. Employees also have access to the Bright Horizons Infant Transition Programs, Back-­Up and Elder Care that provide child care centers and trained in-home care professionals for children, spouses and elderly family members. AXA provides employees with 20 Bright Horizons visits per year, plus an extra 10 visits during the first year after birth or adoption.
  • Elevating Women: AXA recognizes that women are key to business success and works to support and develop women in the workplace. AXA participates in the Women’s Bond Club Rising Star Program, investing in the development of 150+ Rising Star nominees since 2006. Women in Sales Mentoring Circles help women build career skills, expand networks and receive feedback. AXA Advisors Women’s Summit helps financial professionals to work with female investors, attract talent and customers. Women’s Tandem Sponsorship Program connects women with an executive sponsor to further their careers. AXA WOW Employee Resource Group provides a network that inspires, empowers and supports women in the organization. AXA Foundation empowers women through involvement with Dress for Success, the AXA-founded Pursuit Beyond the Suit Scholarship, and LPGA Leadership Academies sponsorship.
  • Global Learning Culture: AXA provides a wide range of opportunities for employees at every level to build their professional knowledge and grow their skills. This is accomplished through innovative instructor-led training on critical topics like digital transformation and user experience. In addition, AXA offers an online catalog of more than 1,500 courses, allowing customized learning experience. AXA also fosters employee learning through Toastmasters International—enabling employees to develop leadership and communication skills; Reverse Mentoring—pairing senior leaders with more junior employees for coaching on digital technology, making senior leaders more digitally savvy, bridging generational gaps in the workplace and opening the door to mentorship for emerging talent; Tuition Reimbursement—allowing employees to take undergraduate and graduate courses and get reimbursed for 80% of tuition, up to $5,250 a year.
  • Vibrant Employee Resource Groups: AXA brings employees together through a diverse community of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Boasting more than 1,500 members, the AXA ERGs organize nearly 50 cultural events each year that allow employees and community members to work together on projects like the Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival, NYC Pride, Women in Innovation Forum and many more. The events give employees an opportunity for personal development while supporting the pillars of AXA’s diversity and inclusion strategy: talent, culture and marketplace. ERGs serve as a central link between workplace culture and business results, and a way for employees to partner with the AXA Foundation on volunteer projects that create real impact on communities.
  • AXA Shareplan: Each year, over 50% of AXA employees take advantage of the AXA Shareplan by purchasing shares of stock at a discount or leveraged basis. The discount option offers direct stock ownership at a discount, with the right to dividends over the five-year holding period. The leveraged option offers the purchase of shares at a discount, with a nine to one leverage on participant investments. At the end of the five-year holding period, participants are given a return of their initial investment, plus a percent of the gain on all shares (depending on the option in which they enrolled). The program strengthens AXA’s relationship with employees by closely associating them with the company’s business results and allowing them to have direct ownership within the company.
  • Helping to Better Employees' Lives: People Forward builds a stronger workplace through “fast feedback” from employees. AXA relies on feedback to drive our focus areas for culture and workplace experiences. AXA offers work-­life balance, including flextime, telecommuting and compressed schedules. Our Employee Assistance Program provides 24 ­hour help with work, family or personal issues. AXA’s LinkedIn Elevate helps employees share quality content and build their personal brand. AXA owns foreign wineries, and offers discounted wines to employees. AXA supports cultural and art institutions through donations and museum discounts. Employees can get discounted flights, hotels, gym memberships and show tickets. Two of our locations have on-site fitness facilities, one features sleep pods and all host health fairs and educational wellness programs. Our Corporate Responsibility Week features physical, mindful and financial activities to better employees’ lives.
  • Commitment to Community: AXA shows its commitment to community through donations, volunteering, cultural programs and corporate sponsorships; making it possible for employees to visit cultural institutions throughout the world for free or discounted rates. Last year the AXA Matching Gifts Program matched 4,000 employee charitable donations totaling over $1.5 million. Through our volunteer group, AXA Hearts in Action, AXA in the US alone gave $223,000 in grants to nonprofits and 6,000 hours from 2,000 volunteers. In addition, the annual AXA Hearts in Action Award honors an AXA employee for community service by donating $10,000 to the charity of the honoree’s choice. By sponsoring events like NYC Pride, Charlotte Pride, Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival and El Museo de Barrio, AXA celebrates diversity and brings employees closer to their communities.
  • Values and Culture: AXA's Chairman Awards recognize leaders who achieve noteworthy accomplishments and make contributions to AXA. Leaders are dedicated to continuing the development of goals and initiatives that are key to success. The awards celebrate leaders and help foster a culture of inclusion, innovation and trust. AXA values talent at all levels, and hosts employee roundtables with Executive Committee members, providing an opportunity to network, share ideas and connect individual objectives to business strategy. AXA also launched its Emerging Talent Advisory Forum, a resource for our future leaders. These programs help AXA focus and transform with new thinking, innovation and future strategies. AXA’s focus on inclusion led to 4 consecutive years of perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.
  • Global Presence: Working for a global company provides employees with opportunities for internal mobility and collaboration with peers from across the world through international assignments, participation in AXA Group project teams and global working groups. AXA also provides opportunities to the developing workforce. Great Global Adventure is a worldwide online competition for students and graduates that positions AXA as an attractive employer. The global winner receives two six-week job shadows at AXA locations worldwide, a community project with one of AXA’s Corporate Responsibility partners and eight months of global travel, all funded by AXA. The Global Graduate Camp is a three-day event in Paris that brings together Graduates to share and understand AXA’s purpose, vision and culture; develop personally and professionally; and build networks.  
  • AXA Achievement: Through AXA Achievement, AXA and the AXA Foundation make a profound difference in the futures of young people trying to pay for college. Since 2003, the program has contributed more than $25 million to nearly 6,000 US students in scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 each. The scholarships are based in part on students’ achievements that help society reduce financial, environmental, health, safety and emergency preparedness risks. AXA Achievement supports the company’s strong commitment to corporate responsibility by providing America’s youth with the tools to succeed in college and beyond. In addition, through AXA Family Scholarships, AXA helps the children of employees achieve their own college dreams. In all, AXA Achievement helps AXA fulfill its mission to “empower people to live better lives."


85% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Full-time) 85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Full-time dependents)
50% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$2,149 Average Tuition Reimbursement $5,250 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
AXA’s Dragon Boat team races towards the finish line at the Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival.


31 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
9 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 9 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option (30% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (1% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (CHARLOTTE: Mobile car wash, chiropractor, weekly farmers market in Spring, Summer and Fall, 2 fitness centers offering classes, ping pong tables, health fairs, food trucks, bike rentals, electric car charging stations, lactation room and dry cleaning services. JERSEY CITY: Grab & go food market, cafeteria, health fairs, lactation room, newsstand in lobby, building attached to shopping mall, easy access to NJ Path and Light Rail, building-wide events (book fair, summer concert series, blood drive, etc.) NEW YORK CITY: Grab & go food market, shower facilities, bike storage, running club, wellness fairs, lactation room, yoga, opportunity to pilot new office equipment/furniture SECAUCUS: Cafeteria, employee lounge, lactation room, free health & fitness center, coffee stand in lobby SYRACUSE: 2 sleep pods, chair massages, a reading room, employee lounge, cafeteria, close to downtown farmers market, health fairs, lactation room, nutrition and wellness seminars, fitness (yoga, running club) and wellness activities for employees)


80 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)80 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
80 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)80 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
27 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take$3,000 Adoption benefit
80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)80 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$5,458,123 Philanthropic donations in last year $1,548,039 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
AXA's Environmental Strategy is conducted in collaboration with a broad team of Corporate Real Estate, Procurement, Human Resources, and IT contributors. Leads environmental impact team Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit


  • Ultimately, Mark Pearson, AXA US CEO, is responsible for our diversity initiatives as they are critical to our business strategy. In addition, his role as Chair of our Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council also provides the governance for executing our D&I strategy. Further, our CHRO, CTDO and CDO are also responsible for the execution of the strategy. Lastly, our Executive Committee members serve as sponsors for each of our 10 Employee Resource Groups. is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 49 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Employees tried out virtual reality in our immersive Digital Play Space during AXA’s Development Days in Jersey City, an open learning program focusing on digital and innovation.


Employees spent a day at the Hillside Work Scholarship Connection campus in Syracuse. Working side by side with faculty and students, the team helped prepare the building and grounds for the new school year.

How to Get Hired

We asked AXA for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

AXA has identified certain core competencies that are critical to success at the company. As part of our selection process, we assess candidates for customer centricity, learning agility and innovation. In addition, AXA also looks for people who have a collaborative working style, which is key to our culture and includes the ability to collaborate with people who work remotely, across state lines, and even across countries. In addition, we emphasize that, regardless of a person’s role, everyone has customers, whether they are clients or internal partners. We also don’t hire specifically for a job, but rather for the ability to contribute, grow and take advantage of internal mobility within the company. Therefore, forward thinking, drive, passion and a big-picture strategic view are musts at AXA. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

AXA is deeply connected to our employees. Candidates who want to set themselves apart should start with their connections to help their applications stand out. Who do they know at AXA? Can they use that connection to highlight and strengthen their candidacy?

AXA is driven by its mission to serve our customers and their communities, demonstrating our commitment to service, diversity and inclusion. Candidates can set themselves apart by showing their common interests. They can also get to know AXA through the events we sponsor like NYC Pride March, Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival and Syracuse Honor Flight. AXA helps candidates understand their strengths through digital tools. For example, AXA partners with a big data company, Knack, that uses gamification to predict how successful new hires will be. Candidates can play the games and share their profiles with AXA, assuming the candidates' strengths align with competencies in the job description, to distinguish themselves.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM) profiles

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Applicants must apply online. Visiting and exploring opportunities on our career section is the best place to start. Researching and learning about the company can also be quite helpful for candidates. The site contains a great deal of information about working at AXA. Our US and global pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn also provide information about our business, what we do as a global company and what global opportunities are available. We also encourage prospective candidates to research the AXA Foundation, our commitment to corporate responsibility and why we might be the type of organization for which they would be proud to work. Candidates can also download the KnackUp app and play games to find their greatest professional strengths, which they can share and showcase during their application and interview process. [All references to AXA in this profile refer to AXA in the U.S. unless noted otherwise. Employees polled for the survey were AXA employees in the U.S. AXA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V. The benefit information provided on this site is a summary of AXA US’s current Total Rewards package and does not include all of the details on how they are administered. If you would like more information on our Total Rewards, visit “AXA” is the brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and AXA Advisors, LLC. AXA Group is a French holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC. The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company are backed solely by their claims-paying ability. GE-127399(07/17)(Exp.07/19)]

hiring Outlook

1,000 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 94 Average applicants per opening
84,490 Total job applicants 12% New hires by employee referrals
33% Openings filled by current employees 19 Recent graduates hired
9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 23% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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