July 12, 2016
NEW YORK - AXA, a leading financial protection company, announced that it has received certification as a great workplace following anonymous, voluntary surveys submitted by its U.S. employees to independent analysts at the Great Place to Work® Institute, an authority on workplace cultures since the 1980s.
“I am very proud that AXA has achieved this recognition,” said Mark Pearson, chairman and CEO, AXA US. “The Institute looked in depth at our company, and they found key strengths in many areas, such as work-life balance and how AXA contributes to its communities. It all starts, as it always does, with dedicated, smart and passionate people and a culture of diversity and inclusion. Diversity is more than just a catchword at AXA. It’s a demonstrated commitment to bringing different perspectives to bear and making all feel welcome and valued.”
Great Place to Work surveys were sent to a random cross-section of AXA employees at all of its U.S. locations, producing a 42 percent response rate and a ± 2.82 margin of error.
According to the study, AXA respondents scored each of the following six categories at 90 percent or more: great challenges, great atmosphere, great rewards, great pride, great communication, and great bosses. The result was a 90 percent confidence level. A summary of AXA’s Great Place to Work findings can be found here.
Among the many other standout ratings, 84 percent of respondents reported that they were proud to tell others that they worked at AXA, and an identical number indicated that they felt good about the ways in which AXA contributed to the community. In an era in which work-life balance sometimes seems hard to achieve, 89 percent of respondents felt they were able “to take time off from work” when they felt it necessary.
The Great Place to Work certification is the latest in a series of workplace awards that point to AXA as a leading employer for workplace culture. For the third straight year, AXA earned a perfect score of 100 percent in the 2016 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. The index is a measure of how equitably large private businesses in the U.S. treat their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers, and investors. AXA also sponsored and participated again this year in the New York City Pride Festival and participated in various other Pride events in the U.S. and overseas.
“AXA” is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC).
AXA S.A. (also referred to as “AXA Group”) is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 103 million clients in 64 countries as of Dec. 31, 2015. AXA S.A. has been ranked the No. 1 insurance brand in the world by Interbrand for seven consecutive years as of Oct. 5, 2015.
The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company of America are backed solely by their claims-paying ability. Find AXA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.axa.com.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US