Rewards and benefits
Because being recognised for a job well done is important to you
Being recognised is important to us too. That’s why we’ve develop a package that recognises the vital contribution you make to the AXA business.
Pay and bonus - linked to your performance
The level of your pay and bonus awards is in your hands, and both are linked to your performance and the company's performance. Your pay is reviewed annually and you'll also have the potential to receive a bonus award.
Holiday - 28 days after 5 years plus option to buy/sell
Dependent on your level and length of service, you'll enjoy between 23 and 28 days' holiday each year, plus any Bank Holidays. We also offer you the additional flexibility to buy (up to 5 days) and sell (up to 3 days) holiday.
Pension - generous AXA matching of your contributions
You'll be automatically enrolled into our Defined Contribution (Money Purchase) pension scheme aimed at helping you plan and save for your future, whatever your age.
Please visit our pensions website for more information.
If you are joining AXA Assistance please contact HR for more information.
As a member of our pension scheme, you'll automatically receive a lump sum death in service benefit for your dependants (this will be lower if you decide not to join the pension scheme).
Private Medical Insurance - cover for you and your dependants
You may, depending on your role and its level within AXA, be eligible for Private Medical Insurance or a reduced rate for you and your dependants.
Company car - choose a car based on your lifestyle and budget
Depending on your role and its level, or your need to travel for your job, you could be eligible to join the company car scheme or opt for an annual cash allowance instead. We offer a wide range of vehicles over 36 or 48 months so you can select a vehicle to suit your budget/lifestyle. Also those not eligible for a car can access a company car via our flexible benefits programme. Our Company car scheme won the ‘Best car and travel benefits’ award at the 2013 Employee Benefits Awards.
Season Ticket loans - financial support for your travel to/from work
From the moment you start, we offer an interest free loan scheme to help you buy season tickets for travel.
My Benefits@AXA - your benefits in your hands
My Benefits @AXA is our flexible benefits system. It gives you the chance to choose the benefits which best suit your situation. Here are some examples of what you are able to pick from:
- Holiday Flex. You can elect to buy additional holiday (5 days) or sell holiday (3 days).
- Critical Illness. You can take out a critical illness plan for you and your partner.
- Childcare Vouchers. Save on tax and National Insurance and reduce the cost of your childcare.
- Cycle to Work Scheme. Get a new bike for a significantly reduced cost by saving on tax and National Insurance (and paying for it monthly through your salary).
- Benefit Car. Get a brand new car, enjoy hassle free motoring (MOTs, servicing and insurance are all included), and pay for it over 24, 36 or 48 months. You also save on tax and National Insurance.
- Dental Treatment. You can take out dental cover to pays towards the cost of routine treatment and preventative dental care for you and your family.
- Pension Flex. You can reduce the amount AXA pay into your pension and either take the cash or put it towards another benefit. Or you may choose to top your pension up and pay for it via salary sacrifice, which will save you on both tax and National Insurance.
Shareplan - share in the success of AXA
Each year we offer an opportunity to invest in AXA's performance and buy shares at a discounted rate. There's no minimum level of investment and you can pay for this over 10 monthly instalments via an interest free loan.
Discounts on AXA products and services
We'll give you generous discounts on AXA products and services, some of which are available to your family.
External discounts - making your money go further
Our My External Discounts site helps to make your money go further by giving you a huge range of discounts and savings at over 1,100 national and local retailers. Discounts are available through online cost savings, top-up cards and cashback through online purchases.
Health and wellbeing - AXA supports you when things don’t go to plan
Your health and wellbeing mean everything to us. That's why we have a number of schemes and benefits in place to support you physically and mentally. As well as free eye sight tests, there's:
- Be Healthy. An AXA website that helps you reduce your health risks and improve your wellbeing, including features to calculate your health age.
- Be Supported. Our free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme offers impartial advice, support and guidance on all kinds of medical matters, as well as personal issues such as stress or depression.
AXA Stars - recognising great contributions
We believe in recognising and rewarding great contributions aligned to our behaviours which say what it means to work at AXA. That's why we created AXA Stars. Through a dedicated intranet site you're able to send a quick eCard to say thank you and or nominate a colleague for an AXA Star cash award!
Last year we helped over 350,000 people with private healthcare
Last year we helped over 1 million people travel on holiday with protection against what might go wrong
Last year we helped over 12,500 people fighting cancer
AXA Investment Managers received 100 awards in 2012 alone!
76 MILLION EUROS
Between 2008 and 2012, the AXA Research Fund has committed this amount globally to 308 projects
Last year we helped over 43,000 people get their homes back to normal after flooding
Last year we helped over 300,000 motorists get back on the road after accidents
That's how many customers we care for globally, with 13 million in the UK alone, specialising here in Wealth Management, Insurance and Healthcare
We're helping over 180,000 people save for their futures
We've come top of the league tables in insurance revenues globally since 2008, and we've been the no 1 insurance brand in the world every year since 2009 (Interbrand)
This many AXA Hearts in Action volunteers around the world helped underprivileged people in 2012
Last year we raised over £500,000 for our charities
The number of employees we have globally, working across 57 countries
The GIE AXA (groupement d'intérêt économique) houses the financial and real estate departments of Mutuelles Unies and Drouot. The name AXA, chosen in 1984 to designate the group, was not intended at the time to be used as a brand name.
La Providence and Le Secours, united under the Présence banner, join Drouot and Mutuelles Unies after Claude Bébéar's successful takeover bid. The seminar in the Ténéré desert of the Sahara laid the foundations for a unified group with just one name, AXA.
After the merger with AGP (Assurances du Groupe de Paris), followed by the acquisition of a controlling interest in its holding company (Compagnie du Midi), during a tense shareholders' meeting that pitted Claude Bébéar against Bernard Pagezy, AXA becomes France's second largest insurance company.
The number of agencies flying the AXA banner hits three thousand in France. A new organisation along regional lines results in the creation of ten regions and a shared information system. Drouot, Mutuelles Unies and Présence are legally combined.
With AXA Hearts in Action, volunteering in the community becomes an integral part of the Group's identity. AXA crosses the Atlantic to become a majority partner in Equitable, a life insurance institution in the United States.
Claude Bébéar announces his Ambition 2001: AXA will be number one by the next century. The first global advertising campaign is launched. The AXA seminar, or corporate meeting as it is called, is held in China. Objective: develop business in Asia.
After making important acquisitions in Australia and Japan, AXA announces its alliance with UAP, and becomes France's largest insurer and the world's second largest insurance and asset management company. Scope, the employee opinion survey, goes global for the first time in its history.
"Go ahead. Go ahead with AXA," proposed the new global corporate ad campaign.
Like Equitable in the United States, which became AXA Financial Inc, all AXA affiliates move to the AXA name in the Asia Pacific region. A plethora of acquisitions on every continent, including Nippon Dantai in Japan and a partnership with Minmetals in Shanghai, the first French-Chinese joint venture in life insurance.
Henri de Castries succeeds Claude Bébéar as chairman of the Management Board and announces his ambition: AXA will become the global leader in financial protection. AXA takes steps worldwide to buy out minority interests.
The time has come for cost-cutting and improving service quality to gain leadership in the business and become the standard setter in financial protection. AXA Way imposes process discipline.
A new acquisition is completed in the United States involving Mony (Mutual of New York). The Mediterranean region is created, bringing together subsidiaries in that part of the world and the Middle East. More than one out of two employees owns shares of AXA stock.
With Ambition 2012, AXA gives itself seven years to become the preferred company of its clients, employees and shareholders. The Northern European region is created, grouping together subsidiaries in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. A year later, Winterthur, a Swiss company with numerous subsidiaries in Eastern Europe, joins AXA.
Protection through research: the AXA Research Fund is created to encourage scientific research into the prevention of major risks. AXA adopts a new signature – "redefining standards" – and three attitudes that guide its behaviour and commitments to customers: available, attentive and reliable.
AXA is present on every continent and in more than sixty countries. This scale bestows a high degree of responsibility on the Group. Irreproachable quality in every area is expected of a global leader. Faced with this challenge, its responsibility is to build trust and enhance it daily by offering tangible proof that it is deserved.