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New York Life Insurance Sales Agent Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014
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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Insurance Sales Agent
Manchester, NH

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at New York Life in January 2013.

Interview Details – Extensive interview process 3 meetings so that you understand fully what you are going to be doing and how you will achieve success, you must also get licensed. I recommend you find a managing partner you enjoy working for it makes the best out of the experience.

Interview Question – There was no difficult or unexpected questions asked, just fully read everything and if you have questions ask.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nothing is really negotiable.


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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Insurance Sales Agent
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at New York Life in March 2014.

Interview Details – I went on two interviews with NY Life. I believe they found my resume on Career builder, as they were 1 of about 15 insurance companies to contact me. I liked the people that I met with, thought they were all very nice and personable.
They make it very clear that there is potential to make a lot of money if you work with them.

I definitely felt I was being "sold", rather than being interviewed. I did my homework on the company, but I didn't feel that they did their homework on me.

I was told in my first interview that I had been flagged for a management position. I found out later that the management opportunity wouldn't come for several years.

The position is 100% commission. They will try and skirt any questions about compensation until the 3rd interview.

If this sort of position is your bag. Then go for it. Not for me though.

Interview Question – I was not really asked any traditional interview questions.   Answer Question


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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Insurance Sales Agent
Glendale, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in March 2014.

Interview Details – The interview process was very different. It started with a personality test that you must pass in order to get a second interview. Next, questions needed to be answered on a computer, and you typed them out rather then speaking face to face. Then after you answered the questions you would talk about your answers in person.

Interview Question – When did you make a bad decision? How did you handle it?   Answer Question


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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Insurance Sales Agent

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York Life.

Interview Details – Interview was pretty painless. I spoke with a Managing Partner and he gave me details of the company and what the potential income i could earn as an agent.

Interview Question – New York Life checks everything on your resume and also your background as well as your credit. If anything pops up you will have to fix before you get an offer   View Answer


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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Insurance Sales Agent
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in December 2012.

Interview Details – Met at job fair, was called to schedule interview couple days later. Recruiter seemed desperate to hire. Did interviews. Husband/wife team, appeared glamorous and kind as if your best interest was paramount to them. Had second interview with managing partner who broke down compensation some. Not forthright with how one is paid

Interview Question – Why isn't money the most important thing to you?   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – None except school schedule


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Average Interview

Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Insurance Sales Agent

Interviewed at New York Life

Interview Details – Referred by current employee, introduced to hiring manager


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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Insurance Sales Agent

I applied online and interviewed at New York Life.

Interview Details – Went on interview, pretty standard. Had me fill out some qualifiers online, then talked in person

Interview Question – Nothing too out of the ordinary   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Took a different offer


Declined Offer

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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Insurance Sales Agent

Interviewed at New York Life

Interview Details – Initially met an agent at a career expo. Got a call the next day to set up an interview. After the first interview, got scheduled for a second interview the upcoming week. After the second interview, got a packet for a sales project to get me started.

Interview Question – What do you fear the most?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – It just didn't feel right for me.


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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Insurance Sales Agent

Interviewed at New York Life

Interview Details – To be perfectly honest with you, I'm not even sure what the job title would have been for this position! I got a call to schedule an interview and I didn't even think I had applied...but I figured, why not just go for the interview and see what happens? I got there for the interview and there were 2 other people waiting for what seemed to be the same position - one was a woman who was probably in her 40's and the other was a young man who had just graduated from college (as I overheard him tell the receptionist) - I'm 33. The interview was the strangest thing...it seemed like the person I met with (a senior partner) was trying to sell me on the job! I've always had to sell myself to the company... Then I had to take an aptitude test to see if I was even a good fit...hmmm... And at the end, I was told that he would let me know the results and I should call him if interested. I was confused - was he calling me? Or was I calling him? He explained that I should call him... I wish all job interviewers told me to call them if I wanted to pursue the job after the interview!

Interview Question – How do you feel about selling to friends/family?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The interviewer skirted around the answer when I asked about the salary. I needed to know that I would have some sort of a base - not only make commission. It didn't matter to me that I would have the "potential" to earn 6-figures in one year if I couldn't get a guarantee that I would earn $6 in one week.


Declined Offer

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Very Easy Interview

Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Insurance Sales Agent
Flushing, NY

I applied through other source and interviewed at New York Life.

Interview Details – Placed resume on career builder and received multiple emails from this company as well as others like. Went to the interview which took three days, found out that you need to take a course in order to become licensed which was almost $300. To sum it up I declined.

Interview Question – How do you feel about door to door sales 0_o   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I was told I was coming in for a paid position and not commission based

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