New York Life Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 2015
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    Relatively easy and laid back. Three interview process. After the first interview you are asked to take a test to see if you are cut out for the industry or not.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    It takes about 3 days. I got a call to schedule an interview. And the first interview went about 1 hour. At the end they let me take a personality test.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at New York Life in June 2015.

    Interview

    The first interview was merely a compatibility assessment by the Partner. He was asking about my experiences and why would I want to work in this industry. Discussion was based around the job process and training, and concerns and questions that I had about the company and the industry. Information was limited, "we'll discuss that if the process continues". Invited from that meeting to second phase, to discuss further marketing and compensation for an agent. The third step was to meet a managing partner in another city. Still in the process, and waiting to hear from recruiter. Idid not get an offer or decline at this posting.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    Applied via career section, was called in a week later, easy process, behavioral and analytic oriented interview. pretty easy interview. could have been a quicker call in. interviewer might have been having a bad day, seemed like it

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    • behavioral questions, one analytical questions about cash flows premium   Answer Question
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    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Cedar Rapids, IA).

    Interview

    The first interview was a basic tell me about yourself, elevator pitch type interview. The second was more what the job would require, and they had me do a basic skills assessment. The third was what steps we needed to take to get started, as far as tests and stuff.

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    • The questions weren't that hard. Basic, "why would you be good at this job type?" type questions.   Answer Question
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    Financial Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wall, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Wall, NJ) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I met with a recruiter at a college career fair. She seemed to like me, took my resume, and then called me the following week to set up an interview with the office "partner". I met with the partner and he asked me mainly resume based questions and really wanted to make sure I was informed on what the job required. I was asked then to fill out an online application and background check and if it all comes back good, that I would get a call setting up a second interview. All of my credentials passed and I was set up for a second interview with the partner. This interview was more of an info session about how the sales process works and how you build your connections. I was then asked to call ten friends/family and ask them a series of questions about life insurance agents and their knowledge of the industry. You also have to ask them for three people who you could call, but you only need to call five of them. Once you finish that, you are called in for the third and final interview. I decided after doing some of the questionnaire calls that this wasn't the right industry for me, and informed the partner that I wouldn't be continuing on in the process.

    The benefits were decent and the training program seemed to be amazing compared to any other financial company. Its a three year program. You start selling once you have your licenses though. Its a base salary of 30k plus any commission you make. There is a lot of potential to make a lot of money, it just wasn't something I saw myself doing for the rest of my life.

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    New Accounts Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Met with the hiring manager, with whom I had interviewed the previous year for a different management position. The hiring manager remembered meeting with me the previous year, so I took this as a good sign that I made a positive impression on him. The interview was pretty basic, with most questions about my management style and previous management experience. The interviewer was pretty much stone faced during the entire interview and did not offer much feed back to my answers. Towards the end of the interview I asked if he had any additional questions or concerns about my ability to do the job. His response was that he had no doubt I could do the job based on my past experience. (I previously did the exact same job at another company.) I never heard a word back from anyone in the company after this interview. Not even an email letting me know that I was not selected to move forward in the process. This is the same exact thing that happened to me when I interviewed the previous year.

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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wall, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Wall, NJ).

    Interview

    Three interview process, 1st interview to get to know each other and the company. 2nd interview give an overview of the position and how to be successful. Given homework to call fifteen people you know and ask them to answer a questionnaire to get a feel and understand if you are able to complete the job requirements.

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    CVP Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at New York Life (Tampa, FL).

    Interview

    Had multiple interviews which were all positive but this is the "Good Old Boys Club". Don't bother applying if you are a very well educated female. Experience does not matter.Sales experience is important to them even if the role does is not around the sales process. HR will lead you on for a long time. Feel they use females to state they interviewed several candidates for each position.

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    • Even though the position was not sales function, they asked about sales experience.   Answer Question
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at New York Life (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    I met a recruiter at a job fair and came in and met with the recruiter two days later. Good interview where recruiter extolled all the great virtues of the company. It's a great company, no denying that. Makes it sound very easy to succeed in the business. Came back a few days later for 2nd interview with managing director of office for ~30 mins then sat in a pre-training session with 2 others. Managing director gave me prospect forms to call people I know with a survey to get a feel for what the position would be like.

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