New York Life Interview Questions

Updated Oct 14, 2014
Updated Oct 14, 2014
130 Interview Reviews

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    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I received an email from a recruiter who set up an interview at their main office. There is a series of 3 interviews. I attended the first which was geared more towards the manager/interviewer getting to know me. The next two interviews are geared toward the job expectations and the salary. I will see if the job is something I want to do after I attend the second interview. Overall the manger was very nice and easy to converse with.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of money would like to make and where would you like your salary to be in 3 years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    I got an email with the possibility of an interview. It was a phone interview. Questions about 1. tell me about a time when your leadership style failed? 2. tell me one the excel projects you did

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at New York Life in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Great interviewers and very detailed. I have taken a lot of information at each interview. each interview was a week apart and I found it very helpful as you can think about it and do some reaserch.

    Interview Questions
    • did not have any compromising question, they were all very resonable   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at New York Life in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went in for 2 interviews, one with the managing partner and another with the office manager then after the last interview, they send you an assessment. I did very well on the interviews but when I was called back about my assessment (which is a personality test) they told me I do not qualify.

    The entire process took about 1 month (1 week for my resume to be seen, 2nd week 1st interview and a small writing and math assignment, 3rd week 2nd interview and assessment, and 4th week rejection phone called)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They had my resume on file from the previous year and emailed me to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview lasted about 20 minutes; asked me basic questions on my resume, what I knew about the company, and a bunch of behavioral questions, and there was time for me to ask questions at the end. I was notified of my rejection via email a week later.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted via email asking for an updated version of my resume in early September. About a week later, I received a request for a phone interview. The questions were geared towards general questions about academic and professional experience, and towards gauging demonstrated interest in pursuing a career as an actuary.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to convince a group of people to do things a certain way.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Actuarial Assistant/Actuarial Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    I was surprised by the unprofessional manner this phone interview was handled. The interviewer is not from HR which is fine, but she did not indicate that she was actually a participant of the program at the beginning of the interview. I discovered that at the end of the interview when she referred to the program in 3rd person.

    I was bombarded by a series of behavioral questions and only had 5 mins to ask questions.

    I got a response two weeks later that I did not get an offer. I kindly asked for feedback regarding the interview but "Unfortunately, it is our policy to not provide feedback to candidates about their interview." Well goodbye NYL.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    New Claims Processing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at New York Life in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received a call from HR to set up a telephone interview last week. Initial communication was friendly and inviting. The actual interview took place the following day and I was asked typical interview questions such as strengths, difficult situations, etc. It would have been helpful if the HR representative was more familiar with office locations though.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of when you were creative within a previous role.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Bilingual Insurance Sales/Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at New York Life in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on a Saturday and received a call from them two days later on that Monday. After going to the first interview, I decided it wasn't what I was looking for so I opted out of the other two interviews. It is a total of 3 interviews for the starting position. 100% commission based.

    Interview Questions
    • - Why NY Life?
      - If I were to call your best friend, what would he/she say about you?
      - 5 words that would describe you
      - Why insurance sales?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Directly got a interview for my position, however, when I headed to the office, they told me the internship can not be provided to international students because they want the internship to become a full time job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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