New York Life Agent Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at New York Life in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was on the easy side. It is an all commission job so they aren't looking for people that aren't ready to put in the work, they can sense if you are going to or not right away. They are very up front and straight forward with the commission structure and how tough the business is. Great opportunity to really see what you are worth. You determine your own destiny

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you can strive in an all commission role?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Very simple, the company is looking to sell you on the position and the benefits that can come with success. They really are looking to make sure you can hold conversation, and can represent the company in a positive way. There are four interviews but after the first, they focus more on what the company offers, more than your actual skills

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at New York Life in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    not specific questions. I was an interview to determine if you are outgoing person who have communications skills.I had 2 interviews and first was just talking but the second they showed me how the compensation works. There is a presentation for about 30 min showing how you get paid and get residual income.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. No base salary-just commission.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an manager's assistant after I posted my resume to a job website. She set up a meeting with a manager. He interviewed me then had me take a career assessment survey. After that I was to follow up with him the next day to go over my results. I passed, so I continued on to the compensation/training group interview. I chose at that point that the position was not for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Key qualities that have been passed down from a mentor.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at New York Life in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter that invited me in to learn more about the business. He went through the entire process that I would do with each potential client and asked if I could do that. He explained the success rate in the industry at New York Life, talked about the manager roles available and explained the income potential was limitless. He specifically addressed the top 2% of high earners at New York Life but failed to mention that they were the top 2%.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you attain your securities license within three months?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It is a standard non negotiated offer/contract.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed many times (4 to be specific). The 1st is with the recruiter. The 2nd is likely that with a Partner. The 3rd is likely the Executive Partner or Group. The 4th is back with the Partner. There are tasks to be completed after the 2nd interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your motivations? Please list 3 in the order of importance... Please explain each.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There isn't much room for negotiation, because it is a sales position. It is a matter of how much do you believe you can sale without a safety net. I would definitely reconsider if this is your first job. Actually, I would doubt they would offer you the job if it is your first.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Roseville, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at New York Life in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    There were four or five thorough interviews. The manager took his time to know me, explain the opportunity and allow me to "interview" him, as well. He even had my wife come in for one interview, to introduce the company and explain the income opportunity to her. The hiring manager was my working manager after being hired, and was very easy to work with.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I received a phone call and was told there would be 4 interview rounds and they will help me finish step by step. The second round is a face-to-face interview. This job is good for people who have good communication and sales skill and commission-based

    Reasons for Declining

    I am interested in another job

    Declined Offer
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Easy and plainness. You take a test to see how "motivated" you are to take the job. The interview was a one on one with a New York Life manager. They will review the questionnaire that you answer and proceed to ask a few other questions about availability and experience.

    Interview Questions
    • "Are you motivated?" Of course, I wouldn't have applied.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Harrisburg, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    An extended process, with at least 6-8 meetings with management. You are expected to wear formal business attire, be punctual, be prepared, First meeting is group meeting, then one on one meetings are held. A formal background check is required. You initial contract offered will be a temporary contract, with a minimum sales quota is required. If this is not met within 6 months, then you will not be offered a formal contract.

    Interview Questions
    • You will need to take a test that measured personality   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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