New York Life Insurance Sales Interview Questions

Updated Jun 11, 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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  2.  

    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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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at New York Life (Edison, NJ) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Got contacted through LinkedIn, standard and very comfortable interview. Interviewer "laid all the cards out on the table" and was honest.But they really tried to convince me to work there. They made me fill out a short survey after the interview was completed. Got offered a second interview out of three but turned it down since it wasn't for me.

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    Bilingual Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online through indeed.com and was contacted within a day of applying. I was unable to come in for an interview until 3 weeks later, but the person who recruited me was very understanding and had me contact her a week before I would be in town. The interview took about an hour and though I was not far enough in my college career to be signed on as an agent, my interviewer promised to send my resume to her colleagues looking for office interns. Altogether a very good interview.

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    3 part process that was very informative and let interviewer know what he was looking for in me. Some things covered we personal experinces and how we can relate them to task that will be presented later in my career

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Brooklyn, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Process took about a month. First interview with a partner, second was a compensation meeting where they make you believe you can earn six figures in first year. Third interview was more difficult, but still got an offer to start training. They have high turnover so will hire anyone.

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at New York Life (Bethesda, MD) in April 2015.

    Interview

    It was a long meeting, not really a interview. More of them just talking at you. They took more than 2 hours selling us the company and history. It was very very odd.

    Interview Questions

    • They gave a us a personality survey on our phones which was very word.   Answer Question
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Sunrise, FL).

    Interview

    It was very easy, consisted of a few brief interviews on multiple different days. They had easy questions, about life future and what you want from the company, why your an asset ect. Its a revolving door, they will pretty much hire anyone

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in North Bethesda, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at New York Life (North Bethesda, MD) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was a group interview and most of the people who were there didn't even know anything about the position. The entire interview took more than one hour and I had to pay for parking.

    Interview Questions

    • Not a lot of questions, besides the name and a little bit about yourself.   Answer Question
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    Bilingual Insurance Sales/Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at New York Life (White Plains, NY) in August 2014.

    Interview

    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?
       
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