I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Max New York Life Insurance.
Interview Details – I was recruited online. There are three interviews. The first you take a test (which anyone can pass), the second you are given the whole spiel about how you can make six figures your first year (sure...), and the third you are told how much you owe per month for passing your state-administered insurance test, renting an office space, and joining the union (after year one).
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in five years? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – It is purely commission-based, and you need to pay for your seat (telephone, paper, etc.) and join the union. If I am an independent contractor, why would NYL force me to join their union, which of course entails that I pay more money out of my pocket per month? I'm sure the job can be great for some, but with a 90% turnover rate after 3 years and no guarantee or a paycheck every month, you really have to love selling insurance. I would have loved for them to have told me all this in my first interview, but they are too smart for that. They drag it out in three interviews, and you only hear about the costs at the finale.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Max New York Life Insurance in March 2013.
Interview Details – Lots of testing on line, and reading homework, and reviewing. They give you so much information, but leave out the vital details that will effect your decision making.
Interview Question – How much savings do you have? View Answer
Reason for Declining – There were many upfront costs, and monthly fees that they didn't disclose until the offer time.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Max New York Life Insurance.
Interview Details – Applied online and received an email and later a phone call to come in for an interview. They gave me 2 exams to take; a math test ans a written one. The math test itself was simple it had simple addition, multiplication, division and subtraction problems only thing was they timed you. They gave you 5 min to finish a 90 quest. test. Then they had a written exam. I had to write a recommendation letter for myself as my current boss. I got called in for a second interview but never got a call back again. I wonder if i was over qualified because i have BS in Finance and the required a HS diploma.
Interview Question – The math test was unexpected and you couldn't use a calculator. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Max New York Life Insurance in February 2012.
Interview Details – It is very boring. Very basic questions, takes about 1 hour
Interview Question – what is your weakness? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Max New York Life Insurance in January 2012.
Interview Details – First there was a simple HR interview such asked me about my resume. They made sure that I knew what the job required of me, all in all the HR interview was very simple and just a "screening" process. The second interview I had was with the hiring manager and his manager. They asked me specific questions about my resume, the past experiences that I had and about my schooling. Then they asked me what I thought was my weakest characteristic, a difficult time I had with a group and how I resolved it, and other questions along those lines.
Negotiation Details – They offered the position and I accepted it, there was no negotiation.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Max New York Life Insurance in October 2011.
Interview Details – Had a phone interview. Then an interview with the recruiter. Then an interview with the partner and managing partner.
Interview Question – How can you handle client objections. Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Max New York Life Insurance in November 2010.
Interview Details – The interview was pretty simple. I spoke to an insurance agent (not a recruiter, I got the interview through a mutual friend) and it was quite brief. He introduced himself to me, explained a little bit about the position and what I would be doing, and asked if I had any questions. After I asked a few of my questions, I was asked to take an assessment test to determine if my personality or what not was what they were looking for. However, they did not and were on the borderline between a 2nd interview and a pass. But being that my interviewer was a fellow alumni from the same high school, and because I had strong connections to my community, he offered a 2nd interview and a take home self assessment.
Reason for Declining – Prior to the interview, I had already done my research on New York Life. While they are a great company, reading about how the start up in the company was not for me. I've read that hours of cold calling to sell insurance was required. I also read that you were also charged for basic business expenditures, since once you become an agent it is like running your own business. Quotas had to be met and you work largely on commission. After finding this out, I have already decided that the position was not for me, but went to the interview for the experience and because it was set up through the mutual friend. This position wasn't for me, but if someone was willing to put the hard work into it, they might enjoy the challenge.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Max New York Life Insurance in August 2010.
Interview Details – The interview was neither a screening or a get-to-know process. The interviewer was very informative, but was extremely persistent discussing my hours available. It seemed like the interviewer is confident that regardless of the current competency of the candidate, if the candidate is available to devote ample hours for the job, the company will train the new employee until satisfactory. It was an extremely dry interview.
Very Easy Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at Max New York Life Insurance in August 2010.
Interview Details – The interviewer was more of a screening person to get to the real interview. (I am interviewing later in the month for the 2nd interview.) It was a very easy process, more of a get to know you. I also took a personality test while I was there. I guess it went well because they called my back two hours later. They are overly confident in the amount you will make, they promise the world. I guess the second interview could be a reality check!
Interview Question – How much do you expect to make? View Answer
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Max New York Life Insurance in June 2010.
Interview Details – they asked me what i thought the average salaray of an agent was, and also if i knew how sales were made,basically they wanted to know if i was a selfd starter and knew there was no pay involved. i thoght the interview was dry and gloomy,
Interview Question – why did i chose the jobs i did View Answer
Reason for Declining – lack of company support to do sales
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