MetLife Financial Services Representative Interview Questions

Updated May 19, 2015
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Financial Services Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at MetLife (New York, NY) in May 2015.

Interview

Had an initial phone interview, which consisted of very general questions, and then had to complete candidate testing. The testing asked questions like 'how long have you lived in your neighbourhood', 'how are you currently involved in the community', 'how many contacts do you have on your phone, fb, linkedin', etc. I did not pass the testing as I had to put everywhere that I am new to the US and have only been in NY for a couple of weeks. They like people who have a lot of contacts in the area they will be working in so that you can sell to them. The fact that I had inlaws in another state did not matter as I was applying to sell financial products in New York and my license would work in NY only.

Interview Questions

  • Tell us a little bit about your background? What motivated you to consider this position? How long have you lived in New York for? W   Answer Question

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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MetLife.

    Interview

    Mostly conversational to get to know you. Then they took me on a tour of the office and described what each person did. The key to the second interview was almost like a homework assignment to go over things of the company.

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MetLife in January 2015.

    Interview

    I was to be interviewed by a Managing Director, but after a 45-minute wait a Financial Services Representative took me to a conference room for a chat. While waiting I observed that employees looked unhappy, stressed out and hurried, some were poorly dressed. Selling insurance and annuities on commission is extremely tough and offers the worst earnings yield per time and effort invested anywhere in Financial Services.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard questions like "Tell me about yourself and what you can do for our company".   1 Answer
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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Came in as a referral. Initial interview and personality test. Follow up interview that I got Job. I have heard some have 3 interviews but I had the initial and then offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None

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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MetLife.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the Sales Manager. Normal interview questions. Had an online financial test. background check. fingerprinted. Not a difficult interview. reviewed resume. why do you leave former employers? About one hour long.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Commission based job

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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at MetLife (Plymouth Meeting, PA).

    Interview

    Was referred for interview through a networking partner. Recruiter was nice, initial interview was not very difficult or challenging. Office was clean and scenic, nice windows

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at MetLife.

    Interview

    Phone interview, 2 face to face interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at MetLife (Miami, FL) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted by email 4 months after I applied for the position and scheduled my interview for the following week. Everyone was friendly and polite in the office and the receptionist gave me directions to the office when I was lost. I waited for my interview for around 10 minutes and then was called in to meet the co-managing director. As expected I was asked to tell a little about myself and after that he talked about the company and the position the rest of the time. The interview was going well but then he asked if I was in school and explained that I could not be a full-time student if I took the job. I then took to opportunity to ask if there were any part-time/ internship positions available and was told to call his assistant to start my training the following week for a secretary position. Fast-forward 3 weeks and several calls and messages later I was told to take a Virtual Job Assessment and I did well and was called in for a second interview at which I was told that I was hired. **UPDATE:It has been 2 MONTHS and I have not started training yet after multiple calls and emails. Needless to say I wasted my time with this compay.

    Interview Questions

    • The unexpected question was "Do you remember when you applied?"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    He offered a really good rate so I did not feel the need to negotiate.

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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at MetLife.

    Interview

    Process is mess. Interviews are a breeze, basically of you act like your rich/ have rich friends and lots of community connections you're hired. They have you fill out a worksheet with up to 200 names, put 300 and you're in. Once you're "hired" and pass the industry exams ( life/ series 66/ series7) you go into a quasi training period for 3-7 weeks depending on your sales performance. Key point is you're not paid during this period and you won't start receiving a paycheck until all regulators have signed off all licenses are in place etc. so your hire date is a moving target.

    Interview Questions

    • None really. Just keeping talking up your connections and dropping names.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They're more flexible on your base weekly pay then they let on. Don't settle for anything other then the full 24k they will pay you in the first 19 weeks (save your money though because all those people you said you knew in the interview better buy insurance/give referrals or your paychecks will drop from 1300 week to 0 if you don't have a lot of sales in your pipeline.)

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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MetLife (Baltimore, MD) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I had an on campus interview with Gateway Capitol Financial's recruiter we met for a short period of time told me about the company, the position, and wanted to see if I was a good fit. I later took an online self assessment test to see if I would be good for the role of an FSR. I later met with an agency director at an office of MetLife where we talked about my background in finance and the questions asked were behavioral and not too difficult. This interview was about an hour long. I then was called back for a third interview with a different Agency Director and traveled to a different MetLife Office and he did most of the talking basically selling me on the position. I later received a contingent offer pending a background check, credit score, criminal history and "other conditions." I passed all the background checks they did on me. I scheduled a 4th interview to what I thought was to finalize the contract and get things rolling. The morning of what was supposed to be my interview just 3 hours prior I received a voicemail from that first recruiter saying that my interview for later that afternoon would have to be cancelled with no reason given and that if I had any comments or questions to call them. I immediately call to find out why my interview was cancelled with no response. I leave a voicemail and never given a return call. This was Friday, Saturday Sunday and Monday all go by without any contact. Tuesday I get an email saying "I am no longer being considered for the position and they found better candidates with more chance of success in the role of an FSR. So I didn't meet those "other conditions" and didn't pass their pre-employment tests. Once I received this email I called the office thinking it was a mistake because I had a 4th interview scheduled and cancelled on for no reason. I got in touch with the recruiter that left me my voicemail and she couldn't give me a straight answer of why they rescinded my contigent offer. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. Applying was my first mistake.

    Interview Questions

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