Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at New York Life
- Insurance Agent (81)
- Financial Advisor (57)
- Agent (57)
- Insurance Sales Agent (56)
- Financial Services Professional (53)
- Sales Agent (51)
- Intern (25)
- Financial Services Representative (21)
- Actuarial (15)
- Life Insurance Agent (15)
- Actuarial Intern (14)
- Customer Service Representative (10)
- Financial Representative (5)
- New York Life Agent (4)
- Business Analyst (3)
- Registered Representative (3)
- Finance (3)
- Sales (3)
- Financial Planner (3)
- Financial Professional (2)
- Recruiter (2)
- Actuarial Assistant (2)
- Director (2)
- Financial Service Professional (2)
- Service Assistant (2)
- Case Analyst (2)
- Associate (2)
- Account Manager (2)
- Administrative Assistant (2)
- Actuary (2)
Actuarial Intern Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in November 2013.
Phone interview mid-October. About 30min long, mostly questions about resume. The interviewer also gave some more detailed information about the internship program. Then about 2 weeks later, I was invited to an on-site interview. I met with 5 actuaries, each for 30 minutes and then went out for lunch with two actuarial students. Still, mostly behavioral questions, and to learn about my past research/work experience. Each interviewer also gave me some time to ask them questions at the end of the 30min period.
- Describe an occasion that you had to persuade a group of people to do things a certain way. Answer Question
- What is a criticism you received from other people? How did you handle it? Answer Question
- How would you explain to someone on the street what a life insurance is? Why should they buy life insurance? Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for New York Life
Actuarial Intern InterviewAccepted Offer
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at New York Life.
Applied via campus recruiting. Their communication was efficient and quick. Interviewing process went smoothly. For the most part, they asked behavior questions with very minor technical aspects. For the interview itself, definitely read through and understand the various products that NYL offers. The interviewing team was very cordial. Most of the interviews were one-on-one. However, there is also a portion of the interview where they take the candidate to lunch.
- Describe the products that NYL offers. 1 Answer
I did not negotiate.
Actuarial Intern InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in November 2012.
Phone interview in early October, did not hear back for a while and then was called for an on-site interview set for mid-November. Then took a little over a month to hear back that I was offered the position, for their Westchester campus with 3 other interns north of Manhattan instead of the New York Life Building where the other 10 interns were assigned.
- What was your most difficult question you've had to answer today in your interviews, and why? Answer Question
- If a pandemic were to arise and much of the population across the nation died from it as a result, what would you expect to happen to our company's sales and what would happen to our profit? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I simply did not like New York as much as I thought I would, and had a comparable offer from a consulting firm in a more comfortable and familiar area, although still a major city. It came down to consulting vs. insurance companies, what route I wanted to go in the future and what setting I was more comfortable in, and although NYL offered more specifically the work I was interested in, in the end I couldn't see myself working up there very long and knew I would want to move back. If you are from the northeast area and love it already, I can't think of a reason for you not to accept an offer they give you. It is without doubt a great company to work for, and I have heard nothing but good things from people that have worked there before.
Actuarial Intern InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in January 2010.
There was an initial phone screen that lasted approximately 30 minutes. A few weeks later, I got an email to schedule a second interview at their Manhattan headquarters. I went in for the interview, and they had five people lined up to interview me for 30 minutes each. Then I went to lunch with two actuarial students, and that ended the second round of interviews. I would say it was a great experience overall. The interviews weren't as stressful as I thought it would be. I had great conversations with all of them, and I would say I really liked the culture and the people who worked there. A few days later, I got an offer.
- Why do you want to work for New York Life? Answer Question