New York Life Agent Interview Questions

Updated Sep 22, 2014
Updated Sep 22, 2014
39 Interview Reviews

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Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kalamazoo, MI
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kalamazoo, MI
Application Details

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

Interview Details

Three interviews first one you have to submit your information in order for them to perform a background check. 2nd interview they talk about compensation. third interview they offer you a job. If you show up to all three of the interviews and can pass a background check they will offer you a job.

Negotiation Details
100% commission don't let them let you think otherwise.
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Interview1: Introductions, just getting to one another.
     Interview2: Introduction to Products and how they are marketed.
     Interview3: Compensation Conversation

    Be sincere, genuine, and a go-getter.

    My recruiter was knowledgeable, professional, and easy to talk to. Does his job well.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Stiff. No Negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring process was simple and straightforward-met hiring manager at a networking event, and spoke to him a few times. Took a quick computer test and was given an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult--they only care about who you know so they can use you to get more business   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is lengthy, but not difficult. First stage was a company presentation with questions regarding education, experience, and insurance or financial background. A little bit of family information questions were asked, but nothing prying or of a deeply personal nature. Second stage is the compensation overview. It took an hour and a half and it is quite detailed and fairly complex. I have not attended the third interview yet, which will be on the marketing plan and should take an additional hour. I expect an offer to follow.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest question, but age old in interviews, that was asked was "tell me about yourself."   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school. Several interviews before getting job offer. Driven but friendly environment.

    Interview Questions
    • What are three characteristics you have that make you good for this job?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    I gave my resume to a head hunter at my university job fair and received a call a couple weeks later from a manager. First interview basic questions but vague about job duties. Declined second interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edina, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edina, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at New York Life in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    4 interviews with projects (homework) to prepare for the next. Your work must be satisfactory just to advance to the next interview. This involves interviewing family, friends, neighbors, and other acquaintances to prepare. They also test your skills to identify places or businesses as sales opportunities. One of the most challenging processes I've been through but the opportunity is great if it is a good fit for you. It turned out to not be for me.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, you start part time with no base salary, only commission.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

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

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

    Interview Details

    Usually 5 interviews before they invite you to join.

    Interview Questions
    • How much of our business do you think is based solely on peoples mortality?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They really do not allow you to negotiate, its more like take it or leave it...its all about the "unlimited earning potential"....
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at New York Life in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews: Introduction, Compensation, Contract

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, pay is commission +bonus
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Each general office has it's own culture so it's important to join a successful office with a competent management staff. This can be simply acquired by finding out how many "Partners" are at the office. The interview process should usually consist of four meetings. The first meeting consists of understanding the company. Afterwards, a self assessment homework assignment is given to be completed for the second interview to determine whether or not this career is the right fit. The third interview consists of the explanation of compensation and training bonuses. The fourth meeting is the sign up process and three months of training or minimum sales before going full time.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you expect your annual income to be in the first year? 5 years?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    This hiring process is dependent on individual managers/partners. They seek highly motivated and qualified individuals to join their team.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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