I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at New York Life.
Interview Details – There is a long hiring process - you have to do tests to see if you can work independently, are self motivated, can do basis math, and are adept for a career in sales. There is also a background check and credit check. If you can't pass the background or credit check, you will not get past this part. I think about 90% of folks don't make it past the 1st interview.
Interview Question – How would you handle a long slump in sales? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and the process took 3 days - interviewed at New York Life in June 2013.
Interview Details – Didn't apply. They contacted me via resume online, since I'm looking for a better career. I was interview by two individuals, HR Rep, and a Partner Associate. One individual seemed as he had better things to do, We were interrupted by Agents in the hallway being to loud.
Reason for Declining – 100% commission. Not my first job, nor am I stupid to work for free. Also the office seemed very sad, but it was being design or construction was being done.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at New York Life in June 2013.
Interview Details –
Four interview process. First interview= get to know each other. Second interview= training and marketing. Third interview= compensation. Fourth= contracting and licensing. Really matters who you interview with. Conversations about excitement and concerns.
I called my CPA to find out if what I was hearing was true. He said, "If they offer you the job, take it. New York Life is a great company and pays very well, especially the residual income and their pension is second to none"
One of the best decisions of my life.
Interview Question – Have you ever wanted to own your own business? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. I was told $100,000 income first year. I was not lied to.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at New York Life.
Interview Details – Three interviews. It's not too difficult
Interview Question – How much would you like to make? You can get commission for whatever amount you want to make! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not applicable
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at New York Life in May 2013.
Interview Details – I applied through my school's website and was contacted the next day for an interview later in that week. I went to 2 interviews, they require 3. At the 1st interview, it was basics like bragging about the company and enticing you with big salary numbers while interviewing in the super fancy Orange County high rise office. I had to take a test after the interview which determined if I would be a good sales person; there were new hires in the same room who were cussing and complaining about the job. My 2nd interview was 2 days later and went over more personality type questions and the job offer was made contingent to my background checks. I was required to do homework before my 3rd interview to determine who my "clients" would be, aka friends and family, and how I would pitch sales to them. My backgrounds started all my previous employers were contacted. My 3rd interview was scheduled for 2 days later where I would basically sign my employment paperwork but I called and canceled it. I cannot make a living off of hustling my family and friends. This position was supposed to be for a Financial Services type position, not a sales job. NYL is kind of sleezy with their pyramid schemes.
Interview Question – Who could you sell to? How can you work them to find out personal information? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The job required you to sell to your friends and family. They don't help you get clients.
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at New York Life in May 2013.
Interview Details – interview one was general information about the company. telling you how they are different from any other company out there. second interview was getting to know me. asked questions about my childhood and how do i see myself being successful in this business. third interview was compensation. stressed how much money you could be making etc.. old showed me the technology fee which was 75/month.
Interview Question – nothing really difficult. I asked them a question about the rention rate in this particular office. He gave me false information. he told me 40 and a former VP told me way less than that. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – didnt feel they would properly train me and not upfront with all the fees and expenses i would have. other companies gave me a laundry list of first year expenses down to the penny.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in March 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online, contacted the next day and interview the following day.
Interview Question – Easy interview, read my resume aloud liked it, but the manager seemed hostile torwards me at times. But other than that normal questions were asked, jokes were exchanged, and made small talk. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Office seemed dead, and the office workers seemed gloomed.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and interviewed at New York Life.
Interview Details – First you will get screened through the phone, then scheduled a face to face interview. After the first interview, you will take a personality test. If you get selected, you will get a second interview. Then if they like you, you're hired
Interview Question – All questions are easy Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Not into sales
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at New York Life in January 2013.
Interview Details – Recruiters usually contact you for a three part interview process
Interview Question – What would make you successful here Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online - interviewed at New York Life in November 2012.
Interview Details – The process consisted of 3 interviews: The first was very general: "Tell me about yourself." The second was a listening experience: "Let me tell you about us." The third dealt with compensation, then an offer: "Here is how you're paid." Be aware that while there is ample opportunity for high earnings, there is no base salary. You will not receive a paycheck unless you sell, no exceptions. The company hires 1/20, and it generally it takes 1 month for the new hire to find their groove or leave.
Interview Question – All very predictable. "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – None. Company policy not to offer a base salary to new agents.
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