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Financial Services Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at New York Life.

Interview Details

Selling pitch--endless growth possibility, selling insurance, commission based (solely), family & friends are your network. Call from recruiter, then one on one interview. Research company functions, products, services. Prepare to sell the products to family and friends

Interview Questions
  • How will you expand your network to reach new customer base?   View Answer
Reasons for Declining

Commissioned based salary

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed for the Financial Services Representative position. The process took about two weeks, but I had a phone screening interview and then a personal interview with a managing director. After taking a candidate profile test, I was going to be connected with a partner with New York Life.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviews were behavioral. They were trying to get to know me and they led me ask them questions regarding the company and the position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through a college career website and got a phone call 3 days after applying. Got invited for an interview with a partner to their office in Glendale,CA. The process usually consists of 3-4 interviews.

    1- behavioral, just to get to know you. After it is over, you are supposed to take a "personality fit" test where they basically test your confidence and sales skills.
    2- in depths, same as the 1st one but slightly shifted towards your personality
    3- after you complete the "homework", given to you after the 2nd interview, you get invited to the 3rd interview.

    The partner who interviewed me bragged a lot about the company which made me question the values and the culture of the firm. By the way he said they rarely give full time offers to their interns:)

    Interview Questions
    • Basic questions like "tell me about yourself", "what sets you apart from other applicants", "what are your main strengths and weaknesses", "how would your friends describe you in 3 words". Easy behavioral stuff.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Did not want to sell insurance and

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews. It's not too difficult

    Interview Questions
    • How much would you like to make? You can get commission for whatever amount you want to make!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not applicable
    Accepted Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at New York Life in April 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 Questions
    • 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
    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at New York Life in April 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 Questions
    • Who could you sell to? How can you work them to find out personal information?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The job required you to sell to your friends and family. They don't help you get clients.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

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

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not into sales

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, contacted the next day and interview the following day.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Reasons for Declining

    Office seemed dead, and the office workers seemed gloomed.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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