New York Life Insurance Agent Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2014
Updated Aug 13, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Rosa, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Rosa, CA
Application Details

I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at New York Life in October 2011.

Interview Details

It was long..... We met almost a dozen times. They do a credit check, a background check, and there are mounds of paperwork. Yet you want it, because it's worth it. The office is beautiful. The people in the office are professions and friendly, and it's a great opportunity. It's definitely not an easy job to get. They want to make quadruple sure that you're the real thing. Still go for it. It IS worth it.

Interview Questions
  • "How much do you want it?" I know it doesn't seem like a hard question. You could say anything. But they want specifics. They want to know how much you need to make a living, and what desire you have and whether you're willing to work hard for it. It's definitely a loaded question.   View Answer
Negotiation Details
None.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Insurance Agent Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    I had 4 interviews but every day is kind of like an interview. They expect you to hit your projections every week.

    Interview Questions
    • What were my motivation for working for New York Life.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  South Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Houston, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    great process and very thorough

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    long process but worth it, 4 interviews
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Harrisburg, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    An extended process, with at least 6-8 meetings with management. You are expected to wear formal business attire, be punctual, be prepared, First meeting is group meeting, then one on one meetings are held. A formal background check is required. You initial contract offered will be a temporary contract, with a minimum sales quota is required. If this is not met within 6 months, then you will not be offered a formal contract.

    Interview Questions
    • You will need to take a test that measured personality   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    4 interview selection process, they get to know you and you get to know them

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Preliminary contract is non negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rochester, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was very thorough. Step by step. I had some homework to do. The recruiter was very informative.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vienna, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vienna, VA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at New York Life in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Manager was pretty clear about what the job actually was. I had three interviews, one on campus, managing partner and my manager again. There wasn't any sugar coating it that it was a hard job but they asked questions to see if you were a good fit.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is three steps. They don't try to throw any curves at you. They will have you complete a small marketing project as well.

    Interview Questions
    • None come to mind. Just make sure to do some research on the company and have questions ready.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation for an agent salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Very good interview process. Initial contact with managing partner was very positive. Flexible with my schedule to meet. It was a 4 part interview that was informative and energizing a the same time. It wasn't so much of the "drink our kool aid" type of interviews. The overall experience was quite good and I never felt any pressure to hurry and sign up.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself with our company in 10 years?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't a negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at New York Life in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Three step interview about how much money you can make if you hit set goals and numbers. A bit misleading for a new hire, but there is plenty of money to be made there.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your dreams... a lot of details about dreaming big.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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