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Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arvada, CO
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arvada, CO
Application Details

I applied through other source – interviewed at New York Life in March 2014.

Interview Details

Initial contact is good. As most employers. You have two initial meetings. Get to know, assessment test is for second appointment. Application, background and credit check are preformed. They go back an double check each piece of information provided. They do almost an under writing type of background check on everything. They require certain proof and it may take about 20 days of waiting before they let you know if you are accepted by NYL. Then they make you take the License testing. They tell you it's 10 days. The course website support staff say it takes 25 days and it really takes about 30 days if you have a job. Then after you pay for the license you get reimbursed. Then the State of Colorado has to approve your license. Then NYL has to approve your license. Then they have to communicate you need to provide additional information on you application. In total it may take a couple of months before you actually get approved by NYL corporate, NYL local chapter. After that process they make you sign 3 contracts. Be ready to listen. ASK for a copy. I asked for one and they never gave me one. The process takes a long time. During this time you just wait and wonder why it takes so long. Also, EVEN if you reach their sales goals, it is at their "DISCRETION" if they want to hire you "full-time" or not. Beware and ask and tell them to put it in writing if it is not correct.

Interview Questions
  • Easy interview process. It's hard to convince people to work without any sort of compensation during 3 months. If you don't reach their sales guidelines, they will hire you on what they call a "full time basis" when you are already in training and calling people for them on your own time on a full time basis. They expect for you to complete certain amount of points per day. This may take full time work that is not accounted for. I mean, they do not pay you during the vesting and hiring process - all while you are scheduled to take classes with out compensation.   View Answer
Negotiation Details
Strictly commission base. No base salary at beginning, unless you reach their sales goals, they pay for expenses and training. If you do not reach their sales goals, not a penny will be compensated for.
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for New York Life

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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at New York Life in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was on the easy side. It is an all commission job so they aren't looking for people that aren't ready to put in the work, they can sense if you are going to or not right away. They are very up front and straight forward with the commission structure and how tough the business is. Great opportunity to really see what you are worth. You determine your own destiny

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you can strive in an all commission role?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was invited to the office for a face to face interview with the Partner's assistant. Basic questions were asked about my experience, why I wanted to work for the company. I took a personality test online and passed. I was subjected to an extensive background check which took a considerable amount of time. Once I passed my insurance test and secured my license, I was able to start producing.

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to talk about the company. The information is available online, so this was an easy request for me. There were no challenging questions asked of me.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    100% commission
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had like 3 interviews with recruiter and general office manager, also a personality test, I was advised how to get ready for my State Insurance license, and was advised about my compensation plan

    Interview Questions
    • look for 25 friends and family to make a list of possible prospect   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter called to schedule the interview. First round interview with a recruiter. Then interview with the manager/ district agent.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your competitive advantage? Why should I hire you?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Insurance Agent Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got pick up by a hiring manager! The interview went pretty well; the manager was talking about all the benefit and the potential this position has! The training and the benefits are attractive but the competition is huge too!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Just asked if I had experience, and willing to take the leap. Blew a bunch of smoke

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing, All Commission, no help
    Accepted Offer
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Paso, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Paso, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at New York Life in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is not designed to seek out the interest of the applicant. The company has sales vacancies to fill and that is what they offer. The sales pitch is very good, and the promises are impressive. New agent will end up spending more money out of pocket to meet requirements, than they will actually earn.

    Interview Questions
    • None. They were not interested in asking questions. The process was a sales pitch designed to draw the applicant in.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not much. They basically made it look like once the applicant was willing to work, following the company's protocals they will be successful. The cost and benifits of earning was placed on the applicant 100%
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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