New York Life Insurance Sales Agent Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2015
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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Sunrise, FL).

Interview

It was very easy, consisted of a few brief interviews on multiple different days. They had easy questions, about life future and what you want from the company, why your an asset ect. Its a revolving door, they will pretty much hire anyone

Interview Questions

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in North Bethesda, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at New York Life (North Bethesda, MD) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was a group interview and most of the people who were there didn't even know anything about the position. The entire interview took more than one hour and I had to pay for parking.

    Interview Questions

    • Not a lot of questions, besides the name and a little bit about yourself.   Answer Question
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at New York Life (San Francisco, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    It feels like they are trying to sell the position to me and makes me believe that there are a lot of potentials to make a lot of money.

    Interview Questions

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Glendale, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process took a couple of weeks. There were 3 interviews total, all with the same person - a partner. The first interview consisted of asking me questions about myself. Then, there was a personality test. The 2nd interview was to tell me about the company, followed by a class about the compensation package, benefits, etc. The final interview was to offer me the job.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Wasn't interested in a job with no base salary.

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at New York Life (Tacoma, WA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I have no experience with insurance or sales and I was called in for an interview. The interview itself consisted of watching a video of what the company was about and the inevitable questions from the employer. None of the questions were difficult at all. I was asked to come back in for an informational session. After the interview I decided not to go back, the employer was looking for personnel to work more long term than I could provide. The overall atmosphere was great and I would recommend to someone who is looking for quick work.

    Interview Questions

    • All of the questions were very general interview questions. Employer is looking for personnel who connect with others and are great with sales.   Answer Question
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    Interview was pretty painless. I spoke with a Managing Partner and he gave me details of the company and what the potential income i could earn as an agent.

    Interview Questions

    • New York Life checks everything on your resume and also your background as well as your credit. If anything pops up you will have to fix before you get an offer   1 Answer
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at New York Life (San Francisco, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I went on two interviews with NY Life. I believe they found my resume on Career builder, as they were 1 of about 15 insurance companies to contact me. I liked the people that I met with, thought they were all very nice and personable.
    They make it very clear that there is potential to make a lot of money if you work with them.

    I definitely felt I was being "sold", rather than being interviewed. I did my homework on the company, but I didn't feel that they did their homework on me.

    I was told in my first interview that I had been flagged for a management position. I found out later that the management opportunity wouldn't come for several years.

    The position is 100% commission. They will try and skirt any questions about compensation until the 3rd interview.

    If this sort of position is your bag. Then go for it. Not for me though.

    Interview Questions

    • I was not really asked any traditional interview questions.   Answer Question
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Glendale, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was very different. It started with a personality test that you must pass in order to get a second interview. Next, questions needed to be answered on a computer, and you typed them out rather then speaking face to face. Then after you answered the questions you would talk about your answers in person.

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    • When did you make a bad decision? How did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Referred by current employee, introduced to hiring manager

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    Went on interview, pretty standard. Had me fill out some qualifiers online, then talked in person

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Took a different offer

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