New York Life Insurance Sales Agent Interview Questions

Updated Aug 23, 2015
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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

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

Interview

3 part process that was very informative and let interviewer know what he was looking for in me. Some things covered we personal experinces and how we can relate them to task that will be presented later in my career

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for New York Life

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Brooklyn, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Process took about a month. First interview with a partner, second was a compensation meeting where they make you believe you can earn six figures in first year. Third interview was more difficult, but still got an offer to start training. They have high turnover so will hire anyone.

    Interview Questions

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at New York Life in April 2015.

    Interview

    Interview could take up to 6 face-to-face interviews if you're unlucky, less if you're good at interviewing. I recommend being aggressive with your answers, personality, and follow up. The interview process involves summation of the job description and how you will be compensated. You will be prompted to ask questions about anything that is told to you. Asking questions is strongly advised. Buyer Beware: ask how long it will be until you are compensated; what the stipulations of getting compensated are; who/ what/ and when you can trigger your full time contract.

    Interview Questions

    • What is something we don't yet know about you that could change our views of you in the future?   Answer Question
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at New York Life (Bethesda, MD) in April 2015.

    Interview

    It was a long meeting, not really a interview. More of them just talking at you. They took more than 2 hours selling us the company and history. It was very very odd.

    Interview Questions

    • They gave a us a personality survey on our phones which was very word.   Answer Question
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed 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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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 Tacoma, WA
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed 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 Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed 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 Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed 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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Pros: “The training here is phenomenal, they truly help you at every aspect of the job. Having more senior agents on the team is essential and they are great resources together ideas on what works...”“The training here is phenomenal, they truly help you at every aspect of the job. Having more senior agents on the team is essential and they are great resources together ideas on what works and what does not. I came to New York Life for the exceptional training I heard that they had. I want to be a comprehensive financial planner and I can see that this company is going to do what it takes to get me to that point.” – Full Review

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