Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at New York Life in November 2013.
Interview Details – 4 interviews, they require two projects to be done: Project 200 and completion of 30 surveys. You must also pass the Life and Health exam before being hired.
Interview Question – If you were to intern here, what is your biggest concern? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Didn't have enough time to study for the exam
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at New York Life.
Interview Details – Got a phone interview, did not get the offer, was asked pretty difficult questions.
Interview Question – had to explain very technical stuff View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at New York Life.
Interview Details – Relatively easy one-round interview. The questions were almost entirely behavioral in nature with a few simple technical questions thrown in. The interviewer was mostly trying to get a sense of how I would perform in a group with other interns as well as with potential and existing clients.
Interview Question – General interview questions, strengths, weaknesses, etc. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at New York Life.
Interview Details – Met NYL recruiters at a university career fair and applied for position online. Received phone call from recruiter to schedule a first round phone interview with HR. Second round interview was also conducted on the phone, this time with the hiring manager. Overall, questions were general and easy: "Why New York Life?" "What do you hope to get out of this internship?"
Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at New York Life in May 2013.
Interview Details – They take you out to lunch to prove they have the money but in actuality are struggling with money themselves. They usually skim your name off career sites and cold call, hoping to get you to come in.
Interview Question – Tell me your most recent challenge and how you overcame it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was promised many things so my negotiation was relatively easy. However, it was the minimal results that were not pleasing. Everything was said yes to, then when it was expected, the manager and others rarely came through.
Interviewed at New York Life
Interview Details – The first step if I remember correctly is a phone interview. Secondly, there is a one on one interview with the managing partner. The questions are pretty generic such as where have you previously worked, why do you want to intern at New York Life, what is your favorite class and why...etc
Interview Question – What my plans were after college. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in January 2012.
Interview Details – Was a phone interview for an actuarial internship. VEry basic predictable questions. However,I did not receive the internship because I had not passed any actuarial exams. They petty much require you to have passed at least one.
Interview Question – How do you do in groups? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at New York Life in January 2012.
Interview Details – Had two phone interviews, the first with an HR representatives and the second with the person who later became my boss. The second interview with the boss was mainly about personality and skill set and your ability to mesh well with the group or department wishing to hire you as an intern.
Negotiation Details – No.
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at New York Life in April 2011.
Interview Details – I had one initial phone interview with HR just talking about basic behavioral questions and what type of internship I was interested in. About a month later I had another phone interview with a manager in the division specific to what I was interested in. In both interviews the questions were mostly behavioral and about my previous internship experience.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at New York Life in January 2012.
Interview Details – Recruiter called to set up the initial interview and did the interview the next day. She then set up another interview with the manager I would be working for at the end of that call. The manager called the next day and did the second interview. Both interviews went very well. The first interviewer asked behavioral questions and technical questions about the position. The Manager interview went well, but he didn't seem to be very prepared. It was really just a conversation, not really an interview.
Interview Question – Have you had any programming classes? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation because it was an internship.
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