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Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014
436 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    interviewed at New York Life in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received response two days after on-line application. It is a good company but the position is not what I want. I am looking for finance job but the position is about sales and the salary is entirely based on your sales performance. They asked simple questions about personality and career plan. Don`t be nervous about the interview. The manager is very nice.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend in the company whose partner was hiring. 5 step process. Felt very good about the process, however I felt they put too much emphasis on the potential for income and not enough emphasis on what the job actually entailed.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were pretty standard personality questions nothing very technical.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no room for negotiation and no compensation until you prove yourself a valuable employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    They found my resume on the wed, contacted by phone, set up an interview. Basically they were not interviewing me, but advertising this position, trying to convince me to work for them. Since it was 100% commission based position, i decided not to proceed.

    No Offer
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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring process was simple and straightforward-met hiring manager at a networking event, and spoke to him a few times. Took a quick computer test and was given an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult--they only care about who you know so they can use you to get more business   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online, followed up with recruiter, phone screening and onsite interview. met with the team while onsite and had 3 rounds of interview with panel members. Took a tour of the office premises. People were helpful.

    No Offer
  7.  

    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    There was an initial interview that last about 20 minutes if they like you and it's just to get an initial feel for you. Then, they have a much more detailed interview where they try to scare you about the harsh realities of a completely commission based salary. Next, they tell you exactly what to expect out of the internship and what tests you need to pass to obtain certifications. The one thing I didn't like was that they don't provide anyways to help you sell. They pretty much tell you to figure out your own unique way and hopes some of the older guys will help you out a bit.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Went through three rounds of interviews with progressively more senior management. Interview questions were very typical - what is your least/most favorite job activity, what do you to to manage stress, decision making examples etc. Interviewers were very respectful and made the interview enjoyable. Second interview involved an aptitude test - wasn't difficult to anticipate the answers they were looking for.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be willing to sell our services to your friends and family?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I was interviewing with several other companies at the time and was offered a more competitive position.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agency Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Okemos, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Okemos, MI
    Application Details

    interviewed at New York Life in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received phone call on Tuesday, 5/20/14 after they found my resume on line. When she said she was calling from NY LIfe, I told her I've tried selling life policies before (Prudential, MassMutual) and was not successful. She said something like, "Oh, no, this is for sales, this is a position for an agency manager. You won't have to sell, you'll have people under you selling." This caught my attention as I have a management degree. An interview was scheduled for Friday, 5/23/14.

    Met the lady and AS SOON as we sat down she confessed that what she told me over the phone wasn't entirely accurate, that I would have to start out in the field selling as an agent for the first year or so and THEN move into management. I should have left right then. ** To me, this is a deceitful hiring practice and should be reported to someone. **

    She talked about the job a little and then the office manager came into the interview who turned out to be her husband. He talked about the income potential (sell 50 policies your first year and make about $80k-$110k. When I worked for the other 2 companies I sold maybe 5 policies total, 3 to me, my ex-wife and my son. It's not easy selling life insurance.) He said they expect you to make 15 contacts per day in hopes of setting 2 appointments per day. I asked him how many others he's interviewing and he mentioned some large number (100+) and that he has to interview so many per month or quarter to hit his numbers for a bonus or to maintain his pay by HQ. THIS explains the lying about the job to get you in front of them for the interview. They had me take an assessment questionnaire on a computer in the office. They said they'd let me know about coming back in for a second interview by yesterday or today, 5/28/14. I never heard from them.

    I've been licensed since 2000 and don't actively market that I am an agent/broker, but I keep my licenses going. When i do talk to people in general conversations about life insurance, I tell them to buy term, it's a lot cheaper even though I wouldn't make as much in commissions. Everyone always appreciates me telling them that. What I DO try to do is get them to buy more in coverage/face amount (pay off debts, replace a spouse's income for X number of years, college funds for kids, leaving a legacy, etc.) and then round up to the next quarter million mark for the price breaks. (ie: it's cheaper to buy a $500,000 policy than a $490,000 policy.) I'm also able to shop premiums around through a brokerage house (being an independent agent/broker) rather than being a captured agent and only able to sell for one company. Consider that when being recruited. Most captured agents will receive a gradually-decreasing "salary" from their company over the first year as you're 'supposedly' selling policies.

    The lure of a very high income is intriguing, but there are too many cons to consider accepting this position, if offered.

    Interview Questions
    • The only question asked of me was what I want this job to entail.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Financial Representative Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Received email to come in for interview. Asked to wait in lobby. Asked to take personality online survey. Rated on answers. Called in to an interview. Interviewer was great. There is a sub contract where goals have to be met before they offer a perm contract. Training offered as well as a mentor. Sales position.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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