New York Life Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
392 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Met the partner at a career fair and got signed up for an interview the next morning. Initial interview was very informative about the company, office, and position. A second interview was scheduled immediately two days later. More extensive interview, lasted about an hour. A third interview was to be scheduled at my convenience and interest.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process involves a series of three interviews with the current manger. They do not care all that much about your previous work history, unless you have worked in the insurance field before. They are very picky with whom they hire and you must look and act professionally to even be considered. Even if you are called back for another interview, that is when they sell you the greed about being an insurance salesman. They are looking for greasy people to push insurance.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No salary
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at New York Life in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter after meeting a rep from New York Life at a jobs fair. I came in for an interview, but stopped the process after the first session, which was over an hour long. Questions tended to be softball questions (what are you strengths, where do you want to be in five years etc).

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Just a bunch of questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    New York Life Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 days - interviewed at New York Life in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call from a recruiter being referred by an employee that I met long ago in one of the networking events that I participated in. We talked and I expressed interest in learning more about this opportunity, then an interview was scheduled.

    On the interview day, I arrived on-time for the appointment. The branch was inside one of the downtown high rise buildings where they occupied the whole floor in a professional corporate working environment that required security clearance and receptionist in the front. I waited a little for the recruiter to come pick me up for the interview after checking-in with the receptionist. Once the recruiter picked me, we talked getting to know each other. A presentation was then demonstrated, and you can stop for question at any time. I asked a lot of questions pertains to the company, position, and support program provided.

    Process was explained in detail and open to questions. After the interview, I was asked to take an computerized personality assessment test before leaving to see if I was an ideal candidate. Result came out and advised by recruiter the same afternoon.

    There are total of 3 interviews screening process.
    Interview #1. Initial recruiting process. Recruiter getting to know you and brief you with presentation. Passing assessment test result required in order to move to #2.
    Interview #2. In-depth interview on a 2 ways street.
    Interview #3. Final interview, response only.

    Interview Questions
    • What type of network or social groups do you participate in?   Answer Question
    • What career path are you looking to take in the next couple years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    basic behavior questions, very nice person, makes me ask him a lot of questions. had to take a survey to evaluate your personality and see if you are fit to this job. made me practice with people around me to ask their preferences on having insurance.

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    No Offer
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    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   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  South Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    great process and very thorough

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    Negotiation Details
    long process but worth it, 4 interviews
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview was pretty straight forward. Interviewed with one manager and talked about basic personal aspirations and the details of their training program. The interview lasted for about 45 minutes and scheduled for a second interview within a week. They responded quickly and were very professional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Financial Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at New York Life in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The people in the office were very nice. The office itself was in a good location and looked well maintained. The interview was odd because he basically told me I wasn't right for the job without asking me any questions first. After reflecting on the interview later, I got the impression that the point was for me to be aggressive, contradict him, and convince him otherwise. (Afterall, it is a sales position.)

    Interview Questions
    • The only question he asked was "Describe your ideal job."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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