Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at New York Life
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (New Brunswick, NJ) in September 2015.
Applied through school's career site, heard back within 2-3 weeks to schedule an on campus interview. Reviewed resume and they told me about how competitive the process is, and how the internship seeks to develop future leaders in the company. First guy was a random employee, then he switched with another guy who actually managed the program. Mentioned mentorship and networking being important and a focus as well.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in September 2015.
I applied through their careers website and was declined an interview. Then I saw the same position available through a recruiter and (according the the recruiter) received an indication of interest within hours. My recruiter set up an interview with two hiring managers in their brokerage division. The questions were standard: "What would your manager say that you do well?"; "What would your manager say you need to improve on?"; "How do you manage your team?". As the interview progressed, I feel that the questions were getting vague enough to tell me they were looking for someone different. Had I been fortunate to continue with the process, I would have met with even more senior management that were situated away from New York Life's brokerage business.
- How do you expect to go from an environment that is unstructured to an environment that is very cut-and-dry with how things are done? Answer Question
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at New York Life (Farmingdale, NY) in August 2015.
Rushed. Never got a chance to ask questions before I was thrown into a group meeting where they pitched the company. Going for follow up interview, which I plan to decline because it's probably not for me. However, I want to do some digging with the interviewer to see if he can back up some of the claims he made in his presentation.
- Do you know what we do. 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Syosset, NY) in August 2015.
Received an email, I responded, going on 1 week I haven't met with the director when I finally arrive, there was an emergency. Met with another associate took an assessment review and was given some material to check out and asked to contact recruiter to reschedule for the next day or so. Not sure if I want to go forward because I believe this is a commission based job and I need a sure thing not a wish and a pray with a struggle going forward.
- Are you employed, what company did you work for, have you sold anything....sales job obviously. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY).
A very easy interview process. Very basic questions from two members of the team I joined. The biggest challenge was working with the HR folks. HR is very unorganized and had me questioning if I should even accept the job. While looking each of them up on LinkedIn one of the HR folks I was working with had her profile to currently interested in new opportunities. That was a red flag.
- In 5 years where do I see myself? 1 Answer
It was horrible. HR is terrible to deal with, I would rather go to the dentist.
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in July 2015.
the process didn't take too long. The manager that was interviewing me basically was selling the company to me without really telling me anything. He avoided the question when I asked about salary. It's all commission based. Then they make you take a personality test to see if you match with the company.
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years ? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at New York Life (Tarrytown, NY) in July 2015.
Done by phone - not enough time to provide a true representation of my skills and personality traits. The woman interviewing me asked questions . . . one after the other, as if she was an FBI agent trying to find out quick facts. There was no chance to create an atmosphere of mutual respect. As well, you could hear her typing . . . so, really, how could she make a fair report about me if she didn't seem to be listening.
- Basic - Tell me about yourself. Also, "what income are you presently making"? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in June 2015.
The new agents are interviewed several times each interview is one hour. The general manager offers company statistical hand outs and related articles to read between interviews. The training program included taking tests related to certificate requirements for the industry.
Reasons for Declining
The manager explained that the position was not salaried but commission based for the duration of the training program.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in June 2015.
I was scheduled for phone interview after I reached out to a former co-worker via linkedin. The scheduling was organized and professional and scheduled at a convenient time. I was asked to contact a recruiter at a specified time.
- I was asked how my work experience could contribute to the role, to discuss and career progression, and my current situation. I felt I asked multiple questions about the organizational structure, burning platform, and goals and objectives of the role. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in June 2015.
The interview process went very smooth. The Sr. Executives that interviewed me where pleasant and very approachable. They gave me the feeling that they are passionate about the company as well as why they regard human interaction and satisfaction as a part of what comes from helping and being involved in solving every day situations.
- Describe a situation where you successfully responded to change. 1 Answer
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