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A stable leader in financial services, truly the company you keep.

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Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

I have been working at New York Life

Pros

Fair, conservative company with excellent reputation. Persistence, teamwork, and determination are very important employee attributes, which pay off over time in this organization.

Cons

Promotion takes a long time and is worth waiting for. Most 'downsides' have more to do with our ability to work with others and our own personal attitudes about work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Always give direct reports as much feedback and information as you can. And ask your employees for feedback too.

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A stable but boring workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Life

    Pros

    Very stable, very light work pressure, excellent benefit package, half day Fridays in summer, haven't had a lay off in years. One of the very few companies that still offer 401K and pension benefits. One of the very few financial services companies who have not been affected by the mortage backed securities.

    Cons

    Work is too easy. You are hardly challanged. Job security have turned most employees into zombies who do not belive in updating their technical skills but just be content in following standards and procedures.

    Not for you if you are young and ambitous and try out some adventure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ready to experiment.

    Approves of CEO
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    Don't go work for New York Life unless your Grandmother or Uncle has millions of dollars to give to you to invest

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    Current Employee - Financial Service Professional  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Service Professional in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at New York Life

    Pros

    This company is very financially strong

    Cons

    It is a straight salary position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just get excited about someone coming to work for you just because they know someone thats very wealthy.

    Doesn't Recommend
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