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New York Life Actuarial Interview Questions

Updated Apr 11, 2017
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Actuarial Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer

Interview

It only took them a day to contact me via email after I submitted my online application. I had my first phone screening after 3 days. Then in about 10 days, I did my second round phone interview. Both interviews were highly behavioral with barely any technical question. Then I was invited on-site. Five people interviewed me one after another and each interview lasted exactly 30 minutes. After five interviews, I went out for lunch with two actuarial students. The on-site interviews were slightly more technical than the phone screenings, but they were still pretty easy. Overall, it was a great experience interviewing with the company. I thought I did pretty well during the on-site interview, but unfortunately, I did not get an offer.

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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life in October 2016.

    Interview

    I had an on-campus interview. The interview was 20 minutes. It was easy. Why actuary, walk through resume and behavioral questions. No technical questions. Put emphasis on excel/ software skills. Questions being asked: tell me a time when you had a conflict with a teammate.
    tell me an excel project you've done.

    Interview Questions

    • tell me a time when you had a conflict with a teammate.
      tell me an excel project you've done.  
      Answer Question

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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in January 2009.

    Interview

    Applied online. Recruited contacted me for a phone interview within a week. Phone interview lasted about 45 minutes. He talked about the position and the company. It consisted of standard questions. I was asked why I chose to attend my school, what my responsibilities and routines were at my old job and if I has any questions for him.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation when you demonstrated strong initiative.   Answer Question

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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at New York Life (Philadelphia, PA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I just have the phone interview, and preparing for the on site interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview first - just simple behavioral questions. Second interview was on site. Interviewed with 5 people. Each focused on their own individual area - General Interest in NYL / Why Actuarial, second focused on my resume, third on Technical Skills, fourth was a general overview of the company, fifth asked the more difficult questions / tested knowledge on the industry. A very fair process.

    Interview Questions

    • Name and explain 3 different types of events that could greatly effect the profitability of the company?   Answer Question

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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life in February 2014.

    Interview

    applied online and heard back pretty soon, they are so productive! Then set for a phone interview, basically just behavior questions and went through your resumes. I didn't get the second round.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. describe one of your leadership experiences and what you learn from this experience
      2. what is the most difficult functions you can use in excel  
      Answer Question

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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    They had my resume on file from the previous year and emailed me to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview lasted about 20 minutes; asked me basic questions on my resume, what I knew about the company, and a bunch of behavioral questions, and there was time for me to ask questions at the end. I was notified of my rejection via email a week later.

    Interview Questions


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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life in September 2014.

    Interview

    Was contacted via email asking for an updated version of my resume in early September. About a week later, I received a request for a phone interview. The questions were geared towards general questions about academic and professional experience, and towards gauging demonstrated interest in pursuing a career as an actuary.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to convince a group of people to do things a certain way.   Answer Question

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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    I got an email with the possibility of an interview. It was a phone interview. Questions about 1. tell me about a time when your leadership style failed? 2. tell me one the excel projects you did

    Interview Questions


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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview first. Got asked questions on leadership and communication. Then I met many people for the onsite round interview. Most questions are behavioral, pretty easy to handle. Onsite interview includes a lunch with two students

    Interview Questions


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