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New York Life Agent Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2017
83 Interview Reviews

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Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2013.

Interview

It's a long and intense interview process depending on the office size and location. I personally had to go through three different interviews with three different partners, it can be very hectic and crazy.

Interview Questions

  • How do you handle stress? Give me an example   1 Answer

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at New York Life (Melville, NY) in September 2011.

    Interview

    The hiring process was lengthy and was broken into three parts. Each part was done on a different day. At the end of the interview process you get part time contracted. You have 6 months to hit certain goals before you are a full time hire.


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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied through school. Several interviews before getting job offer. Driven but friendly environment.

    Interview Questions

    • What are three characteristics you have that make you good for this job?   Answer Question
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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edina, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at New York Life (Edina, MN) in August 2013.

    Interview

    4 interviews with projects (homework) to prepare for the next. Your work must be satisfactory just to advance to the next interview. This involves interviewing family, friends, neighbors, and other acquaintances to prepare. They also test your skills to identify places or businesses as sales opportunities. One of the most challenging processes I've been through but the opportunity is great if it is a good fit for you. It turned out to not be for me.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, you start part time with no base salary, only commission.


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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at New York Life (Columbia, SC) in September 2012.

    Interview

    3 interviews: Introduction, Compensation, Contract

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations, pay is commission +bonus


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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at New York Life (Waltham, MA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    The interview took about 4 visits but I was determined to get tired anywhere

    Interview Questions

    • The agonizing long hours put into the interview can be annoying   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    If you would like to strive to make 6 figures, then be patience with the interviews


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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at New York Life (Little Rock, AR) in March 2017.

    Interview

    There were three interviews with the managing partner. The first interview was mostly a review of your own personal abilities to gauge if you are competent enough to responsibly represent New York Life. Easy. The second interview was an introduction and thorough explanation of the job life of an agent. The second interview included an introduction of the products that you would be selling. At the third interview, my wife was invited to attend. This interview was intended to create buy-in for myself and my wife. The reason for this interview is because the pay is 100% commission based. If you are the sole income for your family, your paycheck will likely not be regular in the first 3-5 years.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you feel about meeting new people and asking them to take time out of their day to talk to you?   Answer Question

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at New York Life (Norfolk, VA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process is intense and long. I was driving approximately 30 miles one-way for the interview and there were FOUR INTERVIEWS before the offer was made. Additionally, they were extremely terrible at setting expectations for pay.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you understand the pay structure?   2 Answers
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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Contacted by a template recruiting email, thanked them but said I wasn't into sales, asked to meet me anyway and was told there are other positions, met, peaked my curiosity, went through four more rounds of meetings / interviews, did full background and financial check, was offered a position in management once I proved myself as an Agent. (Which I later learned it's still all about sales no matter how you slice it.)

    Basically, I was "sold" by master salespeople to be a salesperson when I said I wasn't interested in a full-time sales position. How 'bout that?

    Interview Questions

    • More along the lines of personality-type of questions, what I wanted for myself / family, am I willing to put in 80 hours a week to succeed, etc.   1 Answer

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    3 step program , interview then back ground check, then offer and pay scale if you are Tas Agent
    on every commission dollar you bring they give you % ...

    Interview Questions


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