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Financial Service Professional Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

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

Interview

I was contacted by one of the Senior Partners at New York Life after I submitted my resume to my school's career development service.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me something that you regret of doing or something you would done differently in the past   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for New York Life

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    Financial Service Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in January 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was a 4 step process. The 1st step was a brief phone call giving me some quick details about the position as well as scheduling a interview in person. The 2nd step was the first interview which was one on one and about an hour long. They sat me at a computer so that i could fill out a personality test so that they could see my compatibility with the position. I then had a 30 min conversation with my interviewer who asked me about myself briefly then very vaguely described the position all while mentioning how great New York Life is as a company. Step 3 is the second interview where a new interviewer talks more about the company and the position itself as well as compensation. This meeting took about 2 hours and was allot more informative than the 1st meeting. The 4th step was that 3rd and final interview where they were going to get down to business a finally talk about all the little details and let me know if i will be hired. I never went to the last interview because i decided that this job was bit for me.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you look for in a company that you would lie to work for?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Very professional staff and office. I was contacted within a week of responding to a post and had an interview within 1-2 weeks. The process was very thorough and informative.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY) in April 2014.

    Interview

    The initial contact was via email. Subsequent communication was always prompt and courteous. The company seemed very "warm," that is people friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • Did you ever want to start your own business and why or why not?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Although the position was intriguing, don't think it is the right fit for me.


  4.  

    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    Applied through college job board, was contacted through email and then they invited me in for an in person interview. I then completed a personality assessment along with some basic arithmetic/logic questions in their office. The interview was only with one guy, and it was pretty informal. I feel like they are looking for people that have social skills and can communicate/sell their product. They don't really care about your past experience, since you're basically responsible for your entire income and they don't have to put much equity into you. Their current employees come from all walks of life, and it seems to be a younger bunch than some of the other companies I interviewed at. However, they are nicer than other similar companies because they will give you a stipend while you are studying for the series 6, whereas most insurance/financial sales companies do not. I don't know why they want their employees to take the 6 and not the 7, since the 7 covers more territory. I was offered the job on the spot. Office attire is on the formal side, so make sure if you're wearing a suit and tie, polished shoes etc.The entire process was spread over several weeks because I was still in school and had difficult scheduling.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't want my first job out of college to be commission based. I wanted something more financially secure even if it is potentially less lucrative in the short term


  5.  

    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life in October 2013.

    Interview

    They posted a position on a job site. Got called the same day and was in for a screening interview with an HR screener. Was invited back with the partner and then asked to attend a compensation presentation outlining their the pay structure. This meeting was also a sales pitch for the company: history, stability, ratings, etc. But it also was designed to show in detail the seeming ease of making over 6 figures in a year with the company. Was invited again to be given an offer.

    Company was very buttoned-up in suits and business attire as would be expected in a financial company. Managers/partners were in their own offices. Things seemed a bit hushed. Not much laughing or even much talking.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about something you failed at and how did you respond? (Standard job interview question.)   Answer Question

  6.  

    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at New York Life in April 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted 2-3 days after I sent in my application and scheduled an interview two days later. It was a somewhat formal initial interview getting to know me and my goals/motivation on my career. Most of the questions were about my personality, goals, achievements, and ambitions. They also presented a lot of information about the background of the company which you SHOULD research.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you want to be in 5 years? Where do you want to be in 10 years?
      It's a simple question but they were trying to see what my ambitions and intents were.   1 Answer

  7.  

    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    There was an initial interview that last about 20 minutes if they like you and it's just to get an initial feel for you. Then, they have a much more detailed interview where they try to scare you about the harsh realities of a completely commission based salary. Next, they tell you exactly what to expect out of the internship and what tests you need to pass to obtain certifications. The one thing I didn't like was that they don't provide anyways to help you sell. They pretty much tell you to figure out your own unique way and hopes some of the older guys will help you out a bit.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at New York Life (Fairfax, VA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I applied to this position through my school's hiring program. I was scheduled for an interview a few days later. The interview was a little under an hour long. Interviewer was very friendly and helpful. They mostly just wanted to get to know me both personally and professionally. He explained the three step interview process to me and a little about the services they offer and the compensation and the company structure. I filled out an online survey after, and was given materials to read/ fill out in order to move to the next stage of interviewing.

    Interview Questions

    • They interview was just about getting to know me. One question was asking what is the first thing I do when I walk into a party. The whole interview was just questions about me, nothing technical.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I basically got offered to move to the next stage of interviewing, but I declined because the job is 100% commission and I am not wiling to take the risk, especially selling life insurance.


  9.  

    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at New York Life (Glendale, CA).

    Interview

    Was called back for interview two or three days after submitted my resume on my university's career center website. Office was very clean, and filled with very young-looking employees. Most were very friendly-- smiling and nodding to me as I waited near the front desk. Interviewer really only asked me one question-- "tell me about yourself. Take as much time as you think necessary." After this, he told me about the position, and asked if I had any questions. I asked several questions, and afterwards was shown to a computer where I completed a personality profile.

    Interview Questions

    • Only asked me to tell him about myself, and then asked me if I had any questions.   Answer Question

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