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New York Life Insurance Sales Agent Interview Questions

Updated Oct 6, 2017
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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

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

Application

I applied in-person. I interviewed at New York Life (Chicago, IL) in September 2017.

Interview

SO far so good, Manager took a lot of time to answer all of my questions. They asked me about my background. Spend a lot of time explaining how the company system works

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Other Interview Reviews for New York Life

  1. Helpful (1)  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    Got it through a friend, great interview, typical questions, didn't accept. Seemed to be a good place to start a career but I wasn't looking to do that at the time, was gonna go back to school

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you think that this job/ company is a fit for you?   1 Answer

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at New York Life (Austin, TX) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The initial interview process was okay, just a long process. My initial contact was pleasant to work with. The nightmare was at the end of the process, during the final interview, I was asked about my special needs child. The manager seemed really concerned as to what care my child would need and not what I could bring to the agency

    Interview Questions

    • The funny thing was the initial interviews were nothing like the stories on glass door. The final interview I was asked if I could come up with 10 people that we could talk to and the managers concern about the care needed for my special needs child.   1 Answer
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tacoma, WA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at New York Life (Tacoma, WA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Interview started with a phone call. i was pleased to hear insurance was about people's needs and not about sales. We also talked about ethics and morals and doing what is right. And that insurance is about building relationships and trust. We also talked about support for new agents, training, benefits, etc. Just a very good interview. I was impressed

    Interview Questions

    • What's most important to you when working with clients?   2 Answers

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at New York Life (Glendale, CA).

    Interview

    Lengthy but I like that. It shows they are not just hiring anyone. However, they make you start "working" as if you have been officially hired without finishing their hiring process. Unfortunately, after two months of doing work for them and letting friends and family know that I started working there, they have decided they wouldn't want to go forward because of answers on my application. It was extremely unprofessional. I would advise whoever is applying to make sure they get officially hired before starting putting any work and go to training and marketing yourself. I've never experienced such lack of professionalism and carelessness.

    Interview Questions

    • How comfortable are you to reach out to your warm market?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Wayne, IN
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Fort Wayne, IN) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I had three separate interviews with the branch manager. The first one was with him and his assistant that allowed us to get to know each other and tell me about the company. The second was more in depth about the job and questions I had. The final interview was more about how compensation works and why I should work for them.

    Interview Questions

    • If someone that knew you was asked to describe you using five adjectives what would the be?   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (5)  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I was called to go in for interview and dress professionally. I was ready and I research the company with the understanding I'll be working out of Glendale office. When I went in I was ready for at leat an hour interview and I had questions to ask. However, the young lady that interviewed me )later find out is recruiter working part time making $15.00 an hour). She didn't have much to say and I asked her my first quest and she didn't answer my question I asked again and she said that my job to sell insurance and she didn't want to explain to me the pay either. I didn't like the company or what they represent.

    Interview Questions

    • She didn't ask me any questions really. She just said if I know about the them. I said yes and she said about selling insurance and that I have to bring my own leads that was it. Then she said are you interested to work for us and that was it.   1 Answer

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at New York Life (Portland, OR) in September 2016.

    Interview

    They just want you to sell to your family and friends. They also said they would pay me in training. They also showed me a slide show about the company and the benefits of working for there, but the guy interviewing me went through it very quickly. I took a "test" at the end to see if I was fit to me a sales person.

    Interview Questions

    • What did I expect out of this interview?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at New York Life (Ann Arbor, MI) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I got connected by email and then had a quick phone conversation to set up an interview. I went to go meet him at his office and had the interview in his office. It was a good interview and was very laid back. The only thing that I did not like is that at one point when I was giving him an answer, I noticed he was looking at his phone. I was not very happy about this so that is one of the reasons that I declined the position. He seemed to mostly just talk about how much money I would make which was nice but I am looking for more than that from a company. Seemed like there was so gray areas there that he was not addressing. Overall, it was a good experience but just not what I was looking for.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think would be the hardest thing about insurance sales?   2 Answers

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Orange, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The human resources department emailed me first and sent me an online assessment to see if my personality satisfies their requirements. And then arranged an interview with a partner of their company. I did not continue the interviews since I found I should not be the right person to sale something to other people.

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