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New York Life Insurance Sales Agent Interview Questions

Updated May 9, 2017
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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Declined Offer

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at New York Life.

Interview

Everything went smoothly - no questions were too out of the ordinary. Definitely get the sense that they're selling you their company instead of the other way around.

Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    To be perfectly honest with you, I'm not even sure what the job title would have been for this position! I got a call to schedule an interview and I didn't even think I had applied...but I figured, why not just go for the interview and see what happens? I got there for the interview and there were 2 other people waiting for what seemed to be the same position - one was a woman who was probably in her 40's and the other was a young man who had just graduated from college (as I overheard him tell the receptionist) - I'm 33. The interview was the strangest thing...it seemed like the person I met with (a senior partner) was trying to sell me on the job! I've always had to sell myself to the company... Then I had to take an aptitude test to see if I was even a good fit...hmmm... And at the end, I was told that he would let me know the results and I should call him if interested. I was confused - was he calling me? Or was I calling him? He explained that I should call him... I wish all job interviewers told me to call them if I wanted to pursue the job after the interview!

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    The interviewer skirted around the answer when I asked about the salary. I needed to know that I would have some sort of a base - not only make commission. It didn't matter to me that I would have the "potential" to earn 6-figures in one year if I couldn't get a guarantee that I would earn $6 in one week.


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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Initially met an agent at a career expo. Got a call the next day to set up an interview. After the first interview, got scheduled for a second interview the upcoming week. After the second interview, got a packet for a sales project to get me started.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    It just didn't feel right for me.


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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    Went on interview, pretty standard. Had me fill out some qualifiers online, then talked in person

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Took a different offer


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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at New York Life in March 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was essentially me talking about myself for thirty minutes. He asked me what I wanted to do and when I told him that I was still thinking abut a role as a financial analyst he tried to convince me to join sales. At the end of the interview I asked him what the key to success was working sales at NYL. He responded by telling me that what made him successful was selling to his friends parents. This completely turned me off to working sales at NYL.

    Interview Questions

    • If I walked up to a group of your friends and asked about you what would they say?   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (11)  

    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

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life in June 2009.

    Interview

    I'm not exactly sure what their goal of the interview is. They tell you that they are doing a "screening process"
    to see if the career is a good fit for you. Somehow it seems to me like they are just trying to get free hot leads. I'm not sure exactly what their recruiting structure is. They seem to withhold information for some time before they allow you access to it. Predominantly the commission information. Strange process.

    Interview Questions

    • Not many questions where asked, if any.   1 Answer

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at New York Life (Brooklyn, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    10 Years Background Check and Fingerprints Check.
    It is necessary to hear to a week course of lectures. To buy the book - $100.00. Then it is necessary to hand over 2 computer examinations at office. After that you suppose to examination on Manhattan. To hand over it it is possible some time. Each examination - $50.00

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not to trust their promises


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Life in May 2009.

    Interview

    This consisted of three interviews a long way away, one interview with the local office and extensive screening online. One thing about the interviews, they're more like presentations to you. They don't ask very much about you or your history. It's all about explaining the company and what you're expected to do.

    Interview Questions


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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Flushing, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at New York Life (Flushing, NY).

    Interview

    Placed resume on career builder and received multiple emails from this company as well as others like. Went to the interview which took three days, found out that you need to take a course in order to become licensed which was almost $300. To sum it up I declined.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I was told I was coming in for a paid position and not commission based


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