New York Life Insurance Agent Interview Questions | Glassdoor

New York Life Insurance Agent Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2017
261 Interview Reviews

Experience

Experience
58%
25%
16%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
34%
20%
12%
11
10
9
1

Difficulty

2.4
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy

261 Candidate Interview ReviewsBack to all Interviews

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty
  1.  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Personable, enjoyable - just long. Walked you through the company and the position - wasn't really a interview setting, more so just a conversation which made it easy and more personable.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about our company   1 Answer

  2. 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
  3.  

    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

  4.  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Contacted over linkedin and brought in for a couple of interviews. Both of which included personality tests as well as a questionnaire. The first meeting was the bulk of the interview, and the second meeting went over the benefits and what the process would be if I am hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you handle working on a commission based income?   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at New York Life (Atlanta, GA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process literately took forever.... (3 weeks to be exact and that was only round 2 ). The 1st interview was with a recruiter who was very nice and welcoming and made it seem like working for their company would be the best thing ever. However, after it was over she assigned me homework... Literally. The 1st assignment was to get 10 references... not 2 or 3.... 10 . They did not have to be professional they actually preferred it to be personal. after you completed that you'd have to read an entire booklet about N.Y.L and its history, products and their expectations of you. After you finished that you would have to complete another "self assessment" which has to be handed in during your second round interview. During the 1st round they briefly talked about salary information saying that the average is anywhere from $40,000-60,000 a year (entirely commission based ).

    The second round interview now I had to wait 2 weeks to schedule ... I got there 10 min early and the guy was literately 25 min late because he was with a client . He Printed out my 1st online self assessment along with a script I'm supposed to follow and a bunch of more information about the company. He explained the salary in more details however the numbers were greatly different saying that the average is now $70,000- 80,000 in the 1st year and explained the league of averages and how it works out. When hes done rambling in circles about the same thing over and over again he finally ask me a few questions which i answered well . After our interview was over he gave me more ... you guessed it! Homework. this assignment now was to get 3 people to actually come in to the office be signed up for New York life( this is where your 10 references come in) . This did not work for me because i recently moved to Atlanta and none of my references could realistically come in. Id have to wait another 2 weeks to schedule another appointment and at that point i decided to terminate my interviewing process. Its very long and daunting. I did not graduate college to go back and do more homework. I did not enjoy. I would rate this entire process a 2 out of 5 stars. Not worth the time wasted.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    Introduced the company first, such as how they work, how they training their agent, then ask you some interview questions and take a assessment test. The whole process spend one week.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Palm Beach, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (West Palm Beach, FL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Thorough but casual interview process. The interviewer was very personable and friendly as well as knowledgeable.NYL seems to be a very ethical company and also very diverse. Overall it was a positive and informative interaction.

    Interview Questions

    • The 5 things you would like most in a job   2 Answers

  9. Helpful (12)  

    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

  10.  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Memphis, TN) in February 2017.

    Interview

    There are 3 interviews. The first one is opening and more of a sales pitch. The 2nd is all about compensation. I have not had the 3rd interview but I'm willing to bet that it's another sales pitch situation

    Interview Questions

    • What are four things you are looking for in a job?   1 Answer

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.