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New York Life Life Insurance Agent Interview Questions

Updated May 9, 2017
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Life Insurance Agent Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ridgeland, MS
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Ridgeland, MS) in February 2017.

Interview

I was contacted by phone from the Human Resources Director after she saw my resume on Monster.com. Took 3 face-to-face interviews over the course of a month. Also, I had to complete a Marketing Plan to get a taste of what it would be like to be a full-time agent.

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    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at New York Life (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    3 interviews that took place over a week. Each interview took one hour each. The emphasis was on developing a list of two hundred names for their team to access for cold calling purposes. Commission only position. I'm better trying to sell to people not related to me they don't provide leads.

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    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at New York Life (Raleigh, NC) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and the next day I got a phone call asking for an interview for the next day. The interviewer was very friendly. The whole thing was more like a conversation to get to know you.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your career goals? How much money would you like to make?   Answer Question
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    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    1st interview was just a candid conversation with the recruiter. Very relaxed and open about the process. I took a "pop" test on one of their CPUs and was told to follow up the next day. There are supposed to be 3 more interviews, with the last 2 being on the same day.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you like helping people?   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (2)  

    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Monroe, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at New York Life (Monroe, LA).

    Interview

    Initial interview to discuss company averaged an hour, online personality testing (hour long), skills testing, secondary interview to discuss potentional income (embellishment). Must submit two years tax returns, documentation from former emoloyer that you have never sold insurance and gained profit before, fingerprint background check, credit check (any discrepenscies must be cleared up prior to employment), if not licensed in life & health...must do so before hired, must submit name and contact information for 200 people during contracting stages, must attend all training and regional meeting during contracting (do not get paid and can take 60 days), then must sell min 5 contracts to be considered an employee and min $6000 in premium before initial payroll. From first interview to payroll trigger....average is 4-6 months of work done for free

    Interview Questions

    • We are commission based with bonus incentive program. There will be many months that you may not receive a payroll check at all. Are you financially able to endure the requirements of paying for marketing materials and traveling to meet with customers if you have a no payroll month?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No neg. Quota to be met. Misleading about how payroll works. Took in detail notes during this meeting. Was told (these are not exact numbers, just samples only....ex...sell $1000 and get $3000 bonus and $100 per case). Actually, due to payouts, must sell (ex.... $5000 in premium to get initial 1000 and get 60% of communication up to $3000 additional and case rate capped). Must pay for use of regional office and supplies, buy own marketing materials, no reimbursement, and back billed for expensive health insurance and other benefits


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    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at New York Life (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Recurring contact you. Then ask you behavioral questions. And then you meet managing partner in the office. It's all commission so they have to determine if you have the right ambition about the job. If you seem enthusiastic and want the job baldy they will hire you regardless of your expierice or education

    Interview Questions

    • How committed are you to this time of job with unlimited potential   Answer Question

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    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Series of interviews, have to ask for additional meetings to be better explained, being given the option to start P/T for 6 months and keep my current occupation to see if this would be a career for me

    Interview Questions

    • Why did I want to get into Insurance Sales?   1 Answer

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    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    I was a referral from another employee. The process didn't take too long. I met with several managers and was asked standard interview questions. I was educated on NYL and the training process thoroughly.

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  8. Helpful (3)  

    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    3 Step process. Phone call, followed by three (3) meetings in total. A lot of pitching the company and what they could do for me, then it was about what I could do for them. Final meeting was formalities and explaining how my career would begin. Overall it was a great experience. I really could not (and still can't) get enough of the positive energy that is overflowing in the office. Everyone is so excited about helping families secure long term financial safety, and it got me hooked.

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    Life Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    I did not feel like it was an interview. The patner that "interview" me was super nice and very knowledgable about the company. He basically spend 90% of the time telling me about New York Life.

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