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New York Life New York Life Agent Interview Questions

Updated Dec 5, 2016
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New York Life Agent Interview

Anonymous Employee in East Bridgewater, MA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (East Bridgewater, MA).

Interview

Four rounds of interviews; they want to know if you look and smell nice and can represent the company in an excellent light. They really don't want you schlepping insurance and Annuities to your family, but they do want you to grow your network exponentially; the interviews are designed to see if you have ability to get new leads and can wheel and deal with anybody; smart sharp people

Interview Questions

  • Can you relate to people, or how do you relate to people, ie family, colleagues and strangers   1 Answer

Negotiation

No negotiations, you make nothing unless you sell. You don't get any commissions until you reach a certain initial target point. Everybody achieves this in 1-2 sales (yourself and a family member).

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    New York Life Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Washington, DC) in May 2016.

    Interview

    The interview is a 3+ week process, not including the initial online personality assessment. It is designed to screen-in those who are truly committed to selling insurance products.

    You are required to do a full background check prior to completing the interview process.

    Interview Questions

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    New York Life Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Houston, TX) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I was approached for a position with NY Life. There were no job posted so it seems they look up in LinkedIn and target potential candidates.

    It seems the hiring process consist of 4 interviews; I went through the first two interviews. The interviews are with one of the partners and on one-to-one basis. The first one give you general information; the second one gives you the way your are remunerated. Each interview took about 2 hours of your time.

    This is a commission based job with not base salary, so it is not for everyone as you will need to build your portfolio of clients before you can see any significant money.

    I was interested in NY Life because they have very good products and a long standing prestige.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about NY Life?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Currently not in the position to pursue a commission based job.

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    New York Life Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    Nice office! They were running a little late, so I waited for 20 minutes. Everyone was very nice. The manager's pay is dependent on how well newer agents do. They might micro managing. The first interview took 1 hour, which is one of two. Next one is 3 hours long.... some might split this interview up.

    Interview Questions

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    New York Life Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The partner was very persuasive about the opportunities that selling insurance can bring. It can be very lucrative, but it is commission only, so you eat what you kill. The job sounds great but it doesn't fit my strengths, so I passed.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions really, they were selling me on how great the commission only job could be.   Answer Question
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    New York Life Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sandwich, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at New York Life (Sandwich, MA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    3 formal interview processes. I met with one interviewer multiple times and he discussed all the opportunities available within the company. It sounds like a great career path if you don't mind the fact that pay is 100% commission.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you describe your ability to persuade people?   Answer Question
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    New York Life Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Des Moines, IA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was a 3-step Interview process. The first interview was basically a get to know you session to see if you would be a good fit. They also are selling the benefits of being a part of the insurance industry. The second interview is more in depth on your mindset and future objectives. The third was about benefits, how compensation works, and how training works.

    Interview Questions

    • What motivates you to keep driving every single day?   1 Answer
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    New York Life Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    long process. one phone interview and had two in person interviews (one with the manager and one with the higher up) and one assessment test.
    comprehensive and long back ground check required. must obtain insurance license before you get offered from the company.

    Interview Questions

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    New York Life Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Life (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    1.1st receive a phone call, as always do a little bit self introduction, very short, around 10mins. After the interview receive an online test. most of them are behavior question.
    2.then receive email from the partner, schedule a time to meet with partner, get to know each others. around 30mins.
    3.receive email from the partner, meet with others interviewees and partner manager to know more about the company especially the company structure and pay
    Done.

    Interview Questions

    • very general question. focus on your skills and connection   Answer Question
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    New York Life Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at New York Life (San Francisco, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I received a phone call from a recruiter being referred by an employee that I met long ago in one of the networking events that I participated in. We talked and I expressed interest in learning more about this opportunity, then an interview was scheduled.

    On the interview day, I arrived on-time for the appointment. The branch was inside one of the downtown high rise buildings where they occupied the whole floor in a professional corporate working environment that required security clearance and receptionist in the front. I waited a little for the recruiter to come pick me up for the interview after checking-in with the receptionist. Once the recruiter picked me, we talked getting to know each other. A presentation was then demonstrated, and you can stop for question at any time. I asked a lot of questions pertains to the company, position, and support program provided.

    Process was explained in detail and open to questions. After the interview, I was asked to take an computerized personality assessment test before leaving to see if I was an ideal candidate. Result came out and advised by recruiter the same afternoon.

    There are total of 3 interviews screening process.
    Interview #1. Initial recruiting process. Recruiter getting to know you and brief you with presentation. Passing assessment test result required in order to move to #2.
    Interview #2. In-depth interview on a 2 ways street.
    Interview #3. Final interview, response only.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of network or social groups do you participate in?   Answer Question
    • What career path are you looking to take in the next couple years?   Answer Question
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