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"10 years at new york life"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at New York Life full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

strong allotment of vacation time even for inexperienced staff
work life balance oriented

Cons

opportunities are limited for non actuarial staff
compensation is low
tendency to be pigeon holed into roles

Advice to Management

80/20 rule is more like 90/10 in most departments. look to give opportunity to talented non actuaries

Other Employee Reviews for New York Life

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    "As exciting as you'd expect a life insurance company to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Life part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Make connections with top-level management
    Meet with vendors
    Breakfast in the cafeteria is great
    Co-workers make the day go by

    Cons

    One manager told me that as innovative as NYL would like to be, you can't expect projects or ideas to move forward for at least 6 month to 2 years because they need to maintain their reputation, evaluate things through chains dozens of groups and executives and make sure client security and confidentiality is in place. These are all good reasons for making sure they don't make sudden and possibly disastrous mistakes but keep your expectations low if you want to create any kind of change in the workplace.


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    "Prospect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you have the market you have the ability to excel quickly. What sets people apart is who is willing to prospect everyday all day and who is not. If you are very outgoing, smooth, and love to help people this is a great job for you. Although, it is a TOUGH job for the first three years. You have to attain footing and confidence from clients and keep looking for new ones in new ways. If you are great at meeting new people and getting them to listen then this is the job for you!

    Cons

    The first three years are hell and this job tests you everyday, but if you stick with it its worth it in the end.

    Advice to Management

    dont set competition between your agents.

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