New York Life Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2020

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New York Life Chairman, President and  CEO Ted Mathas
Ted Mathas
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Great place to build a career"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agent in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture is fun, uplifting and supportive. If you truly want to be rewarded for your efforts and have the backing and support of management and a strong company, this is the place.

    Cons

    none. This is a great place to enjoy a rewarding career-from an income standpoint and personal fulfillment.

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    New York Life2020-01-30
  2. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends

    I worked at New York Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Private company, with tons of perks and employee pension. Fully vested after 3 years.

    Cons

    Hrs can be long, and stressful

    New York Life2020-03-11
  3. "It's what you make of it"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Life Insurance Agent in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Provides plenty of experts to help you succeed at your job - Motivating and understanding work environment - Plenty of room for growth and job opportunities once you achieve your sales numbers - Communicative - They do not take away TAS payments (stipends) even if your sales are canceled which does not happen at all other life insurance companies/ wealth management firms.

    Cons

    - pay is not steady though this is expected - you will not succeed if you do not actively work on your own - your experience at this company is based on who your managers are so I can have a great time working there because I love the supportive environment, but if you go to a different office, you may not vibe as well with your managers so be careful before you sign the dotted line. All the managers and employees that I've met at other New York Life offices are really nice and accommodating though.

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    New York Life2020-06-03
  4. "Insurance Salesman"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent 

    I have been working at New York Life full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, helpful, great environment

    Cons

    Frustrating, boring material, commute from city

    New York Life2020-06-03
  5. "good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Second Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was a great place, great people, lots of good benefits

    Cons

    stagnant and tough to make a change

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    New York Life2020-06-01
  6. "Overall Great Company! It depends what you are looking for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance is ok (better than other companies), stable company

    Cons

    Old culture, lower pay than you can get other companies

    New York Life2020-05-29
  7. "Hard work, but big payoff"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Agent in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent support from management and great training

    Cons

    100% Commission Based. Be prepared to put the work in.

    New York Life2020-05-23
  8. "Nice company but complicated structure"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice company with friendly management

    Cons

    company hierarchy and the company structure

    New York Life2020-05-22
  9. "Great Experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Financial Services Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Life full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    None, Great place to work at.

    New York Life2020-05-22
  10. "Review of New York Life"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Life full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Rich amount of resources to work with

    Cons

    Provide little leads for new agents

    New York Life2020-05-23
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