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Updated Dec 5, 2022

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Found 4,086 of over 5K reviews
3.7
63% Recommend to a Friend
New York Life CEO Craig DeSanto
86% Approve of CEO

Found 4,068 of over 5K reviews

3.7
63%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
Approve of CEO
New York Life CEO Craig DeSanto
Craig DeSanto
121 Ratings

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  • "Captive agent and since this is a commission only position you can get into financial difficulties if you are having a bad month production(in 237 reviews)
  • "no salary and they do not pay when you are part(in 186 reviews)
  • "Training, revolving door, and poor management.(in 129 reviews)
  • "The reason someone makes a good manager at NYL is because they know how to sell people.(in 75 reviews)
  • "Even more of a deathknell, upper management is slowly outsourcing every department.(in 30 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee
    Featured Review

    Top notch culture

    Jun 2, 2022 - Senior Investment Representative in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I have worked for a number of financial firms, but none of them have made me feel as comfortable and appreciated as NYL. Usually you're surrounded by people who are laser focused on your faults rather than your successes and make you feel like your job is constantly in jeapordy. But my managers and team mates at NYL make me feel like they want to retain me and promote my growth. I can't say what it's like to be an agent, but working for the corporate side has been an excellent experience. The work can be demanding at times but your team will have your back and support you best they can. They've also been expanding the teams so the individual workload has been reduced and allowed us to give the best service we can to each situation. Especially since they changed my role to full time WFH/remote and it's a standard 40 hour work week, the work life balance is great as long as you're ok not choosing when you take breaks and lunch.

    Cons

    Initial base pay could be more competitive.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Pros and Cons during short period service

    Dec 5, 2022 - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very Good company Good work environment

    Cons

    Commission type , unstable income

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Solid company with good people

    Dec 5, 2022 - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture and coworkers.

    Cons

    Legacy policies and not able to WFH full time

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Company

    Dec 3, 2022 - Registered Nurse in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice, good, can learn new things

    Cons

    There are no cons so far

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Company

    Nov 29, 2022 - Agent in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great support Excellent Training Respected brand name Strong financial rating Fortune 100 company

    Cons

    For first time in sales, there is no real pay stability until you make your way up.