New York Life
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New York Life Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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Accounting/Finance Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at New York Life

Interview Details Went into the office in New York, the staff was really polite, had two back to back interviews that lasted roughly 30 min. Nothing too intimidating, questions were pretty straight forwards, they mainly discussed the position itself and I asked questions based on that, which I think helped me in this interview.

Interview Question – What segment of your resume are you most proud of?   Answer Question

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Financial Services Professional Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at New York Life.

Interview Details Very professional staff and office. I was contacted within a week of responding to a post and had an interview within 1-2 weeks. The process was very thorough and informative.

Interview Question – Questions about my personal career goals.   Answer Question

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Life Insurance Agent Interview

Anonymous Employee
Myrtle Beach, SC (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in December 2013.

Interview Details The process involves a series of three interviews with the current manger. They do not care all that much about your previous work history, unless you have worked in the insurance field before. They are very picky with whom they hire and you must look and act professionally to even be considered. Even if you are called back for another interview, that is when they sell you the greed about being an insurance salesman. They are looking for greasy people to push insurance.

Interview Question – How greedy could you be if you were to be hired   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No salary

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Average Interview

Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 days - interviewed at New York Life.

Interview Details Met the partner at a career fair and got signed up for an interview the next morning. Initial interview was very informative about the company, office, and position. A second interview was scheduled immediately two days later. More extensive interview, lasted about an hour. A third interview was to be scheduled at my convenience and interest.

Interview Question – What sets you apart from all of the other candidates?   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Advisor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Boston, MA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at New York Life in March 2013.

Interview Details I was contacted by a recruiter after meeting a rep from New York Life at a jobs fair. I came in for an interview, but stopped the process after the first session, which was over an hour long. Questions tended to be softball questions (what are you strengths, where do you want to be in five years etc).

Interview Question – All were very straight forward.   Answer Question

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Insurance Agent Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at New York Life.

Interview Details Just a bunch of questions

Interview Question – Whos your best friend and why   Answer Question

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Sales Agent Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at New York Life

Interview Details basic behavior questions, very nice person, makes me ask him a lot of questions. had to take a survey to evaluate your personality and see if you are fit to this job. made me practice with people around me to ask their preferences on having insurance.

Interview Question – have to come up more questions to ask him   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

New York Life Agent Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Francisco, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 days - interviewed at New York Life in March 2014.

Interview Details 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.

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Easy Interview

Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York Life.

Interview Details Interview was pretty painless. I spoke with a Managing Partner and he gave me details of the company and what the potential income i could earn as an agent.

Interview Question – New York Life checks everything on your resume and also your background as well as your credit. If anything pops up you will have to fix before you get an offer   View Answer

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Insurance Agent Interview

Anonymous Employee
South Houston, TX (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York Life.

Interview Details great process and very thorough

Interview Question – why do you have a hard time with nos.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – long process but worth it, 4 interviews

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