New York Life Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 23, 2014
Updated Aug 23, 2014
383 interviews

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    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfax, VA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 5 days - interviewed at New York Life in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to this position through my school's hiring program. I was scheduled for an interview a few days later. The interview was a little under an hour long. Interviewer was very friendly and helpful. They mostly just wanted to get to know me both personally and professionally. He explained the three step interview process to me and a little about the services they offer and the compensation and the company structure. I filled out an online survey after, and was given materials to read/ fill out in order to move to the next stage of interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    • They interview was just about getting to know me. One question was asking what is the first thing I do when I walk into a party. The whole interview was just questions about me, nothing technical.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I basically got offered to move to the next stage of interviewing, but I declined because the job is 100% commission and I am not wiling to take the risk, especially selling life insurance.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Financial Services Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wall, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wall, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at New York Life in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    There were a total of three rounds for my interview. Each one requiring a certain amount of work to be done and brought back to the next interview. Last round included calling ten people and receiving referrals from them while asking them questions. It was fairly simple. Most questions were personality based. They want to see that you are a go-getter and that you take initiative.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me something about yourself thats not on your resume.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was commission based.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4 days - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    They found my resume on the wed, contacted by phone, set up an interview. Basically they were not interviewing me, but advertising this position, trying to convince me to work for them. Since it was 100% commission based position, i decided not to proceed.

    No Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Hiring process was simple and straightforward-met hiring manager at a networking event, and spoke to him a few times. Took a quick computer test and was given an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult--they only care about who you know so they can use you to get more business   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied online, followed up with recruiter, phone screening and onsite interview. met with the team while onsite and had 3 rounds of interview with panel members. Took a tour of the office premises. People were helpful.

    No Offer
  7.  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at New York Life in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    It feels like they are trying to sell the position to me and makes me believe that there are a lot of potentials to make a lot of money.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    There was an initial interview that last about 20 minutes if they like you and it's just to get an initial feel for you. Then, they have a much more detailed interview where they try to scare you about the harsh realities of a completely commission based salary. Next, they tell you exactly what to expect out of the internship and what tests you need to pass to obtain certifications. The one thing I didn't like was that they don't provide anyways to help you sell. They pretty much tell you to figure out your own unique way and hopes some of the older guys will help you out a bit.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)
    Application Details

    interviewed at New York Life in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Quick response, easy to schedule, long interview process on the day of including tour of the site, training rooms, offices, meeting facilities etc. It seems the interviewer does more to sell you on the job than you have to sell your own skill set at times.

    Interview Questions
    • compare and contrast this company with Metlife, AIG and others in the same field   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Went through three rounds of interviews with progressively more senior management. Interview questions were very typical - what is your least/most favorite job activity, what do you to to manage stress, decision making examples etc. Interviewers were very respectful and made the interview enjoyable. Second interview involved an aptitude test - wasn't difficult to anticipate the answers they were looking for.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be willing to sell our services to your friends and family?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I was interviewing with several other companies at the time and was offered a more competitive position.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at New York Life in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The initial contact was via email. Subsequent communication was always prompt and courteous. The company seemed very "warm," that is people friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • Did you ever want to start your own business and why or why not?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Although the position was intriguing, don't think it is the right fit for me.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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