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Updated 15 Nov, 2014
Updated 15 Nov, 2014
428 Interview Reviews

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at New York Life in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was first reached out to by email by managing partners assistant. Went in for a total of 6 interviews. None of the interviews were particularly difficult or probing, just making sure that my personality would be fitting for a sales like position. Dance around the fact that it is a fully commission based sales job, instead stressing that it is a "performance based pay financial representative position." Final interview is all about the pay structure, no questions related to finance whatsoever.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Commission only, not a good first job for someone right out of college

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I received a phone call and was told there would be 4 interview rounds and they will help me finish step by step. The second round is a face-to-face interview. This job is good for people who have good communication and sales skill and commission-based

    Reasons for Declining

    I am interested in another job

    Declined Offer
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Selling pitch--endless growth possibility, selling insurance, commission based (solely), family & friends are your network. Call from recruiter, then one on one interview. Research company functions, products, services. Prepare to sell the products to family and friends

    Interview Questions
    • How will you expand your network to reach new customer base?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Commissioned based salary

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a very simple process. I applied through an online posting and within the next half an hour I received a phone call to meet in person. The next day I had a brief meeting time that I wouldn’t quite say was an interview. It was more of why I applied for the position and if I would be willing to do certain tasks. Overall, it was a sales position, so I wasn’t as interested. It seems like a great company to work for though.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Fairly simple. Met and discussed with a licensed agent as well as a partner of the company. In total there were three interviews. All of the interviews/meetings lasted no longer then thirty minutes. Interviews were in a relaxed environment. I was nervous going into it but felt comfortable once things got started.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were relatively general. How to deal with rejection, what are your world concerns, your greatest skill to attribute to the company. They threw a curve ball by asking what my favorite animal was and why.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Fairly strung out. Not completely clear as to what compensation would be.
    Accepted Offer
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed many times (4 to be specific). The 1st is with the recruiter. The 2nd is likely that with a Partner. The 3rd is likely the Executive Partner or Group. The 4th is back with the Partner. There are tasks to be completed after the 2nd interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your motivations? Please list 3 in the order of importance... Please explain each.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There isn't much room for negotiation, because it is a sales position. It is a matter of how much do you believe you can sale without a safety net. I would definitely reconsider if this is your first job. Actually, I would doubt they would offer you the job if it is your first.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    interviewed at New York Life in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received response two days after on-line application. It is a good company but the position is not what I want. I am looking for finance job but the position is about sales and the salary is entirely based on your sales performance. They asked simple questions about personality and career plan. Don`t be nervous about the interview. The manager is very nice.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend in the company whose partner was hiring. 5 step process. Felt very good about the process, however I felt they put too much emphasis on the potential for income and not enough emphasis on what the job actually entailed.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were pretty standard personality questions nothing very technical.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no room for negotiation and no compensation until you prove yourself a valuable employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockton, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockton, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview1: Introductions, just getting to one another.
     Interview2: Introduction to Products and how they are marketed.
     Interview3: Compensation Conversation

    Be sincere, genuine, and a go-getter.

    My recruiter was knowledgeable, professional, and easy to talk to. Does his job well.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Stiff. No Negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Insurance Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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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