New York Life Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2021

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3.9
73%
Recommend to a Friend
95%
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New York Life Chairman, President and  CEO Ted Mathas
Ted Mathas
1,466 Ratings
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  • "100% commission only with a less than 3% chance of succeeding in the industry(in 125 reviews)

  • "Very hard to build your book of business and you really depend on your friends and family working with you and becoming your clients(in 118 reviews)

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  1. "Love working here"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    everything is good here surely

    Cons

    none that i can tell here

  2. "ok"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at New York Life full-time

    Pros

    good working environment for employee

    Cons

    no work life balance. too much


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Windsor, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training for new hires.

    Cons

    Management only care about their own asses

  4. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Pricing Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance Good benefits

    Cons

    There is not much growth

  5. "Overall it is a good company!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 100 company Training opportunities Meaningful work Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Some Sr. Leaders lack integrity and professionalism.

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Strategy in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance oriented company

    Cons

    Sometimes to difficult to get promoted

  7. "You have to stay busy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agent in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -remote -uncapped commission -good culture -good worklife balance

    Cons

    -no basepay -have to pay for your own leads

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  8. "Great Work enviroment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Training, Support, benefits, Culture, incentives

    Cons

    Commission Base only, commision base only

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  9. "Partner Role"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great resources available, good comp

    Cons

    Salary not permanent, no budget for business expenses

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  10. "Work Life Balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New York Life provides you the opportunity to create your own financial practice business, which brings with it the complete control over your time. Because you act as a rep for NYL and NYLIFE you already have all of the services and backend admin work taken care of.

    Cons

    just like any business owner, your income depends on how you manage yourtime

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