New York Life

www.newyorklife.com

New York Life Agent Interview Questions

Updated 29 Dec 2014
Updated 29 Dec 2014
45 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

54%
35%
9%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

43%
23%
12%

Interview Difficulty

2.3
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

45 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

Agent Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Independence, OH (US)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Independence, OH (US)
Application Details

I applied through college or university – interviewed at New York Life.

Interview Details

Met at a university job fair, they quickly called for an interview, it went very smooth, second interview my recruiter asked me to lay out a business plan for my agency. Then I got hired, the turnover in the insurance industry is huge so they will hire most people if you show promise

Interview Questions
  • Create a vision of your company, selling NYL products how would you structure your agency   View Answer
Negotiation Details
very simple. they laid out the guidlines and contract.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for New York Life

  1.  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annapolis, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annapolis, MD (US)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The recruiter contacted me after discovering an old resume I forgot I had on careerbuilder.com. I am always open to hearing offers and this was a chance to work in a field and actually utilize what I studied in college.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions due to the unique circumstances during my interview. An agent stepped in to retrieve a file and it turned out we knew each other. An offer was made on the spot after he vouched for me.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiations. The interview turned very informal once another agent popped his head in the office and he recognized me. It turns out I knew him through some friends. I was offered the job on the spot pending background/credit check.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received a call from a manager about 2 days later, went in for an interview the next day. Very professional, yet relaxed interview that asked the standard questions. Took about an hour and a half, and had to fill out a personality test at the end. Very good experience, however I wasn't interested in the company and did not go in for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at New York Life in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Solid interview. Went for two meetings and after the second meeting I gathered all the information I needed in deciding that this was not a job for me. I was expected to work when I am away from work. Your free time and weekends are spent generating leads and socializing with clubs and local events.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    You generate your own business under the New York life name. No base pay strictly commission

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at New York Life in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    There was really not much to my interview. A friend of a friend is an agent and he contacted a partner who setup the interview. I met with a partner and a training manager. The interview really consisted of them trying to convince me to give the position a shot. They were clear up front about the nature of the job and explained the comp structure, which is 100% commission based.

    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews first one you have to submit your information in order for them to perform a background check. 2nd interview they talk about compensation. third interview they offer you a job. If you show up to all three of the interviews and can pass a background check they will offer you a job.

    Negotiation Details
    100% commission don't let them let you think otherwise.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  10.  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is lengthy, but not difficult. First stage was a company presentation with questions regarding education, experience, and insurance or financial background. A little bit of family information questions were asked, but nothing prying or of a deeply personal nature. Second stage is the compensation overview. It took an hour and a half and it is quite detailed and fairly complex. I have not attended the third interview yet, which will be on the marketing plan and should take an additional hour. I expect an offer to follow.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest question, but age old in interviews, that was asked was "tell me about yourself."   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Work at New York Life? Share Your Experiences

New York Life

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates who said that their interview experience was positive, neutral or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.