New York Life Actuarial Interview Questions

Updated 4 Mar 2015
Updated 4 Mar 2015
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I applied online – interviewed at New York Life.

Interview

I applied online and got an email for a phone interview about two weeks later. Simple behavioral questions and nothing too unexpected. I got emailed back again to say that i made it to the next round of interviews

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    Actuarial Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    Phone interview first. Why NY Life? Previous work experience. Difficulties you had to deal with. Leadership experiences.
    I didnt feel like i did well but I got to the on site, haven't had it yet.

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    Actuarial Interview

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    Interview

    It only took them a day to contact me via email after I submitted my online application. I had my first phone screening after 3 days. Then in about 10 days, I did my second round phone interview. Both interviews were highly behavioral with barely any technical question. Then I was invited on-site. Five people interviewed me one after another and each interview lasted exactly 30 minutes. After five interviews, I went out for lunch with two actuarial students. The on-site interviews were slightly more technical than the phone screenings, but they were still pretty easy. Overall, it was a great experience interviewing with the company. I thought I did pretty well during the on-site interview, but unfortunately, I did not get an offer.

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    Actuarial Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    I got an email with the possibility of an interview. It was a phone interview. Questions about 1. tell me about a time when your leadership style failed? 2. tell me one the excel projects you did

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    Actuarial Interview

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    No Offer
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    Interview

    They had my resume on file from the previous year and emailed me to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview lasted about 20 minutes; asked me basic questions on my resume, what I knew about the company, and a bunch of behavioral questions, and there was time for me to ask questions at the end. I was notified of my rejection via email a week later.

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    Actuarial Interview

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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in September 2014.

    Interview

    Was contacted via email asking for an updated version of my resume in early September. About a week later, I received a request for a phone interview. The questions were geared towards general questions about academic and professional experience, and towards gauging demonstrated interest in pursuing a career as an actuary.

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    • Describe a time when you had to convince a group of people to do things a certain way.   Answer Question
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    Actuarial Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at New York Life (New York, NY (US)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview first. Got asked questions on leadership and communication. Then I met many people for the onsite round interview. Most questions are behavioral, pretty easy to handle. Onsite interview includes a lunch with two students

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    Actuarial Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in February 2014.

    Interview

    applied online and heard back pretty soon, they are so productive! Then set for a phone interview, basically just behavior questions and went through your resumes. I didn't get the second round.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. describe one of your leadership experiences and what you learn from this experience
      2. what is the most difficult functions you can use in excel
       
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    Actuarial Interview

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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Boston, MA (US)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I did a phone interview with Aon Hewitt in February. The questions were pretty standard behavioral ones. The interview lasted about thirty minutes and I was given time to ask questions at the end. I received an email about a week later saying they were not interested. Overall, the interviewer was nice. He told me about his job and the duties of the actuarial interns.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you to break down a difficult concept and explain it to someone who did not understand.   Answer Question
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    Actuarial Interview

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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at New York Life (New York, NY (US)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview first - just simple behavioral questions. Second interview was on site. Interviewed with 5 people. Each focused on their own individual area - General Interest in NYL / Why Actuarial, second focused on my resume, third on Technical Skills, fourth was a general overview of the company, fifth asked the more difficult questions / tested knowledge on the industry. A very fair process.

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    • Name and explain 3 different types of events that could greatly effect the profitability of the company?   Answer Question

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