New York Life Agent Interview Questions

Updated 4 Feb 2015
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Agent Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at New York Life.

Interview

Interview was lengthily, expect four to six. Process is very easy going and relaxed and you will meet several managers. In the event you do get hired, you will not get paid until you hit a certain number to become an active employee.

Interview Questions

  • Interview questions were not difficult. The main focus is to see your social skills, because it is a sales job and also to see how large your natural market would be.   Answer Question

Negotiation

No negotiation phase, paid solely on commissions.

Other Interview Reviews for New York Life

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Independence, OH (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at New York Life (Independence, OH (US)).

    Interview

    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   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    very simple. they laid out the guidlines and contract.

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annapolis, MD (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Annapolis, MD (US)).

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at New York Life.

    Interview

    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

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL (US)
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at New York Life (Schaumburg, IL (US)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    n/a

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Kalamazoo, MI (US)).

    Interview

    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

    100% commission don't let them let you think otherwise.

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in June 2014.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no room for negotiation and no compensation until you prove yourself a valuable employee

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockton, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life (Stockton, CA (US)) in June 2014.

    Interview

    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

    Stiff. No Negotiation.

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    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

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