New York Life Insurance Sales Agent Interview Questions

Updated 28 Aug 2014
Updated 28 Aug 2014
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Insurance Sales Agent Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at New York Life in May 2014.

Interview Details

It feels like they are trying to sell the position to me and makes me believe that there are a lot of potentials to make a lot of money.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process took a couple of weeks. There were 3 interviews total, all with the same person - a partner. The first interview consisted of asking me questions about myself. Then, there was a personality test. The 2nd interview was to tell me about the company, followed by a class about the compensation package, benefits, etc. The final interview was to offer me the job.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Wasn't interested in a job with no base salary.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Interview was pretty painless. I spoke with a Managing Partner and he gave me details of the company and what the potential income i could earn as an agent.

    Interview Questions
    • New York Life checks everything on your resume and also your background as well as your credit. If anything pops up you will have to fix before you get an offer   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days - interviewed at New York Life in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went on two interviews with NY Life. I believe they found my resume on Career builder, as they were 1 of about 15 insurance companies to contact me. I liked the people that I met with, thought they were all very nice and personable.
    They make it very clear that there is potential to make a lot of money if you work with them.

    I definitely felt I was being "sold", rather than being interviewed. I did my homework on the company, but I didn't feel that they did their homework on me.

    I was told in my first interview that I had been flagged for a management position. I found out later that the management opportunity wouldn't come for several years.

    The position is 100% commission. They will try and skirt any questions about compensation until the 3rd interview.

    If this sort of position is your bag. Then go for it. Not for me though.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not really asked any traditional interview questions.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at New York Life in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter was really nice. Not too many questions that you should answer. In the first interview, they just introduced the company and asked you to complete an assessment online.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at New York Life in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very different. It started with a personality test that you must pass in order to get a second interview. Next, questions needed to be answered on a computer, and you typed them out rather then speaking face to face. Then after you answered the questions you would talk about your answers in person.

    Interview Questions
    • When did you make a bad decision? How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Referred by current employee, introduced to hiring manager

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at New York Life.

    Interview Details

    Went on interview, pretty standard. Had me fill out some qualifiers online, then talked in person

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Took a different offer

    Declined Offer
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    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initially met an agent at a career expo. Got a call the next day to set up an interview. After the first interview, got scheduled for a second interview the upcoming week. After the second interview, got a packet for a sales project to get me started.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    It just didn't feel right for me.

    Declined Offer
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Insurance Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    To be perfectly honest with you, I'm not even sure what the job title would have been for this position! I got a call to schedule an interview and I didn't even think I had applied...but I figured, why not just go for the interview and see what happens? I got there for the interview and there were 2 other people waiting for what seemed to be the same position - one was a woman who was probably in her 40's and the other was a young man who had just graduated from college (as I overheard him tell the receptionist) - I'm 33. The interview was the strangest thing...it seemed like the person I met with (a senior partner) was trying to sell me on the job! I've always had to sell myself to the company... Then I had to take an aptitude test to see if I was even a good fit...hmmm... And at the end, I was told that he would let me know the results and I should call him if interested. I was confused - was he calling me? Or was I calling him? He explained that I should call him... I wish all job interviewers told me to call them if I wanted to pursue the job after the interview!

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The interviewer skirted around the answer when I asked about the salary. I needed to know that I would have some sort of a base - not only make commission. It didn't matter to me that I would have the "potential" to earn 6-figures in one year if I couldn't get a guarantee that I would earn $6 in one week.

    Declined Offer

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