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Great Learning Experience
Financial Service Representative (Former Employee), New Windsor, NYMarch 3, 2015
I was able to get a warm welcome into the financial services industry. I learned how to sell advanced products and annuities but more importantly I learned how to react with clients and service them on a needs based basis.
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Productive with good work envirnment
Sr.Software Engineer (Current Employee), Westwood, MAMarch 2, 2015
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Its nice to work with the current client. Work culture is adaptable. Management is good.
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Company has been around for 150 years
Executive Secretary (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAMarch 1, 2015
Pros: over 150 insurance products
Cons: looking for a full-time position
Great Company and People to work with. I work for 3 agents, that work on many different Ins, Products.

I work with an agent that is very successful in longterm care, the other two agents, Rollovers, Financial Advisor.
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good reputation company
Life Agent (Current Employee), San Dimas, CAFebruary 25, 2015
This company has a very good training system to teach agents about their financial products and sales skills. Managers care about agents very much and very supportive to agents performance.
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Productive and Fun
Insurance Agent (Current Employee), New York, NYFebruary 25, 2015
Great place to work. Its fun and their are always new and interesting things to learn. The best part of my job is that I get to help people plan for their future.
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Take this job at your own risk
Transfer of Asset Representative (Former Employee), Dallas, TXFebruary 25, 2015
Pros: free lunches
Cons: you must have extremely thick skin to work here.
This was probably the worst place I have ever worked at. Managers are mean bullies and unprofessional. The best way to describe the work environment is to compare it to dealing with school yard bullies that have not better to do then to pick on and gossip about employees that's not consider in the inner circle.

The typical work day:
The work load never seems to end. You hit the ground running and have to maintain that pace all day. Exhausting...

What you learned:
I learned nothing except that bullies don't always outgrow their behavior.

Your co-worker:
Only talk to you to collect information to spread rumors.

The hardest part of the job:
Being the only adult in the room.

The most enjoyable part of the is job:
Leaving

This is the only place that I have worked where people walk out on the job because of the harassing environment.
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Wonderful Company
Executive Assistant to Senior Vice Presidents (Former Employee), New York, NYFebruary 23, 2015
Pros: people and values
The best part of going to work each day was the people. There is pride in their jobs and a genuine like for one another. There is opportunity for advancement and good benefits. The company really lives up to its mission and values.
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Excellent opportunity
Financial Services Professional (Current Employee), Saddle Brook, NJFebruary 21, 2015
Pros: training
Cons: inconsistent income
New York Life provides a good opportunity to develop a financial services career. Management is supportive and the training program is excellent. Fluctuating income based on commissions is only negative.
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Professional Company, Excellent Management
Registered Representative (Former Employee), Seattle, WAFebruary 18, 2015
Pros: management, professionalism
Cons: work life balance
While your daily routine is dictated by yourself, as it is straight commission, management is readily available to help construct a sales plan. Compensation was excellent, and though work commanded more than 40 hrs per week usually it was a rewarding experience.
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New York Life Insurance excellent company
Registered Rep (Former Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 17, 2015
Pros: great corporate name
Cons: medical issues will prevent a lot of people from getting insurance
NYL is more expensive than most life insurance companies
and it is difficult to get if you have a medical condition.
Life Insurance was the main part of the business. The financial services side is very big too. In 2008 the economy got bad and
investment services suffered do to market issues beyond anyones control.
I became a registered representative with a Series 6 and 63 license allowing me to sell mutual funds and annuities.
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NY LIFE
Financial Advisor (Former Employee), Edison, NJFebruary 16, 2015
The atmosphere of the company is very positive but they take forever to pay you. The training in the company is very extensive.
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Great Company with great leadership.
Agent (Current Employee), Dublin, OHFebruary 16, 2015
It has been a pleasure working at New York Life Insurance. The management team has a great system in place to help employees grow and become better. My co-workers are always helpful and always have a smile on their faces. I have nothing but great things to say about New York Life and it is definitely a great place to work.
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Great company
Sales and Reporting Analyst (Former Employee), Parsippany, NJFebruary 16, 2015
Great company to work for, because the environment makes the work less stressful. Free gym and classes and health screening
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Great Company
Senior Tax Associate (Former Employee), New York, NYFebruary 12, 2015
Unfortunately bought out by a larger company and most of the staff is elsewhere now. Small department, learned a lot. The hours were great
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the company that wants to keep clients
Associate (Former Employee), Parsippany, NJFebruary 9, 2015
The boys network is alive and well. Not all the managers are fair. Some are good but I never worked for a great one. If you show up early and are willing to work non stop for 24/7 you will do well.
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Great success if you have a large natural market to propsect.
Agent / Financial Professional (Current Employee), Omaha, NEFebruary 9, 2015
Pros: flexible work schedule.
Cons: hard to make a living.
If you are new to the industry, they have extensive training to get you going on the right path. But you have to be dedicated to do the work.
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Hard to make it in the first 3 years
Agent (Former Employee), MichiganFebruary 6, 2015
The pay is completely commission but they say that once you make it 3 years in the business you will be set for your career. You are viewed based on sales only.
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Good money if you have the right mind set.
Life Insurance Agent (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZFebruary 3, 2015
Pros: very professional
Cons: cold calls
This job was not for me, I did not enjoy about talking about death to clients. Being a life insurance agent this is something you must become comfortable with in order to succeed. I also did not like having to do cold call sales on the phone every day. The thing I did like was their detailed training they provide once you start.
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Main Receptionist/Data Entry
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Corpus Christi, TXFebruary 2, 2015
Pros: great schedule
Cons: micro manage
Answering telephones and data entry of insurance applications.

Management seemed distant and micro managed.

Co-workers were good. Met a great friend from 10 yrs ago.

Hardest part of job was constant interruptions

Enjoyable part of job was interacting with staff, clients and agents.
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Not for everyone
Agent (Former Employee), Bismarck, NDJanuary 28, 2015
It is a great company if you want to buy life insurance but working for 100% commission is not for everyone. It is hard work to cold call people. The money is great if you can sell insurance but it is a struggle.

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