Find companies:
New York Life
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
446 reviews

New York Life Employer Reviews

Company Attributes

  • Job Work/Life Balance
  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Job Security/Advancement
  • Management
  • Job Culture
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Company
Account Executive/Agent (Former Employee), San Francisco, CAJuly 8, 2014
Great Company, great brand, established company. The management in the SF/SJ area is a bit transactional and serves a large portion immigrant sales force, so sometimes, it can be sophomoric. But, they are motivated, you just have to overlook the lack of professionalism at this General Office. The SJ and SF offices recently split, so not sure what that – more... has done to the culture. The NY Life corporate culture in these GO's is definitely not the typical. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A Company with good culture and people
Senior Associate (Current Employee), New York, NYJuly 7, 2014
Overall it is a good company. However, it is hard to advance or move between groups. The organization is very much the old school vertical structure, the upside down pyramid where there are more managers doing the talks than staff doing the work. Although they tried to so-called flattening the organization, it pretty much failed in a lot of the departments – more... or business units, which only created more confusion and no improvement. Management is demanding, which sends mixed messages to employees, it's good that it pushes the a lot of talented good people to do quality work and own it, but at the same time, work/life balance is lost, opinions/feedback are ignored. There are a lot of good people in the company, but it's sad that the company doesn't retain a lot of them as before due to lack of opportunities for moving around the company and advancing. Although they promote diversity, only certain (personality and else) types can advance in reality.

The positive is that you get to work with many talented and nice people, there are all age groups to connect to , there are many networking events, speeches from internal and external speakers about different topics, training classes, charity events offered throughout the year. And the job is secured, there are many employees who have/had been with the company for 30+ years.

The company offers half day Fridays in the summer, allows early dismissal the day before holidays, there is a free gym and a medical center, and the location at flatiron is convenient. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excellent benefits, flexible schedule
Underwriter (Former Employee), TampaJuly 4, 2014
Great company with great benefits. Learned a lot of medical terminology, how to read medical records, and database management. Hardest part of the job was being on the phone most of the day.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Work/Life Balance, Little opportunity for advancement
Associate (Current Employee), New York, NYJune 26, 2014
NYL is a good company to work for. Decent job security and great work/life balance. People are generally nice and helping, however there's little room for advancing my career.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Creative
Life Insurance Agent (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 25, 2014
Working with NYL has helped me to be creative in the way I market their products.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not the same company it was when I started there in 2005.
Representative (Former Employee), Dallas, TXJune 25, 2014
Pros: salary
Cons: managers who don't know the job, no ladder to climb, health insurance, more work than hours in the day
It used to be a great company to work for. The benefits were good, the pay was too, there was actually a ladder to climb. Most of the employees had been with the company for 30-40 years. They got rid of those folks in the last few years and now the turn over rate is out of control.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Work a lot
FINANCIAL ADVISER (Former Employee), Glendale, CAJune 25, 2014
It was a non stop work flow! no such thing as a day off with this company! be ready to have zero life forever
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Really care for their employees
Licensed Insurance Agent & Customer Service Rep (Former Employee), Tampa, FLJune 23, 2014
Inbound call center. Few opportunities for advancement. Was able to create and establish a good client base for investments and insurance products
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Awesome work enviornment and great people to work for.
Agent (Former Employee), Portage, MIJune 23, 2014
Pros: worked with awesome people and great training.
Cons: not a steady source of income. alot of travel at personal expense.
I have never had the privilege of working someplace I loved as much as I did with New York Life. The people I worked with were awesome. The team spirit that was embedded in this company shined through with everything we did. The training that was put in place was very well done. Due to the amount of income going out as opposed to coming in, I was forced – more... to leave with the option to go back. It is difficult to start a career as an insurance agent without significant backup funds. But it was an amazing learning experience that I have gained a great deal of knowledge from. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great work environment with a great culture
Financial Services Professional (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAJune 21, 2014
I love New York Life. It's a fortune 500 company and a great place to grow and build a career. I learned all the tools of prospecting, phone skills, referrals, event planning, follow ups, case prep, etc. The management team always held trainings and they were always informative and enlightening. My co-workers were great. We helped each other refer clients – more... and work on cases together. The hardest part of the job is prospecting and setting 10-15 appointments a week. The most enjoyable part is setting your own schedule and having an unlimited income stream. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great People
Service Specialist (Current Employee), New York, NYJune 17, 2014
take inbound calls, up to 100 calls per day
scored on service w/ third party company (DALBAR)
work with other areas to ensure smooth transactions
exchange, redeem, purchase trades
provide excellent customer service
mentor new hires
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great training provided to New Organization Agents
Registered Representative (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAJune 15, 2014
Pros: partial control of schedule
Cons: micromanagement is some cases, no base pay
A typical day at work is really up to the Agent. You have to be very proactive when it comes to being familiar with the tools necessary to succeed. The management is very good about maintaining contact with each agent and is willing to help when necessary. The most difficult part of the job is trying to build a business without any base pay. The best – more... part about this career is the relationships you can build with your clients and prospects and the capabilities you develop in financial knowledge. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Interesting environment
Help Desk Support Analyst (Current Employee), Alpharetta, GAJune 13, 2014
Pros: n/a
Cons: several
I value the experience, but with any company there are little tweaks that must be made.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
This is not a good fit for someone that needs consistent income every month, and that cannot work long hours into the Evenings. .
Licensed Insurance Agent (Former Employee), Melville, NYJune 12, 2014
Pros: helping people, manage your time, opportunity to make unlimited income.
Cons: you are rejected by nine out of ten people you meet, you work long hours trying to find people to meet and help, no base salary only commisions, constantly training to meet licensing requirements
Advise individuals and families about financial products that help to protect and increase their wealth.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
You have to love it
Agent, Sales (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 11, 2014
Pros: great training and management
Cons: 100% commission
Selling Life Insurance is hard. No one wants to talk about death. But at NY Life you get great training that prepares you for anything you may want to achieve.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Nice people and I learned a great deal.
Sales Agent (Former Employee), North JerseyJune 11, 2014
Pros: meeting customers
Training, phone work, computer work in the office.
Going on appointments.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and Fun Workplace
Senior Service Assistant (Former Employee), Tampa, FLJune 11, 2014
A wonderful company with great benefits. I wish the commute was not so far. I would love to go back!
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good company with job security
Director - Investments Risk Management Group (Current Employee), New York, NYJune 11, 2014
Depending on the group and the department, this place can be wonderful or dreadful. Benefits are OK. I appreciate on site FREE gym; however other benefits (such as medical) are very expensive, with limited options for healthcare providers. They used to offer choices but starting this year, all healthcare needs are provided by Aetna and they have ridiculously – more... high deductibles for both individual and family.

As far as the work itself, it can be interesting but also somewhat political and very hard to advance. A lot of people are just there to pass their days... not really stressful but also not challenging for younger generation.

Overall, it's an OK place to work if you're not very ambitious and want job stability. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Experience
Staff Accountant - Consultant (Former Employee), Sleepy Hollow, NYJune 11, 2014
For the four months contract held at NYL, allowed me to learn about accounts management of a big company. Interacted with various members of management and completed various projects.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great work/life balance
Office of CIO, Senior Associate (Current Employee), New York, NYJune 10, 2014
Excellent place to work, people are nice, but things move a lot slower than other public companies.

1 2 3 4 5

About New York Life

New York Life Insurance has been providing life insurance policies in the Big Apple since it was a tiny seed. While the top mutual – Read more