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Wasn't for me
AGENT (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVMarch 14, 2018
Work culture was great, but the management was a little shaky and skeptical. Compensation isn't worth it in my opinion. Also compensation looks great, but much of it comes with difficult stipulations to achieve it.
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Lots of unnecessary Politics in Organization
Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVMarch 14, 2018
It was difficult to learn by simply watching and not getting the reinforcement of your manager on what was taught in seminars and when your manager was more focused on helping her son a New York Life Employee with being successful and using those she hired to boost her income and not really managing and training them.
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Typical BIG Company
Senior Representative (Former Employee) –  Ridgeland, MSMarch 14, 2018
Great benefits
Opportunity to advance
Very fast paced
Very Corporate structure
Typical administrative day consisted of 7 and a half hours of data entry
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Productive and fun workplace
Cloud Software Engineer Co-Op (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 8, 2018
A fun place to work and progress. The work is technologically advance ans the employees are motivated. It is easy to pitch in ideas and start projects. Everyone is friendly and helpful.
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Steady Income
Policy Administration Representative (Current Employee) –  Cleveland OhioMarch 8, 2018
Management is poor. There is no direct career path and they speak on developing something each year , but no work or progress has been made. When you ask questions about your career growth there is no clear answer and the buck is passed for someone else to answer the question, but nobody has an intelligent or honest answer
Pros
On bus route
Cons
no career path, poor management
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Not a very inclusive company
MANAGER (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 8, 2018
New York Life claims to be an inclusive company, it’s really not. Management gives the impression that they want you to succeed, but it’s really the same as most other big companies, it’s who you know and who’s butt you have to kiss to succeed. Too bad.
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Outsourced their entire IT workforce
Sr. Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Clinton, NJMarch 8, 2018
NYL Outsource their entire workforce and only hires consultants now. It used to be a dynamic, and fun workplace, however, over the years that changed.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
No longer a family atmosphere
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Voted 2017 best place to work in harrisburg
Financial Services Representative (Current Employee) –  Harrisburg, PAMarch 7, 2018
I love this company, i havent been able to reach my full potential due to some family issues but NY Life has allowed me to start my career and be there for my family. The Partners are all available to assist you in building your business. They are there to guide you in every way. NY Life offers excellent training throughout the company to assist agents in every way!
Pros
flex schedule, Partners assist and train and help develop new agents
Cons
none
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Worked as a Consultant
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 5, 2018
I like to work at the NY Life Insurance for the fact that have everything for opportunity and good pay when direct hire. Working as a temp I gain to learn new good skills that open me doors for other higher positions.
Pros
General Good Compensation and Good Benefits for permanent employees
Cons
Temp worker not always get hired unless your are fortunately and the position is open for you.
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Awful Management
Registered Representative (Former Employee) –  Stockton, CAMarch 4, 2018
Management lied to agents, didn't know how to calculate compound interest, encouraged dishonesty to clients, lied to clients and then bragged about it during training.
Pros
Great compensation percentage and residuals
Cons
dishonest work environment which is absolutely unacceptable in any financial company
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good place to work
OCM Lead/ Sr. Instructional Designer (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLMarch 2, 2018
Good place to work, excellent management that is concerned about the people working with them. The employees seem to be happy working there and have a good work environment.
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Great company but hard to work purely on commision basis
Sales Agent (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MAMarch 1, 2018
Great company and management, but no salary as its only commission based. If you don't make enough sales per week, this could hurt you, especially if you have a family to look after.
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The best hands-on education I have ever received!
Agent (Current Employee) –  Manhattan, NYMarch 1, 2018
A typical day at work is leaning from the best. Being taught how to run a successful business and to develop your brand in the most productive, efficient manor possible, I must attribute to New York Life. Providing me with the platform to run my business the way I see fit is an amazing experience at New York Life. What I have learned at New York Life is impossible to measure. My deepest gratitude to my mentors.
Pros
Working for the number one company in the country.
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Old New York Life
Senior Compliance Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 28, 2018
If you are looking for a steady but slow job, New York Life is the place for you. If you are looking for vision and innovation you will not find it here. To their defense, they are an extremely successful insurance company for that reason.
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Very Competitve
AGENT (Former Employee) –  Norfolk, VAFebruary 28, 2018
Excellent Training, Excellent follow-up with training accountability, As a new agent NYL would benefit from starting new agent with a salary to keep their head above water or at the very least a draw. This is an excellent company work for and plenty of training to succeed.
Pros
Excellent training
Cons
100$ commission
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Unilmited potential
Financial Representative (Current Employee) –  Sioux Falls, SDFebruary 27, 2018
For the right person New York Life is a great opportunity to build a life long carrier. There is support from all around and continuous ongoing training.
Pros
Great training, products and support
Cons
Suited for the right person.
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Build your own Business
Financial Services Professional (Former Employee) –  New Windsor, NYFebruary 26, 2018
You are basically building your own business if you join as an agent. You get what you put into it and have to learn to overcome disappointment. If you can build you own practice then you can work there for the rest of your life.
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Great work/life balance
Licensed Insurance Agent (Current Employee) –  Bridgewater, MAFebruary 26, 2018
Excellent education benefits and great people to work with. They are very helpful with getting your business up and running and have great expense benefits to make sure you are earning the most you can.
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Certain Pockets Are Great
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 22, 2018
Some groups are phenomenal and others are just okay. The great thing about New York Life is that it's big, so it's easy to move to another group.

Good luck!
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NYL Tampa Sales Desk
Tampa Sales Desk - Product Consultant (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLFebruary 21, 2018
A typical day was on the phone all day either receiving inbound calls from Agents or making outbound calls to agents and clients. A lot of certifications and training is necessary. I worked in a small group of 8 people.
Pros
NYL is a great reliable company
Cons
Consuming
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