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New York Life corporate careers

What matters to you?

The typical American worker spends 2,080+ hours a year on the job. At New York Life, we believe those hours should be filled with stimulating work and opportunities for success. If you’re looking for a place where you can challenge yourself, grow, and lead, and also has a winning culture that supports and celebrates people, we may be a good fit. Whether your field is finance, technology, service, marketing or sales, you’ll join industry-leading professionals to help provide financial security to millions of policyholders across the nation. It’s rewarding work, work that makes a difference in other people’s lives. Find out where you can make a difference.


A laser focus on our mission.

As a mutual life insurance company, we have only one mission. Since 1845 our company has focused on helping people create secure financial futures, using life insurance, lifetime income annuities, and mutual funds. That mission has never been more important. Today, 41 percent of U.S. adults—approximately 95 million people—have no life insurance at all, an all-time low. We want to change that. Life insurance, for example, helps keep families in their homes, children in school, and lives on course and moving forward after a personal loss. Sound like a worthy mission?

We think that working for a mutual company makes a difference. Learn why. »


How a company feels is important to consider as you search for career opportunities. You’ll be spending a lot of time at your new company—you want it to be a good fit. And New York Life feels different than other companies. We’re passionate about serving our customers. We collaborate. We give back. We deliver our best, but never at the expense of our values. If those things are important to you, then consider New York Life. We’ve been doing business like this for more than nearly 170 years, and we keep getting better.

Volunteers for good.

Whether it’s collecting food for the hungry, teaching a child to read, or volunteering as “Big Buddies” at childhood bereavement camps, New York Life agents and employees answer the call. In 2011, thousands of employees and agents across the nation donated over 36,000 hours.

If you are someone who wants to get involved and give back, there’s a project waiting for you. Learn how. »

Leadership development.

New York Life was named to Leadership Excellence magazine’s "Leadership 500" ranking of organizations in leadership development, placing No. 156 among large organizations. The rankings are based on seven criteria, including the leadership development programs design, content and curriculum, involvement and participation, take-home value, among other factors.

9 ways to say, “We’re in it together.”

So, what makes New York Life tick? We’ve boiled it down to nine qualities. They describe us at our best—how we make decisions, how we serve our customers, and most important, how we continue our legacy of success.

Social & environmental responsibility.

Being there when we’re needed—that’s what our company is about. That same spirit and commitment to others extends to those in need in communities across the nation where our agents and employees live and work.

We live green. We work green. Making a commitment to environmental sustainability is a no brainer: It’s simply the right thing to do. Our business is about peering into the future and preparing for whatever may lie ahead. Caring for the environment requires the same long-term perspective.

Diversity & inclusion.

A diverse organization is rich with different perspectives, ways of approaching our work and, above all, opportunities. It’s open. It’s flexible. It’s respectful. That’s what being diverse and inclusive means to us. Beyond valuing the differences among people such as ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, diversity at New York Life produces the best possible results for our people, our business and our community. And that just makes us stronger.

Employee engagement.

The following organizations were started by and for employees. People volunteer their time to convene networking events and seminars, host special guest speakers, raise funds for worthy causes and mentor their colleagues.

  • African american employee resource group
  • Asian resource group
  • Disabled employees resource group (ENABLE)
  • Hispanic/Latino resource group (The Latino Connection)
  • Veterans (NYL Vets)
  • Women (Women’s Leadership Group)

Career opportunities.

Our customers live all across America. Their financial needs vary. Their family status, income levels, priorities and goals in life vary. To meet those needs, we have an extensive variety of products and services. Our large network of sales offices and service centers means you don’t need to go far to find a New York Life opportunity. There’s probably an agent in your community. Maybe someone you know. Our company is organized so that employees, whether they are in the New York City corporate headquarters, or in a sales office in Wichita, understand how they contribute to our ultimate goal: serving our policyholders.

Search our job openings here. »

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