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Updated Nov 14, 2014
Updated Nov 14, 2014
120 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at MassMutual in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very lax hiring process, met with one manager who was very friendly there were no behavioral baed questions more of just a conversation getting to know me.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Decided not interested in selling insurance

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at MassMutual in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very relaxed, not many questions. It was mainly asking if you wanted to do it. Commission based pay. Let me repeat Commission based pay. They seem like they will hire anybody.

    Pay can be good if you can sell a lot of plans.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were simple. Just a personality test- can you sell something?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Other offers on the table that were more appealing came up.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at MassMutual.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this offer and got a call early the next morning by a recruiter. We set an appointment for an interview 2 days from then. I got a confirmation email and was told as I expected that the dress was business professional and to bring a copy of my resume. I was asked expected questions: who am I, what do I do with my time, explain how you have been successful at customer service, tell about your best accomplishment, etc. I was told that this was just a recruiter meeting and they will have to meet with the hiring manager before going further. I would be hearing back within 2 days. Midday on day 2 I got a call saying that the managers wanted to invite me to the next step which involves a seminar with a group to explain products, compensation, personal stories etc. I have prior engagements that I can't reschedule, and was informed that they don't know when the next opportunity to have the seminar will be.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at MassMutual.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very good. I met with 5 interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at MassMutual in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Set up with the office administrator. I had two interviews with one of the two sales managers in the office. The first was a basic interview with generic questions, the second was more oriented towards explaining how the company works and giving me a tour of the office. The pay structure was also explained at the second interview, although it sounded much better than it is in reality.

    Interview Questions
    • There were really no difficult questions. The standard questions from any interview were there, such as "where do you see yourself in five years?", etc. In addition, I was given the link to a survey to take that ranks my potential sales ability on a scale of 1-5, with 5 showing great potential as a salesman and 1 implying that maybe you should look for another job. Although the manager said they don't choose to hire or not solely based on that survey, it apparently is given some weight.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at MassMutual.

    Interview Details

    Very easy and straight forward.

    Negotiation Details
    Fair but insurance companies and agencies are notorious for low pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport Beach, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at MassMutual in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st interview the managing director sells you the job. makes the job sound really good, doesn't tell you that its a sales job. Then you get a personality test. After that, they make you do a project 200 form in which they ask you to make a "prospect list" of 200 individuals and eventually sell to them yourself. This is what got me thinking about declining. 2nd interview Declined to Pursue. Its a sales job, not question about it. Wasn't willing to sell to friends and family to start out a "client base". Potential payout is very good however, but money wasn't enough to make me pursue. Most insurance jobs are the same. Stay away if you don't like sales, especially selling to friends and family.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to market to friends and family?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Project 200 List was a huge nail-biter.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Career Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at MassMutual in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews were required for the position. The expectation was that the applicant was sophisticated enough to wear full business dress, have a sense of social propriety, and be dignified and respectful. Sales and financial planning/advising experience was mandatory, although it wasn't so indicated in print or in the discussion. It quickly became apparent that management was looking for professionalism and good connections within the local community.

    Interview Questions
    • "Whom do you know that will aid you in getting a quick start in building your practice?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. Employee contract and working agreements were presented and signatures expected without explanation. Copies were promised but not received. When requested, copies were made and delivered.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at MassMutual in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    The position has great commission potential. The interviewer was a great employee. He sat down with me twice and explained as much as I wanted to know about the company and the position. The interviewer was greatly interested in expanding the company and bringing in new employees. I ended up not taking the job because the position was all commission based, but it seemed like a well-run company and I have nothing negative to say about the company.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was more of a sit down conversation instead of a full blown question type interview.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MassMutual.

    Interview Details

    The entire interview was very easy. Basically if you are a likeable person and can pass through all of the behavioral interviews, you'll get it. The clincher is whether or not you have an established "natural" market in the bay area. You will need to bring in a book of about 200 people you can call. You will need their address, phone number, email, salary, life status, etc.... After that, you ask for referrals. Basically it's a ponzi scheme. If you're okay pushing and selling life insurance to your friends and friends' friends, go for it.
    The base bay is 18,000 for the first year. After that, its purely commission basis.

    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't feel comfortable bringing a book of information that many spammers would kill for. In addition, you won't learn much for the first year or so. Their training seemed to be all about memorizing a script.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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