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MassMutual Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
196 Reviews
3.4
196 Reviews
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MassMutual Chairman, President, and CEO Roger W. Crandall
Roger W. Crandall
196 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Rewarding work environment with the flexibility to take on additional responsibilities to build skills (in 13 reviews)

  • Great Benefits along with exam reimbursements if you are in the Actuarial Student Program (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary and only sales commissions (in 18 reviews)

  • No base salary, you only get a subsidy on the business you submit (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is what you make of it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    Great opportunity to start a business without much start-up costs.
    The management is engaged in my success.
    If you go all in, it will pay off.
    Great company. Great Products. Great support.

    Cons

    This is a very difficult career to get started. But everyone knows this going in.
    The people that complain about this company or any other similar type of company did not do what they said they were going to do and weren't tough enough to do this anywhere, much less here.
    It does not happen overnight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the people from the firm who don't do what they say they are going to do.
    Spend more time with the people who are making every effort to make this work.
    Keep growing and telling your great story.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    While working at Mass Mutual I was treated and respected with nothing more the top notch respect.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health and Life Insurance in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Health and Life Insurance in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at MassMutual part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A couple of good reasons to work here is for success, professionalism and top tier work environment.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge of working here was not getting a lot of help prior to testing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up some way of getting help while preparing for the many exams one will have to take.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I needed more support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    I join mass mutual because they said there was a great upside. They also promised that they would train me.

    Cons

    There was no follow through on training from management. I was left to learn everything myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a training program. Help your new hires get off the ground. It seems like you are only interested in recruiting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    High expectations for employees but no same commitment from company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn a few things for example planning. You learn why these insurnace companies make so much money.

    Cons

    Training sucked. If i didnt have previous experince i dont know how i would make it. They charge agents for everything and dont help out. Might as well open your own firm. Managers only want to sell whole life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't focus just on one product. Invest money for traning. Help agents delegate tasks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Total sales job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finanxi Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Finanxi Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time

    Pros

    Base salary
    Decent training
    Location

    Cons

    All cold calls
    Contacting natural market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give new employees leads

  7.  

    Lots of smart FLAs, senior management is disconnected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large budget to use on many,many projects. Lots of assets at your disposal. Pay is good. Bonuses are good.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization a never address the root of a problem. MMWay is over burdening teams with work that does not benefit out customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You ask for input from FLAs, then do not listen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Financial Advisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    Flexible time, great money an great work environment

    Cons

    lack of internal asistance

  9.  

    Managers make or break your experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of potential to make money
    Truly impact the life of others
    Good training (dependent on agency)
    Flexible schedule
    Mobility and Promotion outlook is also high

    Cons

    Commission only + training allowance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Financial Services Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agent in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Agent in Austin, TX

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Training and support is the best I have seen.
    -Able to sell products other than Mass Mutual which allows you to be a true advisor and not a salesman.
    -Opportunity for growth
    -Very strong compensation play with unlimited income potential
    -Ability to build your business the way you want.

    Cons

    -Can be a challenge in the beginning due to a large learning curve
    -Commission only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Opportunity seems to be for the outsiders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    The HR environment is fairly friendly for a big company. For IT work at home is common allowing you to easily manage things like contractors at home.

    Cons

    The lines of authority and spans of control are very confusing. Frequent, partially thought out, re-orgs have made it difficult to make progress. Promotion and growth opportunities for mid-career professionals seem to be limited as management favors outsiders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to interact with staff. Many of them can make a bigger contribution if you found a way to enable that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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