MassMutual Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Finance Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Newport, RI
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Newport, RI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No Pros were found. You have to pay to work in this company.

    Cons

    Too much lies are involved. I was certified for life&health insurance, series 7, and series 66, however, they still want me to only sell an whole life insurance product.


  2. Not good for recent college grad

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

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool people, fun outside events

    Cons

    Promised to be paid but aren't
    100% commission
    Paid for your own license

    Advice to Management

    Good people, just tough for recent college grad


  3. Helpful (2)

    Horrible place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retirement Education Specialist
    Former Employee - Retirement Education Specialist

    I worked at MassMutual full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a job, that doesn't pay by debit card yet!!!!

    Cons

    If your are not in senior management, you do not matter. You will do as you are told, regardless of your experience, otherwise you will be sent on your way. Your job will be segmented, expect to be replaced quickly if you do not fall in line with their BIG DATA ways. The only thing that matters is cash flow, so much so that one senior vp even jokes that she named her dog "cash flow", many believe it!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Expect to fail, your yes men and women will never tell you when you are wrong. You will get what you deserve as you fail in the businesses you buy your way into.


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  5. A learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MassMutual

    Pros

    Mass Mutual of Silicon Valley is a good place to get you feet wet in the sales world. They have a great training program

    Cons

    They try to convince you that success relies in making friends and family become your clients.


  6. Old School and Perception Based Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enfield, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enfield, CT

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some good people and the cafeteria is decent.

    Cons

    Time off policy, compensation, environment, culture. There is no work/life balance. Success is defined by the number of days and hours worked, rather that skill and ability. The MMWay office environment does not offer even the slightest amount of privacy, which makes it difficult to have quiet place to focus on your work. Working from home is frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Move from vacation, personal days, and sick time to a PTO bank. The current system is old school and encourages employees to call out "sick". Listen to your employees. Morale is low and management is out of touch. The message from the front line is so sanitized by the time it reaches senior management that it no longer reflects reality.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Like walking back into the 20th Century

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

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits and bonus potential

    Cons

    Everything else - antiquainted management, processes and overall business mentality

    Advice to Management

    Step outside the gates of massmutual to see what the rest of the world is doing, and doing right!


  8. Really lame

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Springfield, MA

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cafeteria is ok, benefits are ok.

    Cons

    This is the most boring place in the world in the middle of no man's land Springfield. It has a weird culture. Some really like it, some don't. I think it is better than Travelers through as I worked there for 4 years.

    Advice to Management

    Move the office location out of Springfield.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Not what I expected. Nine months, spent a lot of money obtaining licensing, was not reimbursed or paid while at company.

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

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent products, and (as stated in the interview) high commissions on sales. Internal website is very informative, although excessive, and might confuse less tech savvy individuals.

    Cons

    Poor business structure, new employees (in my view) are taken advantage of, and not given proper training to become successful. New employees are expected to build their own book of business without leads, or contributed advertising dollars from management. My experience, I spent thousands of dollars without earning a penny. Company wants your contacts, will sign them to product, and hopefully you will quit, so that they can keep your residual commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your talent when they come in the door. Time and money spent in the front end will create revenue for you, and a dedicated employee. Build a solid two week training course, instead of one or two hours a week, spread out over the course of months.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Dangerous combination of leadership arrogance and ignorance

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people at the lower levels, support each other, despite unhealthy environment

    Cons

    Leadership is inept, don't care, provide lip service, all awards and recognition for supporting work/family balance and working women is just for show. Politically charged, cut throat and twisted. If you're not "in favor," you're screwed. And a history of strong performance and proven track record means nothing if you get on insurance division leaders bad side.

    Advice to Management

    Dig deeper into what's going on under the covers. Instead of what your senior leaders are reporting. It's all spin.


  11. Fine for tenured brokers

    Current Employee - Financial Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Representative

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

    Pros

    Great office
    Product line is comprehensive and high quality
    Technology is good
    Corporate support is very, very good.

    Cons

    Management tends to pay attention to new reps clients and not new reps.
    Franchises like to veer away from the company best practices.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing new talent instead of going after low hanging fruit. Sure it's sales, but that shouldn't preclude leadership.



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