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Great place to start a career in life insurance

Current Employee - Financial Services Professional  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Financial Services Professional in Chicago, IL

I have been working at MassMutual full-time

Pros

Senior managememt really cares about you and wants you to succeed. Excellent training, mentoring programs, competitive commision structure, could be a great career for someone who is good at building a book of business. Solid and stable company. Great people to work with. Everyone is really geniune and knowlegable. Very professional work setting.

Cons

Tough industry, have to be good at prospecting, no base salary, have to pay for your own marketing, turn over high.

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    Financial Services Representative

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They really care about their employees.

    Cons

    They only reward with compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start a base salary and add commission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great opportunity, only with better attention to producers

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in San Jose, CA

    I worked at MassMutual full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great compensation, benefits and retirement opportunities to agents who are serious about succeeding. Superior permanent Life products that are tops in industry. Well known brand that is conservative in a time when conservative means much to consumers. This company is there to support you if you understand the idea of "What you put in is what you get out".

    Cons

    Products outside permanent life products such as annuities need revamping to get more competitive with industry. The broker dealer needs to get in line with it's view on production as other top B.D's, not limiting Advisers in areas that other top B.D's approve of.

    Management is only as good as the General Agent at the helm of the agency. A compensation structure based solely on commission does not address separate motivational factors and therefore, commission alone will not adequately motivate nor retain a sales force. When there is obvious examples of sarcasm, lack of a serious attitude, as well as a rather negative environment, this can be quite difficult in a career position as a sales professional that is already extremely difficult. This only creates a real and perceived distance between yourself and most team members, as witnessed by a needlessly excessive personnel turnover of higher producing agents, especially when it’s done on the heels of a preference for weak candidates. “Salespeople Don't Quit Companies, They Leave Managers.”

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your agents in a way that you (or best practices) expect these agents to pay attention to their top clients(remember the ones who are responsible for our employment through their premiums)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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