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Stuck in time -- any innovation is lost

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Former Employee - Marketing  in  Springfield, MA
Former Employee - Marketing in Springfield, MA

I worked at MassMutual full-time for more than a year

Pros

The company is very financially stable and doesn't have the same pressures as a public company, which is great not having to worry about the numbers quarter to quarter. Seems like lots of job security - few layoffs compared to public companies.

Cons

The culture is stuck in the 'slow, old, corporate' mindset... very stuffy culture and feel. Any spark of innovation is quickly snuffed out. They have attempted to hire outside innovative thinkers only to be told to essentially 'assimilate' (yes that word was said to me directly). I believe the CEO has only ever worked at MM, so not surprising it hasn't changed. It is no wonder MassMutual was ranked as the company with the highest turnover by salary.com last year -- even beating out silicon valley high tech companies.

It really feels like you're playing on the B or C team. If you are willing to become a lemming then this is the place for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you're not willing to listen to new ways of thinking, don't hire folks for that bring that to the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Financial Services Representative

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Good leaders, good company name recognition amongst consumers, good trips provided for those with big sales numbers, good balance between work and outside life.

    Cons

    No salary, MUST know lots of potential buyers going into the business, no leads given, not enough sales training, sales managers aren't particularly accessible to the people they work with (they're often out on their own meetings trying to make sales).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your representatives leads to call, fix things sooner (this agency went without a General Agent for about 3 months), do more sales training, create a less stuffy and "generic corporate" atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Tough. This is a FULL Commission sales job.

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Make as much $ as you want. You are your own boss.

    Cons

    Sh*t home office staff. People there are just stupid and drag a$$ on everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can suck it. They only watch out for who they choose.

    No opinion of CEO
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