MassMutual

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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.

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    Old School and Perception Based Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enfield, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enfield, CT

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stuck in time -- any innovation is lost

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Springfield, MA

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (more than an 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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