MassMutual Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
304 Reviews
3.1
304 Reviews
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MassMutual Chairman, President, and CEO Roger W. Crandall
Roger W. Crandall
127 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good compensation if you produce, friendly work environment (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 16 reviews)

  • They try to convince you that success relies in making friends and family become your clients (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you don't have an existing network it will be difficult to find clients

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The compensation can be very good if you are able to produce

    Cons

    No base salary, completely commisisons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    MassMutual is a fine company.

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Their best advantage is in providing sales support for new business. They focus on training weekly and they encourage entrepreneurs.

    Cons

    This is not salaried and it no real marketing support is offered. It is akin to a franchise in that production quotas must be met. Other than informal suggestions by sales managers, there is little help. Cold walking business is not productive and competition in the NYC area is fierce. Every third person seems to be working in this industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest money in developing account management rather than focusing on out-dated cold-calling techniques. Provide financial backing for seminars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, strategy, investment, team members

    Cons

    Work life balance, focus issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large, stable company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good Benefit Package with on-site services
    - Excellent vacation time allotment
    - There are many great people to work with
    - Company has a clearly articulated strategy with the focus on its policy holders

    Cons

    - Somewhat short sighted in technology in certain areas. A focus on the project costs versus long term gains of technology investments
    - Process overhead as expected with such a large firm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with great products and great ethics

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    Current Employee - Staff in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For a commissioned agent, Mass Mutual is the company to work for. You work for Mass Mutual directly. Great commissions and benefits. Great product line up and a very high premium placed on ethics.

    Cons

    Company works on a General Agency basis. Each office is in affect a franchise and each General Agent has leeway in how he or she operates. The GA definitely sets the tone of the office. If you looking at Mass Mutual you should definitely interview with different GAs (there are three in the Los Angeles / Orange County area). Also, staff positions works for the GA, not the company. Therefore salary and benefits can vary greatly from office to office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local staff should have access to home office benefits. (Note - the city listed below is not the actual city. Don't want to give away my office).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty busy but nice internship experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MassMutual as an intern

    Pros

    - People are all very friendly and willing to give you work
    - Except work, they also provided decent training

    Cons

    - Not flexible enough
    - Corner office

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Agent Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    Fly-in and training for Blue Chip sales agents, same holiday schedule as staff, short commute, centralized location, nice building

    Cons

    "Mad Men" 1960s good old boy mentality among agents.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not as good as it used to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Close to home, cafe is ok

    Cons

    Bad management, inconsistent evaluations, worsening work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They won't read this anyway but there really aren't all of those work from opportunities, health benefits just ok.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Financial Advisor

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good training, and strong back office.

    Cons

    Long hours with little reward many months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    extensive training

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time

    Pros

    decent pay, decent benefits, there is a lot to take from peers and network, multiple satellite locations, team work and effort

    Cons

    training is long, tedious and a bit overwhelming, there is a lot of information that is covered and must catch on fast to be successful in position, serious call volume with an array of participant issues, 11 vacay days, 3 personal, 3 sick, must rollover 40 of those hours, scheduling is not the best

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