MassMutual Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Pass on MassMutual

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    Former Employee - Rinancial Advisor
    Former Employee - Rinancial Advisor

    I worked at MassMutual

    Pros

    They are expert at self promotion and manipulating the media..

    Cons

    You cannot believe anything the management promises or says. In regard to their securities brokerage subsidiary, MMLIS, LLC., they continually violate FINRA rules and SEC laws. Most of their people have no idea what they are doing. You can get at least three answers to any question regarding policy and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the MMLIS, LLC subsidiary to a broker-dealer who knows what they are doing. Start living up to your advertising

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Great experience, but all commission can suck.

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at MassMutual

    Pros

    You learn a lot about yourself, get good training, and great experience.

    Cons

    All commission and the turnaround for underwriting can take forever. Hopefully you have some money saved up before starting. Also the charge you for things like internet and your own postage. Really tough to make it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't nickle and dime advisors and provide a base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Solid company, but only a fit for those wanting to focus their practice on insurance

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at MassMutual

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -A lot of really good, intelligent, and experienced people

    Cons

    Limited resources provided to advisors in certain areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to expand capabilities of the broker dealer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great company. Great support behind advisors.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    Great training program. Good experienced Advisors willing to work with you and help you to get your business started. Competitive products.

    Cons

    Being 100% commission is daunting but ultimately they believe that it will motivate you to earn and learn faster. It also creates extra pressure of not making money for awhile possibly .

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Financial services professional

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    There is a bit of freedom with the position and allow you to find your niche. Unlimited income potential and unlimited commission.

    Cons

    Well, granted you can find your own niche. But how the hell do you find that niche. The amount of knowledge to get started is very difficult. Sell your project 200 and hope they buy. Bad that no real support except training is all the same ole whole life this, deferred income annuity that, and disability. Hope you don't have any blue collar clients because they won't get approved. Many many unfulfilled, empty promises. When I asked about those I was asked what I received in writing. Stupid of me for taking the GA's word on how he is willing to help.

    Consider yourself warned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great company for entrepreneurial people

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    Great company, excellent benefits, definitely a great working experience for me

    Cons

    No base salary. 100% commission. It's a tough job for people who is so used to work as they need to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good company with good benefits

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    Current Employee - Pre Sales Consultant in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Pre Sales Consultant in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Treat employees well and management is easy to wirk with. Great growth opportunity within

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive when you grow within. The company does not have good transparancy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Horrible Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    Leadership in phoenix Arizona un-oragnized and unethical

    Cons

    Leadership in phoenix arizona unoragnized and unethical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Leaders who are qualified to lead and not just friends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Started off well, but didn't like what the role turned out to be

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Enfield, CT
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Enfield, CT

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, decent work/life balance with the option to work from home.

    Cons

    Senior leaders aren't genuine, compensation is too low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, implement better training/more resources, better comp

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    You'll need the generous time off...

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Springfield, MA

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great PTO right off the bat
    Something new to learn everyday
    Nice colleagues
    Comfortable pay

    Cons

    Health insurance is mediocre
    Aggressive working schedule (a lot of overtime, unsaid 40+ hour work week)
    Aggressive implementation schedule
    Work/Life balance used to be more accommodating, not anymore
    Upper management is a bit clueless
    Far too many meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less meetings
    A lot less meetings

    No opinion of CEO

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