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"It's a number game for MassMutual"

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Current Employee - Sales Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Training at first on insurance products, comp if producing

Cons

No lead source, farm your friends and families for products and have a wait and see attitude if you make it or not, Very High turnover equals more residual income for MassMutual and not have to pay the agent. Management for the most part are producing as well so they don't have time for you. Keep telling you to hang in there meanwhile your spending all your savings trying to "make it". Red tape ensures it take forever to get anything done and the amount of paper is to sell anything is absurd for this day and age. No salary, and if your trying to sell anthying other than insurance products your the "redheaded step child" .

Advice to Management

Stop pretending to be a fullservice shop when there's no support or too many restrictions for selling investment products, your an insurance company and that's all you really care about.

Other Employee Reviews for MassMutual

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Bureaucratic, red-tape nightmare and endless frustration for IT Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Springfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    From an IT perspective you get exposure and experience to the latest Technology.
    The people you work with are the best asset and make the job worthwhile.
    They pay well, although it could be better since the money they offer is not enough to stave off any competition.
    flexible hours -- although this depends on your manager, which could change at a moments notice.
    work from home options -- although again, this depends on your manager and some feel the need to micro manage more than others.

    Cons

    No consensus of direction from Executive leadership. Talk to several difference Executive leaders and you'll all different visions from all of them.

    SDLC is not structured for IT infrastructure --- huge amount of stress. This is not due to the SDLC process itself, but the lack of any real effort to make it work for IT.

    Overall SDLC process is a nightmare.

    For IT, you are the Subject Matter Expert if something is broken. If it's a Design or Architecture question then the experience and perception is your Expertise is null and void.

    Summary for IT staff -- If you like working in the movie Office Space and having your Expertise ignored -- come here!

    Advice to Management

    Start asking your Subject Matter Experts to design and develop options for you instead of trying doing it yourselves -- you wouldn't ask your Carpenter to perform Heart Surgery ...

    No one is going to provide any honest feedback for fear of reprisal. If you want honest feedback -- allow for Anonymous feedback.

    You are a big reason SDLC is not working -- because there's an unwritten exception process for executive leadership team and you are burning out your IT staff.


  2. "Great place to start a career in life insurance"

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    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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