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"One of the best in the insurance industry."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Agent in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Agent in Portland, OR
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at MassMutual full-time (More than a year)

Pros

If you're looking for wonderful professional development support, this is the place to work. The education is also the best. The company flies out wholesalers that specialize in different products to help you better understand everything there is to know about insurance.

Cons

The learning curve is extremely large. It'll take you awhile to become great. It can be frustrating for a very long time if you are not comfortable with intentional failure.

Other Employee Reviews for MassMutual

  1. "Great place to have a career!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility
    It you get what you put in.
    High income potential
    Great Retirement plan
    Meet many new people
    Work with a great team
    Strong company with over 100 years of great history

    Cons

    Commission
    Sales cycle can be lengthy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to gain experience to take elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MassMutual full-time

    Pros

    Safe secure offices, free parking, decent on-site cafeterias and amenities (gym, salon)
    A respected name in financial services that will look good on a resume.
    Inter-company transfers are fairly easy, allowing someone to move horizontally and gain experience in multiple financial services functions.

    Cons

    Leadership roles are consistently filled from outside the company. There is a distinct aversion to promoting from within, and ranks of VP and above are almost exclusively filled by hiring from competitors.

    Extremely hierarchical; you will get no support from HR or elsewhere if you are having an issue in your dept

    No transparency in decisions or accountability for results at the leadership level. Several years ago one business unit cost the company the equivalent of a small country economy in reserve losses. The CEO was given a plum work-from-anywhere job doing a function never identified and with no expected output. The CFO was promoted to be in charge of corporate strategy. The workers were hit with 50% layoffs.

    This is a highly politicized environment. Because management is not accountable to quarterly results, or any objective management, relationships are the only driving factor. I had been specifically told not to show evidence of poor decisions or bad work practices (not fraudulent, just incompetent) not because I was wrong or there were reasons for the behavior, but because presenting the issue would be 'disrespectful'.

    Advice to Management

    A leader leads by serving, and we don't mean second servings Roger.


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