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"Great place to have a career!"

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  • 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

Other Employee Reviews for MassMutual

  1. 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.


  2. "Great place to work, if you're a hard worker"

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

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time

    Pros

    Genuinely involved management, very concerned about your success as an Advisor and always doing things for the greater good of the client, no matter what.
    Supportive staff and invested in making you a great advisor -- a career, not a job.
    Much better working environment than anything else in town.

    Cons

    This is hard work! They said so during the interview and they meant it.
    You will quickly need to get over your fear of public speaking. You will constantly be attending business groups and introducing yourself in person, by email, by phone, and by postcards. Get over it or get out!

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