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"Run and Hide"

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Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Met some nice people and thats it,

Cons

Place is run like a puppy mill,They charge for phone calls,business cards,envelopes and a desk fee.They make you work with a partner who takes half the fee after you set up appt.Management hopes you leave so they can pick up your renewal fees.Also be careful what you sign in way of contracting.They prey on young college kids to get the parents and friends to sign up,and once that is done so are you.They provide no leads or financial support.STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Advice to Management

Get out of your office and help people.

Other Employee Reviews for MassMutual

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, but limited opportunities & pay in satellite office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Customer Service Representative in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Registered Customer Service Representative in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, my direct manager is great. Any reasonable request, such as personal days, is fulfilled. Several people have come here when they get pregnant, get paid maternity leave, then resign once the baby has dropped out.

    Cons

    IF you are in the Memphis office, opportunities are limited to just the occasional back office role. Salary is good if you're content with being middle class. A lot of coworkers seem to be that way.

    Advice to Management

    It's not really a problem with local mgmt, as they have been great. Home office needs to start offering more positions in Memphis if they want to recruit and retain talent. Most of the smarter people I started with have accepted offers with other companies less than a year after hire.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "MassMutual provides the tools/support necessary to be a sole proprietor in the financial services industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Professional in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Services Professional in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MassMutual provides solid training and sales support for those new to the industry and for those just looking for a change. MassMutual houses extremely competitive products backed by a highly rated company. In addition to their own products, you are also provided the freedom to sell a myriad of prodcuts from other companies.

    Cons

    Career contracts provide incentives to sell MassMutual products over outside carriers that you have access to. This is not necessarily a bad thing since most of their products are at or near the top in the industry across the board, but their products are not a fit for certain scenarios. Basically, in order to keep benefits and reach incentive goals....you must sell certain minimums of MassMutual products. This can be difficult at times.

    It is extremely difficult to survive and/or succeed in this industry in general. Not necessarily con for MassMutual specifically, but be aware that it is very difficult and requires cold calling and strong networking skills.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more flexible career contracts. Offer a small base salary or at the very least do not charge agents rent if they do not hit certain sales figures in the first year of their contract.


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