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"Not for the faint of heart"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Advisor
Current Employee - Financial Advisor
Approves of CEO

Pros

You are helping people, and they all need help. However, getting them to realize this is the big struggle. To succeed here or any financial advisor position, you must learn to prospect like crazy. New clients will be your focus for quite a few years into the business. There a lots of good honest people who fail in this industry, and there will be the select few who will make over $1 million per year. It's up to you to produce.

Cons

Some of the good things about this career can also be negative. You get paid for what you sell, so if you are not producing, you're not getting paid. This can also lead to someone wanting to sell products just to get the commission, even if it might not be the right fit for the client. My advice is NEVER do that. It will be extremely tough for a few years, but if you are able to make it, the rewards can be limitless. If you are going to work in the insurance industry, I would strongly recommend Mass Mutual, but it's just as tough here as it is anywhere. The problem won't be with Mass Mutual, it will be you as a producer.

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for MassMutual

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Eh."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a corporate job. Relatively easy work with regular hours and nothing too challenging. Management was pleasantly accommodating to help ensure a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    It's saddled with a very deeply ingrained bureaucracy which, while necessary for their line of business, heavily influences the corporate culture. The company is very much "this way sorta works, let's not touch anything and hope it continues to work".

    Advice to Management

    There were often situations where the Mass internal systems hindered more than helped the employee but nothing got address because of fear of change.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Less is becoming more"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agent
    Current Employee - Agent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good clean reputation, great leadership on the sales side

    Cons

    More overhead is being passed on to the agents. Benefits are being less attractive each year.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to hire a more seasoned sales force, improve the technology dramatically, and provide more support.

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