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MassMutual Chairman, President, and CEO Roger W. Crandall
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Pros
  • Work from home option is very flexible (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits for a statutory W2 emplyee (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Commission only, no base salary or temporary salary while training (in 20 reviews)

  • It is 100% commission based, so the beginning can be very difficult to get through (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "role of an agent"

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    Current Employee - Agent in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Agent in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    if you do your chores it is a great career. it is about creating everything from marketing appoitments setting prospecting, like any sales job but you own your practice, there is renewable income streams and everyone needs the products unlike a specialty medcial device.

    Cons

    The initial understanding of time needed to implement stratagies and the lag in inital compensation is left a little vauge.

    Advice to Management

    be completly up front witht the fact that this is a commision driven business and that it is not as easy at it seems they make it out to be...


  2. "Outstanding personal and professional growth opportunity!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal growth and professional performance are key drivers. Fun, fast paced and collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    Not a place to hang out. Got to be highly motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum going and continue to invest in people.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "MassMutual"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good company with good products and services, as well as great potential for growth in the company

    Cons

    It is a pick your poison type of thing. Although MassMutual is a great company it falls I'll to the same woes of other mutual firms when it comes to growth within the country.

    Advice to Management

    Every company's management could lend better support and training. Senior management and personnel should mold new talent better in order to better retention rates.


  4. "Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    Pros

    Flexibility to do as you wish
    No cap on earnings

    Cons

    lack of resources
    Lack of training

    Advice to Management

    nothing to say to management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, you get to control how much income you want to make depending on how hard you want to work.

    Cons

    In order to achieve a decent salary, you must be willing to put in an extensive amount of work, including lots of cold calling

    Advice to Management

    More guidance to beginners who are new in the field, maybe if you helped them a little more you wouldn't have such a high turnover rate.


  6. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Springfield, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, many training/learning opportunities, good work/life balance,

    Cons

    bad location in Springfield, pay is much lower than standard for position, company/division objectives/directions seem to change to quickly

    Advice to Management

    For a few years the direction of the company seemed clear, the past year or 2 it has seemed the company has either lost or is trying again to find a new direction


  7. "Good comfortable place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I recommend MassMutual. Great place to work. Senior Management has a plan and does a good job keeping the vision and goals of the company clear and communicated.

    Cons

    Parking. No parking garage means lengthy walks in the cold, rain and heat.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job.

  8. "It was ok, offered me flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Baltimore, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offered an independent agent position that allowed me the flexibility to build my practice as I saw fit. This was important to me.

    Cons

    As an old line insurance company, there was still way to much emphasis on the insurance product side and not enough on the investment side.

    Advice to Management

    I would do a better job of emphasizing the importance of a balanced approach including insurance, investments, and other types of personal protection


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Professional Environment"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MassMutual provides unlimited room for growth. Advisors may build their practice in virtually any market of their chosing (small businesses, retirement planning, family protection, special needs, women's businesses, LGBT ...). Very professional environment, great support, training, and camaraderie.

    Cons

    Initial earnings may be low, until your client base is established. High turnover rate, which is expected with ANY commissioned sales position. Most who make it past their first year are very successful thereafter.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the ongoing product and industry training. Provide more effective mentoring for new advisors - joint-work does not necessarily translate to mentoring.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place for entrepreneurs to build their practice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rigorous selection process, state of the art training on products and sales, very strong support staff, community focused, client service focus, strong leadership in agency and at the senior level of the company.

    Cons

    Like any start up, long time to build practice

    Advice to Management

    Have more frequent, informal, all hands meetings to let us know how the agency is doing. Twice a year at LCA is nice, but even 30 minute meetings every 6 weeks would inspire even more loyalty.


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