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MassMutual Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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  • Great work environment, supportive mentors, highly recommend this internship opportunity if offered (in 36 reviews)

  • Great benefits for a statutory W2 emplyee (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • No base salary, all commission based (in 19 reviews)

  • Commission based which can actually be a pro if you work hard enough (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great if you can make it"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have complete control over the hours I work and how I build my practice. Back office support it very helpful and efficient, which allows me to spend time finding clients and building financial plans. I receive a lot of support in the beginning as I learn and free help with clients for the first year as I build my practice.

    Cons

    It is 100% commission based, so the beginning can be very difficult to get through. There is not any help finding clients.

    Advice to Management

    Help new advisers build a solid prospecting plan right away and help keep them accountable to it and keep them on track.


  2. "Data Science Development Program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analytics Consultant in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Data Analytics Consultant in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits

    The problems we get to work on are actually pretty interesting

    For a first job out of college, you get to execute on interesting projects and be a real contributor; you're not just cleaning data in a cubicle by yourself somewhere

    Supportive environment and great collaboration between DSDP and senior data scientists and business partners in other areas of MassMutual -- which means there's lots of opportunities to learn about technical aspects of data science as well as insurance and business generally.

    Cons

    There's a lot to juggle but plenty of support from colleagues and supervisor


  3. "Data Science Development Program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Data Science Development Program in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Data Science Development Program in Amherst, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    learn a lot about data science from very knowledgeable people
    increase your skills exponentially
    great pay right out of school
    great vacation time
    they pay for classes towards Masters
    friendly coworkers

    Cons

    expect to be very busy between work and school
    communication within team is not always great

    Advice to Management

    act on feedback more


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mass mutual review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good commission structure for first year employees if you have clients and many people to reach out to.

    Cons

    While the commission structure is good, the only problem is that if you are new to the business it is very difficult to make an money and keep your business going. There is no salary so if you have a a difficult month getting business you have absolutely no income


  6. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Enfield, CT
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Enfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people who work here are the best you'll meet

    Cons

    Absolutely no accountability. Will never admit error which can be cumbersome when you're the one who has to explain it

    Advice to Management

    Accountability


  7. "Data Science Development Program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Science Development Program in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Data Science Development Program in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours (work from home now and then, come in early leave early)
    - broad exposure to many different types of data science and areas of MM business
    - you'll learn a ton
    - paid master's degree at UMass Amherst (usually CS, sometimes statistics, may leave office to take classes during day)
    - you don't owe the company more time after the DSDP in return for getting the MS
    - great salary, low COLA in Amherst

    Cons

    - sometimes high pressure
    - poor communication from management


  8. "Actuarial Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good place for work-life balance

    Cons

    The location is a disadvantage comparing to other companies


  9. "Great place to grow your business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and room for growth

    Cons

    Mainly a commission job. Forces upstart mentality


  10. "100 Commission, selling insurance"

    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

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time

    Pros

    great experience, can make a lot of money, rapid income growth. a lot of free time and flexibility, commission structure is great

    Cons

    minimal training, very sink or swim, employee atmosphere very poor. no one really cares about you.

    Advice to Management

    get more involved


  11. "Better Options"

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

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility is nice, can work when you want.

    Cons

    Outdated business model, questionable recruiting tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times, the old way of having a revolving door of financial professionals is outdated and doesn't fit the up and coming workforce.



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