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MassMutual Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment, supportive mentors, highly recommend this internship opportunity if offered (in 36 reviews)

  • Great benefits for a statutory W2 emplyee (in 27 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. "Data Science Development Program (DSDP)"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    DSDP: great for anyone who's serious about building a variety of technical skills, you get to take classes at UMass CICS as a non-degree or Master's student, smaller tightly-knit group located in Amherst, emphasis on mentorship/development, gain business experience from working with a variety of internal MassMutual teams, great pay right out of college, career opportunities available after the 3-year program.

    I'm still excited to come to work every day. It has a research lab/startup, rather than a corporate office, vibe. A typical project lasts several months and has a few phases, so you're not stagnating on tasks--I'm constantly learning. I'm given both mentorship and autonomy, and have opportunities to touch all aspects of a data pipeline. The management/senior management is approachable, and my peers are pretty great.

    MassMutual in general: good employee benefits (particularly the federal credit union, life insurance obviously), accessible and helpful HR, a variety of interesting problems that need solving

    Cons

    Don't love the high deductible health plan options


  2. "Investment Service Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Service Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Investment Service Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company offered industry best when it came to benefits. You are given a 401k (5% match), pension plan, 20 PTO (16 Vacation, 3 personal, 1 floating days) and 5 sick. This is a great company to build your career if you plan to continue on their insurance side. The broker/dealer positions are very limited as most of the operations are in Mass.

    Cons

    20% salary cap for internal promotions. It's known that you have to leave the company and come back to get a more competitive salary because of that ridiculous cap on salary. there is not much opportunity for growth as most positions are lateral moves.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the salary cap to encourage keeping current employees instead of paying outside candidates with no experience more.


  3. "DSDP: Good atmosphere and coworkers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am under the Data Science Development program, working as a Data Analytics consultant. The biggest pro of the job is the people I get to work with. The office has a culture of collaboration where people are encouraged to pick up new skills, and the atmosphere is fairly relaxed with good individuals.

    Cons

    There are some aspects of the program which are still being developed, but everything is going as expected.


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  5. "IT Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Enfield, CT
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Enfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment with the great leadership

    Cons

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


  6. "Data Science Development Program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  7. "Financial Services Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Amherst, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in Amherst, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at MassMutual as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, supportive mentors, highly recommend this internship opportunity if offered. Excellent trainings, mixed in with employees who are highly successful, have the ability to learn a lot from their experiences. Will offer full-time positions if successful.

    Cons

    Schedule is based on your motivation and time availability - if you are motivated, you will be successful. If not, it's easy to fall in between the cracks.


  8. "Loved it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Education classes it great, product knowledge 100%

    Cons

    Commission based, that's all ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


  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. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, good amount of vacation time, lots of team building activities, fun environment

    Cons

    Lots of changes and adjustments to adapt to.


  11. "Financial services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Financial Services Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Contractor - Financial Services Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    This job really offers the flexibility to work when and where you want to. MassMutual is a company that clearly puts its clients first as proven by its policies.

    Cons

    You must be self motivated to excel in this career.



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