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MassMutual Reviews

Updated February 24, 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 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. "Good Company to start with"

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

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time

    Pros

    MassMutual is really good about letting you know exactly what is required of you in each position.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth unless you are looking to get Licensed


  2. Helpful (1)

    "intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    get LAH license, other than that not much

    Cons

    low pay, little guidance....pointless work


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work but going through some downsizing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MassMutual full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work - coworkers are very nice. Overall positive experience.

    Cons

    Recent downsizing activities made for an extremely stressful environment.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Too much turnover"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher up people will try and help you which is very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Everyone tries to split your commissions and your salary goes away if you do not close enough business every single day.


  6. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at the company for many years. Upper management is great. The company also has great benefits from day one.

    Cons

    Culture has changed in the past many years. Seems that the company has become very numbers driven and quality has taken a back seat.

    Advice to Management

    Management is really attempting to make changes away from work only being about numbers. They have a way to go though.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "great benefits but no job security"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits with high bonus for qualified people. Lots of talented engineers with great backgrounds. Lots of benefits and if it works for you you would never leave.

    Cons

    Highly political, white people with no mathcing educational qualifications for competitive positions make it to the top. You will never survive if you are not political. I tried to just keep doing what I do ignoring politics and i was all the way told that I was doing great but later i was affected badly by a highly political manager.

    Advice to Management

    How can you let under qualified people go to the top? Top level vice presidents should have one on ones with individual folks many levels below to see if all is fine. Some basic educational qualifications need to be seen. There are frauds out there who can't even deliver. use common sense and make sure you listed to non-white people equally and spend time with them.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Still too new to say - MassMutual acquired MetLife Premiere Client Group a month ago. I have been looking for a new company since this happened. MassMutual is too insurance oriented for me. They seem to be very new to the investment side, and are much more insurance driven.

    Cons

    Still too new to say - I just joined MetLife at the beginning of the year and a week later they announced the sell of the MPCG (which I just joined). I moved over to focus on the investment side, and have since found that the new company MassMutual is much more insurance focused, and product driven. I have always looked out for what was best for the client.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Casual dress code, opportunity to work with talented and friendly people at the team level, lots of employee perks, decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Too many org changes, upper management doesn't give new org structures a chance before they go and change it again. Limited room for career growth, no defined career pathing available in most cases.

    Advice to Management

    Give an org structure a chance before making additional changes, also commit to projects. It's hard to get anything done when you don't know where you belong in an org and if leadership is committed financially to the work at hand.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "New employees need more support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Professional in Perimeter Center Post Office, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Services Professional in Perimeter Center Post Office, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful office environment and working hours are very flexible

    Cons

    It is commission base. Senior managers work on their own team so they are competitive with each other. Management seems to weight on the new business and the targeted sales number more than providing service and caring for their clients.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more financial and spiritual support for the new employees. Sell the service and not service the sale.


  11. "AVP Strategy and Advertising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilbraham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilbraham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, open culture and great people

    Cons

    massive change has moved many people into less desirable positions or elimination



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