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MassMutual Reviews

Updated 1 December 2014
Updated 1 December 2014
325 Reviews
3.2
325 Reviews
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MassMutual Chairman, President, and CEO Roger W. Crandall
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Rewarding work environment with the flexibility to take on additional responsibilities to build skills (in 13 reviews)

  • Great Benefits along with exam reimbursements if you are in the Actuarial Student Program (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary and only sales commissions (in 18 reviews)

  • No base salary, you only get a subsidy on the business you submit (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company with good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre Sales Consultant in Springfield, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Pre Sales Consultant in Springfield, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Treat employees well and management is easy to wirk with. Great growth opportunity within

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive when you grow within. The company does not have good transparancy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Financial Services Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Tampa, FL (US)

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The agency I worked in had a great culture. It felt like a family; everyone is going through the same thing when you start out in the position. It is not easy but if you work hard, you will succeed.

    You have the flexibility to do as you wish as long as you produce and hit numbers. You could theoretically take 6 months off if you hit your numbers in the first six months (but then who wants to loose out on the potential to make more money for the next six months of the year!?)

    Cons

    Difficult to manage learning everything you need to learn, as well as going out and finding clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great solid company

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

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Training Program
    Solid Company
    Great Values and Ethics
    Alot of products and services to offer the clients
    No Cap on earning potential
    GA and Assistant GA are Fabulous

    Cons

    No very well known here in CA. Very well known on the East Coast; name recognition and more advertising is needed. Would have been better if a new person to the business join a year after they are in the business not NEW....too hard to get traction and the programs don't give you enough time to get your book off the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they run a great company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Has been a great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Youngstown, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Youngstown, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    the support from higher ups has been amazing.
    flexible schedule
    work life balance

    Cons

    everything is on you when it comes to finding clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    Products and support are strong
    Marketing money and ideas
    Independence

    Cons

    This business is hard
    But that is obvious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more young talent in
    Continue building this great team

  7.  

    Best financial institution to work for. Very flexible and most opportunities given to agents.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The marketing support at the local agency level is unmatched by any other company. Commissions are top in industry if you produce well. Local agency management is helpful, knowledgeable, and most importantly loyal and honest. The GA and SM's are there every time you need them. Opportunities to grow includes managing associate position which is a great plus!

    Cons

    It is difficult to start in this industry even with huge support from company. That being said, MassMutual Raleigh/Durham is dedicated to experienced agents and does not do a ton of recent college grad recruiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, strategy, investment, team members

    Cons

    Work life balance, focus issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with great products and great ethics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff in Anaheim, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff in Anaheim, CA (US)

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For a commissioned agent, Mass Mutual is the company to work for. You work for Mass Mutual directly. Great commissions and benefits. Great product line up and a very high premium placed on ethics.

    Cons

    Company works on a General Agency basis. Each office is in affect a franchise and each General Agent has leeway in how he or she operates. The GA definitely sets the tone of the office. If you looking at Mass Mutual you should definitely interview with different GAs (there are three in the Los Angeles / Orange County area). Also, staff positions works for the GA, not the company. Therefore salary and benefits can vary greatly from office to office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local staff should have access to home office benefits. (Note - the city listed below is not the actual city. Don't want to give away my office).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience was outstanding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The training was superb and in depth. Daily training sessions on everything from proper communication rto marketing strategies. The office atmosphere will vary depending on location, but for my office I felt at home immediately. There is a team mentality that contributed to my success.

    Cons

    Like any financial services position based on commission it does get difficult to maintain consistency. You just have to have the patience/resources to put in the time to succeed, because immediate success is very rare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being involved in the lives of your employees. It worked thus far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Advisor

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

    I have been working at MassMutual (less than an year)

    Pros

    MassMutual allows there agents to broker other insurance carriers. MassMutual allows Financial Advisors to trade stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etf's, structured products for their clients. MassMutual gives their advisors autonomy to run their own business.

    Cons

    You have to pay for your own licenses, computer, mailings, and supplies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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