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MassMutual Reviews

Updated 15 November 2014
Updated 15 November 2014
318 Reviews
3.2
318 Reviews
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MassMutual Chairman, President, and CEO Roger W. Crandall
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132 Ratings

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 people there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at MassMutual as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    my manager is very nice. a lot of responsibilities. get the chance to meet clients. nice office as well.

    Cons

    most work is paperwork for an intern. wanted to intern with investment management but eventually did the internship with sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could have attracted more recent graduate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Very good values
    Care about employees
    Encourage career advancement

    Cons

    Current positions has low pay
    Outdated technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Systems consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Springfield, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Springfield, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, solid reputation, career growth

    Cons

    Good salary, solid reputation, career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Executive Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at MassMutual as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, good place to be a leader, really help me get better and grown up

    Cons

    the salary for intern is not fixed

  6.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    This is a very strong company from a financial standpoint and the long term compensation is the best in the industry

    Cons

    Leadership can be lacking at the local agency level in some cases.

  7.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    You have the flexibility of work hours, career growth here is awesome. Lots of opportunities to grow, people are open to ideas, you can suggests your ideas openly. Awesome place to work

    Cons

    sometime so many meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great staff, just wasn't for me

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Chesterfield, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Chesterfield, MO (US)

    I worked at MassMutual as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great team of people that are truly there to help
    -Great company with a great reputation, so helps a lot for financial advisors selling their products

    Cons

    -Strictly commission
    -Need better pay program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern/Financial Services Professional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional in Walnut Creek, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The company culture is fantastic! Every member-from the general agent to the compliance officer--are wonderful to work with. There is absolutely no feeling of pressure here (see con). I feel like I'm amongst friends and good acquaintances who are more than happy to guide me through tough processes. My mentor, who is a successful agent, has provided me with indispensable insight for succeeding in the industry. The kind of support you get at this company is priceless. I've also gained a tremendous amount of transferable skill sets and work experience.

    Cons

    This is a low-pressure environment, which for me, is a con since I thrive under pressure. You receive strictly commission-based pay, which may make it or break it for you. If you're well established with about a year's or two worth of living expenses, then you can make this experience very well worth it. HOWEVER, if you're a brand new financial services professional or advisor, then this job may not be suitable--especially if you're self-supporting.

    I would have rated my experience "5 stars" if the position was more welcoming to entry-level candidates, but that's the nature of the beast. Budding financial advisers have a challenging time, but you get that with any company with which you're affiliated. Note that I'm not rating the company itself--I'm rating the position for entry-level candidates.

    Bottom-line: Understand what it really means to be paid solely on commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't change anything about the management structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great, strong financials on this company. Unfortunately not enough room for growth.

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the strongest insurance companies around. Recognizable name

    Cons

    Unless in Springfield, MA no opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A fantastic place for ambitious professionals

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

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

    Pros

    The company offers a tremendous amount of support to agents in regards to support and technology and offers a great amount of flexibility and industry-leading products

    Cons

    No base salary. It is very difficult to get started and stay on your feet, though once you do, the payoff is tremendous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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