MassMutual Financial Services Representative Interview Questions

Updated 25 Sep 2014
Updated 25 Sep 2014
24 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

72%
27%
0%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

33%
31%
22%

Interview Difficulty

2.6
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

24 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

Financial Services Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MassMutual.

Interview Details

Applied online through monster, received a called for an interview 2 weeks later. Interview felt more like a presentation and took a personality questionnaire after the interview. Interview was only about getting to know you.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for MassMutual

  1.  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at MassMutual in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First interview was mostly an introduction to the company and how they operate. Seemed like a genuine and very employee centered atmosphere. Explained in detail sales strategy, commission structure and benefits. They expect you to have a large friend/family (etc) base to begin your sales however are helpful in finding others. Their focus is on adding value to their clients and are dedicated to treating and providing the best service for each client. The company atmosphere seems very positive and conducive to growth.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you prefer working independently or with someone constantly "breathing down your back" ?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    100% Commission based salary

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at MassMutual in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I met a recruiter at a university career fair, he asked for my resume and contacted me a few weeks later. We interviewed at the university then later a couple of times at the office. The interviews were mainly to check for the right personality type. There was also a market survey process that was less stringent that the competitor Northwestern Mutual's. I recommend that if you do not enjoy the market survey 100%, do not take the job. The surveys should literally be the easiest thing in the world. If they stress you out at all, go do something else. Seriously.

    Interview Questions
    • What does the term "financial" mean to you?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The office was located in a suburb, and I preferred to work in the city (I got another offer from a competitor in the city)

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at MassMutual in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very straightforward relaxed interview. They really just ask if you have any questions. They will give you the job, they want someone who has connections and doesn't mind not getting paid for a few months while they develop their network.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MassMutual in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    There are three interviews. The first interview be prepared to ask of the questions. The second interview is more formal. The interviewer will dig deeper to ensure you understand what type of job your are applying for and if you are a good fit. The third interview is a career presentation

    Interview Questions
    • None, because you structured the interview for the most part. I was required to do an assignment at the end to get me familiar with networking with strangers.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at MassMutual in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    A local agency partner found my resume that I posted on an internet job board and called me. The initial correspondence of a phone call and subsequent text messages were a bit unusual to me (who has no experience in sales). Fresh out of college with my masters, I decided to come in and speak the MassMutual agent. Mostly, the MassMutual agent spoke about how the firm uses the software LEAP and he wants me to sell this product. The agent seemed very excited about this new program (LEAP, which is a multifaceted cash flow manager) and tells me all the great shining things about the products, company, and opportunities (I'd be making a lot of money -- he just didn't say when I would be making that money. Plus, all commission based pay) - rough sledding for a recent college grad with some to pay for a student loan. This informational interview proceeded for about an hour. Overall, I perceived the local agent as a person that is not a greedy insurance peddler, but I only had one meeting. I was offered to start right away.

    Interview Questions
    • Very unorthodox meeting (wouldn't even call it an interview). Basically, I was given a brief tutorial about the software and was given tutorial of the agency philosophy. Then, I was asked my thoughts and what did I expect.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    As a graduate student, I had only been out on the market for two weeks, and I was hesitant to take a commission based salary.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at MassMutual in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very lax hiring process, met with one manager who was very friendly there were no behavioral baed questions more of just a conversation getting to know me.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Decided not interested in selling insurance

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at MassMutual in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Set up with the office administrator. I had two interviews with one of the two sales managers in the office. The first was a basic interview with generic questions, the second was more oriented towards explaining how the company works and giving me a tour of the office. The pay structure was also explained at the second interview, although it sounded much better than it is in reality.

    Interview Questions
    • There were really no difficult questions. The standard questions from any interview were there, such as "where do you see yourself in five years?", etc. In addition, I was given the link to a survey to take that ranks my potential sales ability on a scale of 1-5, with 5 showing great potential as a salesman and 1 implying that maybe you should look for another job. Although the manager said they don't choose to hire or not solely based on that survey, it apparently is given some weight.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport Beach, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport Beach, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at MassMutual in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st interview the managing director sells you the job. makes the job sound really good, doesn't tell you that its a sales job. Then you get a personality test. After that, they make you do a project 200 form in which they ask you to make a "prospect list" of 200 individuals and eventually sell to them yourself. This is what got me thinking about declining. 2nd interview Declined to Pursue. Its a sales job, not question about it. Wasn't willing to sell to friends and family to start out a "client base". Potential payout is very good however, but money wasn't enough to make me pursue. Most insurance jobs are the same. Stay away if you don't like sales, especially selling to friends and family.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to market to friends and family?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Project 200 List was a huge nail-biter.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Financial Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at MassMutual in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview was on campus and was only about 15 minutes asking about myself. The next interview was more of an orientation and they gave a 3 hour presentation on what the company was about. It was informative and after there was a 20 minute interview getting to know me.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty basic questions. Such as "why do you want to work for us?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

Work at MassMutual? Share Your Experiences

MassMutual

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates who said that their interview experience was positive, neutral or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.