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MassMutual Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 283 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

MassMutual Chairman, President, and CEO Roger W. Crandall

Roger W. Crandall

(121 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good compensation if you produce, friendly work environment(in 12 reviews)

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


Cons
  • They try to convince you that success relies in making friends and family become your clients(in 8 reviews)

  • Older culture, try to use your connections for their own, no salary(in 9 reviews)

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    Financial Advisor

    Financial Advisor (Current Employee)

    ProsMassMutual 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Like being in a cult!

    Retirement Education Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsBeing able to work in the field with clients wasn't a bad gig.

    ConsAll they really care about is numbers. Working with retirement plans, and their participants is about so much more, competency, the ability to build trust and instill confidence...
    Such a cliquey culture of peers, and very poor management. It's sad to say in this modern era that Mass Mutual is still a big ol' sexist boys club. If someone decides they don't like you, even if it's for personal, not professional reasons, look out, it's only a matter of time before they will gang up and run you out of there.
    The corporate culture of RAH, Mass Mutual, sucks. It was like being at a pep rally, rather than being a working professional.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your 'bad seeds' upper management who get drunk at conferences and behave inappropriately, and weed them out. It's hard to respect a superior who uses homophobic and racial terms that are generally frowned upon.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Not good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood opportunities if self-motivated and outgoing.

    ConsAggressive marketing practices makes you uncomfortable.

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    Intern/Starting as financial adviser

    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat connections, hands on management, pay to get certified as broker, intensive training program

    ConsOlder culture, try to use your connections for their own, no salary

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at more recent corporate cultures, the cubical feel and old school management style seems out of date. Needs more of a fun and exciting atmosphere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great company, tough to get going

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGreat company and people to work with

    ConsIt is tough starting out and building your own practice. Lots of help but you will either have to cold call or go after family and friends

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    Excellent Leadership Team, but some middle management DUDs at the corporate office in Springfield

    Assistant Vice President LEAN Change Leader (Former Employee) Springfield, MA (US)

    ProsExcellent benefits package; opportunity to experience many different business area functions; Leadership Team with a clear vision of the future and willing to invest to get there; great facilities and employee amenities on campus; pleasant grounds and surroundings; excellent security. Company is positioned well for future growth.

    ConsWhile the company promotes an open culture of coaching and feedback, some middle management in the company's Center of Excellence is mostly about negative feedback and rarely coaches direct reports on how they can get better in their role. As a mutual company it's less like a smaller private company and more like a Fortune 500 with similar bureaucracy and politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with the current strategic direction, you're on the right track.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    financial representative

    Financial Services Representative (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    Prosflexible schedule place to work with compesation.

    Consonly commission and no salary.

    Advice to Senior Managementno comment for advice to management

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    My experience has been amazing.

    Financial Services Representative (Current Employee) Glen Allen, VA (US)

    ProsThese office culture is very upbeat and exciting. With a great benefits plan and leadership support, this company allows its employees unlimited growth opportunities

    ConsIt can sometimes be a little difficult to establish a book of business without a sufficient natural market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, but no place for advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe salary was not great

    ConsNo room for advancement and or promotions

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpect to much from their employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had an outstanding experience at MassMutual in Houston

    Financial Advisor (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThe support system at the Houston office is second to none. The managers empower the employees to achieve great results through coaching sessions, online training and more.

    ConsThe industry is a make or break, but if you make it, you want to do it with MassMutual in Houston.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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