MassMutual Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
301 Reviews
3.1
301 Reviews
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MassMutual Chairman, President, and CEO Roger W. Crandall
Roger W. Crandall
126 Ratings

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
  • No base salary and only sales commissions (in 16 reviews)

  • They try to convince you that success relies in making friends and family become your clients (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Pretty busy but nice internship experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MassMutual as an intern

    Pros

    - People are all very friendly and willing to give you work
    - Except work, they also provided decent training

    Cons

    - Not flexible enough
    - Corner office

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Agent Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    Fly-in and training for Blue Chip sales agents, same holiday schedule as staff, short commute, centralized location, nice building

    Cons

    "Mad Men" 1960s good old boy mentality among agents.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you don't have an existing network it will be difficult to find clients

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The compensation can be very good if you are able to produce

    Cons

    No base salary, completely commisisons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    MassMutual is a fine company.

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Their best advantage is in providing sales support for new business. They focus on training weekly and they encourage entrepreneurs.

    Cons

    This is not salaried and it no real marketing support is offered. It is akin to a franchise in that production quotas must be met. Other than informal suggestions by sales managers, there is little help. Cold walking business is not productive and competition in the NYC area is fierce. Every third person seems to be working in this industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest money in developing account management rather than focusing on out-dated cold-calling techniques. Provide financial backing for seminars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Financial Advisor

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Harrisburg, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good training, and strong back office.

    Cons

    Long hours with little reward many months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    extensive training

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time

    Pros

    decent pay, decent benefits, there is a lot to take from peers and network, multiple satellite locations, team work and effort

    Cons

    training is long, tedious and a bit overwhelming, there is a lot of information that is covered and must catch on fast to be successful in position, serious call volume with an array of participant issues, 11 vacay days, 3 personal, 3 sick, must rollover 40 of those hours, scheduling is not the best

  8.  

    Call Center

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at MassMutual full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vacation time
    Training
    New building/environment

    Cons

    Poor medical
    If you do get sick it is very frowned upon to actually use the sick time.
    Systems are very unorganized.
    Management puts more focus on revenue generating incentives than providing accurate/quality customer service
    When mistakes are made in other departments you are the front line for those customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Company needs to revise compensation program. Constant turnover because of low and inconsistent pay.

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Professional  in  Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Professional in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I worked at MassMutual full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Overall good company with a good public reputation.

    Cons

    Compensation and training are poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put together at base pay plus commission compensation package and a much more comprehensive training 3 month program. Doing this would increase the overall professionalism of the organization and it would develop much stronger and knowledgable CAREER Agents. Hiring anyone who has a perceived good warm market and then depleting this warm market over a year or so is not conducive to building a strong organization of seasoned and professional Agents. Most Agents don't stay with company more than a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was an interesting experience working at MassMutual as an intern; however, I was mostly stuck making copies.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MassMutual as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    From my observation the commission for agents is pretty competitive with other financial services companies. I think is one is looking for a career in sales, MassMutual would be a good place for them.

    Cons

    Some employees told me that the only perk of working at MassMutual longterm was that they get one more day of vacation each year, and that's about it. I saw some agents become managers; however, I do not think that their salary increased (actually, it might have decreased).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I have been treated well while working for MassMutual.

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant  in  Springfield, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Springfield, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    four weeks vacation, flex time, work at home options, stable company

    Cons

    guidance with career paths, culture is responding slowly to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please continue to advance changes by setting the example

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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