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  1.  

    Opportunity seems to be for the outsiders

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

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    The HR environment is fairly friendly for a big company. For IT work at home is common allowing you to easily manage things like contractors at home.

    Cons

    The lines of authority and spans of control are very confusing. Frequent, partially thought out, re-orgs have made it difficult to make progress. Promotion and growth opportunities for mid-career professionals seem to be limited as management favors outsiders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to interact with staff. Many of them can make a bigger contribution if you found a way to enable that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A few years in and opportunities exist

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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

    Pros

    offers good benefits, most people are passionate about their work, opportunity to have an impact on culture - as long as the company is committed to making changes

    Cons

    IT changes strategy often and has difficulty engaging all levels of management to ensure success, which leads to frustration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put competent people in management roles and then encourage professional growth of their respective teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Workplace Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MassMutual

    Pros

    The independent nature of each agent conveys an element of independence that allows you to determine the best way to accomplish tasks without much micromanaging

    Cons

    There is lacking a sense of responsibility from management regarding the agents operations. Generally if you hit a roadblock, you are on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a middle ground that allows you to offer more assistance and guidance to agents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern Program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Springfield, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Springfield, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot, collaborated with other interns

    Cons

    Wish I could have explored other departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more options available for internships

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great experience, but all commission can suck.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at MassMutual

    Pros

    You learn a lot about yourself, get good training, and great experience.

    Cons

    All commission and the turnaround for underwriting can take forever. Hopefully you have some money saved up before starting. Also the charge you for things like internet and your own postage. Really tough to make it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't nickle and dime advisors and provide a base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company offering incredible products and services

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MassMutual

    Pros

    great pay and commissions.

    Cons

    dealt with networking and referrals which was extremely difficult.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid company, but only a fit for those wanting to focus their practice on insurance

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

    I worked at MassMutual

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -A lot of really good, intelligent, and experienced people

    Cons

    Limited resources provided to advisors in certain areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to expand capabilities of the broker dealer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Pass on MassMutual

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rinancial Advisor
    Former Employee - Rinancial Advisor

    I worked at MassMutual

    Pros

    They are expert at self promotion and manipulating the media..

    Cons

    You cannot believe anything the management promises or says. In regard to their securities brokerage subsidiary, MMLIS, LLC., they continually violate FINRA rules and SEC laws. Most of their people have no idea what they are doing. You can get at least three answers to any question regarding policy and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the MMLIS, LLC subsidiary to a broker-dealer who knows what they are doing. Start living up to your advertising

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company. Great support behind advisors.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MassMutual

    Pros

    Great training program. Good experienced Advisors willing to work with you and help you to get your business started. Competitive products.

    Cons

    Being 100% commission is daunting but ultimately they believe that it will motivate you to earn and learn faster. It also creates extra pressure of not making money for awhile possibly .

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial services professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at MassMutual full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is a bit of freedom with the position and allow you to find your niche. Unlimited income potential and unlimited commission.

    Cons

    Well, granted you can find your own niche. But how the hell do you find that niche. The amount of knowledge to get started is very difficult. Sell your project 200 and hope they buy. Bad that no real support except training is all the same ole whole life this, deferred income annuity that, and disability. Hope you don't have any blue collar clients because they won't get approved. Many many unfulfilled, empty promises. When I asked about those I was asked what I received in writing. Stupid of me for taking the GA's word on how he is willing to help.

    Consider yourself warned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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