Insurance Agent (Former Employee), Vienna, VA – January 23, 2013
Pros: you learn how to sell
Cons: if you are lazy you will starve
Only positive, aggressive sales reps need apply. This job is not for everyone. You need to love to talk to people and work to get paid. No cushy salary here, you are on straight commission after 6 months. As in most Insurance related businesses, expect your employer to ask you to sell to your family and friends to get started (don't do it, you will – more... regret it.) – less
Financial Representative (Current Employee), Raleigh, NC – October 2, 2014
Mass Mutual Financial Group has one of the best comprehensive sales and product training curriculum in the industry. Management, administrative and support staff are fantastic. I'm just at a stage and a crossroad of my career where I want to explore other options that may suit my abilities in the marketplace.
Financial Services Rep (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZ – October 1, 2014
Pros: gym access
Cons: pure commission
Be prepared to not receive any kind of compensation for 3 months. They have strict underwriting guidelines, so expect to have any applications to take a long time to get approved. If you have 100+ family and friends that you can sell insurance and retirement planning to this could be a great opportunity. Don't expect much help getting started, maybe – more... a phone script or two... They promise to help procuring leads, you have to buy them for $11 each, bear in mind that the same leads are being sold to other companies, so act fast! They promise $1000 reimbursement for licensing fees, etc., but you have to meet their performance levels first. They seem to have a huge turnover in agents, the top 20% are making 80% of the money. The top agents go on appointments with rookies and take 40 - 50% of the commission, so look out for that. – less
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Cordova, TN – September 17, 2014
Typical day consists of High Call Volume of participants requesting withdrawals, loans and more withdrawals from their retirement account I would assume that most people want to save for retirement and not continuously remove money from the account. The hardest part of the job would be dealing with people calling all day every day expecting you to resolve – more... the reason for calling within that one phone call. – less
Contract That I was hired for was not what I ended up doing for the majority of the time that I was there.
Lead Asset Analyst (Former Employee), Springfield, MA – September 9, 2014
Due to staffing issues, the focus of the job I was to do changed drastically. The original focus was to be the cleanup of the IT Asset inventory database and the definition of processes for IT Asset Management. The staffing issues required that the IT Procurement function be augmented due to the extreme backlog. The contract that I was hired for was – more... abruptly terminated and the functional unit I was assigned to was dismantled. – less
Enjoyable experience where everyone wants to help you
Summer Intern (Current Employee), Houston, TX – July 6, 2014
Pros: great co-workers
Internship is a very productive one with three rotations throughout the summer. Each supervisor assists in ensuring that the intern understands the work that is assigned to him/her and always are willing to help when the process is not understood. Management is a nice part of the job as you do not feel bogged down in work that you do not want to partake – more... in and they are always open for changes.
In all, a very nice company to work for especially if a person is interested in the insurance agent career track. – less
Life Insurance Salesman (Former Employee), Nashua, NH – June 25, 2014
Cons: just stay away
The office I worked for has been shut down. My hiring manager was horrible. Trying to be some psychologist, answering your questions with the same question. Was even threatened once. Office romances were out of hand, and if you weren't in on it you were left to figure out everything on your own.
It was horrible!!! Personally, I asked for help from – more... MY manager and I was sent to another manager, who sent me to another manager, who sent me to the OWNER of the office, who sent me back to MY manager. – less