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Jul 12, 2006 5:44 pm

As expressed earlier I am highly interested into breaking into this career field.  While EDJ was not interested Southeastern MassMutual seem very interested.  I was wondering if anyone has heard any good, bad, or ugly about the MassMutual experience. 

Jul 13, 2006 12:50 am

Sorry, its Southeastern Financial Group in Birmingham, Alabama an affiliate of MassMutual.

Jul 13, 2006 1:08 pm

If you can't get a job at Jones, that's probably the next step down.


But from what these boards say, it really depends a lot more than just the name on the front door. There are good branches within "bad" firms and bad branches within good firms...


Jul 13, 2006 1:27 pm

Over the years I have hired several people from Mass Mutual agencies.


I just made a phone call to a friend who tells me that the agency in Birmingham is an excellent MML agency.


If you can get a job offer from an MML agency it's a very good place to start.  Actually it's not a bad place to work for an entire career.


Jul 13, 2006 1:41 pm

Damn NASD.....Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.  Thanks again for a positive contribution.  Maybe I've got you wrong....at least a little anyway.

Jul 13, 2006 4:29 pm
NASD Newbie:

Over the years I have hired several people from Mass Mutual agencies.


I just made a phone call to a friend who tells me that the agency in Birmingham is an excellent MML agency.


If you can get a job offer from an MML agency it's a very good place to start.  Actually it's not a bad place to work for an entire career.





Thanks for that bit of info.  I was also contacted today by Amerprise and Aflac, which at least gives me hope of a job.  I'm young and realize I'm not going to set the world on fire in the beginning, but I figure if I have to fall on my face a few times it might as well be now.  I want to be that guy that in 10 years can say I've been there, done that, and learned from the experience, so my clients can feel that much more confident in me.  Good experience or a bad experience, its still experience... and that's the one thing I lack.

Jul 13, 2006 4:31 pm

Except that people who you want to hire you later won't see it that way.


It is not reallyl possible to spin "I got fired for not producing" into some smile face about getting experience.


AFLAC is a great entree into the poultry business--not so very good into the securities industry.

Jul 13, 2006 4:38 pm

This is true.  It is a business, and I realize this.  What I guess I should say is that given an opportunity I will produce, no doubt upon that.  I am extremely confident in my ability, all I want is the opportunity.  Falling on my face didn't mean failure, it meant being low man on totem pole.  I'm ready to face those hazards.