The Standard

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The Standard Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
101 Reviews
2.6
101 Reviews
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The Standard President & CEO J. Greg Ness
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great location in downtown Portland (in 14 reviews)

  • Good people, good benefits, fair location (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Of course, upper management received healthy salary increases while non-management salaries stagnated (in 8 reviews)

  • The news that layoffs were coming in favor of outsourcing to India was announced by the IT VP a few months ago (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good supportive company trying to do its best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at The Standard

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunities to move up and into other positions.

    Cons

    If you work in a production level job, time deadlines and productivity goals are demanding. Professional level positions are quite flexible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT and infrastructure commensurate with competitors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worked with the retirement plan product.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Standard

    Pros

    The grad school reimbursement was the best I ever heard of and there were no strings attached to the benefit like many firms have in place.

    Cons

    I enjoyed working there and left on good terms but felt the commitment to that business line was always lacking. Their bread and butter is insurance and you knew it.

  3.  

    Love the people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Portland, OR

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love the work environment and the people are the best! Location is in downtown Portland close to a lot of activities and restaurants. Benefits are good and compensation is in line with industry for the most part. A lot of people work here for decades.

    Cons

    The company is a smaller company trying to act big. Not a lot of turnover in management and executive levels so it does not create opportunity for upward growth for a majority of employees. Poor communication from management - unclear corporate strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love to see a more equitable rewards and compensation program across the divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    got the best dedicated employees, team leaders are very supportive

    Cons

    difficult to grow because of a younger mgmt team. competitive co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a horrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Standard full-time

    Pros

    Adequate advancement & educational opportunities

    Cons

    Management leaves something to be desired

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Accounts Customer Support in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - National Accounts Customer Support in Portland, OR

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work-life balance
    values
    career advancement opportunities if you seek them out and you are a hard worker
    good coworkers

    Cons

    Not a very innovative culture
    Pay isn't the greatest
    Been through some tough times recently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    conservative company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Standard

    Pros

    it feels stable and secure

    Cons

    but the work can be boring

  9.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at The Standard full-time

    Pros

    Its been a while since I've worked there, but, my co-workers were great and have become great friends as well. Great benefits & good place for building your career path - they have a tuition reimbursement plan for school too.

    Cons

    Working downtown Portland can be difficult to get to & from depending on traffic and where you're coming from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training and having a career path is always great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a great company with good compensation, some of the best benefits you'll find in Portland, and a lot of room for job growth. The company has recently attracted a lot of talent and I see great things in the future for it.

    Cons

    I'd like it if the dress code was a little more relaxed. I don't interact with customers so why can't I wear jeans on a monday? Though, this is a very minor issue. The company has been great in many aspects and has generous vacation polices and benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to recruit younger talent, take a look at the kind of culture that many tech-startups have. Open workspaces (minimal or no cubicles), and a more casual dress code can greatly increase morale and employee performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Experience at The Standard was great

    Former Employee - Lead Message Broker Developer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Lead Message Broker Developer in Portland, OR

    I worked at The Standard as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Self motivating and challenging work experience

    Cons

    Not seen so far while working

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