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Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
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  1.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Standard in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen with recruiter, 1 hr phone discussion with hiring manager, day long interview consisting of multiple panel interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Claims Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Standard in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral questions are used in the interview. In some cases a rather questionable way to determine if someone is a worthy hire. Hiring managers stick to this strict strictly and it doesn't allow for much deviation or 1:1 or direct questioning.

    Interview Questions
    • Provide an example of a time when you demonstrated an ability to affect change. How did you do so, what worked and what didn't   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Participant Services Rep Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at The Standard in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    The overall interview process was rather disorganized. I understand it is an employer driven market but not all people not currently working are desparate. Here is the process. I was called for setting up an interview with one person and had the interview set. The next day I get a call saying someone else will call to set up a new interview. I have the phone interview and I am told I will be brought in for an in person interview. A week later I have the in person interview. I arrive and try to find the person who is interviewing. I am told the person is in another building down the street. I know this is not the case. I decide to wait and the interview person arrives. I have the interview and feel I did fairly well. I send a thank you email in a day and don't hear anything. After 2 weeks from the interview I get an email from someone saying they have decided to not offer a position. That is fine but at this point I was not sure I would have accepted it anyway.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you went above and beyond the expectation from a customer?   Answer Question
    • Not a question but an audio test in a call center environment where you need to listen and have a lot of background noise and questions asked.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at The Standard.

    Interview Details

    Seemless process. I found the position through Indeed.com, applied online. It was simple. I had a phone interview with staffing and then scheduled interviews with the team and managers.

    Negotiation Details
    Straightforward. They exceeded my expectations in every area that I asked for. It was a great process.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Process Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at The Standard in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process included two phone screens - one with the recruiter and another with the hiring manager. Three candidates were selected to interview on site. The in person interview had two parts. First with a 2-person peer panel that posed situational questions. The second was with the hiring manager which actually felt more like a phone screen than an in-person interview. I think it was due to a large time gap between the phone screen and the in-person interview. In the interview invite I was asked to bring work samples but I wasn't asked for it during the interview. I used the samples when I was asked if there was anything else I wanted to share.

    Interview Questions
    • The hiring manager gave me a quiz on terms and the variations of the same type of terms. For example, what's the difference between TAK time and throughput. I believe the questions were less about my knowledge and more about the interviewer's desire to relate to the concept terms. Because the job was in an administrative area the manufacturing terms commonly get murky.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Mortgage Loan Processor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Standard in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position that I found on an online job board. It took about 5 weeks to get a call back and the interview was set for a week later. Went in to their Hillsboro office building. It was nice and the atmosphere was quiet, only a few people walking around. I was interviewed by the man who would be my supervisor, another supervisor, and their boss. The interview lasted for about 35 minutes and there were not too many surprises. After the interview, I followed up with 'Thank you' emails to the two supervisors who gave me their cards. Got a call a week later with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary. The one question I hadn't prepared for was "Give a ratio of how you like to work. Independent, with your head down. Or being interrupted and talking to other people."   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    DC Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at The Standard.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview first then panel interview. Behavior type questions - sometimes can be a panel of people (4). Wasn't very difficult but it was stressful like all interviews are. Skills like working with excel spreadsheet is an advantage with this company. Be prepared to show that you can data mine also.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at The Standard.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed separately with Sales manager twice and with members of sales team. Part question and answer session, part informal conversation. Questions centered around sales and industry experience with emphasis on my personal sales style and past accomplishments. They painted a very nice portrait of The Standard and it seemed like a nice place to work.

    Interview Questions
    • Give us an example of a failure in your career and how you learned from it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at The Standard in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The actual interview itself was industry standard. The process itself was unorthodox and in some ways misleading.

    I had initially posted for this position middle of 2013 and was told that the salary band for the position was not in line with what my expectations were. No harm no foul, and the hiring manager was kind enough to offer his assistance in other positions that I was willing to pursue. Later on in the year, the same hiring manager contacted me to communicate that the salary band for the position had been re-evaluated where they could now meet my requirements and he encouraged me to reapply. I did so, and had a face to face interview with the hiring manager. I felt the meeting went well and was told that I had demonstrated the ability to doing the job well, but that the interview process was just beginning and that he would remain in contact with me. After four weeks, I was told that since they didn't have any other local qualified candidates that the position was being opened up to a national search, at which time I asked, "Have the requirements for the job changed?" and I was told "No." and that again I would be kept informed of the process. After another six weeks, I was then told I was no longer being considered because they had found candidates who had worked for competitors doing the same job. Now the outcome I'm okay with, but this ties back to my original question about the job requirements changing, and if working for a competitor was now a requirement for the job, I was not given the opportunity to speak to it as my background included such experience. I walked away soured by my experience simply because 1. The hiring manager had contacted me to apply, and 2. I was misinformed about the job requirements changing and not given a chance to speak to my experience filling that requirement. Although I commend the hiring manager of keeping me informed, I do felt that I was strung along throughout the process.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Assistant to the GM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at The Standard.

    Interview Details

    Submitted a resume through Craigslist with a thorough cover letter and got a call to come in a few days later. Met with their head of HR who was professional but not stuffy. Had a good conversation, but the position just didn't exactly fit my qualifications.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should I hire you over someone with more experience?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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