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3 people found this helpful  

Good, challenging, fast-paced, lots of work, long hours

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Former Employee - Disability Benefits Analyst  in  Portland, OR
Former Employee - Disability Benefits Analyst in Portland, OR

I worked at The Standard

Pros

Rewards and recognizing talent, stock plan option for all employees, some really supportive supervisors, and always work to be done.

Cons

Running on limited employees, work loads increasing without relief in sight, some unsupportive supervisors, long hours expected, and making hard decisions impacting people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Staff for normal work loads, continue recognition programs from co-workers and management, find and train the unsupportive supervisors, and expect great work with hard decisions to be completed within 8 hour day.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is a congenial, easygoing company environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at The Standard

    Pros

    The people are generally cheerful and helpful. The downtown Portland location is excellent for commuting by public transport. Operating a conservative strategy has sustained the company well during the recent shocks to the financial industry.

    Cons

    Steady turnover of the best and brightest continues to impair our practical effectiveness. Improvements to operations seem to bypass the actual roots of the challenges and instead treat aspects that are secondary or even superficial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management can help by being more aggressive in developing refinements to our existing practices first, and pursuing new endeavors second.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's OK if you are satisfied with the status quo

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at The Standard

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of opportunity for advancement. Great internal training opportunities. A lot of exposure to more advanced enterprise technologies. Honest seeming to care for employees.

    Cons

    Very stuck in what is - change adverse. Says they want change then fight against it. Passive aggressive culture leads to a ton of back room dealing and decisions in a vacuum. Extreme difficulty making decisions - everyone must agree (consensus). Aging technology backbone. Outsourcing significant portions of IT with little confidence of success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire people for expertise then tell them not to voice opinions. Must change passive aggressive culture in order to succeed long term.

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