The Standard

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Used to be great

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

I have been working at The Standard full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

* Many front-line managers try to do the best for their employees
* Many areas genuinely care about work/life balance

Cons

* Lack of leadership transparency
* Lack of leadership accountability
* Mixed messages regarding corporate policies depending on which area of the company you work in
* Leaders at the Director level and above seem to throw employees under the bus when something goes wrong
* Cronyism exists everywhere...incompetent managers are given opportunities to grow & excel because they are friends with senior executives
* Forced ranking of employees has created an environment where most aren't willing to do more than the bare minimum to be successful...employees don't feel extra effort is recognized as there isn't space for more than 10% of employees to be determined as anything more than average and there isn't support from management to make the case when areas do have more than 10% doing exceeding expectations work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be honest with your employees...don't try & sugarcoat or avoid things. People are losing faith in you and that's just exacerbated by the fact that the average employee merit increase are less than 3% when executives are getting double digit increases, there's no feeling of trust or that employees can be genuine and honest with their managers without being viewed as a

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great learning curve

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

    I have been working at The Standard as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet a lot of great people, interesting project to work on.

    Cons

    Some old processes are used.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on hiring great professionals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work--at a stately pace

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

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really nice people, good pay, considerate management, good benefits, flexible schedules, nice downtown location--for those in Portland Home Office.

    Cons

    Company is very slow to embrace change and adopt best practices. People seem to be resigned to the fact that The Standard has limited ability to excel or achieve breakthrough progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a clear vision for the future that everyone can get behind, and then drive execution.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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