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Great

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - QA Intern  in  Portland, OR
Current Employee - QA Intern in Portland, OR

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

Pros

Interesting projects, great people to work with

Cons

old systems, compensation can be better

Advice to ManagementAdvice

have like a leadership program

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Used to be great

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    Great learning curve

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

    I have been working at The Standard as an intern for 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
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