The Standard

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Extremely poor management. It's all about who you're friends with in order to advance in your career

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

I worked at The Standard full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great location in downtown Portland.

Cons

As I said before, poor management practices (at all levels).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take some management classes at a nearby college or university.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    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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