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An insurance company should not be publicly traded.

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Current Employee - Benefits  in  Portland, OR
Current Employee - Benefits in Portland, OR

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

Pros

Standard has done a great job hiring smart, experienced and well-balanced people at the lower levels.

Cons

As the company is publicly traded we are always having to answer to the shareholders and the bottom line. What drives us isn't always about what is best for the company as a whole, but what is more profitable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have a smart, educated and experienced workforce, use them! Decisions are being made from the top, but the people who are making these decisions are so far removed from the things they are making decisions regarding, it is almost ridiculous when we hear what they have come up with. One problem I see that influences this is there are too many layers of middle management. A few layers of middle management needs to be done away with so people who are making process and procedural changes are working more closely with the people who are actually carrying out the work.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - RFP Specialist  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - RFP Specialist in Portland, OR

    I worked at The Standard full-time for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Standard is awful for IT jobs!

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Portland, OR

    I have been working at The Standard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can get away with doing nothing.

    Cons

    No accountability, passive-aggressive, better to be nice than to be productive, software is all ancient and out of support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and get some people there with balls, especially David ??? the CIO!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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