The Standard Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
104 Reviews

2.6
104 Reviews
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The Standard President & CEO J. Greg Ness
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great location in downtown Portland (in 13 reviews)

  • Good people, good benefits, fair location (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Of course, upper management received healthy salary increases while non-management salaries stagnated (in 8 reviews)

  • The news that layoffs were coming in favor of outsourcing to India was announced by the IT VP a few months ago (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Loved working here. Great management. Treated Everybody with respect.

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

    I worked at The Standard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flex time. Interested and respectful management. Everyone nice because they liked their jobs.

    Cons

    Hard moving up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most management was awesome. Of course my advice to every manager everywhere is NOT to micromanage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    As good as you can get working for a disability insurance (financial) company.

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    Former Employee - Disability Claims Processor  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Disability Claims Processor in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at The Standard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a fun, relaxed environment with cool people. Good pay and flexible hours, and there are some job sharing opportunities also.

    Cons

    It is an office job, with cubicles so....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid company with a strong grasp on employee appreciation

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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management is appreciative of their workforce

    Cons

    Can take awhile to advance out of positions within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the benefits packages and employee appreciation incentives, and the workforce will reciprocate with high quality products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

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    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
  6.  

    Great learning curve

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its been very good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at The Standard

    Pros

    Great Learning Environment
    Good ability to move through the company
    Management is very open in sharing its plans for the future

    Cons

    Working responsibilities can be changed frequently
    Has several departments which can sometimes cause completion of a task to be slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is headed in the right direction but still has some work to do. My advice would be to keep doing what they are doing given we keep making great improvements each year.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fighting the good fight

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    Current Employee - Employment Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Employment Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Standard

    Pros

    Always challenging my limits here.

    Cons

    Deadlines are sometimes too tight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As in most lines of work involving journalism, more flexibility to unexpected deadline inhibitors would boost the general morale here.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Standard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    got the best dedicated employees, team leaders are very supportive

    Cons

    difficult to grow because of a younger mgmt team. competitive co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a horrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Standard full-time

    Pros

    Adequate advancement & educational opportunities

    Cons

    Management leaves something to be desired

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Accounts Customer Support  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - National Accounts Customer Support in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    work-life balance
    values
    career advancement opportunities if you seek them out and you are a hard worker
    good coworkers

    Cons

    Not a very innovative culture
    Pay isn't the greatest
    Been through some tough times recently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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