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Updated January 15, 2018
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The Standard President & CEO J. Greg Ness
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  • Upper management implements many unnecessary procedures and changes the procedures frequently (in 18 reviews)

  • Senior management is completely out of touch (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very generous PTO and flexible hours policies, great people to work with. Great values as a company, non-exclusionary.

    Cons

    The same issues with any large corporation

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when it comes to their own benefits packages

    The Standard Response

    Oct 23, 2017 – Standard Representative

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We agree that that our culture of inclusion is a key part of what makes The Standard a great place to work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My first year at The Standard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership empowers team members to explore their ideas without fear of repercussions. Leaders here do not micromanage!

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to allow your employees to explore their ideas because 1) it benefits your employees and their morale and 2) the company when ideas manifest themselves and contribute to the overall success of the company.

  3. "Current Adjudicator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Life Benefits Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Life Benefits Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family/work life balance is spot on.

    Cons

    Lack of standardized traning in some deparments


  4. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong company culture that drives a collaborative and results oriented environment. Leadership is accessible to employees, and as Lean practices take root and grow, the two way communication up and down the organization will get broader. Financial stability a nice change from the ups and downs of start up cultures, or companies that zoom up and down the growth ladder.

    Cons

    Not many - no company is perfect, but this one has many more pros than cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your shoulder against the Lean methodologies - and the culture that embraces Lean.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Flatlining company with no advancement opportunitues"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Life-work balance and transit pass

    Cons

    Management has no loyalty to loyal and hardworking employees. They will throw you under the bus to hide mistakes and keep you quiet by punishing you through their unethical HR team. Line managers lie and abuse employees behind closed doors and get away with it even when multiple employees say the same thing and file complaints. Status is more important to management than the truth. Beware and learn to keep quiet if you want to stay employed and not get picked on by narcissistic and cruel unqualified line managers desperate to keep their jobs. Do your homework first before accepting a job offer. The Standard is a company with little opportunity for those who are ambitious and speak the truth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying. Stop hiding behind HR.


  6. "Ok company but all depends on your department and manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Corporate values and normal expectations for day to day operations and duties. Normal responsibilities relating to SaaS analyst deliverables. Limited guidance with is good and bad if project team is rotating stakeholders to frequently.

    Cons

    Slow to get ahead. There are employees that have been with he company for a good amount of time in certain departments related to IT. This can make it difficult to advance within IT as you typically need to wait for someone to get promoted or move.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent and flight risks


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contact Center Representative in Tanasbourne, OR
    Current Employee - Contact Center Representative in Tanasbourne, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good work/life balance, tuition assistance, the company is very charitable and always looking to do good in the community.

    Cons

    The benefits were good in 2017 but the 2018 health plan is not desirable. Many employees were upset about this including myself

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Steady Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Increasing technology competencies.
    Strong thoughtful and respectful leadership
    Solid compensation package
    Excellent communication

    Cons

    Need to correct the misdirected calls. We do a good job internally of getting people to the right place, but we should try to stop this from happening.
    Slow in adopting technology, but making great strides in moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    None. The organization has a great ratio of leaders to workers. (not top heavy)
    Employees are empowered.
    The company allows for soft failures.


  9. "Account Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Specialist
    Current Employee - Account Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love everything about working here.

    Cons

    Some of the systems can be outdated but they are easy to work with.


  10. "Good but not great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good teammates, Senior management is involved with the department. Interactions with other teams is high, very few conflicts with other teams.

    Cons

    Mid-Level management isn't in touch with the people who report to them. Team is understaffed, so work-life balance is difficult when trying to complete work within turnaround time.


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