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Updated July 21, 2017
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The Standard President & CEO J. Greg Ness
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  1. "Good Culture, Flexible hours"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DCA in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - DCA in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great managers, laid back culture

    Cons

    low pay, poor yearly performance greatly affects bonuses


  2. "Old-School, Poorly Managed Company"

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    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Department in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Department in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Standard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, but not great. Fairly flexible in terms of working hours.

    Cons

    As the years progressed, everything got worse. Company performance was just fine but raises dwindled to nothing. We were then supposed to be overjoyed when we received 1.5%. They hired in the low range, then never increased your salary more than a few hundred dollars a year. It was very hard to get a living wage that way.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying real money to the people who are making/saving you money. They deserve it.

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, good people, competitive benefits and salary. Still feels like a smaller company which can be good and bad

    Cons

    Limited resources for IT and maintaining competitive in the marketplace because of this. Changes can be quick when profits drop but not when improve.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "CCR"

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    Current Employee - CCR in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - CCR in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people that you work with are great and always friendly. The Hillsboro location is near plenty of places to shop and relax.

    Cons

    Direct supervisor does not listen to employees, very cold and callus at times.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep trying! I have seen great improvements in my time here and we're getting to where we need to be. Please think of employee safety on inclement weather days - being trapped for hours trying to get home this last winter was not acceptable.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Standard Insurance (&Asset Mgmt)"

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    Current Employee - Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, great benefits.

    Cons

    It's in Portland (Downtown) - tough commute from Vancouver.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Disability Benefits Analyst job"

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    Former Employee - Disability Benefits Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Disability Benefits Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Standard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Currently updating technology
    Hour flexibility & ability to work from home

    Cons

    Medical benefits not as good as they used to be.
    Upper management implements many unnecessary procedures and changes the procedures frequently.
    Extremely understaffed with high workloads/many hours required.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more Disability Analysts and update technology.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "1980s company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Standard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Required to put something here

    Cons

    The air conditioning was broken for months, there are flees in the office, everyone surfs Facebook all day long and the managers are never around. Tech support is openly hostile.

    Advice to Management

    Too late to fix

  8. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. 6% match after a year.

    Cons

    Not the best mobility

    Advice to Management

    I like my manager


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company is good overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    IF it is not a financial department, managers are not managed, so they have poor performance and lots of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Being a financial institution, it is obvious that the most attention will be on finance areas, but the support groups do a lot, and the rest of the company would not flow as easily if it wasn't for these groups, I suggest you pay attention to the management group in those areas, they are not knowledgeable, and they are very poor managers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "CTA Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Standard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mgmt promoted Frachise Mentality to the sales team.

    Cons

    Mgmt did not know what they were getting into when the aligned with CTA which is a very frightened union when it comes to protecting their turf. They would let any vendor poach their members without any reproach.

    Advice to Management

    get some b**lls


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