The Standard Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2020

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3.8
75%
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The Standard President and CEO J. Greg Ness
J. Greg Ness
244 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, excellent benefits, forward-thinking senior management (mostly)(in 26 reviews)

  • "Salary opportunities are not the greatest, but the work life balance and atmosphere have made this my favorite place to work(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Behind the scenes upper management makes decisions that are forced down and not in the best interest of the employees(in 23 reviews)

  • "Think of your dream work environment(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard part-time

    Pros

    Great Work Environment Very professional co workers

    Cons

    No negative reviews at this time

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Preach inclusion?"

    3.0
    Current Employee - IT 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time

    Pros

    good 401k with excellent matching opportunity

    Cons

    They preach inclusion but based on racial and sexual orientation lines. As a conservative I do not feel included in anything. You are included if you are a liberal progressive only. Very disappointing that I cannot express any conservative values at work without being attacked/shunned.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, Awful Department Head"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time

    Pros

    Great people, excellent benefits, forward-thinking senior management (mostly)

    Cons

    My department head uses fear and intimidation to manage his direct reports. He has unrealistic expectation and is impossible to please.

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  4. "So far, so good!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Governance Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have been at The Standard for only a year and my experience is limited to one department, in one division, and so my main pros to note would be that the leadership emphasizes strategy (planning is done on 3-5 year cycles and they really try to tie each individual contributor to the corporate strategy). This is great as it appears there will not be a ton of pivoting and lack of accountability. I would also say that the customer focus is very strong which is great. And The Standard uses their resources to best support employees. They truly appear to invest in employees well being by providing training, comfortable work environment, equipment, and work load.

    Cons

    Leadership appears to have a high tolerance for medium performance. This is not necessarily a bad thing as no one can go full throttle 100% of the time, but there appears to no negative repercussions for not delivering effectively.

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  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Not the most lucrative but easily the best place I have worked."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company actually cares about employees

    Cons

    raises are a joke, but bonuses can be good

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  6. COVID-19

    "Drinking the koolaid"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've been very impressed with the response to COVID. Communication has been very clear and benefits to employees have been some of the best I've seen. The caring nature of the company has really been evident now. Salary opportunities are not the greatest, but the work life balance and atmosphere have made this my favorite place to work.

    Cons

    Not a huge insurance company, so some technology is not as sophisticated as others.

  7. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EBSC in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment as well as a phenomenal work/life balance.

    Cons

    I personally do not have any cons and have never had any.

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  8. "A Company that cares"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Standard Insurance is without a doubt the most equitable and caring company that I have ever worked for. Employees are treated with respect and as adults. "Assume good intent" is the Mantra that reflects how the company wants us to view our co-workers and the Standard - it is embraced to-down, bottom to top. The LEAN way of doing business is embraced and practiced, and communication is widespread and transparent. I am proud to work here.

    Cons

    IT/infrastructure can be a drawback, but it is the top priority for improvement

  9. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Specialist On-Site 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, comp, bonus, time off, flexibility and management! Room for growth.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

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  10. "Great company to work for. Stable, Caring and Innovating (recently)."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, strong management team, investing in latest technology

    Cons

    Some very old complicated systems; Lots of changes recently

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