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The Standard Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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The Standard President & CEO J. Greg Ness
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  • Upper management would rather leave the room than look a temp in the eye (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "A fine place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Community focus with generous yearly charitable giving campaign. Flexible and alternative work arrangements. Many opportunities to move within the company. Leaders encourage personal and business development.

    Cons

    Very limited health benefit plan options (CDHP plans only); otherwise, average benefit package. Portland offices are next to government buildings where many protests and rallies happen.


  2. "Good Culture, Flexible hours"

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    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

  3. "Good medical benefits"

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    Former Employee - LTD Claim Assistant
    Former Employee - LTD Claim Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Standard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kaiser - great coverage if you buy up

    Cons

    could use better maternity leave benefits - longer leave for those out

    Advice to Management

    shorter STD/LTD wait periods. longer maternity leave


  4. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time

    Pros

    competitive pay
    good benefits
    good culture
    enjoy my coworkers

    Cons

    not advanced in their technology, improve systems

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and be open to suggestions


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Standard Insurance (&Asset Mgmt)"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "IT Management Role"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Standard as a contractor

    Pros

    People are great to work with
    A lot of autonomy to get things done

    Cons

    Nothing major, but they do let talent walk out due to vendor changes etc.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reduce turnover - you lose a lot of good people

  8. "Good Job"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Do What Matters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Standard full-time

    Pros

    The Standard is a company that treats their customers extremely well and also their employees. Their products and services have a value proposition that you can stand behind. The people are all really nice.

    Cons

    Some portions of the employee population seem overworked. Their technology seems antiquated which seems to inhibit the delivery of results.

    Advice to Management

    Create more development opportunities for your employees.


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