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The Standard Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Absence Coordinator I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Absence Coordinator in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Absence Coordinator in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're working hard everyday, then you get more autonomy. Some of the people that complain are usually the ones with poor audit scores, or just don't know how to do their job effectively. They give more opportunities to people that work hard such as various projects, approving for new team members or teaching classes to new hires. The benefits are solid as well.

    Cons

    Needs more open communication across the department. A lot of team members hear about updates and department changes last minute.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT place to work and succeed!!!"

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

    I worked at The Standard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I left The Standard to stay at home with my children and when I decide to return to the workforce it will be the first place I look. The Standard cared about my professional development and engagement as well as work-life balance. From formal leadership development programs to book clubs there were multiple avenues for me to hone my professional skills. At the same time, I never felt the need or pressure to work long days and sacrifice time with family to be considered for development or advancement opportunities.
    The work environment was also positive, encouraging, and collaborative at all levels within the organization. Health, dental, life, and disability coverage are on par with other companies and their 401k is program is a great value.
    The leadership understands the importance of long-term growth and profitability. They think beyond the next 12-24 months and avoid making decisions that have only short-term gains or carry significant risk.

    Cons

    Like any responsible company, they have to manage expenses to ensure they are profitable. As such technology investments are judiciously focused on must haves such as security, regulatory requirements, reducing costs and new product development. As an employee not many of these investments are directly felt.

    Advice to Management

    Prospective managers/leaders need to be patient, collaborative, communicative, and encouraging as well as able to support people, process, and technology. Current management needs to continue listening and increasing transparency.


  3. Helpful (10)

    "Great, long tenured staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R Developer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - R Developer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can always find someone who knows something about what you need, or knows someone who does, and you can do it very quickly. There is also a lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    It's a conservative company that has been slow on the technology side. I started in 2014 and there was still microfiche and typewriters in use.


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  5. "Great Place To Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Partner III in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Partner III in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Standard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location, Flexible Schedule, Easy to be Successful

    Cons

    Cant think of anything important.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Great company culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Standard full-time

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere; if you're willing to put in the work, there are plenty of opportunities for advancement. My experience was a great one, and I'd definitely recommend The Standard as a prospective employer.

    Cons

    The time off policy can be a bit of a hassle, but I think most companies are moving away from allowing employees to request time off less than 2 weeks out. It isn't terrible though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on personal/professional growth and development. It makes a big difference.


  7. "Good Company that Promotes Growth"

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

    I have been working at The Standard full-time

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people to learn from & supportive of employee development. Very active in local community.

    Cons

    Traditional office environment with few amenities.


  8. "Review"

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

    I have been working at The Standard full-time

    Pros

    Great career movement. Company truly cares about employees and moving towards a performance culture.

    Cons

    None, I think the company is fantastic

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for women, excellent opportunities to move up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial and Accounting Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Financial and Accounting Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel supported by management, encouraged to learn and grow, and get frequent feedback; there's a free on-site gym (for $25 per month you can do yoga, pilates, zumba and strength training classes during lunch time or later in the day), the culture is great, people are intelligent and educated, there are tons of employee groups and opportunities to volunteer, motorized sit/stand desks at all new work stations, laptops with ability to plug in and share easily in meeting rooms, mentorship program, good 401(k) match

    Cons

    Paying for parking downtown stinks, but that's not the company's fault. They are moving to a high-deductible plan only option in 2018.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Maybe discourage your management from working so many hours. It sets a precedent and will increase burn out.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Quality People, Quality Work-Life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Excellent work-life balance culture
    * Intentional focus on professional growth
    * Environment is very calm, professional, and pleasant to work in
    * Collaboration across teams and across orgnizations is engaging and rewarding
    * Downtown and close to everything

    Cons

    * Things can sometimes move a little slow
    * Lack of process in place do cause bottlenecks but also offer an opportunity to leverage your background to offer solutions

    Advice to Management

    * Continue the culture of inclusion and collaboration
    * Continue culture of good intentions, you can see the change its making in the company


  11. "Love it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Company that gives back

    Cons

    Other then being in downtown portland, nothing



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