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The Standard Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  • Upper management is not open to change (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good Job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Really fun"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for someone starting in HR

    Cons

    Not knowing how to move up

  3. "A company that cares about their employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Standard full-time

    Pros

    The Standard has been in the last 5-10 years really focusing on improving the morale of their employees by providing excellent career opportunities, benefits, flex time, etc. They're a company that is making a difference in our community through their generous charitable contributions to non-profits.

    Cons

    Some areas in the company have been slow in adopting the corporate philosophy of doing what matters in helping their employees towards advancing their careers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Company is good overall"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    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.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "CTA Sales Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Do What Matters"

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    • 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

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "On the right path"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Authentic, down to earth people who demonstrate humility
    People really do care about the customer
    Opportunity to learn and grow and make an impact
    Supportive leaders
    Can have a work life balance

    Cons

    Yes some technology is lagging but company is moving in the right direction and plans are on the horizon to continue to upgrade and move the needle
    Culture can sometimes be not direct enough

    Advice to Management

    Not sure why such negative reviews on senior leadership who seem very smart, dedicated and caring. to change the perception by the naysayers - perhaps manage by walking around more and being more visible to the rank and file.

  8. "You get what you put in"

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    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been at The Standard for seven years and here are a couple observations:
    1) Going above and beyond is not difficult and it is rewarded, especially if you take it upon yourself to find ways to grow and learn.
    2) At every level, including the Management Committee, people are approachable and honestly interested in helping each other when they can. I've seen some very self-centered managers come and go - but they don't tend to last long.

    Cons

    1) There is a subset of employees who believe the grass is greener, but rather than go see for themselves they just stay and complain.
    2) The Standard is susceptible to focusing on too many priorities, which makes it difficult to move the ball on any priority.

    Advice to Management

    The more visible you are, the better. I like running into Greg in the elevator, but it would be even better to run into him (or the other Management Committee members) desk-side.


  9. "Accountant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Training was a mess and concerns about lack of understanding were ignored. Management seemed to be more motivated in looking good to peers than training and growing staff. Also long work hours (but that was mainly my team, not a widespread problem)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff, follow-up on concerns, and try to make them stronger employees instead of punishing them for easily fixed limitations.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "QA Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a steady job...

    Cons

    It was boring, with a culture that was boring. There were lots of workshop type events to attempt to jazz it up, but going to work every day was like turning off your soul and going.


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