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Don't Do it
Disability Benefits Service Rep (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 15, 2017
This is not the company it was. They always were behind the curve, staffing, technology, but co-workers were awesome. Then it got worse slowly, then it rapidly became a nightmare company. People leaving in droves, many perks and benefits taken away. No raises, no recognition, lousy management. Bordered on the absurd how out of touch the management is. No accountability.
Pros
took them away
Cons
poor training, no leadership, heavy workloads, managers who do not do their job
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Proffessional culture
Leave Specialist I- AMSC (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORFebruary 2, 2017
The Standard provides strong opportunities for advancement and growth. Although the culture within certain departments are more serious than others, it is an overall great place to work.
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Not a Company for the Young or Ambitious
Analyst/IT (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJanuary 31, 2017
The Standard applies old thinking to just about everything. Constantly behind the curve on technology, management is incredibly siloed and political and front-line employees are unhappy.

If you are looking for a stable job where your under appreciated, overworked and can coast on that for a few years, then here's your dream job.

If you are ambitious and young (particularly in IT) and looking to build skills and a career, forget it. You're not going anywhere unless you leave and come back or your boss leaves and management can't find a replacement.

Senior management at The Standard lives in a bubble. Double-digit increases are routinely given at the highest ranks while average employees are lucky to see a 2% raise. HR is a mess and obtuse, often trying to sell the idea that employees are lucky to have job even as record earnings hit in 2015 just as the company was bought out.

Consider The Standard as a last resort, not a first choice.
Pros
It's a job.
Cons
Senior Management, Lack of General Concern for Employees, HR, Unfriendly Culture, Political.
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Many Corporate changes and low employee moral
Paralegal I (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORJanuary 13, 2017
Current environment is dis-jointed and uncomfortable. Employees don't know what their role is and there are so many management changes that it is difficult to know what to do on a daily basis. Moral is very low and many employees are unhappy. I think once management is in place, then things will get on track. Production is low and most people seem unhappy with their job. The legal work is great and my co-workers are easy to work with.
Pros
It's a job
Cons
Have to pay for parking, low employee moral, don't feel appreciated
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Many new avenues to experience in this position. A lot of room for growth.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Sherman Oaks, CAJanuary 3, 2017
Typing proposals and contracts, proofreading, mailing and other office procedures such as filing, answering telephones; troubleshooting computer.

My coworkers were very fun.

The hardest part of the job was that it ran late at times.

The most enjoyable part was that it was a very versatile position in the sense that they gave me a lot of variety in duties.
Pros
Enjoyed troubleshooting computers; enjoyed having good communication with all of my fellow workers.
Cons
Long hours at times.
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Your success depends on your department
Absence Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORDecember 16, 2016
I worked in the absence department where the dept averages 50% annual staff turnover and one team had 100% turnover in a year. Until management is fixed, it will be a very unstable workplace.
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Excellent Benefits and pension
Casualty Adjuster (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORNovember 23, 2016
Excellent benefits and pension. Before the economic crash of 2008, they would provide generous raises. Also they provided stock purchases at a discount.
Pros
Subsidized lunches
Cons
Tightening of benefits after economic crash of 2008
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typical sales day
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MONovember 10, 2016
Since you are in sales you are either in the office or out of the office generating leads. If you are in the office you are setting up apts for a few weeks out. Also educating yourself on new products that may be coming down the pipeline.
Pros
Sales
Cons
Micromanaged
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Business Continuity Plannning
Business Continuity Analyst (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORNovember 4, 2016
Created BC Plans for 42 teams while working with these teams to ensure teams, strategies, dependencies, and criticality of operations is documented. I am currently working within the GRC - Governance and Risk Compliance department and find working with this team very fulfilling. Team mates are very supportive and appreciative of my skills and contributions.
Pros
wonderful teams to work with
Cons
none noted
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Poor advancement opportunitues. Inconsistent expectations
Absence Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORNovember 1, 2016
Managing client relationships. Processing new and existing disability claims. Reviewing incoming documents. Telephonic and email communication with clients and claimants.
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no balance at job vs home life
Medical Underwriter (Current Employee) –  Portland, OROctober 24, 2016
the company has changed and the bottom line is numbers and business over employees, even had a freeze on job position. use up employees time that have been there years and push you out. there is no balance for work and family and no compassion for employees with this young leadership strategy.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
horrible management
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Great people to work with
Marketing Coordinator - CTA (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORSeptember 29, 2016
The Standard is typically corporation, in that you work 8-5 and you spend all day in a cubical. It does have great benefits, given that it is an insurance company. My direct team, is amazing to work with. They are respectful of personal life, and are always williing to lend a hand.
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Productive and busy workplace!
Paralegal (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 29, 2016
My day consisted of reviewing claim files for third-party information, addressing subpoenas that were directed at the department, research, and financial analysis of the claim.
Pros
Nice building and people
Cons
parking wasn't easy
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Awesome
Bartender and Server (Current Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLJuly 25, 2016
Love this place love the owners and coworkers
Moving out to Leigh and would like to find somewhere closer
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Amazing place
Policy Administration Specialist i (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 25, 2016
All employees are treated well and the environment is friendly and inviting. You always feel a part of something bigger than yourself.
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A good place to work
Cyclical Advanced Procesing Analyst (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 10, 2016
Standard has great coworkers, a management culture that cares about its employees and encourages them to grow. There is a sense of camaraderie in the team and a willingness to help each other through tougher tasks
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, productive and happy environment
Records Specialist (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMay 19, 2016
Problem solving with errors of missing files/documents
Auditing and data entry for most of the day.

The most enjoyable part of the job is the people on my team.
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Contract job.
IT Software QA Consultant/Architect (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 22, 2016
Poor management and work environment. Immediate manager was not very interested in his direct reports. Work was not very interesting.
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High Stress Job
Disability Analyst (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 14, 2016
In this position you are consistently given 120% of what you could reasonably perform in a 40 hour work week. I worked here for years and never felt like I was caught up.
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The Standard doesn't meet my standards
Claims Examiner (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORMarch 21, 2016
This company piles the work on you!
They are understaffed. It is impossible to process the claims within the guidelines they promise their policy holders, so they take it out on you.
The atmosphere in the office is dismal: Everyone has a frown on their face due to the poor working conditions. The company hardly ever does anything to show they appreciate your hard work.
The only thing good I can say about this company is the benefits are good.
The pay is ok but not worth the stress you will endure here.
My best advise is to keep looking!
Pros
Benefits, pay
Cons
Workload, Management, Work environment
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