The Standard Insurance

The Standard Insurance Employee Reviews in United States

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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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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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Beware of the Cool-Aid
Medical Underwiting Support Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 15, 2016
The Standard provided amazing resources to support your career path within the company with the caveat that you have absolutely no job security. Whether it be a misstep or perceived incompatibility with the office culture, there are few resources for counsel and improvement. It is a very unforgiving environment and you're time, investment, and commitment will not be considered.

As for the office culture, despite it's aggrandizing to the contrary, it is extremely affluence-white-family based. Regardless of your ethnicity or gender identity, you must conform to this culture and be able to relate to and interact with its expression in order to retain your position (which you could lose at any time, anyway). If you come from a white upper-middle class background, you will thrive at The Standard. If you do not, you will have a very difficult and stressful work life. If you are anywhere on the autism spectrum that impacts your socialization, do not even bother applying.
Pros
Supported Career Path
Cons
Zero Job Security
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Amazing place to work
Claims Assistant (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 14, 2016
Standard was a very great place to work for. Co-workers were more like family , it truly was a family first environment , no micro-managing ,the work itself was very enjoyable I learned a lot from this position and would have loved to stay but this was temp. position.
Pros
very flexable work schedule, no micro-managing
Cons
didn't get to stay
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basketball
policy processor/underwriting dept. (Former Employee) –  roxa city branchDecember 1, 2015
I learned to market an insurance products such as fire insurance, the management are excellent as well as my co-workers, the hardest part of the job is to underwrite an insurance policy, the most enjoyable part is to have a new client with the commission given to employee's
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Private (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCOctober 6, 2015
My Manager and co-workers are what have kept me at The Standard over the last few years. My Manager believes in proper work/life balance and expects employees to do what they need to in order to have a proper balance. Unfortunately, it's difficult to maintain a proper balance due to the overwhelming work load, understaffed departments, an non-caring employees. Additionally, the company cares too much about it's bottom line than the employees who are keeping the company successful and profitable.
Pros
Great health benefits, with excellent disability and life products, transit subsidizing, and health care subsidizing
Cons
Management is disconnected from staff, HR is out of touch, and CEO is big business focused
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Typical insurance company
Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 27, 2015
Good company to work for in regards to job security but felt like the salary ranges were not competitive with competitors. Overall I would recommend Standard.
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Lost the heart since going public.
Sales (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 23, 2015
Lay offs to double stock price and the CEO's salary going from 3 million to over 9 million in same year with pay increase freezes for two years. Loss of employees due to attrition with no back filling of positions puts a greater and greater strain on an already hefty workload. Trimming of the benefits package and no investment in new technology makes this company very difficult to grow with or stay long term.
Pros
Great health benefits, life, Short term disability, transit subsidizing
Cons
Management is disconnected from staff, HR is out of touch and big business focused
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Some wonderful people to work with
Not revealed (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 3, 2015
There are always new projects and process improvements to partipate in if you are looking. Many of the high level directors and officers are out of touch with the day to day employees and their experiences.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Lack of understanding of the employee work experience.
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Still struggling with great recession mentality
Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMay 4, 2015
Poorly lead company, far too concerned with short term results and goosing stock prices. Compensation method was recently changed to be far less generous. HR does a poor job of recruiting talented employees and is of little help with intra-company movement. The Standard has also steadfastly refused to upgrade any office equipment in ages, so working there is a 2007 time capsule.
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company promotes advancement from within
Enrolling group member (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 28, 2015
the downside is most positions rely on tribal knowledge for training new employees, this sets up the new people for failure. You can only learn the material that has been presented.
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fun with free lunch and free gym access
BUSSER/BUSBOY (Former Employee) –  40 island aveApril 26, 2015
restocking the stations, making sure all the equipment is clean if not go and clean them. roll-ups for about an hour. set tables and move umbrellas for customers. Some co-workers are responsible others are lazy. Some management would keep you after youve clocked out and not mark it in that you stayed for an addition hour or two. Events were the most enjoyable because you work for your money. in those events youd earn for you work as to splitting the tip with everyone even if they didnt work and hide in the back all day.
Pros
free lunch, at the beach.
Cons
Management
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Not Recommended
Employee Benefits (Former Employee) –  Portland, OregonApril 18, 2015
The Standard is a company in decline and is no longer a good place to work or further your career.

Standard's senior management has been shedding excellent employees for nearly ten years. The senior management seems to care about stock price and their own multi-million dollar salaries. They set the tone at this company big time, and a positive work environment is not a priority.

Many MANY employees are unhappy at Standard.

Salaries for the rank and file are below average, and training for employees is weak. Do yourself a favor: ask HR professionals or hiring managers at OTHER companies what they think of employees coming from Standard. Do they find that their skills and experience are good in comparison to candidates from other companies? The answer is "no."

My only regret leaving Standard is that I didn't leave several years earlier.
Cons
terrible senior management, meager investment in employee training and career development, low pay, increasing number of non-technical managers who "manage people" but don't know the business, culture of misery and fear
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Disengaged
Deconversion Manager (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 16, 2015
This company is no longer putting employees first, and is no longer a culture in which I feel I can grow. It used to feel like family with all kinds of opportunity.
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The Best IT To Work For
IT Infrastructure System Engineer (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 26, 2015
Standard Insurance proves it is possible that an entire IT department can function without negative politics such as backbiting and false accusations. The IT department employees are sincerely hardworking, happy, friendly, and intelligent. Kudos to all the staff/management in IT for making it the best positive corporate atmosphere I have ever witnessed.
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stagnant corporate culture
Absence Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 10, 2015
Very top down management structure, advancement is based on who you know (and who likes you) rather than seniority or qualifications. Employees are leaving in droves for competitors such as Matrix and Aetna.
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Data admin and policy work
Policy Administration Representative (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJanuary 24, 2015
Most mornings are spent adding tens-to-hundreds of payments into the system. The rest of the day is used for setting up new policies sent from the underwriters, doing data entry for groups wanting to enlist or take off employees from their plans, and various other small tasks dealing with the system or with plan folders. Management can be upbeat and supportive, and the general feeling of the office is nice. There can be busy stressful days, but you're typically rewarded or noticed for high numbers. I worked in a smaller department cordoned away from the much larger remainder of the company, so results may vary.
Pros
decent benefits, steady job, streamlined tasks
Cons
management may get uptight about time taken off
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3.7
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