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The Standard President & CEO J. Greg Ness
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    Balanced & Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at The Standard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Immense opportunities for growth, an affordable and solid benefits package inclusive of health and dental insurance and transit subsidies, time and opportunities to volunteer within the community, pay scale is well within the market range, many extra perks such as classes, resource groups, and activities for professional growth, support and networking. When I was looking for a new job, and got hired on at The Standard I can solidly say from my research and experience that The Standards pay and benefits are very much in line with, and even a bit better than the majority of what is out there.

    Cons

    Nothing from the company itself is negative in my book. There are the challenges you can encounter in any workplace that relate more to the dynamics of team work, cohesion, professional communications, etc. that come down to individual behavior and approach rather than company policy and procedure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I appreciate managements approachability and communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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The Standard Interviews

Updated 12 Sep 2014
Updated 12 Sep 2014

Interview Experience

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    Mortgage Loan Processor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Standard in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position that I found on an online job board. It took about 5 weeks to get a call back and the interview was set for a week later. Went in to their Hillsboro office building. It was nice and the atmosphere was quiet, only a few people walking around. I was interviewed by the man who would be my supervisor, another supervisor, and their boss. The interview lasted for about 35 minutes and there were not too many surprises. After the interview, I followed up with 'Thank you' emails to the two supervisors who gave me their cards. Got a call a week later with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary. The one question I hadn't prepared for was "Give a ratio of how you like to work. Independent, with your head down. Or being interrupted and talking to other people."   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.standard.com
Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1906
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Insurance
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Standard Insurance hopes to set the standard for life and disability insurance providers everywhere. Standard Insurance underwrites group and individual insurance products (branded as The Standard), including short-term and long-term disability, life, and accident insurance, and group dental and vision benefits. For employers, Standard Insurance provides plan administration tools and absence management services. It is the backbone of StanCorp Financial Group's insurance division, which insures more than 6.8 million employees through some 31,000 employer group policies. It... More

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