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92 Reviews
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The Standard President & CEO J. Greg Ness
J. Greg Ness
50 Ratings

    Love the people!

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

    I have been working at The Standard full-time for more than 8 years


    I love the work environment and the people are the best! Location is in downtown Portland close to a lot of activities and restaurants. Benefits are good and compensation is in line with industry for the most part. A lot of people work here for decades.


    The company is a smaller company trying to act big. Not a lot of turnover in management and executive levels so it does not create opportunity for upward growth for a majority of employees. Poor communication from management - unclear corporate strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love to see a more equitable rewards and compensation program across the divisions.

    Neutral Outlook
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The Standard Interviews

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014

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Interview Difficulty




    Mortgage Loan Processor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed 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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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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