Thread regarding Anthem Inc. layoffs

Anthem Leadership have completely lost their minds !!!

Please reply if you agree or disagree that Anthem Leadership have complete lost their minds and is now only focused on how much money they can save to pay for their bonuses at the expense of their associates.

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Post ID: @OP+11n47xsQ

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This is no surprise, and I do agree. This is the way it's been in IT for more than five years. The almighty dollar rules, and Anthem management doesn't care about anything else. PERIOD.

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Post ID: @1Fzgv+11n47xsQ

Insurance companies got huge revenue due to ACA and healthcare premiums for last 10+ years (Look at th Share Price). The only avenues for raising the Share Price moving foward is reducing the expenses (RIFs, automation and other mechanisms etc). Do not be too loyal to the company...as employees are generally considered as cost centers rather than profit centers (healthcare members are profit centers)

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Post ID: @3ulu+11n47xsQ

All of the IT Town Hall meetings lately have been nothing but Leadership Team tapping themselves on their backs on what a wonderful jobs they all have done and the future they for-see for Anthem. Unfortunately they don’t mention that American IT associates are not part of this so called future.

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Post ID: @2ssg+11n47xsQ

The CSD All hands call today was a total joke . Really upper management, get a clue Jeri was p-ss-d off..

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Post ID: @2dhg+11n47xsQ

It will all be ok as our influential leader played basketball. That seems to continue to be brought up as being good so it has to be right?

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Post ID: @2eux+11n47xsQ

I can also agree that Legato is already doing the “worker slowdown” as suggested by one post. As I’am writing this , the issues delaying our October testing is ongoing and it’s basically a circus out there with multiple Teams reporting issues and nobody seems to know who should be fixing what. From one of the calls I joined, issues have already been escalated to upper management and I say good luck with that ... upper IT management is like a black hole right now ... Anyway, this I suppose is how we will be conducting business from now on with our fellow Associates from Legato.... just hanging back watching the circus that is Anthem until my number is finally called ...

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Post ID: @2kop+11n47xsQ

But @11n47xsQ-2ibr, the problems you mention are all caused by Legato having to work with us dopey Americans. Once we're all gone and all IT work has been transferred to their country, everything will work perfectly..... right?

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Post ID: @2kwr+11n47xsQ

No need to do a "worker slowdown" like one mentioned in a response below. The fine folks at Legato are doing that for us. Multiple system environments are abending multiple times a day, testing is beyond delayed at every phase, multiple projects (the few not cancelled due to "budget") getting pulled out of every release at the last minute. There's your slowdown right there. Nothing is getting done. Quite the opposite, it's all falling apart. Go back and look at when all of these issues started. They've gutted IT in several areas and as a result the company is imploding from within. Sooner or later clients feel the pain of that (Sssssh, its already starting to happen), then the investors catch wind of it. By the way, have you noticed that the stock price has fallen about $70 per share since mid-July. Investors don't like that either. Funny thing is, we seem to have enough money to keep hiring more and more VPs though. Priorities, right?

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Post ID: @2ibr+11n47xsQ

I am an independent contributor - never managed people, nor do I want to. You’re forgetting that Director and above were affected as well. I was laid off once as a part of a RIF. I took a month off and got a new job. Sh– happens - it s—s, but you learn from it. Smaller companies have better culture - try one.

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Post ID: @2pcx+11n47xsQ

I also agree with the post from @11n47xsQ-1jhi .. American IT Associate should somehow join together in some kind of silent revolt. I am not suggesting sabotaging your work or anything like that. Just do what is needed from you and nothing more. I for one used to k–l myself even sometimes prioritizing work over my personal life but no more. Now a days I just complete my 8 hours and do what I can and clock out when it’s time to go. I’m just riding this nightmare of a circus of what Anthem had become until my number is called.

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Post ID: @1udr+11n47xsQ

So layoffs were happening and our Women CEO brags about her award for being #5 on the best CEO list. They must not ask the employees to vote on that award. When you are laying off full time employees you don’t brag about your great leadership. Also I thought in her town hall she said that employees needed to retrain for jobs. What happened to that??

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Post ID: @1fbg+11n47xsQ

Unionize without the union. We should happily sit back and take them for all they are worth. Worker slowdown. Our incompetent leadership is most certainly going to lay off anyone that is not H1B. So until then, just enjoy the show!
And no, there is not any sarcasm intended in the statement above. I personally do know of dozens who have burned out or become disillusioned and who have stopped trying. Just like someone posted on Glassdoor one time. The only “pro” is that paychecks arrive on time every 2 weeks.

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Post ID: @1jhi+11n47xsQ

@11n47xsQ-wmg ... spoken like a true member of Anthem Leadership .... 100 may just be a “blip” to you until you are part of that “blip” ... besides, Anthem have been doing this small RIF’s at a time for years now so it doesn’t get into the news.
At least it’s good to know Anthem Leadership is also trolling this board so they are aware on how their Associates really feel.

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Post ID: @1lvu+11n47xsQ

No, they’re concerned with the performance on Wall Street. Without happy shareholders, stock tanks. With a company of 60K, 100 or so is a blip on the radar / not even a percentage point. It wouldn’t affect bonuses for anyone - leadership or other. It’s the effect of a reorg - reduce redundancies and make the machine more effective. For-profit companies are just that...this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.

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