Thread regarding Anthem Inc. layoffs

Any regrets?

Folks who left - any of you regret it? I'm about to jump ship as well, but I'd lie if I said I wasn't worried. Anthem might not be the best place to work at, but it's certainly not the worst one either. So making the final decision is turning out to be much harder than I expected it would be.

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Post ID: @OP+12vXBGOs

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My position was eliminated after years of working at Anthem. While it did take about six months, I landed a full time position with a great company. Am enjoying the positive environment. My salary is less, new company and industry with much to learn. I am very happy in my new position. I think what most miss about Anthem dates back to when Larry Glasscock was president. And sadness that Anthem is missing out on its potential.

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Post ID: @17hem+12vXBGOs

There is definitely life after Anthem and a much better one at that. My mental health is top notch now that I’ve left Anthem. The bullying by leadership and the favoritism to a certain ethnicity is downright WRONG. I’m at a company that exudes a culture anyone would be proud to work in and I’m so happy. Just wish it would have happened sooner.

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Post ID: @16aua+12vXBGOs

Any hints on finding another position that isn't contracting/consulting?

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Post ID: @rnip+12vXBGOs

I was laid off from Anthem in March last year. That was one of the best things that happened to me.

If you are in the sideline and thinking about leaving, leave. There is a better world outside Anthem.

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Post ID: @rfbz+12vXBGOs

I left and have zero regrets. I’m in a much better environment with bosses who are supportive and encouraging, who appreciate the work I’m doing and value me as a person. My old leadership by and large didn’t give two sh!ts about me as a person.

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Post ID: @pxpk+12vXBGOs

I am in a much better work environment with a better management team, but I do miss working at home and getting the yearly AIP.

I didn't realize how much commuting expenses and no AIP would impact my financial situation. If I had the opportunity to make that decision again, I would have stuck around and put up with the Anthem frustrations rather than be in the situation I am in now where I am essentially living paycheck to paycheck.

Unfortunately, none of the local opportunities I have considered come close to matching Anthem's base pay + AIP + no commuting time and expenses.

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Post ID: @kpzj+12vXBGOs

Agreed it is not the same company it was. More work and far less appreciation or trust within leadership. Everyone is scared to speak the truth it is about money and not quality.

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Post ID: @kmkj+12vXBGOs

I stayed a year too long, jumped as soon as I got a better offer. Anthem is toxic, leave if you can.

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Post ID: @4ows+12vXBGOs

I was RIF’ed. If I was still there, I’d stay and wait for that instead of leaving (unless something much better came up)

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Post ID: @2htq+12vXBGOs

I regret not leaving Anthem sooner. Good luck.

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