Thread regarding Anthem Inc. layoffs

Employee Survey

Who are the people that said they're happy or satisfied working here on the employee engagement suvery? Seems shocking given this past year that the score actually went up. Are people just afraid to be honest? That had the potential to show leadership that their decisions are k–ling the employees but now they have validation instead.

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Post ID: @OP+13gR26LU

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I always lie on the surveys. Pure sarcasm. I lay it on so thick but I rate everything in the middle.
We get a million emails from the admins telling us to complete these darn things. Like we have nothing else to do. And gee... I wonder how they know who is still outstanding?

It's so deliciously petty but, I don't care. It gives me pleasure to mess with the metrics.

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Post ID: @wnix+13gR26LU

I don’t believe the results are anonymous....

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Post ID: @ugce+13gR26LU

We'll see just how anonymous they are because I hammered them, honestly, in my responses to the individual questions and also included a long, detailed and specific written comment at the end. Wasn't worried about being RIF'd because I'm IT and there's no way that I'm uprooting my family to conform to their misguided workplace "strategy", so I already have a giant, red bullseye on my back.

I have loved my job for many, many years but what has become of this company over the past three years or so is just a damned shame. So many good people, solid employees, gone. There's no more trust of leadership. They talk about a plan, but there's no direction. They're all over the place. No focus, constant change. Making member's lives better? Please. The only thing getting better is the bottom line and fat cat's wallets.

Sooner or later you run out of smaller companies to buy to boost membership numbers. Then what? The bubble bursts. But the first ones to see that coming will be those at the top. They'll just bail out and float away on the bloated golden parachutes. It'll be up to whomever is left to pick up the shattered pieces.

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Post ID: @agfc+13gR26LU

I always hated seeing the results of the surveys as senior management used them to target managers/directors to RIF even if they produced results but surveys indicated some unhappy associates. Surveys were very hard to target bad senior management and show accurate reviews.

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Post ID: @7ojf+13gR26LU

Regarding responses that are tracked in the survey: This is why I have never once filled out one of these surveys. It gives them a target to shoot at, and it's right on your back.

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Post ID: @5afo+13gR26LU

Honestly, with the exception of overall industry instability, I really like my job. My team and my manager are awesome people. So, based on that, I'd say I'm pretty happy working here. Not discounting what some people/departments have been through ... I know it's really bad in some areas. But I can only respond based on my own experience.

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Post ID: @4jpo+13gR26LU

Totally agree that that responses are tracked. I’m also think they included the legato folks in the survey since leadership keeps saying “they are anthem associates” so if legato also got the survey I can see how it’s at 81% satisfied.

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Post ID: @1pmv+13gR26LU

Agree with all of this. A so-called anonymous survey that has your ID right on it. Why? Nobody should complete the surveys, maybe that will send a message

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Post ID: @1tzd+13gR26LU

Totally agree with 1sfv's response. Was completely honest on one of the surveys a few years ago and experienced backlash for it. A survey that was 'supposed' to be anonymous. That is why the survey results improved. People are afraid to provide honest feedback because they are in fear it will place their names higher on the rif list. And like other posts state, management doesn't care what we think or are experiencing in our day to day work lives. It is all for 'show'.

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Post ID: @1rev+13gR26LU

Exactly you are crazy if you think these are anonymous....

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Post ID: @1uoo+13gR26LU

The only use leadership has for the information you provide in these ridiculous surveys is to make themselves look good and to hurt you. I used to fill these out honestly until I realized they were using our responses against us. Now I just blaze through in less than a minute, marking the highest rating for everything because leadership DOES NOT GIVE A $#!+ WHAT WE THINK. It's all just a game and you're crazy if you think your responses aren't tracked by your employee ID.

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Post ID: @1sfv+13gR26LU

Go and give response in Glassdoor and rate the CEO as well.I wonder how anthem got relatively good review over there.May be ex employees never put their frustration there.

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Post ID: @fmm+13gR26LU

The survey was not truly anonymous; it could be tracked backed to the person. Each survey had a key that was linked to a specific employee id.That's why most people answered the way they did.

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