When will job security once again become a thing at Anthem?
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@ZMdqoCi-mer The answer is "Never". Start looking today.
Some IT Teams have already been informed that they will be asked to move to Atlanta by end of this year and some are by second quarter of next year. To add insult to injury, they are being asked to do knowledge transfers to Legato resources that will be taking over their positions if they choose not to move to Atlanta. Most IT managers already know who from their respective Teams are going to be asked to move to the chosen IT core locations so if your in IT and have not been told by your manager, I strongly suggest that you ask or better yet demand to know !!!
I don't think it will. I am heading out of the door myself because they have no real clue what direction to take the company.
Layoffs are unpredictable. People are wondering when it will be their turn everyday. It is very stressful and can be a dangerous environment. How can they want people to perform well when they are not sure if they will continue to have a job next week or next month? Remember, it is mid year now and they are trying to show investors/stocks they are making money in time for the end of the year. Was it about 600 layoffs earlier, then about 300 in IT? Now it's other depts.
They used to offer severance as a way for a layed off employee to have a softer landing until they found another job. Now, the goal is to pile it on and give you unrealistic expectations in hopes that you will quit. While you stay, they get the work of 2 people out of you, and when you leave, it costs them nothing in severance and they hire an inexperienced replacement at a lower pay rate. Shameful. The institutional knowledge that has walked out the door is hurting the company. I have been in several project meetings where the system isn’t doing what they thought it would and the people who could easily fix it are no longer with the company.
Sorry, but Job security went out the door years ago when we were acquired by Anthem. Morale, loyalty, these are also concepts that no longer exists in Anthem. The only game in play right now is survival and how much you can tolerate all the craziness going on without giving in and jumping ship. Whoever running Anthem right now is only in for profits and it’s just a matter of time until they run Anthem to the ground. On that day my only hope is I am long gone either retired or working somewhere else and preferably not in healthcare.
The goal is total automation in the IT space, AI integrated into the kind of care providers will be paid for is already operational. Human associates are being recruited as ambassadors to help promote enrollment , and will be eventually replaced by "cortana" , your virtual assistant.
To paraphrase George Carlin - "it's a big "digital" club , and you ain't in it "
Because if the answer is never, I need a new job.