Anthem Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 13, 2015
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  1. Anthem is a place to thrive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Services Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Services Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Anthem Worldwide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small workplace so you get to know everyone there
    Energetic, creative environment
    Great people!

    Cons

    Travel and long hours sometimes required

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome!


  2. Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Anthem Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have the advantage of acquiring multiple agencies to give the impression they are a larger, more organized network.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectation of all employees. Provide no support nor do they have leadership ability to set employees up for success.

    Advice to Management

    Be more truthful to prospective employees vs deceiving them, once they are on board and find out, they will leave.


  3. Helpful (1)

    No idea what they're doing.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthem Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fair salaries.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no vision at this "agency". It subsists on scraps thrown to it by Schawk, which is sad in and of itself. Super top heavy and self-congratulatory upper management. Zero clients. A mess.

    Advice to Management

    Try honesty and get people at the top who actually want to win business.


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  5. Designer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Anthem Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and challenging projects. Lots of opportunity for self motivated people with drive. Facilities and equipment are well stocked, too.

    Cons

    Very Corporate = Less Creative/Unique Environment
    Poor communication from management allows the rumor mill to run wild. A lot of lip service to employees.


  6. Good, but could be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Classified in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Classified in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Anthem Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, Office is in central location

    Cons

    Not willing to spend money to keep good people.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should feel like you have their back


  7. Good company-lack of leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Anthem Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Team environment, ability function as independent business,

    Cons

    No long term management structure, overall seemed unsure of future and vision of company. Unsure of how outlining office fit in with main office as well as other offices.


  8. New leadership, new vision

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Anthem Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Small agency atmosphere promotes collaboration, organic idea generation. Casual work environment, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Smaller office means you need to create opportunities for yourself within the accounts. A hangover from previous management/acquisitions sometimes creeps in, but for the most part, it is a growing office with lots of potential.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the growth and momentum, continue to challenge the status quo


  9. Room for improvement

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthem Worldwide

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice people, it's a cool office, there's always a lot of food to sample, you are working on well known brands.

    Cons

    It is unfortunately a very corporate environment. Salaries can be very stagnant and reviews are less frequent than they should be.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Benefits of large company but operates like a start up, with all the pros and cons of each

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer
    Former Employee - Senior Designer

    I worked at Anthem Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Anthem is held by Schawk, which is a large public company. For an employee, this means benefits like good healthcare coverage, dental coverage, and 401k. The NYC studio itself is nice, and there is an overall sense of a start-up-like mentality, even though it's owned by a larger company.

    Cons

    Since it operates like a start-up, deadlines are tight and designers are expected to work overtime. However, since it's not actually a start-up, there is no sense that there is a reward for all the time put in (and, in fact, there isn't, in the end). Also, on the design end, there is an overall "factory" mentality in which the designers are simply expected to produce, produce, produce without ever really being part of the overall team, and their opinions/concerns expressed to management tend fall on deaf ears. This leads to many disgruntled, burned out employees who are eventually forced to leave. In addition, the pay is low, and only ten days of vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees, especially the designers. Listen to them and let them be part of the team. Reward them for a job well done or for overtime, either with increased pay/promotion or more vacation. Otherwise, they will burn out and leave.


  11. Anthem

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Anthem Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, many long term careers. Work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    Direct Management was not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the associate feedback.



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