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Updated November 15, 2018
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Anthem President and CEO Gail K. Boudreaux
Gail K. Boudreaux
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  • "Work life balance is challenging" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Changes in flexible work arrangements including work from home based on changing leaders" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Quality Evaluator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anthem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Anthem allows internal and external volunteer opportunities, very competitive wages and additional benefits, many Work at home positions. They care about the health of their associates, but most of all, they care about our Patients and their families.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of as a Con after over 3 years of employment

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Anthem is a good company"

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    Former Employee - Staff Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Staff Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anthem full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Agile shop entering 5th year of maturity

    Cons

    Shifting from work at home to core locations (Ohio, Atlanta, Norfolk, Indiana). A lot of re-orgs all the time.

  3. "It's okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anthem full-time

    Pros

    Flexible if you need to work from home, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Not always the easiest to find the best/brightest


  4. "Medical Management Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Management Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Medical Management Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anthem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    I don’t have any complaints!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you’re doing! You guys are awesome!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anthem full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and bonus are great

    Cons

    Make more room for opportunities

    Anthem Response

    Nov 9, 2018 – Social Media Coordinator

    We’re happy to hear you enjoy working at Anthem. Thank you for your review!


  6. "Generally, a very supportive and engaging environment of teams solving for better healthcare."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supportive culture that is goal driven
    Flexibility in work life for most areas
    Good benefits and pay
    Diversity conscious and diversity driven
    Virtual options

    Cons

    Regular reorganization of leadership and teams can be disruptive, even when necessary and purposeful. At times, reorganizing feels like a lazy and impatient way to address poor performing zones.

    Some limited areas with inadequately matched leadership
    Some areas under resourced or poorly resourced - might explain need for regular reorganization

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace the strengths found in lone company - one team” and reward those who go beyond their role to help solve the breakdowns in crossover work. Watch out for “hiding” where there is a false attribution of good performance based on the mastery of the HR performance measurement system. Look for hidden gems of talent that may be buried in the wrong role or under the wrong structure.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Chaotic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Anthem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home
    Decent benefits
    Generous bonuses

    Cons

    Since Gail came on as CEO, it’s been constant organizational change. A lot of key people moved or gone. A lot of corporate mumbo jumbo initiatives that seem to take a lot of time but don’t accomplish anything new. Learning management system is changed every time I blink. No parties or gatherings anymore :(. I feel like I work in a Dilbert cartoon sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Morale is important. The smallest things can make a huge difference. When I started, we got fleece sweaters, water bottles, generous reimbursements for phone/gym, an amazing Christmas party, a fun summer gathering, etc. Those have all been scrapped now 😐

    Anthem Response

    Nov 7, 2018 – Social Media Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. We’re listening and appreciate your feedback.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anthem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people & management. Compensation is more than fair and they continue to improve benefits.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, but you’re appreciated and compensated for it... one of the best places I’ve worked.


  9. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anthem full-time

    Pros

    Best coworkers Ive ever had! I miss working here so much

    Cons

    We were let go and I had to search for another job


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Executive greed"

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    Former Employee - Staff Vice President in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Staff Vice President in Indianapolis, IN
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anthem full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good people work here. Historically, a strong culture with focus on member and employee satisfaction. Historic commitment to the communities we serve, members, and mission. Good pay.

    Cons

    Company “Transformation” initiative creates incentives for top executives (VP, SVP, EVP and CEO) to act foolishly. They all have incentives to achieve targets that will quadruple (4x) the value of their 2017 stock grants. This is driving irrational and poorly thought out decision-making. Lay-offs without consideration of effects on business and customers. Lots of talent upgrades happening are not upgrades—they are industry retreads who are friends of new management. Debate and discussion is no longer valued; compliance with corporate authority is. Absolutely terrible communication during recent layoffs. Amateurish behavior masked in “execution.” Lots of risk being created.

    Advice to Management

    Get closer to the effects your actions and plans have. Focus on the long term, not just the transformation targets. Recognize that your best performers are often the ones that disagree with you.


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