Great company to work for from many perspectives.
Pros: Great supportive facilities management staff as well as overall company management.
Cons: There were times when the work/life balance wasn't too balanced.
Worked at Anthem, initially BCBS of Virginia, when I began working for them, with later iterations of Trigon & WellPoint. I have always enjoyed facilities related work, and Anthem was no exception. The work varies from day to day and year to year with the variety of projects changing constantly. As with many businesses which began to concentrate on their core business and competencies, the corporate real estate department was outsourced - in our case, to Cushman & Wakefield. My 16 years at Anthem were full and opportunity and change, as the company converted from a mutual insurance company within the Commonwealth of Virginia, to a multi-state, stock held company, with two mergers, which meant priorities changed along with scope of work and territory. The work could be exasperating at times when retrenchment strategies came into play, but overall it was exciting to be able to work and enjoy all the change. Senior facilities management staff were very supportive and let the FM's run their individual properties without micro-managing. We had our directions and policies, and we were free to develop our own strategies to maintain our individual properties.