Markel Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
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Markel Chairman and CEO Alan I. Kirshner
Alan I. Kirshner
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  1. Great company only if they will benefit from you!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Markel

    Pros

    Benefits
    Work life balance
    Espp
    401 k
    Business value

    Cons

    Micro Management
    Ego centric management
    Salary
    Travel
    Health insurance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that your shared services team are doing the Market Style.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good company, good people but it's the typical corporate world.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Markel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, lots of training, nice atmosphere, updated building, ok salaries

    Cons

    Large company where you have a lot of competition. You have to be on time. Supervisors watch you like a hawk.

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant

    I have been working at Markel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great time off and benefits, very good environment

    Cons

    Pay a little low compared to average

    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Place where you can lay down roots

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Markel

    Pros

    - Family Atmosphere
    - People are honest and try to do right for the company
    - Financially Conservative company (Mergers/Acquisitions occur frequently) and you know it won't be in the news for a bad trade or catastrophe
    - Flexible work conditions
    - Pay is fair and bonuses have been consistent
    - Rewards employees for loyalty to the company through stock option/vacation programs

    Cons

    - Career Advancement opportunities are limited, especially outside of home office for both business and supporting staff
    - Technology is old and not going to change anytime soon
    - Little organic growth on business side
    - Health Insurance is not that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a very good company and a great place to work. The company has a lot of hard working and dedicated IT people that want the company to succeed and we need to allow for them to make a difference otherwise we will lose them.
    - Technical people have little input into IT decisions at both tactical and strategic level. That needs to change.
    - Little opportunity for staff to grow technical skillsets do to type of projects and technology. Essentially skills learned in training are gone shortly after since they are not applied to work.
    - Culture does not allow for innovation to take hold and entrepreneurial spirit making it difficult to recruit and retain top/good IT talent
    - We do not have strong technologists leading groups and it impacts deliverables in both quality and speed to market. This needs to change in order to deliver what the company needs for success.

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