Markel
3.5 of 5 13 reviews
www.markelcorp.com Glen Allen, VA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 3, 2014

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Markel Chairman and CEO Alan I. Kirshner

Alan I. Kirshner

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    So proud to be a part of this company

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsWell established company. Doing things right to make good money & keep the company strong. Leaders are down to earth & good people persons. Associates are smart & happy.
    Salaries are above average & offers bonuses to all employees, which you don't ever see anywhere else.
    Wonderful work atmosphere, and very nice offices. Work hard & you get rewarded & recognized. Does not micro-manage their EE's, and gives them free reign to work the Markel Style. Good easy atmosphere to work in, making the days go by & lends to a happy staff.
    Does things with ethics & good standards. Part of the success of Markel.

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. A lot of happy co-workers here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company. Plenty of room for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowing company that provides great benefits and compensation.

    ConsHire from within - difficult to get your foot in the door.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsPeople, Salary, Benefits, Technologies, Projects

    ConsNone that I can think of

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consistent Growth, Employee Empowerment are Commonplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Glen Allen, VA

    ProsMarkel has an extremely long, and consistent record of profitability. Even in soft economic markets, Markel Venture's financial investments have proven to be extremely well-made, and compensate for underwriting losses or overhead costs-- which are consistent concerns industry-wide. The company has an excellent employee-development program which allows for semi-autonomous decision making concerning the direction that employees wish their career to go. The famous "Markel Style" also promotes humility, flexibility, innovation, ethical behavior above as core values. I personally find this a refreshing corporate culture.

    ConsBecause the organization is so vast and has a great deal of different business units, cross-training or developing an in-depth knowledge of the organization can be time-consuming. The recent initiative to consolidate and stream-line/centralize many processes has helped to cut overhead costs and improve efficiency, which will improve this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMarkel has a consistent record of profitable, stable growth. Though others in the industry may criticize the rate of growth, I personally Markel's conservative approach to be the best approach, given current market conditions. Keep doing what you're doing, and know that your employees appreciate your expertise and excellent leadership.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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