Markel Reviews

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Markel Chairman and CEO Alan I. Kirshner
Alan I. Kirshner
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    Nick Conca CCO promotion is fantastic. Britt Gleason and Nick Conca make a great team.

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    Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at Markel full-time (more than 3 years)


    The removal of specialized claim persons is long overdue. The addition of Alterra claim personnel has been a positive impact that has allowed for a change to continue to evolve the prior process of over thinking the simple tasks of claims handling in obtaining facts, damages and liability.


    There are 3 to 4 persons doing the same thing. There are numerous forms and tasks that create the sense that completing forms is more important than handling the claim.

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    Reduce the forms, for example there is no need for a form and another form and another form for a claim that is settled for less than $100,000.

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    Underwriting Technician - Professional Liability Lines Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Markel in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the "Careers" section of I was actually surprised to get an email from their HR department in about an hour after I applied. After a few emails back and forth with a HR generalist, I was invited in for an interview the very next day. I interviewd first with the HR generalist before moving on to talk to two professional liability underwriting managers. I was in the office for about an hour and 45 minutes.

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    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions. Everything was pretty straight forward. I actually learned just as much about Markel Corp. as they did about me and my experience.   Answer Question
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Headquarters Glen Allen, VA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1980
Type Company - Public (MKL)
Industry Insurance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Have you ever thought about who insures the manicurist or an antique motorcycle? Specialty insurer Markel Corporation takes on the risks other insurers won't touch, from amusement parks to thoroughbred horses and summer camps. Coverage is also available for one-time events, such as golf tournaments and auto races. Markel's commercial excess and surplus products include a wide range of liabilities (professional, pollution) while its specialty admitted segment covers businesses ranging from martial arts schools to dude ranches. Markel International provides specialty... More

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