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Place where you can lay down roots

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

I have been working at Markel

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Markel full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture with understanding management.

    Cons

    Like all insurance companies, it is a flat organization.


  2. Great company with an awesome culture

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

    I have been working at Markel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Markel Style is real.

    Cons

    Still many silos and not enough collaboration between units. Improving here though.


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