Markel

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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

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.

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    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    People, Salary, Benefits, Technologies, Projects

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Consistent Growth, Employee Empowerment are Commonplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA

    Pros

    Markel 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.

    Cons

    Because 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 ManagementAdvice

    Markel 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.

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