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Great place to work!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

I have been working at Markel

Pros

The hours are relaxed and there's a familial nature in the work environment. There's a concerted focus by management on longevity and growth. Markel is a great place to work for insurance professionals as there are multiple opportunities for professional growth and development as well as career advancement.

Cons

The employee demographics do not lend favorably towards a young ambitious under-30 type. Although co-workers were overly friendly and approachable, it was difficult to develop any real chemistry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a hard look at the corporate age-structure and continue to think in terms of long-run growth. Increase college recruiting efforts.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Changes Hurt Customers and Employees

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    Former Employee - Underwriter
    Former Employee - Underwriter

    I worked at Markel full-time

    Pros

    Not aware of any current pros...

    Cons

    Company replaced entire senior product and division management team in 2009 after they generated significant profits for firm over the past 20 years. Markel continues to collect profits from the business created by these former leaders. New management is untested at Markel and has changed many of the characteristics that made Markel and market leader. Customers have also felt changes in relationships with negative impact. For example, Markel recently fired three underwriters in Chicago, but offers a bonus to employees for referring new employees and has numerous underwriting openings throughout the country. What does this mean to the customer? Not much respect for how these changes in staff and service impact them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like a big company and try to return to the philosophy and practices that made you a market leader for many years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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 an 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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