Markel Insurance

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Markel Insurance Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
9 Reviews
2.7
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Markel Insurance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bonuses are good. Work environment is friendly.

    Cons

    Long hours and pressure and stress can be overwhelming and exhaustive at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall an ok company but can't grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Markel Insurance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They do A LOT employee appreciation activities to try and help boost morale.

    Cons

    Management is not approachable. From HR to immediate supervisors, there is no confidentiality. The ability to move up in title or pay within the company if you are in the "in crowd" seems to be unheard of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to practice confidentiality and take a look at the salary ranges for this position in the area, you all are significantly under paying your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very bureaucratic and old school attitudes.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good people who tend to stay at the company a long time.

    Cons

    Impossible to get anything done. Too many layers in the decision making process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Micromanagement in excess

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Markel Insurance

    Pros

    Company has a good reputation within the industry. It's not going anywhere anytime soon. Strong stock.

    Cons

    Micromanagement in some roles, senior management seems misguided. This company has some great jobs and some that you just need to get out of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to show more value to talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company and good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Markel Insurance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is profitable and I like the people I work with.

    Cons

    Typical large company red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more input from lower ranks and middle management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I can only say good things about Markel as an employer while I worked there. Not so sure of the future.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Markel Insurance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Feels like your second family.

    Cons

    Be wary of bonus offerings. Buying all kinds of enterprises/getting out of insurance concerns me as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many new green hires makes future seem ominous. Hope their lower salaries pay off in the end. If you survey employees, really walk the talk and listen to them.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Markel, Inc., Red Bank, NJ

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    Former Employee - Intern in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Red Bank, NJ

    I worked at Markel Insurance

    Pros

    Markel was an excellent place to work - especially appealing are the people with which you will work, the location, and the facilities. Overall an excellent company, a great atmosphere, and a fantastic place for a start.

    Cons

    Overall, I do not have much to say by way of negative comments. I had an excellent experience at the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice or feedback to the leadership at Markel Insurance. I wholeheartedly believe that the experience could not have been made any better.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    They don't mind firing people on a consistent basis

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter
    Former Employee - Underwriter

    I worked at Markel Insurance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people in Virginia are friendly.

    Cons

    It's all about the bottom line and they will fire you without hesitation. They overwork you and expect you to have no life outside of the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work but remote locations feel left out.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Markel Insurance

    Pros

    Great People, great retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of promotions when in a remote location, IT organizations lack of leadership and vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of the worlds proplems are not solved at the same time and stop surrounding yourselves with yes men. Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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