Markel Insurance
2.9 of 5 7 reviews
www.markelinsurance.com Glen Allen, VA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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Britt L. Glisson

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company and good people

    Database Administrator (Current Employee)
    Kennesaw, GA

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

    ConsTypical large company red tape.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage more input from lower ranks and middle management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very bureaucratic and old school attitudes.

    Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
    Hartford, CT

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Micromanagement in excess

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsMicromanagement 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 Senior ManagementNeed to show more value to talent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly atmosphere. Feels like your second family.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany 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.

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    Markel, Inc., Red Bank, NJ

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Red Bank, NJ

    ProsMarkel 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They don't mind firing people on a consistent basis

    Underwriter (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people in Virginia are friendly.

    ConsIt'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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work but remote locations feel left out.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat People, great retirement benefits.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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