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Markel Overview

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Glen Allen, VA
5001 to 10000 employees
1980
Company - Public (MKL)
Insurance
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Have you ever thought about who insures the manicurist or an antique motorcycle? Specialty insurer Markel Corporation takes on the risks other insurers won't touch, from amusement parks to thoroughbred horses and summer camps. Coverage is also available for ... Read more

Markel Reviews

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Markel Chairman and CEO Alan I. Kirshner
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Markel full-time

    Pros

    There is great long term management in place. Managers treat their employees well and listen to their input.

    Cons

    The company is flat so there are not a lot of opportunities for growth at lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the forward thinking vision of the company and the great way the employees are treated.

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Markel Interviews

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Interview Difficulty

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    Senior Claims Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Markel (Richmond, VA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    A recruiter contacted me by e-mail, and described the position. The pay was about 25% less than my current pay, so I told him I wasn't interested. The recruiter called back a week later and said my salary expectation was "workable."

    I went through a 30-minute telephone interview with HR, a 4hr video conference interview with superiors, and a couple more hourlong video conference interviews with parallel staff. Each person was totally pleasant, and I appreciated everyone's candor.

    The more I learned about the company and its underwriting appetite, the less interested I was in the position. I heard nothing from Markel people so I followed up with the recruiter, who advised me that Markel "went a different direction."

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Markel Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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