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Markel Insurance Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Nice play to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Markel Insurance (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are treated well
    Beautiful office space

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career advancement


  2. "Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Agile mythology, up-to-date tech stack

    Cons

    a lot of workplace politics, no perspective


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Full time Unferwriter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter/Assistant Department Supervisor in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter/Assistant Department Supervisor in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Markel Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits, excellent training. I really enjoyed my job duties, made a lot of friends through working with the agents.

    Cons

    Much backstabbing. One day everyone was best friends, the next, fellow employees treated you like you had the plague! My supervisor was part of the oroblem. She consistently showed favortism, and talked to one employee about the other. Very unprofessional! Sometimes felt like I was constantly walking on eggshells.

    Advice to Management

    Please encourage employees to discuss their problems with upper management, in COMPLETE confidence, without fear of repercussions from their immediate supervisor.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director Claims in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director Claims in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Markel Insurance (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation- great colleagues- senior management is excellent. Able to do the job without too much oversight-solid technical staff.

    Cons

    Flat organization and difficult to achieve promotions- too much politics has become the norm. Company acquired seems to have taken over the company who purchased the entity.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective in employee evaluations for senior positions.


  6. "Excellent company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Na


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall an ok company but can't grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very bureaucratic and old school attitudes."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. "Good company and good people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Encourage more input from lower ranks and middle management.


  10. "Markel, Inc., Red Bank, NJ"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Red Bank, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome place to work, good opportunities.

    Cons

    None to mention at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None


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