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Markel Insurance Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "Nice play to work"

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    • 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. "Underwriting"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, ability to telecommute, bonus plan, Markel stock plan

    Cons

    Seemingly constant restructuring, lack of appreciation for their employees abilities making you feel like a drone, overwhelming work load

    Advice to Management

    Nothing because I know they don’t listen. Went through too many employee surveys and reviews to know that.

  3. "Low base great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Markel Insurance full-time

    Pros

    They have great benefits and bonus structure.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is lacking and base salary is low compared to the industry


  4. "Developer"

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    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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits and schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Company seems to be using attrition to drive down IT costs, which means that every time someone leaves, existing positions get more complicated & have more responsibilities. Even mid-level managers are being squeezed and don't have the time they should have to devote to employee interactions. To offset the staffing reduction, they have offshored some positions, justifying it by saying it keeps them from having to hire people now that they will need to lay off later.

    Advice to Management

    Ruthless standardization might be fantastic from a support and management perspective but trying to put developers with different job roles into the same box isn't working. And 30 minutes a year for a 'performance review' isn't really helping anyone.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Full time Unferwriter"

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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.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Director"

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    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.


  9. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, has all the perks of the large company but still a family feeling.

    Cons

    Can take a long time to be noticed and lots of patience to be promoted.


  10. "Excellent company to work for."

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    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


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