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Markel Style
Service Management Director (Current Employee) –  Glen Allen, VAJuly 20, 2017
Markel is a wonderful place to work. They care about the employees and have build their business around the Markel Style. They are fair, friendly and truly caring about their employees.
Pros
Live work Balance
Cons
Communication could improve
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Fortune 500 Company
Underwriting Assistant, MSP (Current Employee) –  Glen Allen, VAJuly 17, 2017
Markel is a great company to work for! They are one of the Fortune 500 companies! Workplace environment is nice. Friendly co-workers and management. All around great company. They really go the extra mile to make sure there employees are comfortable and happy.
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No Longer Has That Family Attitude and Feeling
Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZJuly 1, 2017
The company has lost their feelings for the employees and only care about the bottom line. They have been reducing staff in their offices steadily for several years. They usually target the long term employees that worked hard to build the company. No job security no matter how hard you work. Management in the local office was weak and depended on the favorites they created to get the job done. No strength in managers or local officers. The only good point is the great investment capability of the Markel family members that are left in the company producing the great stock prices.
Pros
Good stock price and bonus plan.
Cons
Poor management and no long term job security
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Excellent learning environment
IT Associate (Former Employee) –  Glen Allen, VAMay 15, 2017
Everyone is friendly and works hard to ensure the company and employees are successful. As an intern, I was able to learn about the effective ways of global communication and the value of team work.
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Cut throat
Administrative Support Corporate Insurance (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZApril 11, 2017
The manager I had played games. Strung me on to believe she wanted to hire me. She actually thought SHE was the president of this company. Too big for her britches.
Pros
Nice co-worker
Cons
Back stabbing manager
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Great place but no growth
Policy Technician (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAMarch 13, 2017
Markel is a great place to work but there are very little advancement opportunities in most departments. They are looking for very specific things for advancement and those are not available to workers working lower in the tree. The IT is very lacking and far behind the times.
Pros
bonus
Cons
development and IT
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Fast paced fun environment
Employee (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEMarch 9, 2017
Markel is a dynamic organization that treats employees well. The unique culture and belief in continuous improvement while having fun makes it a great place to work.
Pros
Generous benefits and wonderful bonus structure.
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Decent place to work
Underwriting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Lexington, KYJanuary 24, 2017
Worked with great people and learned a lot about the equine insurance environment. Days could be long. Great culture. Direct management was wonderful.
Pros
Great co-workers and many free lunches
Cons
Volume of work could be high at times.
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process process process
Policy Technician (Current Employee) –  Glen Allen, VADecember 8, 2016
I feel like a robot here. They want you to get to know your fellow workers but as soon as you talk more than 3 minutes with someone you are looked at funny or told on. There's not much room to advance at all and most positions are lateral. Lose lose situation pretty much.
Pros
my manager
Cons
We have no flex time. SO same time every day gets so exhausting.
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Very fast paced work enviornment
Accounts Receivable and Payroll Specialist (Former Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PADecember 7, 2015
Very intense work atmosphere. A lot of company reconstructing. Most coworkers very easy to get along with. Most employee's are team players. Most management is supportive.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
work load
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good company
Professional Liability Senior Underwriter (Former Employee) –  richmondOctober 5, 2015
good company to work for, typically a 9-5 position where there is little sales.. Profit focused. Good atmosphere and a fun company to work with.
Pros
good atmosphere
Cons
not a lot of growth opportunity
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Good Stock to own.
Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Red Bank,NJAugust 27, 2015
Low pay for industry standards. Prefer to develop young college graduates than to hire (and pay for) experienced underwriters.
Pros
Small Perks- Coffee, Apples, Team Building Events
Cons
Nepotism, Favoritism
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Anonymus (Current Employee) –  Deerfield, ILAugust 5, 2015
Great company culture with understanding management. The team and culture is great. Management, Work life balance is great. The bonus at the end of the year is a plus.
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Fast Paced Company
Senior Strategy Analyst (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEJanuary 17, 2015
Fast paced company with good coworkers. Lousy middle management and politics. Low pay (vs. industry). Benefits are good.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Low pay and middle management politics
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Markel Corp
Senior Underwriter - Professional Liability (Current Employee) –  Red Bank, NJAugust 25, 2014
Markel is a great company to work for. My only complaint is that the responsibilities promised were not delivered. I went from a managerial position to a senior underwriting position because I had to relocate for personal reasons. I was told that marketing and broker relations would be a large part of the position and it turned out not to be.
Pros
great moral
Cons
misrepresentation of job description
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Quality tech (Current Employee) –  Plymouth Meeting, PAAugust 16, 2014
I am a Quality tech at Markel Corp its a great place to work managers are very friendly you can learn a lot and they respect heard workers .
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Ceded Reinsurance
Senior Reinsurance Analyst, Placement (Current Employee) –  Red Bank, NJJune 12, 2014
Reinsurance Placement

Challenging work

Changing environmental

Strong interpersonal skills required
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Data Entry
Underwriter Support (Former Employee) –  Deerfield, ILJanuary 9, 2014
I worked on applications for business insurances with agents and brokers. I worked in 4 systems and I would have to enter in the data to the correct system, assign to the correct underwriter.
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Commercial Insurance
Underwriter; Administrative Support Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Glen Allen, VAOctober 11, 2013
Best company I've ever worked for until they reorganized and laid off most of the existing work force, replacing us with younger, college graduates.

Loved being a member of the Markel family before the reorganization. It was truly a family atmosphere to work in. Team work was essential and welcomed. Our producers were the best in the industry and they were like family to us. Built strong, loyal relationships with producers and fellow associates.
Pros
Relationsips, travel, salary, bonuses, interesting risks
Cons
Reorganization
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Could be a good place to work but management makes a difference
Tech (Former Employee) –  Glen allenJune 18, 2013
Markel could have been a great company to work for but the people they choose as supervisor and managers are the worst. They show favortism, treat you unfairly, and seem to be a bit raciest. It could be a good place to work but the supervisors and management makes it hard to wanna be there.
Pros
always have good food
Cons
good benefits
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