I worked at Markel full-time
There is great long term management in place. Managers treat their employees well and listen to their input.
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.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Markel (Richmond, VA) in August 2016.
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."