Royal Mail Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014
Updated Jun 19, 2014
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Royal Mail in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Was initially contacted via Linkedin , the 2 round telephone interview and then a face to face
    The process is quite straight forward but decision making takes a long time.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult all competency based questions really   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate hard and you will probably get it as this is your opportunity and once you are in you don;t get any real increment anyway
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Line Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Royal Mail in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Assessment centre with 2interviews based on leadership questions . Presentation on material given and role play . 2 One hour interviews skills test and verbal written work. Expect to supply right to work documents photo Passport bank details and general work life history for past five years

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postman Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Peterborough, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Royal Mail in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Slow process, mostly online tests and applications, once you have been short listed after about a month you will be invited into the office you chose in the application for an interview with the delivery office manager, just show your committed and have a quick walking pace and attention to detail and you'll be fine, it is then the decision of that manager and HR who then decide to employ you or not, always best to know someone who works there as that helps as royal mail is family orientated.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable over 150,000 work for the company so you cant be different
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Mail Sorter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Royal Mail in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a reply 2 months after for a interview. The interview was mainly checking my info and details were correct and was offered the position that day to start work 2 days later

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Postman Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Letter Shoring test

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Casual Christmas Parcel Sorter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hounslow, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hounslow, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Royal Mail in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was informed of the role through a family member. I applied online and the application was basic with details of my past education and work experience. There were no real difficult questions but it is important to be completely honest about your past as they may ask questions during the induction interview to trip you up. A month after submitting my application, I was called in for an interview. I was required to fill in various pieces of paperwork prior to arrival including the signing of permission to do a criminal records check and acknowledgement of the terms of employment. Upon arrival at the interview, it was clear that they were hiring a substantial amount of casuals as the queue outside the interview room was 20 people long. First you had to pass a documents checker who ensured you had all the relevant documents on your pre-interview checklist. Many were sent home as they forgot a photocopy of the front and back of their passports. Them there were 5 interviewers conducting the interviews which weren't traditional interviews. They lasted around 5 minutes and were focussed on ensuring the candidate was aware of their potential role (subject to change) and what to expect on their first day. I was accepted and sent to the next room to sign a contract. I started 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • I would genuinely say there were no difficult questions for this job role   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for the casual role
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Casual Christamas Parcel Sorter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tamworth, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tamworth, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Royal Mail.

    Interview Details

    Recieved an E-mail asking me to book an interview time and giving information on what was needed for the interview.

    Interview was one on one, in a big room with other people and interviewers doing the same thing. Basicly if you turned up with all the things mentioned in the email you were given the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Postman Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Royal Mail in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    There was no process I applied, went to a document check and previous employment was discussed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Procurement Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Got the interview lined up through recruitment agent. First step was a face to face agency interview to go through my CV and background, followed by some online test (routine stuffs like verbal and numerical tests). Finally invited to a whole day assessment center consisting 2 written tests and group interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Written test - asked to produce a prioritisation of tasks for the procurement funtion   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Mail Sorter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hounslow, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hounslow, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Royal Mail in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Quite easy nothing complicated. Want to know about your previous employment, education etc...

    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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