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Updated Jul 30, 2014

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3.2 76 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

Royal Mail CEO Moya M. Greene

Moya M. Greene

(38 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • Good Benefits, Good Holiday time off (in 5 reviews)

  • work life balance , fresh air, nice to be out doors working with the public (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management tend to new employees challenging routes with no guidance (in 5 reviews)

  • Delivery managers are pressed to reduce expenditure quite substantially (in 4 reviews)

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    Good employer to work for but culture sucks

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat challenges at work if you know how to create opportunities and run with it. Big company so lots of areas where you could interesting projects to deliver value and develop your skill sets.

    ConsBe prepared to be part of the old public sector mentality as it is a bit like old boys club. Be prepare to lobby with old veterans and movers& shakers at top if you wish to successfully progress your career internally; alternatively wait for them to offer you voluntary redundancy,

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some real action to improve diversity in workforce

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Royal Mail

    POSTMAN FULL TIME (Current Employee) Medway, ME

    ProsWages are good
    Friendly atmosphere
    Overtime available

    ConsHard work
    Early morning or late shifts

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all staff fairly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Once great company to work for.

    Postman (Current Employee) Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    ProsGreat, once you actually get outdoors.The pay is good for what I do.

    ConsBullying managers are the norm. it's a dead end job as there's hints of redundancy to come, Royal Mail's going from public to private sector.A lot of sickness due stress and wear and tear on people's body's.You must walk about 40- 50 miles a week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your staff as the enemy.Talking to them in a polite manner isn't a sign of weakness.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor poor Royal Mail

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery poor management skills especially of people that have any form of disability. Use heavy handed and bullying tactics to quiet people.

    ConsMoney good for jobs but nothing else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew management required.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A very satisfying work experience.

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Peterborough, England (UK)

    ProsThe best thing about Royal Mail are the people who work there. This flows through to an excellent customer service ethic where satisfaction is delivered to the highest order.

    ConsSometimes change within the company is to slow, it needs to decide to do something and then just do it!

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the staff sometimes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manager (Current Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsNo 1 player in Parcel Market , Customer Focused
    Good Salary Benifits
    Employee focused

    ConsDeclining Market in letters
    Lack of IT investment
    Slow pace of change

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in technology

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Royal fail

    OPG (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThere are not many. The pay is good for what it is and it's nice to get out of the office, managing your own time and meeting all sorts of people. Camaraderie between staff is good. It keeps you fit.

    ConsNo promotion opportunities, most front line managers are overpaid, unqualified supervisors who constantly use threatening/bullying tactics and lie to staff to get them to work overtime, treated with contempt if you phone in sick.

    Temporary part timers are used and abused regularly, pressured into doing more than they should with the constant threat of no contract renewal in a few months time. Family friendly seems to be a myth as parents are penalised if their children are ill. I could go on...

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have witnessed line managers who fraudulently pay themselves overtime, disgusting bully boy behaviour towards employees, and a couldn't care less attitude towards health and safety. There are no opportunities for personal growth and the constant drive for efficiency should now be focused on management of all levels.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall not a bad employer but with a very bad structure and without any serious development plans for the employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLow pressure, too much fat allows for mistakes to be forgiven, worklife balance.
    Very big organisation covering a very wide aspect of each professional field.

    ConsToo many senior employees.
    Command and control practices.
    The HR function doesn't provide any strategic direction.
    Despite its size, instead of leading the way, it struggles to follow what the competitors do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible life work balance at Royal Mail

    Post Man (Current Employee) Romford, England (UK)

    ProsGood Benefits, Good Holiday time off

    ConsWork hours are too long and they expect you to give up your life to do the job. For the salary they pay, this is unacceptable. I have also seen cuts to workforce over the past few years and an increase in workload for those left. This used to be a good career, now its just an annoying job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave things go back to the way they were.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good pay but bad management

    Postman (Current Employee) Peterborough, England (UK)

    ProsGood Money, Afternoons Off, Plenty of overtime, meeting people, xmas tips

    ConsEarly mornings, physically and mentally draining as the rounds get bigger and bigger with less time to do them in, not like the old days where you could stop and chat to someone now theres no time for that! You will get moved from pillar to post if you dont have your own round! The Weather Alot of mail is delayed for days as some managers refuse to pay overtime or help you if you cant complete

    Advice to Senior ManagementBefore you design these killer deliveries try going out yourself and seeing if you can do them, dont expect us to get done on time if it's impossible

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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