Royal Mail
3.3 of 5 56 reviews
www.royalmailgroup.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Dec 16, 2013

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60% Approve of the CEO

Royal Mail CEO Moya M. Greene

Moya M. Greene

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great experience

Postman (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Royal Mail part-time for more than a year

ProsAvailability of over time; challenges; enjoyable

ConsPressured environment; sometimes required to work overtime; dogs and cold weather!

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more permanent staff.

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

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Enjoyable

Delivery Postman (Former Employee)
Fulham, England (UK)

I worked at Royal Mail as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood team atmosphere once you get to know people

Pay is great

If working at the delivery office, you can interact with a variety of customers

ConsThe pay can make you content to stay if it is not in your career path

Senior management tend to new employees challenging routes with no guidance

You need patience when dealing with hostile customers a lot of the time

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport new employees a bit more

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

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A postman of 2.5 years

Postman (Former Employee)
Bournemouth, England (UK)

I worked at Royal Mail part-time for more than a year

ProsBeing a postman is a very simple job. Anyone can do it, really. Essentially you do a lot of walking, up and down streets and the drives of people's houses. That's it. Chances are it will be the same route every day. The nice thing is that you can go an entire day without speaking to your manager. Once you're out on the route, you're by yourself, you can do the job how want to. If you finish early, you can go home early. If you finish late though, then you aren't normally paid extra for the overtime.

There was a low staff turnover rate at the office I worked at. Most postmen had worked there 5 years or more. The starting salary is good - £10 an hour.

ConsYou need self-motivation in order to complete your round every day, even if it's pouring with rain, you're running late, and your bag has just split and all the mail is now on the ground in a puddle. You have to have a mindset that you will keep going, no matter what. It can be quite hard, physically, especially if you have to carry bags of mail. Luckily I never had to carry anything too heavy. For the first couple of years I rode a bike, and after that we switched to huge trolleys we had to push around. In the end I quit partly because I was worried about my health. Specifically my knees and back.

There is almost no opportunity or being promoted. This is because in my office there was one manager to 30 postmen.

The weather causes problems. Winter is the worst time, when it snows. Luckily I booked time off around that time. Summer can be unpleasant too, when it is at its peak. Walking around in the midday sun for hours is not fun. I recommend to wear a sun hat.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to let postmen do the rounds without interference (except where there are customer complaints).

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

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Royal Mail

ProsWork Life balance nicely managed

Conscould not find any cons at the moment

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Postman (Current Employee)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

I have been working at Royal Mail part-time for less than a year

ProsEasy Job, Good benefits, Good people.

ConsRepetitive work can be a problem at times.

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

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Nice place to work

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Sheffield, England (UK)

I have been working at Royal Mail full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBalanced work and home life
Nice Managerial level which always there to support you
relaxed and more friendly environment

ConsNo career progression for minimum of 4 years
Not for ambitious people
Not suitable for computer science grad

Advice to Senior ManagementVery nice manager, supportable

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Relation

Mail Sorter (Current Employee)
Chelmsford, England (UK)

I have been working at Royal Mail as a contractor for more than a year

ProsReally Good Company to Work for looks after the Employee very well and there are lot of Benefits and the relationship between colleges is really good

ConsTo much Union presence and there is lot of resources being wasted and they could plan really well and save a lot

Advice to Senior ManagementSee to reduce the Cost by Reducing the Waste Resources

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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