Royal Mail

  www.royalmailgroup.com
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Well paid and interesting work - relative to other unskilled occupations.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Postman in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Postman in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

I have been working at Royal Mail full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Variety - Indoors/Outdoors, Walking/Cycling/Driving/Standing/Sitting, Alone/WithOthers.
Enough freedom to choose how to get the job done.
Job security not guaranteed, but better than most organisations.
DOMs (Delivery Office Managers) tend to be nice people.
Plenty of overtime available (at least in my office). However, this is because the overtime rates are LESS than the duty rates, so majority of postmen don't want to do any.

Cons

Delivery duties are getting longer. Some postmen feel pressured to work over their time without extra pay - varies a lot between offices. DOMs tend to lack enthusiasm and ability. (So if you are ambitious, this could be a good organisation to join, as you shine relative to your colleagues.)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

"The squeaky wheel gets the oil" is a bad principle when dealing with staff - it encourages militancy.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    pleasant atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Processor
    Former Employee - Processor

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    let me get on with work

    Cons

    lazy people were not approached often enough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Many positives, but difficult to get things done due to multiple sign-offs, and recent senior hires have been weak.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some amazing people at Royal Mail - I was fortunate to work with many of them. It's a fantastic brand, and there are some great products. The benefits package and bonus potential is good.

    Cons

    A blame culture exists, and this stifles innovation as people are afraid to act. Added to this, sign-off procedures are cumbersome. Opportunities are wasted, and high-quality people become demotivated as projects take months or even years to achieve business case sign-off.

    In recent years, senior people have been given responsibility for areas that they don't understand, and external hires (supposedly with the requisite expertise) have not lived up to their promise.

    Once you have been in Royal Mail for some years, even with excellent performance, you will start to see people joining the business at your level but being paid substantially more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your experienced staff and managers - not every single piece of work requires Director-level sign-off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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