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Post Office Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Working Environment

    Former Employee - Post Office Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Post Office Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Post Office full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary . friendly environment, Chance for a better Growth

    Cons

    Facing customers, solving day to day queries , You must have to know abut what you doing, Managing all office and staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once a great company...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Campaign Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Digital Campaign Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Post Office full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The most 9 ot 5 place you'll ever work (head office). Looks good on your CV, at the moment anyway.

    Cons

    Some of the most incompetent people thrust into leadership or director-level positions. once-strong team decimated accordingly.
    Zero grasp of the future. For such a historic business, it's so super-short sighted it's not true.
    No leadership, just self-promotion, upward management or spin around modernisation.
    The business would be broke within a year without the £1.34 billion government subsidy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Best intentions lost in bureaucracy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Post Office

    Pros

    Good work life balance, everyone works hard at head office

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and process driven. Difficult to implement real change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scrap all processes and redesign. Do this then you can afford to reduce headcount and reduce costs. Need to make the business far more slicker.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Varied job with training, paid travel and the best pay packet a teenager can hope for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I worked at Post Office full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good training, paid for my travelling time during training.
    Doesn't get too boring as your kept on your feet doing a variety of tasks for each customer.

    Cons

    Company had lost pension funds, there was a lot of strike action during my time there. I was fortunate to work in a government owned crown office. The private offices did not enjoy the same pay grade yet performed the same work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honour pension agreements I guess. I was 18 at the time so know too little about it to comment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Post Office is an experience fo everyone.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Post Office

    Pros

    One of the most recognised companies across the UK.
    Well paid roles and company benefits.
    Vast amount of field areas, giving you choice.

    Cons

    Because areas branch off, communication can progress slowly.
    Jobs are most likely to be temporary or contract based, due to budget.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Enterprise Architect

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Architect in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Post Office as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Future growth and opportunities are good

    Cons

    Its difficult move up the ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    I have a degree of B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering but worked as Office assistant so i want to use my skill with best..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Allahabad (India)
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Allahabad (India)

    I have been working at Post Office full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    For security of future........Govt. job also.

    Cons

    I have a degree of B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering but worked as Office assistant so i want to use my skill with best..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Highly variable, but good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counter Clerk in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Counter Clerk in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Post Office part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job can be excellent on your CV - it requires a great deal of trust considering the levels of cash and personal information that you handle every day. It's also excellent experience for a job in the public sector - as a true street level bureaucrat you get an eye opening insight into the daily problems of some of the poorest people in society

    Cons

    Most Post Offices are franchises, and therefore pay and working conditions are highly variable. Some offices place very strict rules on your interactions with customers, requiring you to try and push possibly inappropriate products onto customers which quickly becomes tiring for customers and staff alike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just gather feedback from Crowm Office employees and Franchisees - ask the staff working in franchise offices their opinions too. You might learn something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Fantastic Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Post Office full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Bonus Package, Pensions, Car Allowance, Healthcare, Employee Satisfaction

    Cons

    Hierarchical, It takes ages to make any decisions as you have to satisfy all stakeholders interest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower staff and workforce, flat structure, staff members shouldn't be hesitant on making decisions, retain skill set and reduce number of contractors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place to be

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

    I have been working at Post Office full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very, VERY nice people - super polite and ultra-genteel... lots of holding doors open.
    Sensible hours (sometimes!) and ok to leave early / work from home if needed.

    Cons

    Shambolic management. No leadership. No clear strategy. Processes are a farce and project managers are slapped for trying to make a square process fit into a round reality.
    Very uncaring - which is pretty shocking. The polite veneer hides quite a two-faced and sly political undercurrent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some balls! Show some leadership. Recognise the reality and support people instead of putting your heads in the sand - it's a MESS on the ground, come down here and see.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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