Post Office

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Post Office Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good fun, excellent people, great personalities, flexible working

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    Former Employee - Commercial Development Manager in Old Street, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Commercial Development Manager in Old Street, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good fun, excellent people, great personalities, flexible working

    Cons

    Governance is time consuming and can be difficult

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    customer advisor

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    easy job,when there's no queues

    Cons

    always understaffed ,long working hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    I loved working there, great people, wonderful team

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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Post Office full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is pretty good, they offer more then most of the banks on hight street

    Cons

    Always long queue and lots of angry customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company but no long term career security

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    Former Employee - Security Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Security Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Post Office full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits. Best of both worlds; govt and private sector

    Cons

    Post Office undergoes redundancies way too often. Post Office Security has a large turnover of staff. No job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the way the Post Office Security Div. is managed. No continuity. Experienced staff leave in the their droves every 18 or so months

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great company to work for, has provided me with great opportunities and experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Post Office full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I've worked here for two and a half years and can say it's the best job I've ever had. My boss and team are really positive,supportive and encouraging. I've been given opportunities to work on projects to broaden my experience and also been supported to gain a qualification which has helped me achieve my goals and get a promotion. The environment is great, post office support a lot of charities so there is always something to get involved in. There's a lot of positive changes happening which is making life interesting and exciting!

    Cons

    When I tell people I work for the post office they complain about post...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Post Office

    Pros

    A great and rewarding place to work

    Cons

    A bit bureaucratic and slow to decision

    Recommends
  8.  

    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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once a great company...

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    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
  10.  

    Best intentions lost in bureaucracy

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    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
  11.  

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

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    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 a 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

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