Royal Mail

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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
95 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • good pay, good hours, good career opportunities (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management tend to new employees challenging routes with no guidance (in 6 reviews)

  • heavy work load, manual sorting (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    A large organisation with lots of opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Graduate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Graduate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The sheer size of the organisation means that you have the opportunity to work in a variety of professions or locations, with the same employer.

    Cons

    The company went through a number of changes and reorganisations, which could be quite stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest the development of a Royal Mail Alumni. This could allow you to manage your employer brand, and stay close to talent you may want to re-employ in the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Supportive Company & Colleagues

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

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive Company & Colleagues, nice work environment

    Cons

    Hard work, very physically demanding

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly fabulous environment to work in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Indoor Sorter in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Indoor Sorter in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of room for progression and opportunities to make a career of it. Humble and friendly people to help you around and ever grow your social circle.

    Cons

    Progression on becoming a like manager is competitive however extremely beneficial once achieved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fabulous environment and atmosphere to work in tho a major thumbs up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The Best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - POSTMAN FULL TIME in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - POSTMAN FULL TIME in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    really great place to work and people

    Cons

    starting new- may take a while to get the best walks- and poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage with staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A very satisfying work experience.

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

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the staff sometimes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Brilliant

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

    I worked at Royal Mail as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing at all everything was perfect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Tiring but nice

    Former Employee - Casual Christmas Parcel Sorter in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Casual Christmas Parcel Sorter in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Mail as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked only over the christmas period, the people were lovely and we were allowed to listen to our own music and the like as long as you were paying attention to your surroundings, so I managed to listen to quite a few great lectures while working.

    Cons

    Night-shift and endless sorting of parcels can be tiring when you're standing for hours and lead to back pain, but with a bit of ibuprofen you get used to it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very Happy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training and Development in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Training and Development in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Had some great years there. Pleasure to go work. Felt a part of something special and strong branding.

    Cons

    It is a big company and you can get lost in the crowd. Many of the staff are frightened to take a risk for fear of losing their job. Sometimes difficult to do things due to funding limitations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I met some great managers and some not so good. Fairly typical of a large employer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a very satisfying job.

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

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

    Pros

    plenty of opportunities for promotion, the ability to move from one area of work to another. able to do shifts and hours to suit your lifestyle.

    Cons

    having to work unsocial hours, working in all kinds of weather, for instance,rain and snow, very early starts and late finishes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember that the uniformed staff are the faces that the public see, therefore ensure that they are doing their jobs correctly, to keep complaints to a minimum.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sorting during Xmas holiday while at College

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    A friendly team to work with, flexible hours

    Cons

    No cons, work was enjoyable

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