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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
84 Reviews
2.9
84 Reviews
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Royal Mail CEO Moya M. Greene
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Review Highlights

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

  • work life balance , fresh air, nice to be out doors working with the public (in 3 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I left

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    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    You get paid well that is all

    Cons

    Awful company. Full of contractors not knowing what they are doing, people at the top pretend they know what they are doing and make you feel stupid in the meantime, everyone is out to hang you, no opportunity to show your personable side - strange as in Recruitment that's a main contributing factor. A bunch of absolute highly paid con-artists who are conning the public and conning all potential buyers, they lie on their figures and lie to their staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to Management would be 'Leave!', and let someone who actually wants to save the public money take over and not spend the profit personally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Be prepared to be used.

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    Former Employee - Postman
    Former Employee - Postman

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best thing is the possible early finishes. Though these are slowly dwindling as more and more people are given more work to fill up there time for being efficient.

    Cons

    Delays in receiving the mail. Managers who act like they have your best interests in mind but are only trying to save their own skin. Some rounds that are just too big, others that are too small and managers that have no idea of how the rounds are. Inefficient sorting methods for mail at delivery offices. Poor work clothing. Why is there not some sort of breathable fabric (like climacool) for the summer?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    started off well but.....

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Doncaster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Doncaster, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    in policy a fantastic company to work for.

    Cons

    senior management is very lost and out of touch with grass root dissatisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor poor Royal Mail

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very poor management skills especially of people that have any form of disability. Use heavy handed and bullying tactics to quiet people.

    Cons

    Money good for jobs but nothing else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Royal fail

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    Current Employee - OPG  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - OPG in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There are not many. The pay is good for what it is and it's nice to get out of the office, managing your own time and meeting all sorts of people. Camaraderie between staff is good. It keeps you fit.

    Cons

    No promotion opportunities, most front line managers are overpaid, unqualified supervisors who constantly use threatening/bullying tactics and lie to staff to get them to work overtime, treated with contempt if you phone in sick.

    Temporary part timers are used and abused regularly, pressured into doing more than they should with the constant threat of no contract renewal in a few months time. Family friendly seems to be a myth as parents are penalised if their children are ill. I could go on...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have witnessed line managers who fraudulently pay themselves overtime, disgusting bully boy behaviour towards employees, and a couldn't care less attitude towards health and safety. There are no opportunities for personal growth and the constant drive for efficiency should now be focused on management of all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dead end job with little or no career development.

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    Former Employee - Service Manager  in  Chesterfield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Chesterfield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    It was close to home. No other pros.

    Cons

    Terrible senior leadership. Poor leadership. Little strategy. No career development. I found this to be quite a sexist environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start managing your teams and developing talent. Stop the nepotism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I worked at Royal Mail

    Pros

    Overall, for a non-graduate this would serve as a base to acquire some work experience. The basic pay package is better than most firms in the UK, which explains why many foreigners start-up with this company.

    Cons

    Conversely, for graduates of non-UK institutions who generally find themselves working here, feel and are 'trapped' in the environment which is a 'dead' end job situation for them.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrated fulfillment.

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    Current Employee - OPG  in  Croydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - OPG in Croydon, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Working outdoors in all weathers.
    The customers on my round, I am on first name terms with most of them.
    Getting out of the office.
    Office banter.

    Cons

    Being treated like idiots after over 23 years of service.
    Too much bullying by management.
    Employing casuals without proper checks.
    The job is being made more difficult.
    It is a young persons job.
    Lack of respect for and knowledge of health and safety regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and let us just do the job, you are not really needed.
    Do a delivery over a period of a few weeks.
    Stop penny pinching.
    Start our jobs earlier again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely bad internal communication, incompetent management and staff - Senior management useless

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    Current Employee - Principal  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Royal Mail

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, our national postal service

    Cons

    Disrespectful senior managers, too much politics, incompetent senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sack them all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Once great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Postman  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Postman in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great, once you actually get outdoors.The pay is good for what I do.

    Cons

    Bullying managers are the norm. it's a dead end job as there's hints of redundancy to come, Royal Mail's going from public to private sector.A lot of sickness due stress and wear and tear on people's body's.You must walk about 40- 50 miles a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your staff as the enemy.Talking to them in a polite manner isn't a sign of weakness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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