Royal Mail Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Royal Mail post privatisation

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

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Progressive, rewarding and great people who work all hours, in all conditions to deliver for the residents and businesses in the UK

    Cons

    Going through transition it will be a major shift and the customer could get lost in the cross over. Staff being challenged to change and that is causing tension

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer, set out the strategy for the future and keep it simple


  2. Customer Service Advisor

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

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, large secure company that is governed by rules to protect the employee. Bonuses given for just turning up

    Cons

    Management have clear favourites for career progression and are very secretive. The employees are the last to know anything that is happening with the company and BBC news is more informative that the leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees and tell them what is happening! Stop allowing the press to inform them what is happening to the company before they hear from you.


  3. NO Brainer Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Processing Staff in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Processing Staff in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good for part time work

    Cons

    No opportunity to learn/ grow further in your career


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  5. Xmas Casual Mail Sorter

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

    I worked at Royal Mail (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money. Hard job but enjoyable. Team work and socialising. Learning and chance of travel. Depends on what kind of person you are and if free to commit

    Cons

    Exhaustion from standing on feet all day. Bad atmosphere due to lack of team work. Laziness and different shift work required night too. Wrong sorting into areas, damage of goods for the public. Late delivery of items

    Advice to Management

    Good experience and can use in future administration roles. Good team work will get the work done quicker and reliable people local can be more supportive. Great firm as took me on I can't drive even something in the postal work for everyone - it adds some excitement...


  6. Toughening up

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Big company benefits, holidays, used to be secure,

    Cons

    Low pay, insecurity in new era, silo working, politics, hideous long hours culture

    Advice to Management

    You will be worked to death with no thanks as its a top down expectation


  7. A good but boring job.

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

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent pay for unskilled labour. Early starts mean early finishes. We never work our full hours but still get paid Full pension which the company pay upto 9% into. Keeps you fit and active.

    Cons

    Saturday working and early starts can limit your social life. Boring. Repetatative. Un-Rewarding. Tiring The public thinks we're a bunch of lazy unionists.

    Advice to Management

    Regardless of whether or not your ideas make sense you will never be listened to by the vast majority of unionised workers.


  8. postman

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postal Operative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Postal Operative in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Mail

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    well payed secure job for life if need be

    Cons

    early starts and 6day weeks on deliveries

    Advice to Management

    listen to what workforce have to say


  9. Helpful (1)

    postman

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

    I worked at Royal Mail

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    the hours and working outside

    Cons

    Management need more suppport that might help them to help others

    Advice to Management

    Listen...


  10. Good?

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

    I worked at Royal Mail

    Pros

    Well organised good staff job security

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and direction

    Advice to Management

    Senior management not great at clear direction too much flavour of the month stuff nothing followed through


  11. Would recommend any one to work for them

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

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team to work with, managers are very respectful and understanding they also pay well

    Cons

    Working in them horrible weathers

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work and dedication you put in to thr comoany and your employees



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