Royal Mail

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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
94 Reviews
2.9
94 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very Happy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Simple but physically demanding

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

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

    Pros

    Keeps you fit
    Well Paid
    Camradarie good

    Cons

    Senior management lack understanding of postmans role
    Senior management have a low opinion of their workers, and have no trust in them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intsitute formal training for managers and make them leaders and motivators not form filling, budget watching automatons that only report what they think their bosses want reporting.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Mail Sorter in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mail Sorter in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good managers
    Easy job to do

    Cons

    Lazy colleges made a simple job seem harder due to lack of work ethic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to pay attention to where work is needed

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Availability of over time; challenges; enjoyable

    Cons

    Pressured environment; sometimes required to work overtime; dogs and cold weather!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more permanent staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and good environment

    Cons

    I don't feel any downsides

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best manual job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Indoor Postal Grade in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Indoor Postal Grade in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, relaxed working environment, accommodating HR who workhard to ensure your needs are looked after.

    Cons

    Working hours are anti social, duties were mainly late evening and weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard work and end nepotism in operational management roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Superb

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

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

    Pros

    -Since i was in the sorting area the job was really easy
    - The salary was also super good over £6
    - The canteen food were also really nice and affordable
    - There was also computers available which you could surf on your break
    - and since i was in the sorting area i was allowed to listen to music which really made the work more enjoyable as the time went by quickly
    - the managers and the people who worked with me were also really nice and helped me a lot on my first few days
    - you are also allowed to choose where you want to work

    Cons

    - since i worked as an extra in Christmas the job ended after that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyable

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

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

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere once you get to know people

    Pay is great

    If working at the delivery office, you can interact with a variety of customers

    Cons

    The pay can make you content to stay if it is not in your career path

    Senior management tend to new employees challenging routes with no guidance

    You need patience when dealing with hostile customers a lot of the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support new employees a bit more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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