Royal Mail - Many positives, but difficult to get things done due to multiple sign-offs, and recent senior hires have been weak. | Glassdoor
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"Many positives, but difficult to get things done due to multiple sign-offs, and recent senior hires have been weak."

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

There are some amazing people at Royal Mail - I was fortunate to work with many of them. It's a fantastic brand, and there are some great products. The benefits package and bonus potential is good.

Cons

A blame culture exists, and this stifles innovation as people are afraid to act. Added to this, sign-off procedures are cumbersome. Opportunities are wasted, and high-quality people become demotivated as projects take months or even years to achieve business case sign-off.

In recent years, senior people have been given responsibility for areas that they don't understand, and external hires (supposedly with the requisite expertise) have not lived up to their promise.

Once you have been in Royal Mail for some years, even with excellent performance, you will start to see people joining the business at your level but being paid substantially more.

Advice to Management

Trust your experienced staff and managers - not every single piece of work requires Director-level sign-off.

Other Employee Reviews for Royal Mail

  1. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Christmas Casual in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Christmas Casual in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, tools provided, other employees were pleasant

    Cons

    Rude managers who got too big for their boots

    Advice to Management

    Training initially for new employees.


  2. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Balanced work and home life
    Nice Managerial level which always there to support you
    relaxed and more friendly environment

    Cons

    No career progression for minimum of 4 years
    Not for ambitious people
    Not suitable for computer science grad

    Advice to Management

    Very nice manager, supportable

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