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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay for stress free simple work (in 56 reviews)

  • Get to meet interesting people on the rounds, keeps you fit (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Usually a full time colleague will work with a part time colleague (in 21 reviews)

  • Part time workers not being on a saturday off rota (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Royal Mail review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postman in East Horsley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postman in East Horsley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours for people with children.
    Keeps you very fit.
    Chat to colleagues in the morning.

    Cons

    Overtime is hard to get them to pay out for
    Changes to the pension
    Very hard to get them to buy new equipment and get vans serviced dispute serious faults.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind and treat staff well.
    Less talking behind backs.


  2. "Increasingly a great place for young people"

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

    Pros

    Really investing in the graduate schemes and bringing in young talent, with options to progress very quickly through the business.
    Very good pay and generous bonuses.
    London offices are really nice and good locations

    Cons

    Change can be slow
    Too many 'lifers' in the business who are adverse to changing their ways


  3. "Love Royal Mail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postman in Ruislip, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postman in Ruislip, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best in the world

    Cons

    Nothing as I remember

    Advice to Management

    More friendly and respect


  4. "Easy job good money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postal Sorter in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Postal Sorter in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with you can have a laugh ,talk while working,easy jobs good money for what you do and good paid breaks

    Cons

    Management watch you a lot can be a pain sometimes they don't do anything boss you around a lot

    Advice to Management

    be less corrupt doesn't mean you have family or have friends in higher level you get all the promotions. instead of standing and watching staff doing work you should employ team leaders people who manage and work at the same time


  5. "postperson"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postman in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Postman in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    working outside, meeting new people

    Cons

    alot of extra work put on us to save money

    Advice to Management

    communicate better


  6. "Good one"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good package. Excellent benefits. State of the area facilities.

    Cons

    More work pressure. Small teams. Heavy management.traditional methods.

    Advice to Management

    Increase staff. Increase holidays.


  7. "Postman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mail Carrier in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Mail Carrier in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work outside, keeps you fit, pay is good, early start early finish.

    Cons

    Work overload on occasions, holidays are hard to book

    Advice to Management

    Employees need treated with more respect on occasions


  8. "DOM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good holidays, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Poor leadership no clear steer on a daily basis

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and make realistic targets


  9. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home and work life balance

    Cons

    There are not any


  10. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pension and good leave

    Cons

    Poor management and short sighted goals

    Advice to Management

    Could do better


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