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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay for stress free simple work (in 63 reviews)

  • Get to meet interesting people on the rounds, keeps you fit (in 26 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. Helpful (1)

    "Cover Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cover Manager in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cover Manager in Guildford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, a wealth of knowledge to tap into. Good opportunities to progress within the company and work your way up the ladder.

    Cons

    Depending on what shift you can be either very early or very late. Can be very challenging if the unit you are working at is not resourcesd properly.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff are your biggest asset. It's very important to build a level of respect and trust to get the best out of them.


  2. "Post Person"

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    Current Employee - Post Person in Debden, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Post Person in Debden, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work at, perks and many benefit. Good pension Scheme,...etc

    Cons

    Management is absolutely unprofessional, just like a family business. Lack of career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Get some training and stop behaving like despot.

  3. "Honest opinion"

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    Former Employee - OPG in Barnsley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Former Employee - OPG in Barnsley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working alongside hard working undervalued staff, working in the outdoors, keeps you fit, decent enough pay scale, free uniform (providing they ever accept your request!)

    Cons

    Poor Management, undervalued staff, a make do attitude from senior management, the negative impact it has your body, poorly managed Christmas pressure period.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees as without them the business will struggle even more than its doing now. Its not always about the shareholders!


  4. "POSTMAN"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postman in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Postman in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Weekly paid( for now). Early finishes. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    90% of manager are bullies and should not be in their role. Everything that goes wrong In the office always falls back to being the posties fault. To much work in to little time. Managers not giving true account of workload in order to give you more(lapsing). If you make a mistake Royal mail is quick to conduct. Treat new staff horribly like it or lump it attitude. Lastly some workmates are happy to stab you in the back given any opportunity and to top it off a strike is looming mostly for the above stated.

    Advice to Management

    Get some training.... Stop blaming youre lack of skills on those you are suppose to manage.


  5. "Good pay for now, but too much politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postman in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postman in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, for what you do, paid breaks, shift allowances, (for now). Also good facilities such as pounce, canteen and good size car park.

    Cons

    However progression can be very hard. Hardworking individuals, even graduates are held back by senior managers in favour of their mates. The favourites are given deputy management roles, on a regular basis.

    It is a ridiculous culture, please get rid of it because it's a step backward of doing things.
    I hope the regional directors and the senior individuals like Moya Green, resolves this issue.

    Advice to Management

    Please change and give more people with motivation and ability a chance.


  6. "Hard work and getting harder all the time"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OPG in Waterlooville, England (UK)
    Current Employee - OPG in Waterlooville, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    Cant think of anything significant.

    Cons

    Delivering mail in every sort of weather, over four and a half hours, Royal Mail wants to increase this to six hour delivery. I am knackered after 15 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workforce.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great until you need something"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postman in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postman in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work outdoors
    Meet new people everyday
    Keep fit
    Make new friends
    Good benefits
    Good pension
    Good opportunities

    Cons

    Pressure to make jobs bigger & completed in a shorter time frame
    Management are useless when you need something or have an illness
    Never get the holiday you want to book
    Apprenticeships etc still need education to get into

    Advice to Management

    Care about your staff more & the figures less. Morale makes moula

  8. "Not good for career progression"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and pension

    Cons

    Noone cares about career progression


  9. Helpful (1)

    "decent employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    very fair, opportunities for development plentiful at my stage at least

    Cons

    potential ceiling on how far you can get, lower than market salary??


  10. "The future of Royal Mail is dead"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postman in Rugby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postman in Rugby, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people work there.. it's a good physical job

    Cons

    Management, the union, the lies we are told, basically everything about the company since it was sold

    Advice to Management

    Leave... the majority are a waste of time and only seem to be failed postman.


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