Royal Mail

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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
89 Reviews
2.9
89 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Benefits, Good Holiday time off (in 5 reviews)

  • work life balance , fresh air, nice to be out doors working with the public (in 3 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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  1.  

    Diminishing opportunities for progression due to continued downsizing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Front line roles well paid for non specialised roles in comparison to similar employers, opportunity to progress to management roles, trade union, good policies for employees.

    Cons

    Constant reviews and downsizing means that all management roles especially those in operations are taking more and more responsibility for no extra pay, be willing to work at least 60 hours for 40 hours pay. recent reviews have even seen benefits pot removed and down grading, which has left staff and management disheartened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop breaking employment law by withdrawing peoples pay and benefits, company is losing its mix of experience and attracting new blood.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Work experience, whether positive or negative, dependent on team and boss.

    Cons

    A lot is dependent on WHO you know.
    Slow promotion prospects. Not many opportunities for promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent life-time career company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate/Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Graduate/Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    - fairly good stability if you work in strategy/IT or other growing areas of the company
    - decent wages at the bottom end
    - people are really friendly and open
    - quite relaxed, sometimes flexible, 9-5 job

    Cons

    - formerly state-owned, and some elements are still archaic
    - little desire to modernize as a company
    - VERY low job progression opportunities
    - VERY low salary growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - there is a serious need to rework the pay and promotions scheme
    - seniority is still too important when compared to abilities

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A large organisation with lots of opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Graduate in London, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Graduate in London, England

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

    Pros

    The sheer size of the organisation means that you have the opportunity to work in a variety of professions or locations, with the same employer.

    Cons

    The company went through a number of changes and reorganisations, which could be quite stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest the development of a Royal Mail Alumni. This could allow you to manage your employer brand, and stay close to talent you may want to re-employ in the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Supportive Company & Colleagues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Post Man in Ware, England
    Former Employee - Post Man in Ware, England

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive Company & Colleagues, nice work environment

    Cons

    Hard work, very physically demanding

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    not a bad place to gain experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Mail (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    can make good money if you have the energy

    Cons

    carreer progression is not as easy as it seems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Friendly fabulous environment to work in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Indoor Sorter in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Indoor Sorter in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for progression and opportunities to make a career of it. Humble and friendly people to help you around and ever grow your social circle.

    Cons

    Progression on becoming a like manager is competitive however extremely beneficial once achieved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fabulous environment and atmosphere to work in tho a major thumbs up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    satisfactory

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    salary, flexibility,friendly ,overtime and promotion

    Cons

    weather,early morning,stress,timing and work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be friendly with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Postman

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postman With Driving in Chester, England
    Current Employee - Postman With Driving in Chester, England

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Speaking to customers and building relationships
    Good hourly rate
    Good hours
    pension scheme
    bonuses

    Cons

    Only 20 hour contract
    Absorbing rounds now so no chance of much overtime
    Not much scope for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whilst I accept things had to change, it would serve Royal Mail management well to not treat the company as a financial exploitation pit, as a lot of customers are already complaining. (Why you turning up this late.etc)

    They will go elsewhere in the long run. No one can live on 20 hours a week and you have a good work force there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I left

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

    I have been working at Royal Mail as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get paid well that is all

    Cons

    Awful company. Full of contractors not knowing what they are doing, people at the top pretend they know what they are doing and make you feel stupid in the meantime, everyone is out to hang you, no opportunity to show your personable side - strange as in Recruitment that's a main contributing factor. A bunch of absolute highly paid con-artists who are conning the public and conning all potential buyers, they lie on their figures and lie to their staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to Management would be 'Leave!', and let someone who actually wants to save the public money take over and not spend the profit personally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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