Compare Royal Mail vs Defra BETA

See how working at Royal Mail vs. Defra compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Royal Mail vs. Defra. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Royal Mail

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Defra

Employee Ratings

  • Royal Mail scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Defra scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1461 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 87 reviews)
Defra employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
3.9
Defra employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.0 higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Royal Mail employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Defra employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
4.3
Defra employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.6
Senior Management
3.6
Defra employees rated their Senior Management 1.0 higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.0
Culture & Values
4.1
Defra employees rated their Culture & Values 1.1 higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Royal Mail Ceo Rico Back
32%
32%Rico Back
CEO Approval
Defra Ceo Tamara Finkelstein
100%
100%Tamara Finkelstein
Defra employees rated their CEO Approval 68% higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
66%
% Recommend to a friend
93%
Defra employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 27% higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
33%
Positive Business Outlook
54%
Defra employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 21% higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Royal Mail has 1,408 more total submitted salaries than Defra.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Postman143 Salaries
£22,953/yr
Operations Manager34 Salaries
£36,105/yr
Delivery Office Manager22 Salaries
£38,622/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
HEO4 Salaries
£32,748/yr
Director of Operations4 Salaries
£90,770/yr
Administrative Officer2 Salaries
£20,459/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Royal Mail.
  • "Flexible working" was the most mentioned Pro at Defra.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Royal Mail.
  • "Civil service" was the most mentioned Con at Defra.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 196 reviews)
"Early finish"(in 60 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 22 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 38 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 34 reviews)
Cons
"Civil service"(in 4 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great employer"20 Jan 2021

Current Employee - Product Manager

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

Pros

Work from home, respect for each other, job security

Cons

Declining letters market, legacy systems, unionised

Advice to Management

Digital is the future, Great customer service, make change happen

Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager

I have been working at Defra

Pros

Flexible working Friendly environment Support home working

Cons

Like any government organisation there is a lot of process to get anything done

Job Postings

Defra has 17 more recently posted open jobs than Royal Mail.