Compare Royal Mail vs Foreign and Commonwealth Office BETA

See how working at Royal Mail vs. Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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. Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Royal Mail

Employee Ratings

  • Royal Mail scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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)
4.0
(based on 244 reviews)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
3.5
Foreign and Commonwealth Office employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Royal Mail employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Foreign and Commonwealth Office employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.9
Foreign and Commonwealth Office employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.6
Senior Management
3.4
Foreign and Commonwealth Office employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.0
Culture & Values
3.9
Foreign and Commonwealth Office employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Royal Mail Ceo Rico Back
32%
32%Rico Back
CEO Approval
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ceo Boris Johnson
73%
73%Boris Johnson
Foreign and Commonwealth Office employees rated their CEO Approval 41% higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
66%
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Foreign and Commonwealth Office employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
33%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Foreign and Commonwealth Office employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 18% higher than Royal Mail employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Royal Mail has 588 more total submitted salaries than Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Royal Mail.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Royal Mail.
  • "Locally engaged staff" was the most mentioned Con at Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 196 reviews)
"Early finish"(in 60 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 44 reviews)
"Working environment"(in 18 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 38 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 34 reviews)
Cons
"Engaged staff"(in 13 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

"Interesting"7 Jan 2021

Current Employee - Diplomat

I have been working at Foreign and Commonwealth Office full-time

Pros

People, travel, issues, location, interesting

Cons

There aren’t many but public sector pay

Job Postings

Foreign and Commonwealth Office has 5 more recently posted open jobs than Royal Mail.