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Updated 8 November 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay and work hours, varied work, nice environment" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Able to work compressed hours which helped with work-life balance" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Few opportunities for career progression" (in 8 reviews)

  • "senior management, sales orientated" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "About a year into role"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications in London, England
    Current Employee - Communications in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Post Office full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the most friendly places I have ever worked, lots of opportunities to explore other areas of the business and collaborate with other teams. Supporting branches at Christmas time really helps to demonstrate how the business really helps people. Very much recommend for anyone who wants to work for a commercial business with a social purpose at its heart.

    Cons

    Can be a little slow to get new project ideas off the ground, but I can see that attitudes are shifting towards a more agile way of working for the future

    Post Office Response

    4 Aug 2018

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Glad you're enjoying the job, and the experiences you've had so far!


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Post Office full-time

    Pros

    Extremely friendly people work here, I was made to feel welcome and supported from day one!

    Cons

    7 months in and i haven't found any yet!

    Post Office Response

    11 Aug 2018

    Thank you for the 5* review! We're so happy to hear you've enjoyed your time so far and wish you continued success in your role.

  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Postmaster in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Postmaster in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Post Office part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good starter job, very simple and pay to reflect it. Customer facing, if thats your thing, adequate training.

    Cons

    Little room for career progression

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Customers adviser"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Post Office full-time

    Pros

    I didn’t find any pros.

    Cons

    Good work culture and team work


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not good salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Post Office full-time

    Pros

    To much pressure and never enough stafff

    Cons

    To much stress no social life when working with post office

    Post Office Response

    20 Oct 2018

    Thanks for your review, it's much appreciated. Sorry to hear about the cons, we recommend you raise your concerns with your manager.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mdec keyer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy interview and training requirements

    Cons

    Terrible work culture, blame glame


  7. "Basic retail job, fast paced."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Post Office full-time

    Pros

    Easy to use systems, clear processes.

    Cons

    Low wages, prone to very busy spells followed by very quite spells,

    Post Office Response

    20 Oct 2018

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback, and will make sure this is shared internally.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Much work to be done"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Post Office full-time

    Pros

    Pay very well at the lower levels and have an excellent pension scheme. Bonus scheme at management level is fairly good. Paid leave (annual, sick, maternity) is generous.

    Cons

    Staff very good at playing the system get away with everything as the union has so much power.
    Higher level management are generally clueless and have no desire to hear from those lower on the food chain, even when ideas can be good.
    Constant backtracking and changing things at a higher level, makes it difficult to know if coming or going.
    Different parts of the business don’t communicate, lots done that is at odds with something else done at a similar time (which must have been overlapping projects timewise)
    Little to no support for progression.
    Older staff that have been there years are moved from function to function through loyalty, rather than being the best person for the job lots.
    Lower level employeees scared to give constructive criticism to higher ups.
    While company Bonus scheme linked to anonymous employee survey score given about the higher management - of people give true opinion they’ll get less bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Something has to change, the environment across the business is truly toxic. The higher management, directors etc need to increase engagement with the low levels by actually getting out there and speaking to people and being open.

    More coordination needed across the business. A branch I worked at had a £100,000+ refit which came with a plan for 9 standard serving positions, 5 different queue lines (business banking, travel, identity and self service and main counter) and were told that 2 staff were needed for every 3 self service machines. Branch was given 4. Meaning a minimum amount of staff for the branch queuing format specified during the refit was 6 members of staff. Weeks later a separate project was done to cut staff hours and it was decided only 4 staff were needed 3 mornings a week meaning not all queues could be staffed - absolute shambles.


  9. "Paper Girl"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paper Girl in Cheltenham, England
    Current Employee - Paper Girl in Cheltenham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Post Office part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Short working hours
    Good Pay
    Easy Job

    Cons

    Early mornings
    Lack of employee benefits


  10. "Post Office is Transforming and its great"

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

    I have been working at Post Office full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Post Office is striving to innovate and be more financially fair and open with its customers. Basic benefits are good as you would expect from a large employer. There is a decent level of engagement with multiple stakeholders internally and externally which is extremely important and interesting.

    Cons

    A constantly changing environment - which is good to learn new skills but at times it gets challenging to ensure a common focus

    Advice to Management

    Try to shorten and reduce the processes, rather focus on ways of working

    Post Office Response

    11 Aug 2018

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments. ! We appreciate your feedback, and will make sure this is fed back.


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