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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated 22 February 2018
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Pros
  • good pay and holiday , freedom when on delivery (in 86 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 25 reviews)

  • Company as a whole cutting hours which means you cannot survive on part - time (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "fair"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    good pay and holiday , freedom when on delivery

    Cons

    working Saturdays, busy Christmas period


  2. "Fantastic Place with Great Benefits and Well Looked After"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Well Looked After,

    Cons

    Union are militant, Lazy staff

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bad lazy workers


  3. "Managerial Career at Royal Mail"

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    Former Employee - Retired in Norwich, England
    Former Employee - Retired in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional and supportive company; provide the tools to do the job professionally. Great team working and training up skill packages. Enjoyed my 28 year managerial career (retired 2017).

    Cons

    Gold plated pensions now thing of the past; only long servers now enjoy these pensions. Company still needs to get a grip of a strong front line union i.e. CWU.

    Advice to Management

    Project/Work progress can be hindered if you do not have excellent knowledge of working with a strong front line Union; brush up on your Negotiation skills asap.


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  5. "Seasonal work review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    friendly staff, colleagues and most management, hours, work activity, canteen, breaks, reasonable facilities

    Cons

    not always a work output driven environment, as some staff are lackadaisical and management either did not pick up on this, or were unable to do much with motivating Christmas casuals

    Advice to Management

    check production levels with consistency


  6. "temporary christmas worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    It paid well for the work

    Cons

    no safe place to put my belongings


  7. "Fleet Assistant"

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    Current Employee - OPG in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - OPG in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is stressfree and cool job.

    Cons

    Less money to live on


  8. "Christmas casual"

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    Former Employee - Casual Christmas Parcel Sorter in Croydon, England
    Former Employee - Casual Christmas Parcel Sorter in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    polite and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    There is no problem at all.

    Advice to Management

    nothing.


  9. "Postman"

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    Current Employee - Postman/Woman With Driving
    Current Employee - Postman/Woman With Driving
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Salary and hours of work

    Cons

    Not many, just the rainy days

    Advice to Management

    Jinoe


  10. "Postman with Driving review"

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    Current Employee - Postman/Woman With Driving in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Postman/Woman With Driving in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie - the delivery office atmosphere (usually) resembles that of a shop floor and days gone by. When times are good and the Mail is quiet the banter is second to none and definitely puts a smile on your face.

    Autonomy - Most of the working day is spent outdoors on delivery and away from any managers. Do your job properly and efficiently and the managers will rarely have reason to pull you up.

    Cons

    Hours - the company now only recruit on part-time contracts, which forces new start service to fight amongst each other for whatever overtime is available. Tip - if you a willing to slave for management (regularly undertake extra delivery etc) then you will eventually become first pick in the overtime list.

    Physicality - There's no getting away from the fact that being a postman is by far and away the most physically exhausting job I have ever done, and that comes from someone who regularly goes to the gym and plays football. It took my body, particularly my legs and ankles, around 2 months to get used to the daily hammering. Just under two years in the job and although having nevertheless experienced injury, I have developed multiples aches and niggles.

    While working outdoors is difficult in bad weather, you will reap the rewards in summertime and will be surprised how strong the British sun actually is!

    Advice to Management

    Don't favour certain postmen over others and try to spread out the overtime evenly where possible.


  11. "Nice enough job"

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    Current Employee - Postman in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Postman in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Posties mostly look out for each other, and you will find that people will offer you a helping hand when you are struggling as a new recruit. You are left to your own devices once you leave the delivery office.

    Cons

    Christmas time is exhausting. Royal Mail only seem to offer part-time contracts, which is so they don't have to pay your holiday and sick days properly.

    Advice to Management

    Offer proper holiday and sick pay (proportionally to real hours worked).


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