Royal Mail Reviews

Updated 17 May 2021

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3.6
67%
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Royal Mail CEO Rico Back
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348 Ratings
Pros
  • "lots of work available, good pay(in 201 reviews)

  • "Good pay Early starts/early finish(in 60 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes hard to get overtime than contract part-time hours(in 39 reviews)

  • "fast-paced, long hours, can be repetitive(in 36 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Friendly and collaborative

      30 Mar 2021 - Pricing Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Brilliant, educated, capable and friendly colleagues. Management generally very supportive, giving space for staff to develop their skills whilst providing sufficient guidance.

      Cons

      Overly beauraucratic; often slow to respond or deliver change

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      It's great you get to keep fit!

      24 Apr 2021 - Postman/Woman With Driving in Walsall, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The job keeps you outdoors get to see all sorts and all you gotta do is post a few letters.

      Cons

      The job runs on an old seniority system meaning it will take ages til you get anything (like a decent walk). They claim the walks are same length and fair but as a new starter you get thrown on all the left overs. You get moved around alot a hell of a lot of you don't have a walk. It's one of those make sure this is what you want to do sort of jobs.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Royal Mail post person

      16 May 2021 - Delivery Post Person With Driving in Leeds, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Weekly pay, good hourly wage, plenty of overtime, great being outdoors, Christmas bonus

      Cons

      Not knowing where you are for the week until that Monday, uniform not fit for purpose for bad weather, equipment not fit for purpose

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      good for some quick money

      17 May 2021 - Royal Mail, Christmas Casual in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      easy to learn and pick up

      Cons

      hard work, can be very tiring

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good job but hard work

      16 May 2021 - Postperson With Driving 
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      Pros

      Being outside and dealing with the public

      Cons

      Lots of walking, long hours

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      7 May 2021 - Manager in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pension plan , opportunities to up-skill , good pay and annual leave , paid breaks, flexible working, school term time working arrangements, free incentive shares,

      Cons

      As a manager can be long working hours

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Relaxed, productive environment

      12 May 2021 - Casual Mail Sorter in Warrington, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Clear instructions given, healthy mix of team and individual work

      Cons

      Sometimes high volumes of mail can be slow , high concentration needed

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      11 May 2021 - Post Person in Taunton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stress free, weather, half decent pay for unskilled work

      Cons

      Thee winter, part time contract,

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      ROYAL MAIL CHRISTMAS TEMP

      7 May 2021 - Christmas Temp in Dartford, England, England
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      Pros

      The job was quite easy, an explanation on how to use everything was given

      Cons

      You are on your feet quite often, lunch breaks may be quite short, there was some issues with pay initially but everything eventually gets fixed

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Royal mail

      10 May 2021 - Postman in Chester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well paid for low skill work. Job security and benefits

      Cons

      Very hard work, physically demanding job in all types of weather

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