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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated 18 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Good pay (especially if you can get within M25)" (in 113 reviews)

  • "Get to meet interesting people on the rounds, keeps you fit" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "No chance to get full time contact" (in 30 reviews)

  • "I have had the oppourtunity to work as a Christmas Casual on a part time basis" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "christmas temp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    good shift variety and welcoming conversational colleagues

    Cons

    i experienced no bad sides of the work


  2. "Working for RM"

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    Current Employee - Postman in North Shields, England
    Current Employee - Postman in North Shields, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working outdooors and on your own without any body looking over your shoulder

    Cons

    Can get stresful sometimes, and you have to be idiot proof, as plenty lol. No holidays over Christmas period.

    Advice to Management

    Make head office aware of your needs, don’t hide the problems.

  3. "Decent Company to Work For, Non-Long-Term"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    - Enjoyable, pressure-free work
    - Good hours
    - Good pay

    Cons

    - 'Used and Abused' as a new start, sent to other offices and no consistency with rounds


  4. "Great Business to work for"

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    Former Employee - Training Manager in Liverpool, England
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career Development, Health and safety, pension

    Cons

    Working hours, unsociable hours, dogs

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  5. "XXX"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to progress within the UK

    Cons

    highly unionised, therefore challenging to see changes deployed at pace.


  6. "Great team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    Great development, lovely team, supportive boss

    Cons

    Bureaucracy at RM can get a little tiring , along with constant reporting and old clunky systems

    Advice to Management

    Modernisation of systems so things can get done quicker/ reporting is quicker


  7. "Royal mail review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good pay and easy job

    Cons

    sometimes the shifts were too long

  8. "Working in HR and Operations"

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    Former Employee - H R Operations Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - H R Operations Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diversity of roles and locations

    Cons

    Heavily unionised, negative attitude of life long employees to innovation and educated newcomers

    Advice to Management

    Don’t be afraid to admit mistakes and to take decisions for long term, business wide gain rather than for protection of short-term, localised issues or bonus-related personal gain.


  9. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    Easy work, good pay, good union.

    Cons

    No career progression for many.


  10. "Well paid, but very repetitive"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Chelmsford, England
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to listen to music the whole time, nothing very strenuous, very well paid for what it is. Simple work and decent workplace community.

    Cons

    Gets very dull at times, especially if you're doing the same task for that day.