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Updated 13 November 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay (especially if you can get within M25)" (in 106 reviews)

  • "Get to meet interesting people on the rounds, keeps you fit" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "No chance to get full time contact" (in 28 reviews)

  • "I have had the oppourtunity to work as a Christmas Casual on a part time basis" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Couldn't complain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    Polite & Tolerant Mangers
    Friendly Co-Workers
    Very Good Salary

    Cons

    Gets a bit hectic during peak seasons (Christmas )


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Post Office Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Post Office Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company great potential for growth!

    Cons

    It's been a great experience.

  3. "postman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    good pay good hours and shifts

    Cons

    hard job working out door


  4. "A posties view"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    Good comradely atmostphere in the workplace. Good trade union and good industrial relations. As the service is national job security is a big plus as was the pension, and although its not as generous as it was it is vetter than many.

    Cons

    The worst part of the job, is the ever increasing workload. Sure letter volumes are down, but packet volumes are up, which take more time to deliver. Then there's the weather...


  5. "Good Company to Work For."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    Keeping Fit, Fantastic job is you enjoy outdoors, Rotational days off.

    Cons

    Dogs can be a bit of a nightmare. Lapsing is annoying.


  6. "Turbulent organisation with lack of clarity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    Pay and location of London offices

    Cons

    Indecisive management with lack of clear vision


  7. "Good company, could be great"

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

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

    Pros

    Overtime available all the time. Easy £35k as a postman

    Cons

    Management is weak and disorganised.

    Advice to Management

    Plan more, communicate more, listen to staff as they know what they are doing.

  8. "really good pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    keeping fit/active
    good salary
    good hours

    Cons

    working in bad weather


  9. "We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.."

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good work and life balance.
    - Compensations are good.
    - There are quite a few good people in the company
    - Provides part time employment

    Cons

    - Management except for the CTO never listens to its employees.
    - Things are very command and control
    - Things are extremely extremely political
    - In the technology space, there is lack of technology strategy
    - There is lack of understanding on current and future technologies.

    Advice to Management

    I often found our CTO Phil M, quoting Steve Jobs " It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.. "

    Unfortunately Phil M is the only on who seems to live by it. Rest of his team and people who worked for him, seems to have a very different idea.


  10. "Worst job"

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    Former Employee - Mail Sorter in London, England
    Former Employee - Mail Sorter in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was alright and meet some nice people

    Cons

    Hard labour rude management

    Advice to Management

    You can’t sack workers for silly reasons


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