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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated 20 November 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay for stress free simple work (in 79 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 24 reviews)

  • Company as a whole cutting hours which means you cannot survive on part - time (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Not a market leader by accident"

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

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

    Pros

    Autonomy to make own decisions

    Cons

    Direction can be a little inconsistent


  2. "Nae Bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postman/Woman With Walking in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Postman/Woman With Walking in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of exercise, got to meet some interesting people (and dogs) on my rounds, colleagues are friendly.

    Once management found out I had a degree they were much nicer to me, strangely.

    Pay is good.

    Cons

    Terrible equipment - working in Aberdeen in winter with the worst waterproof clothing and shoes I've ever experienced.

    Management is all over the place, but I don't think it's their fault - they are under a lot of pressure from higher up.

    It's hard hard work. People don't realise how much walking/carrying/walking/struggling with parcels/walking is involved.

    Aberdeen in winter. Nuff said.

    You will have customers complain about you, there's nothing you can do about that. Management will be angry and blame you even if it wasn't your fault.

    Advice to Management

    Training is lax and should be improved, likewise dealing with complaints.


  3. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    managemnt was very very good

    Cons

    salary was really useful and adequate


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  5. "Weekend Processing Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Indoor Processing Staff
    Current Employee - Indoor Processing Staff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, good goal-orientated working environment, the opportunity for further overtime during the week and good pay/holiday allowance.

    Cons

    Some unfriendly management styles, little opportunity to go full time.

    Advice to Management

    Although management is not there to be your friend, pleasantries would not go unnoticed. Otherwise, a good company to be proud to work for.


  6. "RMSS Driver"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RMSS Driver in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - RMSS Driver in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    not having to work with anyone else on a route.
    wages.
    easy workload.

    Cons

    unorganised with staff,
    a relatively small budget for vehicles for the size of the company

    Advice to Management

    manage staff better and replace useless or disobedient staff


  7. "Easy but boring"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    Easy. Pick boxes and put it in the right box for parcel sorting.

    Cons

    Do the same action a thousand times

    Advice to Management

    Allow music to be played or anything stimulating for the mind


  8. "10/10"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student in Marlow, England
    Former Employee - Student in Marlow, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good exercise, good hours

    Cons

    not much room for progression

    Advice to Management

    more staff at Christmas :)


  9. "Mail sorter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrington, North West England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    Like to work for Royal work good team work .

    Cons

    Close to home. Easy yravelling.


  10. "GOOD"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    Good pay rate, flexible working hours, friendly staff.

    Cons

    Very hard to change shift.


  11. "I found that once you became familiar with a delivery it became much more enjoyable."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postal Worker in Felixstowe, England
    Former Employee - Postal Worker in Felixstowe, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom and not stressful.
    Being up early and finishing early allows plenty of free time during the day (especially during summer)

    Cons

    Having to wake up early and winter weather.
    Deliveries shuffled around to compensate for lack of staff meaning longer deliveries and new managers unhappy to pay the overtime to compensate for this.


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