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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated 16 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Good pay (especially if you can get within M25)" (in 115 reviews)

  • "Better than minimum wage pay; keeps you fit; opportunity to get to know the people on your route if you don't get shifted around too much" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard to get made Full-Time (long wait)" (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. "Get through the first year"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postman in Swansea, Wales
    Current Employee - Postman in Swansea, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hourly wage.
    Plenty of paid overtime available
    Hours convenient for raising a family

    Cons

    Very physical
    British weather
    Management tend to be mostly blagging their way through the day.


  2. "Nice job"

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

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    Fitness is awesome and work mates are a bonus. Pay isn’t too shabby if you can get the full time hours

    Cons

    No full time positions for the first 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff that actually do the walking and don’t assume all walks take the same amount of time to complete!

  3. "Part time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    It's a well paying relatively unskilled job. Keeps you fit and plenty of overtime opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes management expect too much from you and also need to check payslips every week as sometimes your underpaid.


  4. "Royal Mail Fleet Transport Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Training, Health & Safety, Pay,

    Cons

    Managers, Standards, Tooling, Working Hours, lack of leadership responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    You have to have worked at RM to understand why this question is N/A.


  5. "Postman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    Working outdoors, fitness. keeping busy

    Cons

    Weather, managers, can be stressful


  6. "Postman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    Early Finishes. Nice weather. Good Tan

    Cons

    All weather working rain and cold cons

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  7. "Mail Sorter Job"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Peterborough, England
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Peterborough, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A really enjoyable, relaxed and social environment to work in. So long as you are working, you are left to do your work. Allows alternation in job if you have health issues, such as sorting parcels by standing or sorting letters while sitting

    Cons

    This is a manual job so it is not for everyone.

  8. "Royal Mail"

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    Former Employee - Postman in Newark on Trent, England
    Former Employee - Postman in Newark on Trent, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    in all my years at Royal Mail I never once experienced anything racial and was very friendly overall, and I think at £11.00 and hour it was quite good money for the job we did

    Cons

    to get the holidays you wanted was almost impossible, you had to swap with someone who had the weeks you wanted, assuming they wanted to swap

    Advice to Management

    try to find some way of allowing employee's to have the holidays they wanted even if it meant taking on more temps


  9. "Hard roles with poor work life balance"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    flexibility is fabulous and admin is very autonomous

    Cons

    Hard work/life balance, very demanding


  10. "Mail Sorter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, Great Pay, Easy work

    Cons

    Tiring work - on your feet all shift