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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated 18 April 2018
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Royal Mail CEO Moya M. Greene
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Pros
  • Friendly, good pay, easy going management (in 90 reviews)

  • Work outside, keeps you fit, pay is good, early start early finish (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • too much pressure put upon full time staff,unrealistic targets and duties/walks that are nigh on impossible to finish during your hours of work (in 27 reviews)

  • Poor management at every office worked (in 21 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Postman"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postman/Woman With Driving in London, England
    Current Employee - Postman/Woman With Driving in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay excellent benefits & holidays

    Cons

    Walk many miles a day

    Advice to Management

    Realistic targets


  2. "postman"

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    Former Employee - Postman/Woman With Driving in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Postman/Woman With Driving in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly colleagues, decent hourly rate

    Cons

    not very many opportunities to get full time hours

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "A good stop gap job"

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    Former Employee - Postman/Woman With Driving in Exeter, England
    Former Employee - Postman/Woman With Driving in Exeter, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to pick up overtime

    Cons

    Old school staff can be quite belligerent

    Advice to Management

    Give people opportunity to progress up the ladder


  4. "ok for a temp job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Friendly people
    Hours aren't terrible

    Cons

    Badly organised
    Towards the end, kept being moved between departments, unsure of what I'd be doing or what shift I should be doing
    Typical call centre team leaders
    No permanent contracts until you've been there for years


  5. "postman"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postman in London, England
    Current Employee - Postman in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    recognised uniform and respect amongst community of all ages

    Cons

    deliver in worst condition to drive or walk and flats 4/5floor delivery where no lifts or not working

    Advice to Management

    keepit up achiev better and confidentally


  6. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Postman in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Current Employee - Postman in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance.
    Great pay for unskilled work.
    Own boss when out posting.
    Sick and holiday pay after 1 year.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement from postman unless interested in management.


  7. "Good company for job security"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    very secure job if you get the contract. good pay.

    Cons

    very rarely give out contracts. unless you want the driver or mailman position(s)

    Advice to Management

    stop drinking too much.

  8. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back at times and willing to listen

    Cons

    Too slow to change the way they work


  9. "Good if you need some money"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Royal Mail, Christmas Casual in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Royal Mail, Christmas Casual in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for the work

    Cons

    Very boring work, not for you if you don't like warehouses


  10. "Overall a decent place to work"

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    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

    Great exercise. Working in the outdoors. Great rate of pay.

    Cons

    Some managers can be hard work not knowing the guidelines very well. Work can sometimes be exhausting. Virtually no chance for progression.


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