Royal Mail

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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated 19 November, 2014
Updated 19 November, 2014
89 Reviews
2.9
89 Reviews
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Royal Mail CEO Moya M. Greene
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Benefits, Good Holiday time off (in 5 reviews)

  • work life balance , fresh air, nice to be out doors working with the public (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management tend to new employees challenging routes with no guidance (in 6 reviews)

  • heavy work load, manual sorting (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Services in London, ON
    Former Employee - Director of Services in London, ON

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

    Pros

    Provided a public service to others

    Cons

    Highly unionised environment, poor Govt recognition of value of the asset

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep changing

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tedious, unappreciated and unsatisfying work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Royal Mail

    Pros

    Full time permanent direct employees get a larger amount of compensation than might usually be expected. I wasn't one of these, but I did see many people satisfied. Co-workers, whilst disillusioned, are mostly pleasant people with a good work ethic.

    Cons

    Working as a temporary employee, I saw people let go without notice for "underperformance", without being spoken to beforehand. These decisions come from management that you don't ever meet and you never know who they are despite working in the same open plan office.

    I wasn't a victim of the above, but being in close proximity to that sort of behaviour led to a disgraceful work atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would favour a more meritocratic approach to promotion to management level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Diminishing opportunities for progression due to continued downsizing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Front line roles well paid for non specialised roles in comparison to similar employers, opportunity to progress to management roles, trade union, good policies for employees.

    Cons

    Constant reviews and downsizing means that all management roles especially those in operations are taking more and more responsibility for no extra pay, be willing to work at least 60 hours for 40 hours pay. recent reviews have even seen benefits pot removed and down grading, which has left staff and management disheartened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop breaking employment law by withdrawing peoples pay and benefits, company is losing its mix of experience and attracting new blood.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Work experience, whether positive or negative, dependent on team and boss.

    Cons

    A lot is dependent on WHO you know.
    Slow promotion prospects. Not many opportunities for promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent life-time career company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate/Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate/Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - fairly good stability if you work in strategy/IT or other growing areas of the company
    - decent wages at the bottom end
    - people are really friendly and open
    - quite relaxed, sometimes flexible, 9-5 job

    Cons

    - formerly state-owned, and some elements are still archaic
    - little desire to modernize as a company
    - VERY low job progression opportunities
    - VERY low salary growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - there is a serious need to rework the pay and promotions scheme
    - seniority is still too important when compared to abilities

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A large organisation with lots of opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Graduate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Graduate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The sheer size of the organisation means that you have the opportunity to work in a variety of professions or locations, with the same employer.

    Cons

    The company went through a number of changes and reorganisations, which could be quite stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest the development of a Royal Mail Alumni. This could allow you to manage your employer brand, and stay close to talent you may want to re-employ in the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Supportive Company & Colleagues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Post Man in Ware, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Post Man in Ware, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive Company & Colleagues, nice work environment

    Cons

    Hard work, very physically demanding

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    not a bad place to gain experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Mail (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    can make good money if you have the energy

    Cons

    carreer progression is not as easy as it seems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly fabulous environment to work in

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Indoor Sorter in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Indoor Sorter in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for progression and opportunities to make a career of it. Humble and friendly people to help you around and ever grow your social circle.

    Cons

    Progression on becoming a like manager is competitive however extremely beneficial once achieved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fabulous environment and atmosphere to work in tho a major thumbs up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    satisfactory

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Mail part-time

    Pros

    salary, flexibility,friendly ,overtime and promotion

    Cons

    weather,early morning,stress,timing and work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be friendly with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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