Royal Mail

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Royal Mail Reviews

Updated 4 December 2014
Updated 4 December 2014
94 Reviews
2.9
94 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)

  • good pay, good hours, good career opportunities (in 5 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.  

    I am working this company from last 7+ years and it has a great diversity culture.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operational Grade Employee in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operational Grade Employee in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for Royal Mail is very beneficial in terms of learning new skills everyday. Own dedication and enthusiasm will bring the growth in career here.

    Cons

    Royal mail is a national company and has a great network for their customers. As it has over 150,000 employees working for it from a very diverse cultures and traditions from different nations.
    Down side of it is on number of occasions it has been found a lot of favourtisim in here. That is the reason it does not give a chance to everybody fairly to grow in their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career Ladder should be always open for totally on the basis of competency & persons caliber.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good if you can block out the old gaurd

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

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

    Pros

    Potential to earn well if you are very fast and fit.

    Cons

    Culture of working in the office is bad. Bad atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share workloads better including more experienced staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good pay, Good pension, totally unsatisfying career

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Nice Pension Scheme
    Job Security

    Cons

    dead end job
    Lack of fulfilment
    Difficult to move elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Back to the dark days of trade unionism. RM has diminished power and control.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ML4
    Current Employee - ML4

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

    Pros

    Lots and lots of benefits and schemes for the employees. Employee welfare and Health&Safety are a top priority.

    Cons

    All the focus and pressure is put on managers and none on the opg grade.
    You will work one of 3 shifts and its very hard to change to alternative once settled.
    CWU has a level of influence and control that does not allow management to carry out their daily duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the corruption that runs rife amongst senior management / cwu. Some employees / managers i worked with have been at RM for 30 years+ and they are as thick as thieves with the cwu. selling out workers rights for their mutual benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Difficult to change and death by community

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and office locations that's about it. I'm actually struggling to write the minimum 20 words glass door requires here!

    Cons

    Limited vision or real innovation desire to win in a compeitive market. Position is effectively managing decline much like the letters business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a clear vision , get buy in and trust your staff to deliver the vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    A large organisation with lots of opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    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

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