Teamwork was a strong part of everyday as it was crucial in getting the job done. Fast paced job to meet deadlines and deliver excellence to internal and external customers. Social events throughout the year with friends and family concreted a team bond. Once was a job for life.
External Relations Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 22 January 2018
Was part of the consultation team working on the reorganisation of UK post Office provisions so lots of public engagement and political meetings. These were often challenging while working under time pressure.
Operative (Current Employee) – London – 30 December 2017
Royal Mail has a multitude of problems as a result of very poor forward planning & ability of management. The sick/absence policy is barbaric & severely outdated. First stage discipline warnings are issued after staff return to work from serious illnesses/accidents.
Line Managers would not be employed by other major companies due to poor people management skills & ability.
Company does not care about the people who do the work only about the profit.
Ongoing dispute between union & senior management over pensions issues & pay rises. May well result in industrial action early in 2018.
Company wastes huge amount of money producing Royal Mail TV & a monthly newspaper, both of which have the basic message 'you are lucky to have a job'.
Company still operates a weekly payroll sending all staff weekly wage slips.
Investment in machinery is heavy but quality of 95% staff is poor.
OPG (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 28 December 2017
Up until privitisation Royal Mail was mostly a joy to work for. But now they are constantly cutting anything they can to cut costs, but doing so is killing the whole joy of the job. Managers are rewarded for forcing people out of the job, union is becoming more and more redundant. Job security is gone.
Department head (Former Employee) – London – 13 December 2017
fun place to work, co workers are from different culture and background.its on of the branch is situated on the heart of london that creates beauty and we get many types of customers come to the office.
Postman (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 3 December 2017
Going down the pan rapidly. With full private sector ownership next year it can only get worse. Managers are all ex postmen. They havent got a clue. Rude and abusive. Most are racists. Workmates ok. Long hours on your feet. Keep getting moved around from place to place. No one in there knows what theyre doing. If you go sick they ring you and denand you go in. Horrible place. Stay away.
Operational Postal Grade (Current Employee) – London – 15 October 2017
working under well equipped company policy. Learned how to work individually or as part of a team. Management was consistent in manner. Various cultural background people work together to achieve a common goal. Difficult to keep mail market up during technologically advance 21st century, this is the experienced hardest part of job.
Free company brochure posted to home, free colleague share.
Head of Enterprise Architecture (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 2 October 2017
They look after their people. But there is a significant clash of culture and beliefs between management and the heavily unionised workforce. The unions believe that the purpose of the organisation is well paid, secure employment for life, the management need to run a profitable business. With the decline in letter volumes and squeeze on profit margins this clash of beliefs is coming to a head. Difficult time ahead for RMG
Driver and delivery (Former Employee) – London and surrey – 27 September 2017
I was an agency postman for cmc recruitment working in different royal mail location. My job consisted on doing sorting of mail in the morning then dispatching them later to a specific location that was allocated to me. I was also doing the package this was about sorting out big package put it in royal mail van then start to dispatch them.