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Reputable organisation
Work area manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London7 February 2018
Workplace is very good.
Working environment is good
Health & Safety are in place.
Caring organisation towards the employees with good benefits.
Different shifts available to suite your family life.
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Great Company to work for. Met friends for life
Postman / Management (Former Employee) –  London-UK28 January 2018
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.
Pros
Good working relationships with peers.
Cons
Can't think of any
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Challenging role in period of transformation
External Relations Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London22 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.
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Great company
Sorter (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London7 January 2018
Good Company , Good salary, Team work , busy area , good managers , i really enjoyed work for them . The staff was friendly also the managers . I would like to work for them again
Pros
Not Applicable
Cons
Long hours
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Good
UK and Europe and is head quartered (Former Employee) –  London5 January 2018
It is a government owned Postal Services Company. The company operates in the UK and Europe and is head quartered in London,UK.The work culture is good .
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Productive and professional environment
Casual sorter (Former Employee) –  London3 January 2018
Learnt working in a team.Building relationship with the team and multi-tasking.
Workplace culture is excellent
Sorting parcels and mails withvarying tasks.
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Fun workplace
Sorting Officer (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London31 December 2017
People were friendly and work wasn't that difficult. i didn't work here for long as it was for work experience however i have managed to learn lot of working experience by going to this place.
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Very poor Company compared to others
Operative (Current Employee) –  London30 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.
Pros
Well paid
Cons
Management poor
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A company in decline
OPG (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London28 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.
Pros
Early finish
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its a fun place to work
Department head (Former Employee) –  London13 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.
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Rubbish place.
Postman (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London3 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.
Pros
Non
Cons
Everything
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I enjoyed
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London13 November 2017
I would reccomend
Job satifaction
Fun
Great team
Good management
Had a workplace culture
Culture in the job
Pays the bills
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Good salary job
Operational Postal Grade (Current Employee) –  London15 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.
Pros
Free company brochure posted to home, free colleague share.
Cons
Short hour work extended over many days
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Good pay for very hard work
Company Secretarial Assistant - Board Support (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London2 October 2017
I provided assistance to the Board on behalf of the Company Secretary's Office.

Main responsibilities was providing them with Board Papers via their iPads using an online app called BoardPad.
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
Very Long hours without overtime.
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Very Old School
Head of Enterprise Architecture (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London2 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
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Driver and delivery (Former Employee) –  London and surrey27 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.
Cons
long hours
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interesting way of working inside the postal mail
Temporary X-Mas (Former Employee) –  London20 September 2017
6000 parcels to be separated by zip code,countries
fast job functionality
neat and efficient organization
ethnic diversity
letter and postcard culture
Pros
flexibility shift
Cons
not included lunch free
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Great place to work
Integration Programme Manager (Current Employee) –  London8 September 2017
Overall Royal Mail has an inclusive culture and try to bring everyone on-board with initiatives.

They also have a good collaborative culture with suppliers.
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Christmas Casual
Picker/Packer/Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  London30 August 2017
Christmas casual. Good way to earn a little extra £ at christmas time with 6 hours shifts varying from early, late and night. 30 min lunch breaks halfway into shift
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Good
Royal Mail (Former Employee) –  London21 August 2017
Every segment of the workplace was amazing, i enjoyed working there everything was well explained and there is alot of facilities when you go on break.
Pros
Everything
Cons
Nothing
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