Indoor Postman (Former Employee) – Manchester, UK – 8 February 2018
moving work to correct areas, and keeping work area tidy. hardest part of the job is trying to get all work done before the next shift arrives to setup there section where we have just finished working at.
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 18 January 2018
I undertake mail sorting duties on an ad-hoc basis for this organisation and often attend at short notice. Duties include: • Sorting mail by hand, into address order on a sorting frame • Operating automated mail handling equipment, known as integrated mail processors (IMPs)
Postal Worker (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 8 January 2018
Started as a Christmas temp sorting mail. Was eventually made permanent. Very good pay rate, plus bonuses for working certain shift patterns. Although a physically laborious job, there was a strong sense of satisfaction from completing your tasks. Only left as I'd decided to relocate and they were unable to offer a transfer.
Christmas Casual (Former Employee) – Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester – 4 January 2018
1. Sign in first and then what we did was to scan parcels and place them into the correct Yorkie according to the post code/area. Then we would have to push the Yorkies into the loading bays for the postal lorries. This was good physical work.
We would then collect more Yorkies and scan more parcels. We would set up the Yorkies as well so that they had the postcodes and regions for the parcels.
2. Sorting letters into the frame according to post code. Collect all the letters in preparation for dispatch.
Worked with a great crowd of people. The night shift generally flew by what with all the Christmas post.
Management was good and direct. Generally explained things well.
Hardest part of the job would be to stay awake especially if you had never done a night shift before.
Transformation Director (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 17 October 2017
Massive company that has lots to offer both the customer and its employees. As an ex government organisation it has a legacy of a very strong Union which has led to junior managers almost forgetting they manage the operation. New focus on basic standards should help improve stability and performance.
Postal Worker (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 14 September 2017
... you don't get caught up in the office politics. Nice to be outdoors and with all the walking and carrying you don't need to keep up a gym membership ;) Can be miserable when it's raining badly though.
Sorter (Former Employee) – Manchester, UK – 5 June 2017
My first day at work was the day i enjoyed. I was introduced to how mails are been sorted, the equipment used in sorting and moving mails from one location to another. The first day I saw the managers and supervisors help in sorting mails, they want the work to be done.The hardest part of the job is when removing the sorted mails out of the warehouse it takes time. It was a time i meet new friends learn from new culture
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Manchester, UK – 26 April 2017
I worked in royal mail during christmas which is a very busy time for this company. Although the work load was a bit too much but it was a fun place to work in because of the environment and friendly staff members and colleagues.
Postman/Driver (Current Employee) – Manchester South DO – 23 April 2017
A typical day would Start at the sorting office. We would sort the mail for approx two hours. After that the mail would be loaded into vans along with any parcels, special delivery items and tracked items and we would be on our way to the delivery point. We would deliver the mail to residential and business customers which would take from anywhere from four to five hours covering approx fifteen to twenty miles. We would then travel back to the office and empty the van and hand over any undelivered mail. It is very physical and not yet rewarding enough. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with good friends and hardest would be management as once you take the mail out it has to be delivered whether that means you go over your finish time which sometimes can be one to two hours over.
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) – Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester – 9 March 2017
On a typical day I would sort hundreds of mail incoming & these would be for the whole of manchester itself and also Greater Manchester, I would be helping my team mate get through our mail we had to sort which was done at a very quick & efficiently way, I would help all of the other workers move mail yorks to the other side of the warehouse when it started to get packed with mail, Unloading vans full of Mail
Picker/packer (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 27 February 2017
Good rate of pay for warehousing work, very organised and flexible. I didn't drive and the site was near public transport and the hours allowed me to always be able to make it home without waiting hours for a bus.
Enjoyable, well organsied company, very friendly and welcoming.
Sorter/Packer (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 23 January 2017
During my time with royal mail it was a good job to bring me into the working business as it was my first job. I worked with some very friendly people who were always willing to help, it was a quick paced environment and all were organised and willing to get the job done. I enjoyed being a sorter as it was very easy to get used too and I did not struggle with my job roles. My manager was very helpful and always recognised the hard work I put into the work.
Got to work with some lovely people and made me feel welcomed.
Long hours and was physcally demending as i was on my feet all day.