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Fun and Easy going
Royal Mail Christmas Temp (Former Employee) –  Plymouth16 April 2018
An easy going workplace with an understanding manager and work staff. Good salary with flexible hours and a good long brake. The only downfall is that you are standing for long hours in a row.
Pros
Long brakes
Cons
Always standing up
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Fun and friendly environment
Royal Mail Sorter (Former Employee) –  West Midlands16 April 2018
I was Christmas temp whilst working with the royal mail team. We worked very hard over the Christmas period to make sure everything was delivered and sent on time to where it needed to be. All off the staff at royal mail were welcoming and instantly made me feel part of the team.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Long hours
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Good Job, Spoilt by new incentives
Postman (Former Employee) –  Cheadle, Cheshire13 April 2018
Worked as a Postman for 14 years and it was a good job until the final year or so as it became more of a profit making business rather than a service.
Pros
Good (weekly) pay for unskilled labour
Cons
Top-level managment
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fun and fun
Post Sorter (Current Employee) –  Crawley, West Sussex9 April 2018
Good work place. Lots of people to talk. Benefits such as coffee and tea and water. Managers are okay they don't help very much but are good. People also get treated better then others
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ok work
Christmas Casual (Former Employee) –  Cardiff2 April 2018
sorting the parcels out into correct postcode areas
sorting the tracked mail out
porting at the end of my shift
sorting the letters into correct areas
Pros
free coffee/tea
Cons
standing for long periods
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Since privatisation R.M has gone downhill.
Postal Worker (Former Employee) –  Isle of Wight2 April 2018
Royal Mail has changed since being privatised. No longer the same . The management are being turned into bullies. Continually harassing and threatening staff to preform above and beyond.
Pros
Good salary
Cons
Bullying & Harrassment from managers
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very good atmosphere enjoyed very much good team work
expostlady (Former Employee) –  London1 April 2018
as above every thing was good very flexible hours good rate of pay.worked asa team very good company to work for lots of opportunities for people of all ages and gender .
Pros
every thing
Cons
none
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Productive and positive
Advanced Customer Advisor (Former Employee) –  Sunderland, Tyne and Wear28 March 2018
Working at Royal Mail was a good job, I enjoyed the job role, the people I worked with and the hours/pay was suitable.
There was some days that were difficult, when having a difficult/complex complaint to work on.
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Good place
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Sunderland, Tyne and Wear24 March 2018
Proper company to work for who values its staff and us family friendly...good pay rates and bonuses and free stamps every Christmas with a card..some of the calls can be difficult but plenty of help on hand
Pros
Wages
Cons
Can be monotonous
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Tiring with little reward
Parcel Sorter (Former Employee) –  Wolverhampton, West Midlands22 March 2018
This was just a christmas temp sorting parcels and the best part was i got to work in a group which was fun and i got to make some good friends. However i was working 12-13 hour shifts with only 1 small break.

Also being in a very large warehouse it was extremely cold, the floor being so cold to the point your legs do hurt so shorter but frequent breaks would have been better.
Pros
Made good friends, had fun
Cons
Long hours, short breaks, very cold environments
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Good job
Postman (Former Employee) –  Tunbridge Wells, Kent15 March 2018
Basically start the day by sorting mail and prepping duties ready for delivery. Then, after van checks go out and deliver mail. On return to office return any items to their respective places.
Overtime is available. Mainly going out to collect mail from businesses and post boxes.
From this job good time management, working as a team and on one's own, how to route a delivery can all be learned.
Hardest part of job is the early starts and the easiest is being out on delivery. Though the management did use bullying and harassment techniques to coerce the workforce into compliancy.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Bad management culture
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Productive workplace
Postman (Current Employee) –  Newcastle Upon Tyne12 March 2018
Excellent employer, good salary . Early start times, various jobs available, large company, work Saturday, good pension scheme, great workmates and managers
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Good employer
Postwoman (Former Employee) –  Wymondham12 March 2018
Hard work but worth it. You could walk up to 15 miles. So it is good exercise and will improve both your fitness and waistline. It is fairly well paid.
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great place to work, amazing employer
mdec keyer (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon7 March 2018
I worked here for a year. The staff, job and pay were good. The hours not so much as you have to work every weekend.
I can't fault MDEC. Definitely I'd encourage anyone to work for Royal Mail.
Pros
many
Cons
few
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decent workplace, terribly run
Postman (Current Employee) –  Stevenage5 March 2018
Nice early start and early finish. Work as a collective first, then out in pairs outside in the fresh air with plenty of exercise. Not too bad to work for, but treated poorly by middle management and above expecting too much to maximise profit
Pros
benefits, weekly paid
Cons
expect too much of you, treated poorly by middle management
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Very poor training if at all
Postman Part Time (Former Employee) –  Faringdon, Oxfordshire5 March 2018
Was made promises of good working conditions, training, support, and good pay at induction. 99 percent of the staff were lovely and very friendly. You will find working here that you will do loads of extra hours unpaid, (especially over Christmas when its just crazy deadlines and non stop) and if you become ill at all within the first 6 months you will get sacked even if its not your fault. No support from bosses, and false rumours being created about you, even if they don't know you, and it can be quite cruel and nasty. Also make sure that you join the union, as they have been very helpful. Company will make promises that they don't keep, and show very little care about their employees as far as I have seen. As I said most of the staff are lovely and very accommodating. Be prepared to work in all weathers and up at 4/5am. You will however spend lots of time manically running round, and forget your lunch break...
Pros
Most staff I met were lovely
Cons
pay is very low/ unsocial in bad weather/ working to very tight schedules
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Fun workplace
Post Person (Former Employee) –  Wrexham2 March 2018
Fun workplace, great staff and managers. Always someone to chat to, have a laugh and support you. Early finish. Variety of roles to suit other commitments. Overtime available most days.
Pros
Weekly bonus, good pay rate, overtime.
Cons
Winter weather
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productive
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) –  Preston26 February 2018
everybody works hard all the time. great atmosphere to be in. Everybodyt works in teams and it is very fun getting to know your team, everyone in the team knows you which is very motivating
Pros
good atmosphere
Cons
hardly any breaks and breaks at very bad times
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Boring
Parcel Sorter (Former Employee) –  Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff26 February 2018
This was one of the most boring and tedious jobs I have had, the long hours spent putting parcels into baskets with the right postcode is just mind numbing
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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The best business to work for.
Royal Mail Operations assistant (Former Employee) –  Gillingham, Kent22 February 2018
While I was employed at Royal mail I received may benefits and was trained professionally by team and management. The wages and salaries are really good and the benefits and bonus are also very fair. The work hours are flexible and the work itself is enjoyable.
Pros
Everything
Cons
Nothing
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