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nice place to work
sorting letters (Former Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire20 January 2018
sometimes they gave hardwork like lifting parcels..the mangers were very friendly..the security is very good..they gace sufficient breaktime.the permanent employee were helping
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Productive, Repetitive, Fast
Christmas Casual (Former Employee) –  Newtownabbey19 January 2018
I worked at Royal Mail as a Christmas Casual from 1st December 2017- 22nd December 2017. Monday - Friday 17:00 - 22:00. Working here aloud me to gain independent and teamwork skills. Working long hours (overtime) with different managers and other colleagues. Working here aloud me to work under pressure with a fast pace with the Christmas load meeting time deadlines.
Pros
Salary, friendly colleagues
Cons
Repetitive
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christmas casual
Christmas Temp (Former Employee) –  Exeter, Devon17 January 2018
good to work with the royal mail over the Christmas period
and pay well over the busy time of the year and friendly and confident staff..............
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Work place satisfaction 50%
Postman/Driver (Current Employee) –  Ilford16 January 2018
Everything concerning the job is good but there is too much walking and the all weather type of working is really uncomfortable.Worker security is not 100% guaranteed and workers have to exercise maximum care in our daily duties despite the great risks involved.
A lot of benefits, side attractions and pension benefits.
Pros
Car salary exchange benefits
Cons
Workers security half guaranteed.
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Standard warehouse job
Warehouse operative (Former Employee) –  Manchester14 January 2018
Good job what you would expect within a warehouse work place, jobs just agency so not very secure overall had a good experience working for royal mail
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Great opportunities for a career path
Head of National Telesales North (Former Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester14 January 2018
Great teams and a company that invests in their people. Salary very competitive. Well structured personal development plans with regular one to ones and yearly appraisals.
Pros
Car parking
Cons
Hours
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Fun and welcoming place to work
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) –  Burtonwood and Winwick12 January 2018
National Living Wage
Benefits for working extra hours
Weekend pay goes up
Friendly Working Environment
Care about staff wellbeing
Are still there for you even after you leave
Pros
National Living Wage
Cons
Can become repetitive
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Could be a great company if it wasn't run so badly!!!
Postman (Current Employee) –  Orpington9 January 2018
Used to be a great job - finish early, interact with the public, keep fit and the pay wasn't too bad either.

But now that its been privatised they expect us to work like slaves, doing twice the amount of work for no extra pay and it just keeps on getting worse.

The job has become impossible, longer work hours, less pay, terrible customer service... its all about profit, profit, profit.

You are lucky if you get to see your postman because most of the duties these days can't be done. And there are not enough staff to cover those duties as most of the staff these days have either been sacked, dropped dead on their round or are off with long-time stress.
Pros
Get fit
Cons
Bad management, impossible work loads
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Good job
Postal Worker (Former Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester8 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.
Pros
Good pay, guaranteed work
Cons
Poor transfer opportunities if you don't drive
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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 atmosphere
Post Person (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen City3 January 2018
good place to work people are nice great laugh. easy money lots of training, Management are flexible over time giving if needed. Company canteen with nice food.
Pros
good money
Cons
unsociable hours
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Liked working for royal mail had to take early retierdment
Postman (Former Employee) –  Bristol, Bristol2 January 2018
Liked working at royal mail worked in most shifts and done many different jobs with in the royal mail and would like to return if possible as I did work there for over 30 yrs
Pros
Well payed for the work you do
Cons
Can be funny times for working hours
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Enjoyable job with crackingpay managed by simpletons
Postman (Former Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire2 January 2018
Pay is great, working outdoors is fantastic, colleagues se generally a good bunch, but the managing assistants are two faced backstabbers, the management and senior management are blind, belligerent, argumentative, manipulative and aggressive and the union are as much use as shoes on a trout!
Pros
Pay, holidays (if you can get them) sick pay, hours
Cons
Anyone in management is not to be trusted
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productive and fun
casual christmas sorter (Current Employee) –  Eastleigh, Hampshire30 December 2017
had great time at Royal Mail Group and really enjoyd it. Fantastic work with great payment. So sorry only for a short term.
With lots of breaks in the night shifft. Fantastic colleguas.
Pros
nice Canteen
Cons
good hours
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good workplace
Postman (Former Employee) –  Kingston upon Hull21 December 2017
love the job specialy summer winters a bit hard if snowing,good workmates, good secure job good pensions scheme,plenty of execise walking,meeting customers.keeping fit while walking
Pros
plenty of walking good exercise
Cons
working in the bad weather
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productive workplace
Christmas casual worker (Former Employee) –  Cardiff, Cardiff17 December 2017
It was only job before Christmas, so it means it was temporary vacancy.
I was sorting letters and parcels to relevant UK postcodes.
Hours were very good as I used to have only one morning shift.
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Not great working conditions health and safety issues
Postman (Current Employee) –  Castlederg16 December 2017
wouldnt be a bad company to work for if the working conditions were to a satisfactory standard, given alot of assurances when joining the company to find out they were just false promises. Generally not treated the best by management always expecting more and more from you with little to no favours coming your way when needed.
Pros
Good hourly rates of pay
Cons
Not enough hours given/not very well run by management
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Good job. Shame it was temp
Christmas Temp (Former Employee) –  Torquay, Devon13 December 2017
A good company to work for with prospect's and a job for life. Many different position's with full training provided. Good rate of pay with extra for late/ weekend work.
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Very physically demanding
Deputy Manager (Current Employee) –  Oldham13 December 2017
Busy from the minute you walk in until you finish. You have to be physically fit. The management are going through alot of changes and are pushed to reach targets. Everyone is very friendly. The hardest part of the job is being out in all weathers delivering. The most enjoyable part of the job is the chamarderie of the work colleagues.
Pros
The staff benefits are quite good
Cons
Pushed to do overtime
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Terrible company to work for
Postman / Coding data input touch typist (Former Employee) –  Brighton, East Sussex11 December 2017
Workers were good and hard working but this has to be the worst management in the whole of the UK.
I wouldn't recommend anybody working for Royal Mail
Pros
Pay was ok at the time but I believe those pay scale have gone now
Cons
Unreasonable working conditions
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