Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Preston – 12 August 2018
Typically sorting mail and moving mail to stations How much mail gets sent during busy seasons Keep on top of workload Everyone typically gets along Standing up for a long time The wage and going on a lunch break
Christmas mail sorter (Former Employee) – Bristol – 15 July 2018
The period of me working here was a wonderful experience in that i learnt the cruciality of delivering items to customers on time. Her majesty post office mail sorting was indeed very important to community especially in delivering items for special people on special days.
Casual Worker (Former Employee) – Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh – 9 July 2018
you are in one place to start with then shifted onto something else and expected to know what to do right away. then there is the scissors you have to sign for in the morning its like a stampede to get onto cutting the bags of mail
Postal Worker (Current Employee) – Dunfermline – 9 July 2018
very clique run establishment,favouritism and protection of similar like minded people is rife.not to be recommended,the sooner it looses its Royal seal and is in the hands of a totally private company the better
Postman (Current Employee) – Bradford, West Yorkshire – 8 July 2018
Gone from being the best job to do to the worst in such a short time. Its just all about profits now and they dont care how they get them . Management bullying is on an industrial scale. I would hate to be a new starter now as they get so much abuse
Postman (Current Employee) – Everywhere – 7 July 2018
If you like mind numbing boredom and working with idiots, then this is the job for you! You will organised by your accountant sorry meant manager for your daily unachievable workload and criticised by your fellow workmates who are to busy looking at everyone else's work rather then their own. Not only that you will be working in the blazing sun or ice or the rain. I'm stuck here but you don't have to be please keep scrolling through the jobs.
Christmas Casual (Former Employee) – Patchway – 5 July 2018
I enjoyed the experience and I would do it again .Worked on the Christmas rush at the main sorting office in Filton Bristol. Duties ranged from sorting, through to building transport boxes for various packages.
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) – Derby – 5 July 2018
to comment about this company, is very difficult because, I worked there for a short period (November to December, Christmas job). but it was an amazing experience everyone was so welcoming and greet-able.
Postal Sorter (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton, West Midlands – 3 July 2018
I really enjoyed my time with Royal Mail as the hours an working environment suited my skills set. It provided me wit an insight in a company with large numbers of staff. It was a shame that it was only a temporary role.
Christmas Casual (Former Employee) – Exeter – 1 July 2018
I worked in the warehouse, sorting parcels and letters by post code. It could be kind of boring sometimes but you can bring headphones and play your own music which is really nice.
Being on your feet the whole time can be a paid so make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
The people are really friendly and there's a canteen with a restaurant that functions Monday to Friday, not just vending machines.
I had the Christmas temporary weekend job that was great for a little extra money over the holidays and there was room for overtime which was great, and being away from customer service was a nice break.
Only downside was that people would throw the parcels over your head into the correct containers which wouldn't be good for someone who's very flinchy or nervous.
Good pay, bring your own music, dont have to talk to anyone
Not recommended if you want to get paid for the hours you work.
Postman/Driver (Former Employee) – East Midlands – 29 June 2018
My experience was not great and I note many other reviews signal the same problems for new starters as I had. Poor management who put upon new staff and refuse to pay you for the hours you work. The 25hr contract is just a ploy to keep their costs down and you I can guarantee you will not get paid for all the hours you put in in any given week, if my experience is anything to go by. The people you work with will vary between nice and helpful to some oddballs and some who you would not want to meet again under any circumstances ( not necessarily managers, some of whom were decent.). In summing up, the culture at Royal Mail is very much looking after the longer serving staff. My manager used to joke about how long new staff lasted, sometimes only days before they left. Sad but true. A lot will depend on what office you end up at and if your face fits.
Good wage for a unskilled job and great in the summer usually.