Poor employer ruined by really bad, bullying management
Delivery Line Manager (Former Employee) – Uk – 16 January 2018
Used to love my job but left after 13 years service. The money is good but there’s more to life than that! Company has been ruined by poor management and unrealistic targets. I would not recommend RM to a dog.
Poor management, stress, poor company on the whole
Data Entry Keyer (Former Employee) – Plymstock – 16 January 2018
Royal Mail MDEC Data Entry Keyer
First week seemed repetitive and boring. After getting into the swing of things, it was easy money and well worth getting used to. In the end I wish I could have carried on after the Christmas period. Working from 6:30am to 12:30 was actually very enjoyable, having the rest of the day to any day to day activities and errands. Good job!
Postman/Driver (Current Employee) – Ilford – 16 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.
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) – Swindon – 15 January 2018
Normally, I would separate the first class, second class and return letter into different boxes. I learnt to manage my time, work efficiently and communicate well with my fellow workers. I think that the job wasn't too organised because at times we would be randomly pulled out and sent to machinery work which we weren't allowed to do. Therefore we would have to inform the manager that we aren't allowed. The hardest part was standing for hours in one spot for 5 hours with only a 15 minute break. However, the most enjoyable part was meeting new people who were around my age.
Postman (Former Employee) – Cambridgeshire – 15 January 2018
Unfortunately RM are no longer the company they were years ago. Their main aims is to be a profitable company for the shareholders and not as a public service which its reputation was built upon. Whilst the job can be an enjoyable job once your out of the office and delivering the mail in fresh air. The pressures put on the staff from the management today is most of the time unachievable. They always expect more from people than what most times can be physically achieved. The early starts with early finishes are becoming a thing of the past as well. Where as years ago starting work @5am and being finished at lunch time was great. Now the the companies model is being built around a 9 til 5 culture.
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) – Hanworth – 14 January 2018
everyday was very busy as you can expect at Royal mail Jubilee center. It was fun to work with so many people from different backgrounds. Managers were great and very demanding and professional at the same time. The job was physically demanding as we as ateam had to handle tousands of parcels every od various sizes. I got the knowledge of quite a few postcode areas and hoe effectively and efficienty we get our parcels and letters delivered to our doorstep. I made many friends who are still in contact with me.
Casual worker (Former Employee) – Crawley – 14 January 2018
I really loved working at the royal mail as there was really friendly staff that were helpful and kind. I always learnt something new everyday which helped my communication skills and other things. It was really fun sorting letters into different places.
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) – Greenford, Greater London – 13 January 2018
Can be very boring and repetitive but luckily I wasn't confined to one area and I worked in nearly all departments. I learnt a lot about Postcodes, and coped with completing tasks in a fast paced atmosphere. Some managers are excellent and some are not good at leading or are simply jobsworths. I didn't find anything hard, and I found porting the mail the most enjoyable part of the job.
Network Compliance and Optimisation Manager (Former Employee) – East – 11 January 2018
Work/Task load always heavy but manageable; days long i.e. 10-12hrs plus frequent travelling; but when working in a very team oriented workplace there is always support when required which ensures workload/task completion attainable.
Hardest part of the Job, hard to say really as I always enjoyed my role responsibilities supporting Ops Teams and being there 24/7 if required; the ethos is team working across the whole country working towards/achieving all set targets.
As for cons; job security is now the same as any other company; if you perform to the required standard then you wont have to worry about job security.
Great working environment with excellent skills/tools for the job supplied.
Cleaner (Former Employee) – Worcester – 11 January 2018
The most difficult part of the job was in locating the post codes but that was soon achieved. However, there were enough breaks so one was able to endure the work longer than at other previous positions. Clean toilets, a considerate and affable work force in addition to having enough implements for the jobs helped make it a pleasant work environment.
I learned to sort letters becoming faster during the course of employment.