6.6

Royal Mail

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Driver at Royal Mail

People in this role may also be known as delivery drivers and couriers.

68 workers in this role at Royal Mail have taken the survey.

How much does Royal Mail pay drivers?

Driver at Royal Mail
£10.00–14.21
Typical range
£8.52–13.37

Driver employees at Royal Mail are typically paid £10.00–14.21 an hour, based on data from 68 employees.

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What is management like for driver employees at Royal Mail?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do drivers think Royal Mail head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    83% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 53 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do drivers at Royal Mail feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    68% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 59 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Being part of a team. Feeling suported by my manager.

    Worst thing

    Being overwhelmed, overloaded and working in extream weather conditions. And rude customers

    7.6

    Employee, September 2021

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What are the hours like for driver employees at Royal Mail?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do drivers get of their shift pattern at Royal Mail?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 48% report getting one week notice or less
    • 10% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 4% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 38% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 52 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for drivers to book a holiday at Royal Mail?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    50% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 58 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for drivers to take sick leave at Royal Mail?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    72% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 58 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do drivers at Royal Mail get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    56% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 50 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Royal Mail managers change drivers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    71% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 51 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do drivers at Royal Mail get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    57% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 60 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Excellent
  • No unpaid extra work

    Do drivers at Royal Mail do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    76% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 51 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do drivers at Royal Mail worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    84% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 49 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Teamwork, good hourly rate, fresh air, beautiful scenery exercise and good customers.

    Worst thing

    Being overloaded and pressured to go faster. Having to ask to finish on time, being expected to take extra work every shift. Bringing mail back.

    5.8

    Employee, October 2021

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What is career progression like for drivers at Royal Mail?

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  • No career progression

    Are drivers given support to progress at Royal Mail?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 62% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 58 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do drivers get enough training when they start at Royal Mail?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    79% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 63 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from drivers at Royal Mail

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  • Best thing

    my work mates

    Worst thing

    bulling, not enough time to do the job,

    3.5

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Very satisfying. You provide a service to gratefully customers

    Worst thing

    The weather

    8.2

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Exercise
    Feeling of doing something worthwhile
    Appreciation of customers

    Worst thing

    Delivering on foot in the rsin

    8.2

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Once out of the office I can work on my own.

    Worst thing

    Unbalanced deliveries

    7.4

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Exercise every day own boss out of the delivery office.

    Worst thing

    Physical tiring at times

    7.5

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Being outside

    Worst thing

    Workload is uneven.

    6.1

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with,and the customers I serve many a friendship made

    Worst thing

    Currently the business is in a transition period,Management don't no where they are at the moment,which impacts on the daily running of the business They waste money

    9.3

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Freedom of the open road once I leave the depot

    Worst thing

    Management aren’t always quick to get the supplies we ask for

    7.6

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Although the depot I work in is good, there are lots of other sites I would dread to work at.

    Worst thing

    Some managers are time served Managers, couldn't man manage if their lives depended on it

    9.3

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    We do get decent benefits and the times you work is pretty good

    Worst thing

    Stress from the pressure of all the work & a management team that choose to deny any problems exist

    8.0

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Travelling to different locations

    Worst thing

    When you're overloaded

    5.5

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Once you leave depot you are boss

    Worst thing

    Weather and traffic

    9.5

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Early finish

    Worst thing

    Extra work put on us

    8.5

    Delivery driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Being by my self

    Worst thing

    Weather

    6.1

    Delivery driver sorter, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Out doors early hours

    Worst thing

    Booking holidays
    Warming stages

    8.2

    Delivery, December 2020

  • Best thing

    The job is great and stressless

    Worst thing

    The management

    4.6

    Driver, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay, holidays, working conditions

    Worst thing

    Stress, work load

    8.9

    Driver, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Being out on delivery

    Worst thing

    Management

    3.8

    Delivery driver, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay, breaks

    Worst thing

    No career progression

    7.6

    Driver, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Outside fresh air good finish times

    Worst thing

    Severe bad weather very high temperatures

    7.0

    Postperson, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    Pressure from management for workload

    5.8

    Delivery driver, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Working on my own

    Worst thing

    Long hours

    7.9

    Delivery driver, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Working on your own

    Worst thing

    Excess work load

    8.5

    Delivery driver, January 2020

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How Royal Mail ranks

Royal Mail ranks joint 6th to work for in delivery driver or courier employers

  1. 6= Amazon
    6.6
  2. 6= Royal Mail
    6.6
  3. 6= UPS
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