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Royal Mail is the British postal service. They're known for their bright red pillar post boxes.

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Royal Mail job reviews

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  • Worst thing

    Working unpaid hours over my work hours

    3.9

    Royal Mail Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    Being left to do the job how you want.

    Worst thing

    Lack of support, extra work added with no extra pay, extremely hard to get holiday off, no benefits or perks, extremely poor communication about changes in the company and company policies being abused and changed constantly

    7.6

    Royal Mail Employee, June 2022

  • Best thing

    The ease of the work

    Worst thing

    How the workers are tested by the heads

    2.3

    Royal Mail Employee, June 2022

  • Best thing

    Easy

    Worst thing

    Trying to book holidays in the same week. Getting a day off of your choice

    9.0

    Royal Mail Employee, June 2022

  • Worst thing

    I get its casual but in total you get only a 30 mins of break and managers are horrible never explains stuff properly so you have to just look at what other people are doing

    3.0

    Royal Mail Employee, June 2022

  • Best thing

    When it rains I stay dry, sometimes

    Worst thing

    Stress, disrespect, abuse, no progression

    4.5

    Royal Mail Employee, June 2022

  • Best thing

    The friends I work with and the People I meet

    Worst thing

    Workload is extremely difficult

    6.4

    Royal Mail Employee, June 2022

  • Worst thing

    The work load per day to be delivered in an unreasonable time.

    4.1

    Royal Mail Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Freedom when out delivering

    Worst thing

    Managers are bullies. The weather but we can’t help that.

    6.4

    Royal Mail Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Hours so I finish early

    Worst thing

    Management
    Had no training

    1.8

    Royal Mail Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    my hours and people

    Worst thing

    the way the company is run

    9.2

    Royal Mail Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Being outside
    Working on my own

    Worst thing

    Company doesn't care about enployees

    7.1

    Royal Mail Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Working with the public, paid leave, good pension

    Worst thing

    Work life balance, management have their favourites. Constantly moving the goal posts on targets. Delivery’s getting bigger and bigger but less time to do it!

    6.0

    Royal Mail Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Working outside

    Worst thing

    Being in the office

    7.8

    Royal Mail Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Working on your own

    Worst thing

    Managers
    Bosses
    Targets
    Working for (nothing overtime)
    Stress
    Mental health

    2.8

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Paid holidays .. good pay

    Worst thing

    Managers are unless and really don’t understand the staff

    7.3

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Outdoors

    Worst thing

    Long hours Saturday

    1.9

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Out door and work colleagues

    Worst thing

    Christmas

    9.6

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    I am the only cleaner and most of the staff are posties who I get on with Well. I like the hours I do.

    Worst thing

    Not able to book holidays until 1st April which isn't very good as most dates have gone by that time.

    9.6

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Independence when out of th3 office.

    Worst thing

    Management is awful, constantly moving rhe goalposts, leave is impossible to get... I'm owed 3 weeks from 5 years ago.
    Joe public, they complain about everything and speak to you like dirt.

    3.6

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Working alone

    Worst thing

    Too much to deliver

    9.1

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Fresh air, exercise, working by myself most of the day, a decent amount of time off, finished by mid afternoon most days

    Worst thing

    Physically demanding, office and company politics

    9.2

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Outside, meeting people.

    Worst thing

    Stress. No time for break. Weather

    6.8

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Relaxed environment
    Friendly colleagues
    Easy tasks
    Treated respectfully

    Worst thing

    Only guaranteed part time hours
    Volume of work was inconsistent

    7.8

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Working on my own

    Worst thing

    Weather

    10

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Good atmosphere good wages good hours

    10

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Pay and conditions are industry leading and we're unionised. It's possible to take career breaks up to two years. There's usually plenty of overtime.

    Worst thing

    Annual leave has to be booked over a year in advance and you're not guaranteed the weeks you want. We're understaffed and can't complete our jobs properly. It's stressful taking your rest day and annual leave as your round will be left uncovered. They only take on part time staff and getting made up to full time can take years, even if you always work a full time week. Smaller offices implement overtime bans which isn't ideal if you rely on it. If you don't have your own round you don't get the rota until the Friday before so making plans is impossible.

    7.5

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Can keep you physically fit although walking 8-10 miles a day will wreck your joints.

    Worst thing

    Will wreck you mentally.

    2.1

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Meeting the customer base .Workmate banter .Being outdoors and the exercise

    Worst thing

    Vehicle breakdowns.You could be waiting over an hour for rescue . If your busy it impacts on your day

    9.9

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Being out doors

    Worst thing

    Physically hard and stressful

    2.0

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Being outdoors
    Customers

    Worst thing

    Weather (sometimes)
    Volume of mail

    6.4

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Sick holiday pay etc

    Worst thing

    Over worked and a lot of stress

    7.7

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Once your out the office your away from management

    Worst thing

    Your out in all weather conditions and can end up pissed wet through all day, management are clueless on the job and no trust if you ill, the jobs you get given are stupid sized, when you join it says you’ll do between 6-10 miles a day when really you’ll do around 14 miles and you still cannot get the job completed

    1.5

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Your on your own when out on delivery, some good work mates

    9.6

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Worst thing

    Getting out not dealing with management

    1.9

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Unsure about some of the things that the business expect from me

    4.8

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Great pay and easy job.

    Worst thing

    Can have long hours or sometimes not qlot of work.

    9.9

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Meeting customers and working outsoors

    Worst thing

    Weather. Busy workload on holidays

    7.5

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    get to be outside all once out the office you're own boss

    Worst thing

    most managers seem to very unorganized

    4.5

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    The hours are regular

    Worst thing

    Incompetence and boredom

    8.0

    Royal Mail Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    Working outdoors good laugh at work

    Worst thing

    Indoor work

    9.9

    Royal Mail Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    Relatively easy job with minimal customer interaction

    Worst thing

    Management have no idea what's happening on the ground

    2.8

    Royal Mail Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    security and colleagues

    Worst thing

    bad management

    9.6

    Royal Mail Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Getting outdoors meeting and speaking to new people

    Worst thing

    The management, chain of command. Hopeless and unorganised

    3.0

    Royal Mail Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Contract

    Worst thing

    Expected to work over hours do not care about family commitments

    3.2

    Royal Mail Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Good hourly pay and can listen to music while working

    Worst thing

    Extremely repetitive and boring

    9.2

    Royal Mail Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Being outside and working on my own

    Worst thing

    Management

    6.0

    Royal Mail Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    I work outdoors at my own initiative and meet people from the local community. Job helps me stay fir as I walk about 6 miles a day.

    Worst thing

    No training from the 1st day until now.
    90%of the managers are not helpful or supportive. Massive mismanagement of resources.
    Rota keeps changing on a daily basis without notice.
    Royal mail is full of racist and ignorant people.

    2.6

    Royal Mail Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Finished mid afternoon

    Worst thing

    Stress off increased workload

    5.5

    Royal Mail Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    Overtime if you want it. Some nice people to work with. some of us go out our way to help the new starters make them
    Welcome

    Worst thing

    If your a new starter after training you might get moved around a bit helping on different rounds

    9.4

    Royal Mail Employee, November 2021