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Royal Mail

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Maintenance engineer at Royal Mail

People in this role may also be known as service engineers.

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

How much does Royal Mail pay maintenance engineers?

Maintenance engineer at Royal Mail
£18.03–21.97
Typical range
£10.40–21.13

Maintenance engineer employees at Royal Mail are typically paid £18.03–21.97 an hour, based on data from 5 employees.

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What is management like for maintenance engineer employees at Royal Mail?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do maintenance engineers 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

    100% 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 5 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Early start, early finish

    Worst thing

    Cut backs, lack of staff, bad management

    7.0

    Employee, September 2021

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What are the hours like for maintenance engineer employees at Royal Mail?

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  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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 maintenance engineers to take sick leave at Royal Mail?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    80% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • People get proper breaks

    Do maintenance engineers at Royal Mail get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 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.

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 maintenance engineers at Royal Mail?

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  • Enough training

    Do maintenance engineers get enough training when they start at Royal Mail?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    60% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are maintenance engineers given support to progress at Royal Mail?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% of people report 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 5 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.

Latest reviews from maintenance engineers at Royal Mail

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  • Best thing

    Best pay in the country for Engineering.

    Worst thing

    Long hours. Stress.

    7.8

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Shift Rota . 4weeks on 1 week off.

    Worst thing

    7 day Early Shift.

    8.9

    Maintenance engineer, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Flexiable

    Worst thing

    Not always listened to

    8.7

    Maintenance engineer, December 2020

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