461 questions about working at Royal Mail
Why did you leave your job at Royal Mail?I applied for the job as the advertised hours were 10-3, 25 hours a week and fitted perfectly with school times. After 3 months I can honestly say I did not work the advertised hours even once and some weeks with overtime I did more hours than the full-timers. I was constantly told by colleagues to 'work to your time' but it's not that easy when you're a newbie. I expected to have to be a little flexible as there was a pandemic but repeatedly asked managers when the hours would settle and was told the hours were due to 'company needs'. It didn't seem to matter I had two young children at school that needed collecting. Yes, the money was good, especially when working OT or on a Sunday but relying on babysitters/grandparents/school clubs just got too much so I had to quit.I have noticed recently that there job adverts seem to be a lot more transparent and mention the need for flexible hours so maybe finally the message is getting through.
Asked 19 March 2017
Answered 19 March 2017
Stop using obscene language to describe hard working staff.
Answered 19 March 2017
What is the organisational culture at Royal Mail?Not the best job
Asked 27 February 2017
Answered 27 February 2017
Does Royal Mail require pre-employment background checks? What kind of background check does Royal Mail do and how long does it take to complete?They will perform a basic DBS check. When you apply for a job you will have to tick nearly a dozen boxes allowing Royal Mail to apply for and open your DBS check. They have a clear list of acceptable/unacceptable criminal charges on the job application.
Asked 2 March 2017
Answered 2 March 2017
How should you prepare for an interview at Royal Mail?Postperson with driving
Asked 14 March 2017
Answered 14 March 2017
Do you get paid for going over your shift time? Is it different depending on where you workIf you keep harassing management and ask your union to step in, then eventually you might get your overtime paid.
Asked 26 June 2017
Answered 26 June 2017
How many hours overtime could I expect to work if working a 20-25 hours a week contract?Depending on staffing levels 5-15 hours per week
Asked 14 May 2017
Answered 14 May 2017
Application form timed assessment? Is it how quick you do it or as long as you do it in that time?Don't believe their "2 week " rule. They take their time doing everything.
Asked 14 June 2017
Answered 14 June 2017
What is the interview process like?I applied on Indeed and got a interview for the week after which was good. They are extremely nice... my email hadn't come through properly and I didn't realise I needed more than just my passport and Drivers Licence. He let me go away and come back an hour later to quickly get it! The questions are exactly what everyone else has put. They ask you 7 long questions/scenarios from past experiences and write down your reply on to individual bits of paper. At the end they ask you about van checks, what hours you would be happy working etc. Then get you to read a number plate out.Good luck to anyone that has applied! :) I hope I have helped like you lot helped me prepare.
Asked 30 March 2017
Answered 30 March 2017
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