Royal Mail
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Interviews at Royal Mail

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Royal Mail.
Interview experience
Based on 1,840 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 1,835 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 1,772 interviews
About a week

Interview process at Royal Mail

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a week
25%
About a day or two
20%
More than one month
19%
About two weeks
19%
About a month
17%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
60%
Background check
38%
Written test
31%
Problem solving exercises
26%
Phone call/screening
16%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
8%
Drug test
3%
Take-home/sample work
2%

What candidates say about the interview process at Royal Mail

  • For christmas casual position it was massive event at the hotel, easy, friendly, fast.
    Shared on 12 January 2020 - Christmas Casual Mail Sorter - Aberdeen
  • Intense and very hard work
    Shared on 3 October 2018 - LETTER SORTER AND DELIVERY MAN - cardiff llanishen

Interview questions at Royal Mail

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Simple questions, would not really class it as an interview
    Shared on 14 June 2019 - Warehouse operative/Mail sorter - Birmingham, West Midlands
  • If I had any experience and if i could start ASAP
    Shared on 2 February 2019 - Pickers and packers - York
  • Are you willingly to work the hours for Royal mail?
    Shared on 28 August 2018 - Christmas Casual Mail Sorter - Aston, West Midlands

Interview tips at Royal Mail

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)34%
  • Formal (business suit)24%
  • They didn’t have a dress code24%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)15%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Royal Mail

  • Research the company and don't be afraid to be different.
    Shared on 9 July 2020 - Divisional Safety Manager - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Research the company and don't be afraid to be different.
    Shared on 9 July 2020 - Divisional Safety Manager - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The first interview at Royal Mail

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed27%
  • Other online job site19%
  • Other19%
  • Paper application10%
  • Recruiter contacted me8%

How candidates received their first interview at Royal Mail

  • I know someone who worked at Royal Mail and i was going back to work after having my children
    Shared on 10 May 2019 - Leading Administrator - Leeds, West Yorkshire