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Only work on a Sunday but the team are great and the management leave you alone and trust you to do your job. Great rate of pay for the job you do. Excellent management.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Not enough Sundays in a week
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Staff lovely management not so great no real leadership

Once out Job is lovely, but over worked no flexibility and not very family friendly with changing shift patterns hopefully will be a great place to work again soon if the union succeed.
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Boring

Rubbish job pay was very low and all false promises.Applied for driving job never drove once out on foot all time once finished route was told you finish but no you move to help others in different route staffs attitude was disgusting aswel!!!!

Pros

Non

Cons

Every word they tell you
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Easy work but could of been done easier and more efficiently

Very easy role from checking the vehicle to delivering, the pda system was ok needed debugging as didn't always work the same way but can't complain the role was very easy.

Pros

Relaxed and some good work colleagues

Cons

Chaotic at the start of the shift
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Toxic environment

Very unpleasant atmosphere, management are bullies, expect you to do ‘favours’ with nothing in return. Simple enough job to do with any knowledge wouldn’t really recommend
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Very productive fun place to work

There is always someone there to ask for help and support management or staff . Vans are always fueled ready for you to go out PDA and keys put out for you all you have to do is turn up

Pros

Job and finish

Cons

Can't think of any
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Very nice bunch of people to work but work environment has changed drastically since privatisation.

When i started to work for RM it was really nice place, with decent wages and good working hours. However since the privatisation it was getting harder physically and mentally.Generally constant pressure and rush.It's a shame because it used to be a really good place to work.
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Loved it

Loved every minute everyone was so nice and helpful and with there help I knew what I was doing from them. Would love to work there again and hope to in future
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Good environment to work on your own

It’s demanding job, long walks with bags, 20k+ steps a day, keeps you in good health. Work load is more during Christmas period. Ones you finish your work enjoy your time with family.

Pros

Paid break

Cons

Short hours
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Organizational, development and satisfying.

You get a good feel factor when all is running smoothly and efficiently and accurately.Looking after vehicle provided being understanding to customer and helping other work mates when you've finished early.

Pros

Taking care on the roads

Cons

When you have to bring parcel back to depot.
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management are terrible if your face fits then your ok

glad i don't work there any more management are back stabbers was not a bad job to start with but it just got worse as they made cuts and it made it harder

Pros

not a bad pension
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Good company to work for.

Good company to work for and I find time goes quite fast. They do try to get a shot much work as they can out of you but, overall it’s alright. Once you know the area you work in it become self quite simple.

Pros

Quite independent Active

Cons

At times overloaded
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The best job I have had

Working for the Royal Mail.i got to meet a different set of people in and outside the business.i made a lot of friends and I got to travel all over the country.i got to drive a variety of different vehicles.overall it was a good job.
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Fun job, Corrupt/ horrible Management (Few exceptions)

The job itself is great, however being let go because they tracked me going to a Sainsburys less than 10 min away from my delivery to use the toilet 3 times in 7 hours is messed up.

Pros

driving, scheduling your own route with the packages given.

Cons

Long hours if you want to finish the load you're assigned, Horrible management, old and inflexible as well as using stupid excuses to fire either temp or agency workers.
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Royal Mail delivery job review

A typical day did involve doing things such as delivering parcels but also scanning parcels and doing vehicle checks prior to setting off. Easy to get on with others but easy to get into the job once you get into a routine.
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Good money but no long term security

I worked through manpower and the wage was very good at 11.55 raising too 11.87 ph. Normally always overtime. Unfortunately once it goes quiet you dont get much notice if any about shifts ect.

Pros

Wages

Cons

Long term job security
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Definately iniative needed

A lot of bullying & harrassment from management & colleagues.The job can be very satisfying once out on delivery serving customer needs.Stay well clear
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Very relaxed and good people to work with

I had a very good time working with Royal Mail the people were fantastic as I knew quite a few people in the workplace but I was only attempt at Wellingborough I've been a template three times I would love to be a full-time worker there are are.

Pros

Good rest room

Cons

Good hour's
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Busy but great workplace

A good secure job with decent pay however can be overwhelming with the amount of mail and parcels. In general definitely would recommend however it takes time to get up to speed. 95% of the staff is very friendly and great to work with.

Pros

Great ppl to work with, very decent benefits and good rate of pay

Cons

Sometimes it's just too much to handle, can be seriously busy and overwhelming
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Fast paced, self motivated and never dull

I'm not directly employed by RM but through an agency. Both the agency and RM have been great to work for and i've not had any issues. They give you sufficient training for the job and provide a PDA for scanning parcels / planning delivery route etc. People who work there are friendly and helpful in my experience.
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Busy non stop job with average wages for 2021

As the years go on, royal mail has turned into an average company.Start of 2000s Royal mail was the get into company with good wages and more chance of potential earnings.2021 has turned into an average company with average wages across the country. Many more companies are paying moreAfter the company went privatised, its slowly going down hill and by its own employees Royal Mail will never be what it used to be - a proud business to work for.

Pros

Job security.

Cons

Takes years to get full time, No december holidays allowed, eveything is rushed and against the clock
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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