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7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Huge opportunities for well-paid career progression."
Pros: 
  • Flexible hours mean there is a very good work/life balance.
  • A very competitive salary when compared across the logistics industry.
  • Progression in the company is well structured.
  • There is a very strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.
Cons: 
  • Managers are approachable, but may often be busy.
  • Some found they were set difficult goals early on.
  • With such a large company, changes can be slow to come into effect.
  • While a lot of training courses are available, it can be difficult to get released for them when short staffed.
Culture
6.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.7 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.5 / 10
 
 
Training
6.8 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"The best way to prepare would be to do as much reading about the company as possible..."

"The business is currently going through cultural change to get us to where we need..."

"Offices in Victoria Embankment, Farringdon, Pond Street and Sheffield are nice and..."

"Hours are typically 40 hours a week. I have found that at management level you don't..."

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"I was asked to provide a range of examples where I had shown specific competenci..."

"The company do take the environment very seriously and have implemented recycling..."

"Managers are time constrained with focus on targets etc. However, they do make themselves..."

"Royal Mail has a really big commitment to diversity. Some examples include: LGBT..."

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"I really like the level of autonomy I’m trusted with."

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"Trusting, responsible, caring."

"The size of the company and the rotations throughout the scheme. They have allowed..."

"The training can be difficult to get released for, especially if you are in a unit..."

"Line managers are key to a graduate's experience. I would recommend ensuring that..."

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