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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Royal Mail

7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Good employer with great benefits and opportunities."
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...

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"Good vehicle deals and discounts for cinema tickets. Great pension too."

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

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"Working in the data science department, we use a variety of different software and..."

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

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"We are 500 years old!"

"Trusting, responsible, caring."

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

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