Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology

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Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Officer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Officer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly place to work very welcoming, nice culture. Hours good, plus a few nice benefits like massages. Regular training forums.

    Cons

    Only con really was the building I was in was not so nice, plus very average coffee in the kitchen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The induction process could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Working along with top class scientists

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    Current Employee - PhD Research Scholar in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - PhD Research Scholar in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    world ranking university and best labs equipped with latest equipments

    Cons

    Tough targets to achieve in less time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go ahead and join this organisation

    Recommends
  3.  

    I.T. Role. Good corporate culture, good benefits

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    Former Employee - Central I T in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Central I T in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good corporate values and concern for employee work/life balance. Feel you are contributing to improving the future by helping educate the next generation. Good benefits (medical, dental, superannuation contributions, etc.) Good training opportunities and opportunities to work in teams and across teams.

    Cons

    Base pay in Education tends to be lower than some commercial sectors, but other factors such as work/life balance can be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Working student in RMIT.

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    Former Employee - Student Casual in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Student Casual in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Being a casual in RMIT is great, you get:
    -flexible casual jobs
    -one day gigs
    -friendly colleagues
    -good $$$

    Cons

    You can't work on casual jobs after you graduate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    academic in engineering

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In the middle of the city. Pay is not bad.

    Cons

    High number of students and unmanageable numbers of students. There is no time to think about research. Students are very low-grade in terms of academic standing. Cannot teach properly or give feedback to students due to the very high numbers of students. As a results the student ratings go down. Research publications go down. The career progression is apparently negative at RMIT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    academic staff career progression maybe disrupted due to need to deal with high student numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Ethical, profitable and disorganised

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    Current Employee - Student Administrative in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Student Administrative in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    RMIT offers education opportunities to all, not just those from the right family or postcode. It has done great work with refugees and providing equity based assistance.

    Cons

    There is no consistent philosophy of management and customer relations leading to wildly varying experiences while working here. Also there is a bias towards external applicants that almost punishes loyalty to the university and forces many to look outside the university for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    2nd rate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology

    Pros

    Lots of leave and little real accountability for your actions

    Cons

    Poor students, dated facilities, toxic environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Energy and bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology

    Pros

    The university has a dynamism about it at a time when other local universities look to have lost their way

    Cons

    A lack of coordination across services and timidity about tackling real IT needs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good place to work!

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great wages, lots of room for career-development, great location.

    Cons

    Didn't work here long enough to see any Cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Stifling hidebound institution

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    Current Employee - Academic in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Academic in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology full-time

    Pros

    Its main campus has a great location in the middle of the city.

    Cons

    RMIT is dominated by underachieving academics who hold inordinate amounts of unaccountable power, and a group of people who have been there since the time of Ned Kelly or shortly thereafter. These groups live in an echo chamber and prize loyalty over everything.
    RMIT is not focused on academic endeavours: it is focused on its financial performance and external performance measures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat academics with respect: they're not all fools in need of yet more "accountability", needing to be driven like a herd of sheep. Get management out of the way of academic work, and have them support academics instead of vice versa.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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