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RMIT University Vietnam Reviews

Updated May 8, 2019

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Found 74 reviews

3.1
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Professor Gael McDonald
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly colleagues, good facilities, relatively high pay(in 10 reviews)

  • "International working environment, using English as the main language when working there(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "No time for Personal development(in 7 reviews)

  • "Lecturers are allowed to use readings and content only published in the last three years(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great students and facilities, but poor management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at RMIT University Vietnam full-time

      Pros

      Great students, buildings, and physical envrionment

      Cons

      Disorganized management, Large corporate structure, Managers don't have experience or know what they're doing

      RMIT University Vietnam2018-09-13
    • Helpful (10)

      "School of Languages & English - Not the Best, Not the Worst"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at RMIT University Vietnam full-time

      Pros

      TL:DR: A great group of teachers and students to work with, but poor management at the university and department level, high workload levels, and low morale is causing a lot of quality teachers to leave. The School of Languages and English (SLE) is a language center that is transitioning from pre-sessional, academic focused classes to your more typical ELT program. The bulk of the courses run in 10 week stretches,...

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      Cons

      -Poor management. In a recent university-wide staff survey, the SLE received the lowest marks in terms of Trust, Transparency, Workload, and Communication. A new curriculum, built in-house, was rolled out 2 years ago without any kind of pilot or teacher focus groups. Whenever teachers tried to make comments about things not working, mgmt regularly told teachers “surely that can’t be true,” and considered those teachers...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to your teachers and recognize that most of them are barely able to keep their head above water, so stop pushing more on them. Give them an opportunity to learn a new level and actually develop it before moving them around again. Prioritize assessment development, actually devote the resources necessary to do it properly, and support the staff who are doing the work. Give your teachers a way to communicate...

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      RMIT University Vietnam2018-06-01
    • Helpful (11)

      "Lecturer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at RMIT University Vietnam for less than a year

      Pros

      None really. The Vietnam staff were competent.

      Cons

      Worst management ever encountered. No idea how to educate. Just in in for money.

      Advice to Management

      Grow up. Most should leave.

      RMIT University Vietnam2018-01-09
    • Helpful (5)

      "Too Many Changes not enough support"

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      Former Employee - Course Coordinator in Ward, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at RMIT University Vietnam full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great opportunities for student and industry engagement.

      Cons

      Engagement needs to be done with your own time and money

      Advice to Management

      Listen to local talent promote the skills and motivation of your team.

      RMIT University Vietnam2016-11-02
    • "Intern salary RMIT"

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      Current Employee - Assistant in Hanoi
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at RMIT University Vietnam full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Family environment and nice people

      Cons

      payment is a cons. A bis stressful preparing for events

      RMIT University Vietnam2019-05-08
    • Helpful (3)

      "Form rather than Function"

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      Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Ho Chi Minh City
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at RMIT University Vietnam full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      The teaching staff, the students and the initial vision of the organisation

      Cons

      The treatment of staff, the arrogance and incompetence of management.

      Advice to Management

      Think of ALL the other stakeholders rather than trying to pad your CV

      RMIT University Vietnam2019-05-01
    • "Great working environment, friendly colleagues, perfect boss"

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      Former Employee - Office Administrator in Ho Chi Minh City
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at RMIT University Vietnam full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      International working environment, using English as the main language when working there. a lot of training provided, good health care package Good facilities Clearly benefits and pay-off

      Cons

      Getting localized recently which bring quite a few negative effects such as no more generous budget for staff engagements, bossy working environment

      Advice to Management

      N.A

      RMIT University Vietnam2019-02-20
    • "An excellent student job"

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      Former Employee - Digital Communication Assistant 
      Recommends

      I worked at RMIT University Vietnam part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Note: The position was a part time job for current RMIT students. • Well paid • Good and experienced supervisor/managet • Some official staff’s benefits/activities included • Friendly colleagues

      Cons

      There were not any notable downsides.

      RMIT University Vietnam2019-02-14
    • Helpful (4)

      "Lecturer"

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      Former Employee - Lecturer in Ho Chi Minh City
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at RMIT University Vietnam full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Friendly colleagues, good facilities, relatively high pay

      Cons

      This is a teaching-intensive, profit-driven institution and the workload model mirrors this. Expect to teach at least 12 hrs per week, 36 weeks per year with admin load on top. Research culture is slowly emerging in some departments and there are one or two outstanding researchers here. Although my HOD was a good guy, this wasn’t the case in other departments and there is a fair degree of staff disenchantment with certain...

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      Advice to Management

      Address staff dissatisfaction head-on, it’s not just a few rabble-rousers. Don’t just paper over the cracks

      RMIT University Vietnam2019-02-14
    • Helpful (2)

      "Fake university"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ho Chi Minh City
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at RMIT University Vietnam full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      I dont see any pros

      Cons

      Worst managent, fake degree,poor management, just selling degree

      RMIT University Vietnam2019-02-22
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