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Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  • Inconsistent methods for purchasing across different departments, casing confusion (in 2 reviews)

  • poor management and organisational skills (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Oh well"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, low Workload and Good Vacation Time. that's it

    Cons

    Terrible management, terrible workplace politics, Terrible administration.


  2. "Solid, exjoyable experience tutoring at RMIT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quality working environment; excellent location within Melbourne CBD; proximity to State Library; support offered from fellow staff members and supervisors as new employee

    Cons

    University bureaucracy could be challenging to navigate; while some students were exceptional, overall academic achievement varied widely, raising some difficulties in approach to teaching; support for non-native English speakers could have been improved

    Advice to Management

    Particularly as international students become a more important university resource, greater support to bring cultural, social, and linguistic backgrounds could be increased which would likely increase student welfare, peer rapport, achievement, etc.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and salary, Great opportunity to progress

    Cons

    Academics are often brilliant in their field and are promoted to managerial positions based on this, yet they don't have management or leadership skills.

    Trying to get an academic to do anything even remotely outside of their normal position duties is basically impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Brilliant academics don't always translate to brilliant managers/leaders


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  5. "Research Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Independent research and good facility

    Cons

    Tech staff is very hard to work with


  6. "Student Administrative Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, steady work, professional environment

    Cons

    bureaucracy can get in the way


  7. "Lots of Opportunities. Plenty of politics as you rise higher up the ladder."

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    Current Employee - Research and Industry Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Research and Industry Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    So much really interesting stuff going on with lots of different events, visiting specialists and learning opportunities going throughout the year. This is also enhanced by the great CBD location. RMIT has a great reputation in the field so there are also great opportunities for partnerships with Industry and other Universities. Lots of smart people with very good ideas. Plenty of opportunities for women. Work-life balance is very good. 5 weeks annual leave and superannuation is 17% for Academic and Professional staff (12% for VET staff)! Great students!

    Cons

    Lack of space. Offices can be very overcrowded. Lack of operating budgets at the coalface. Money flows to the rich centre of the University. This could be good or bad depending upon where you work! Quite difficult to increase the renumeration of great staff members, especially professional staff. Once your salary is set there are very few mechanisms for a raise. Very political as positions get more senior.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the money close to where the teachers are teaching and researchers are researching.


  8. "Amazing workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - New Vice chancellor who is innovative and encourages transparency
    - Supportive management
    - exciting projects

    Cons

    - still very hierarchy
    - slow processes


  9. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly large organisation. Fair facility.

    Cons

    Career development is not clear. Poor funding allocation and management.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and the people there we fantastic

    Cons

    Sometimes, not much work to do

    Advice to Management

    Have work to do for all employees


  11. "Beneficial to collaborate with various industry specialists"

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    Former Employee - Manager Marketing in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager Marketing in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Staff benefits, access to education, community and industry networks. Meeting many students who have motivation and drive to be part of the next big thing

    Cons

    Silo working groups, poor senior managers with little or no experience of the areas or services they have been appointed to

    Advice to Management

    Provide relevant training to build better performance


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