Working at Kickstand Design:
Kickstand Design is a boutique Sydney-based UX research and design agency with more than 20 years of experience. They work with clients on app, website or platform digital solutions for businesses.
2 – 10
Paid parental leave (in addition to Govt. leave)
Key management roles held by women
Paid secondary carers leave (in addition to Govt. leave)
A list of the local awards and recognition the company has achieved for gender equality and workplace culture initiatives.
Not a WEGA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality The Workplace Gender Equality Agency awards a Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation. It is a voluntary leading-practice recognition program designed to encourage, recognise and promote organisations' active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
Not a WEGA Pay Equity Ambassador Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Ambassador organisations must have: undertaken a pay gap analysis of its workforce in the last two years, taken action on the results, reported pay equity metrics to the executive and board, and communicated their pay equity initiatives to their employees.
Scores for Kickstand are based on 20 ratings*
Overall Job Satisfaction (out of 5)
would recommend to other women
believe women are treated equally to men
We asked current or past employees to give Kickstand Design a rating out of 5 stars for equality. The data displays how satisfied reviewers are with equality of leadership opportunities and pay.
We also asked how equally they believe all employees are treated regardless of differences inc. gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age etc.
- Representation of women in leadership – 5 (out of 5) 100% 100%
- satisfaction with pay – 5 100% 100%
- employees treated equally regardless of difference – 5 100% 100%
- CEO supports gender equality – 5 100% 100%
We asked employees to give Kickstand a rating out of 5 stars for the level of flexibility offered for work scheduling, hours and location. We also measured support for paid time off, including annual leave, personal leave and sick days.
- support for Flexible work – 5 (out of 5)
- ability to work remotely – 5
- ability to work part time or compressed days – 5
- ability to take paid time off work – 5
We asked employees to give Kickstand a rating out of 5 stars for their policies and practises that support parents and families.
- Parental leave policy & practises – 5 (out of 5)
- support for taking parental leave – 5
- Formal & informal support for families – 5
Are fathers and non-birth parents given access to adequate parental leave and supported to take it?
Development & Enrichment
We asked employees to give Kickstand a rating out of 5 stars for the support they received for their learning & development, mentorship and wellbeing at work. We also asked how supported they feel by management.
- Learning & Development Opportunities – 5 (out of 5)
- formal & informal mentoring – 4
- supportive management – 5
- wellbeing initiatives – 5
We asked employees to give Kickstand a rating out of 5 stars for how respectful and inclusive the culture is. We measured how responsive Kickstand Design are to issues raised and how equally all employees are treated at the company. Finally, we measured how comfortable reviewers felt to bring their ‘whole self’ to work and be accepted.
- respectful & inclusive colleagues – 5(out of 5)
- employer responsiveness to discrimination – 5
- EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION INITIATIVES – 4
- sense of belonging – 5
*Above data was crowdsourced from community surveys and as such is anecdotal
We encourage women to leave anonymous reviews of their experiences at Kickstand Design. These are individual opinions and personal stories, that may provide insight into what it’s really like to work at the company, however they have not been verified.
“Kickstand Design is a female founded and owned design agency with two very supportive female directors. My needs as a working parent have always been fully supported and it is the only workplace where I’ve never felt guilt for being a mother.”
Overall Job Satisfaction: 5 / 5
Do you believe women and men are treated equally?
Have you been treated unequally due to aspects of your identity?
One thing they can improve:
“Nothing, I’m happy”
Would you recommend this employer to other women?
“Yes. Incredible support for women and families generally, with a focus on DEI and ensuring everyone feels they belong.”
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