Working at RMIT University: 

RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) is a large public research university in Melbourne. RMIT has earned a reputation for excellence in the following academic areas; Art and Design; Architecture and the Built Environment; Engineering; Accounting and Finance; and Business and Management Studies. RMIT employs over 9,000 people across three campuses in Melbourne. RMIT also has a campuses in Vietnam.


Higher Education

Company Size

5001 – 10,000


Women employees

18 - 24* weeks

(*depending on length of service) Paid parental leave (in addition to Govt. leave)


Key management roles held by women

4 weeks

Paid secondary carers leave (in addition to Govt. leave)

Above data sourced from the organisations’ own website and if applicable the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). Data is also crowdsourced from our community. If you work in HR for this organisation and wish to update the above data please email updates to:

RMIT University’s Scorecard

A list of the local awards and recognition the company has achieved for gender equality and workplace culture initiatives.

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.

Employee Ratings

Scores for RMIT University are based on 16 ratings*

Overall Job Satisfaction (out of 5)



would recommend to other women


believe women are treated equally to men

Equal Opportunities

We asked current or past employees to give RMIT 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 – 1 (out of 5) 20% 20%
  • satisfaction with pay – 4 80% 80%
  • employees treated equally regardless of difference – 4 80% 80%
  • CEO supports gender equality – 4 80% 80%


We asked employees to give RMIT 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 – 4 (out of 5)
  • ability to work remotely – 4
  • ability to work part time or compressed days – 3
  • ability to take paid time off work – 4


We asked employees to give RMIT a rating out of 5 stars for their policies and practises that support parents and families. 

  • Parental leave policy & practises – 4 (out of 5)


Responded "Yes"

Are fathers and non-birth parents given access to adequate parental leave and supported to take it?

Development & Enrichment

We asked employees to give RMIT 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 – 2 (out of 5)
  • formal & informal mentoring – 2
  • supportive management – 5
  • wellbeing initiatives – 3


We asked employees to give RMIT University a rating out of 5 stars for how respectful and inclusive the culture is.  We measured how responsive RMIT 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 – 3 (out of 5)
  • employer responsiveness to discrimination – 1
  • sense of belonging – 4

*Above data was crowdsourced from community surveys and as such is anecdotal

Employee Reviews

We encourage women to leave anonymous reviews of their experiences at RMIT. 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.

five stars

“”It’s a big company there are good pockets and bad. Design might be great they have higher female representation there… Don’t be fooled by the awards in gender equality. They relate to a bunch of policies in place, not to the people who make the decisions.
Lots of Mums will tell you it’s a good place to come if you want to have kids”

Overall Job Satisfaction:  4 / 5 

Do you believe women and men treated equally?

“No. The number of men in management is disproportionate to the number of women. They are promoted quicker often over those with more experience. Especially in the administration areas. Academia is significantly worse… There is work being done to address this but there is a simmering resentment from leadership. The women who do get promoted are then often disrespected by their staff and subsequently nothing works especially well.”

What’s unequal?

Development Opportunities, Promotion

Do you believe you have  been treated unequally due to aspects of your identity?

“Yes: Gender”

One thing they can improve: 

“Promoting more women to leadership roles, More development opportunities, I was hoping for a mass exodus of senior management following the ‘me too’ movement of old staff. Hasn’t happened yet

Would you recommend this employer to other women? 

“Yes. If you have management aspirations go somewhere else then apply here. You will struggle be promoted internally. The family leave is generous, however from what I’ve seen workloads aren’t reduced when parents return part-time. Movers and shakers don’t last long, the bureaucracy can be soul destroying. If you’ve worked at other universities it’s the same problems just different buildings and computer systems.”

Position / Department:


Satisfied Anonymous Reviewer

Mid Level, Posted 2022

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