Export Development Canada Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2020

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Export Development Canada President and CEO Mairead Lavery
Mairead Lavery
17 Ratings
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  • "Only stick to hiring students from Ottawa mainly(in 8 reviews)

  • "Benefits and pension are subpar(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Helping different teams"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, great people

    Cons

    Long hours, and its in the downtown core

  2. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Consultant 

    I worked at Export Development Canada part-time

    Pros

    Good culture and talented people

    Cons

    No real negative to say

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  3. "Great work/life balance, interesting work, spectacular office!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Export Development Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really enjoyed my time here. Ottawa office is absolutely spectacular - a must see! Work is very interesting, people are very professional/nice and there was no micro management. Deadlines very reasonable - have not really seen anybody working too late. The orientation for new employees was fabulous. Benefits are great: 100% on dental and no waiting period.

    Cons

    You have to re-pay maternity leave top-up within 30 days of your last day (if you leave before you have worked for the same number of months as top-up after you come back). So be prepared to write a big cheque, including for the taxes that have already been paid to the government. You will have to refund everything in one cheque. No monthly installment or anything like that.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great colleagues, bad management"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Platform Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, work from home, great colleagues

    Cons

    they could change your responibilities anythime, or they could hire you for something and you end up doing something of lesser value

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  5. "Company Culture"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Student in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Export Development Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Inviting company culture with lots of flexibility. Dont treat you like an intern, give you importance

    Cons

    Only stick to hiring students from Ottawa mainly

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Diversity and Inclusion needs to be improved"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Facilities and Free Gym

    Cons

    Leadership , HR, lack of diversity

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  7. COVID-19

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, good culture with a focus on wellness. Senior Leaders do an excellent job of providing frequent, relevant communication to staff, which is impressive - especially now during the pandemic.

    Cons

    DC Pension Departments and teams seem to be in a constant state of change.

  8. "Overall great experience, passionate and driven work environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Risk Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and fitness centre

    Cons

    Entry level salaries are a bit low

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Cut-Throat Culture"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Export Development Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and health benefits

    Cons

    Trust your talent, stop playing turf games and encourage favoritism.

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  10. "Great Employer"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Underwriter in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture IMO really enjoy it here

    Cons

    Lots of grads going after same roles, can be hard to get an underwriting position

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