Export Development Canada Reviews

Updated May 20, 2022

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4.2
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Export Development Canada President and CEO Mairead Lavery
Mairead Lavery
78 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance, benefit(in 62 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, good culture with a focus on wellness(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Career progression, lower salaries, difficult to switch teams internally(in 8 reviews)

  • "It is a government job so it is not as fast paced as the private sector(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great employer

      Apr 19, 2022 - Portfolio Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People oriented and adaptive to change.

      Cons

      There exists a culture of nepotism, especially at the VP level.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Edc

      Apr 29, 2022 - Senior Associate in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to start career

      Cons

      Politics is excessive and pandering.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Better then banks

      Apr 28, 2022 - Underwriter in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance Learning opportunities with French and support with external learning (MBA 50%, CFA 100% and some study material costs)

      Cons

      Promotions are slow Needing to go into the office once a month is a bit redundant

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good work environment and amenities, but the bureacracy is a bit of a killer.

      Apr 21, 2022 - Associate in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - benefits, pay - amenities - work-life balance

      Cons

      - bureaucracy - variability of work amount

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Apr 20, 2022 - Innovation Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people , great mandate. Great team

      Cons

      Bureaucracy is too much. Changing strategy fills work with hubris.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Knowledge Services EDC

      Apr 2, 2022 - Payment Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall EDC is a great Company to work with.

      Cons

      Hard to explore other career paths than those predetermined.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Mar 21, 2022 - Associate in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance Talented and hardworking workforce

      Cons

      Can be slow at times

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Senior Advisor, Business Development

      Mar 21, 2022 - Senior Advisor in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A great work culture, amazing team

      Cons

      Nothing negative about EDC! A great workplace

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Culture and Colleagues

      Apr 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fulfilment of knowing your work impacts the lives of real people directly.

      Cons

      Yet to discover any cons

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great work- life balance

      Mar 29, 2022 - Associate in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      EDC holds a very kind and inclusive environment with great employees

      Cons

      Decisions are made slowly, technology can feel outdated at times, very bureaucratic

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    Export Development Canada Reviews FAQs

    Export Development Canada has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 293 reviews left anonymously by employees. 87% of employees would recommend working at Export Development Canada to a friend and 79% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Export Development Canada employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Export Development Canada. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    87% of Export Development Canada employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Export Development Canada 4.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

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