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Export Development Canada Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2019

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Export Development Canada CEO Mairead Lavery
Mairead Lavery
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Pros
  • "Excellent training ground when you’re starting your career with the flexibility to have work-life balance(in 27 reviews)

  • "Work from home option (if allowed)(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you are an employee expect a horrible work life balance(in 6 reviews)

  • "Career progression limited unless in Ottawa(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Helping Canadian Companies Go, Grow, Succeed Internationally"

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      Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst 

      I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

      Pros

      Interesting and diverse work opportunities to help the company fullfil its mandate.

      Cons

      Currently no cons to report.

      Export Development Canada2019-07-19
    • "Great people, competent management, fair amount of learning opportunities."

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      Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Ottawa, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Export Development Canada full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Excellent training ground when you’re starting your career with the flexibility to have work-life balance.

      Cons

      There’s a lot of processes you have to get accustomed to when you first join.

      Export Development Canada2019-06-25
    • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Export Development Canada

        Pros

        Great culture, change driven, good work life balance, they help you where they can with your personal life. Versatility is encouraged, no need to find another employer to find a new challenge.

        Cons

        Some areas still resisting change and working in silos. This has improved.

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the good work, the corporation is on an upward trend. Keep encouraging people to freely voice their opinion without having to fear for retaliation.

        Export Development Canada2019-04-28
      • "Great company"

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

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

        Pros

        -work life balance is great

        Cons

        -a bit rigid in their thinking

        Advice to Management

        Train your employees

        Export Development Canada2019-04-26
      • "Model Validation Advisor"

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        Current Employee - Model Validation Advisor in Ottawa, ON

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

        Pros

        Flexible work hour,onsight gym, paid vacations

        Cons

        IT infrastructure to be upgraded

        Export Development Canada2019-04-24
      • Helpful (1)

        "EDC"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Export Development Canada full-time

        Pros

        good benefits, pension and vacation leave, on site gym and bike lockers, nice office in downtown, option to telework, salary is ok

        Cons

        constant IT issues, some inexperienced team leaders, no work-life balance, burnt out employees, incompetent employees, overuse/abuse of teleworking, lack of collaboration across teams (silos effect), ineffective use of hoshin/ performance management system & insights personality colours

        Advice to Management

        - promotions and rewards should be based on performance and not tenure - encourage work-life balance

        Export Development Canada2019-05-07
      • Helpful (1)

        "Software engineer"

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        Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        No one can measure your performance

        Cons

        Most of management have weak technical skills

        Advice to Management

        Stop outsourcing

        Export Development Canada2019-04-27
      • Helpful (4)

        "Good luck if you are about to accepting the offer"

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        Current Employee - Associate 
        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

        Nice building, good brand, work-life balance. opportunities exist. If you are patient enough and have good relationship with your manager, you will be fine

        Cons

        A crown corporation with lots of pride or in other word - arrogance. Tends to hire very talented people but only let them do very basic work. Toxic middle management, you have to be very diplomatic to survive from the office politics. Generally a very slow-paced environment although they emphasize a lot on agility. Horrible hierarchy exists in some of the teams.

        Advice to Management

        An extra star is given to some of those very nice people here. Listen more to your employees directly. Promotion is better to be transparent.

        Export Development Canada2019-03-27
      • Helpful (1)

        "Analyst"

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        Current Employee - Analyst in Ottawa, ON
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Compensation, Culture, Work, Opportunities

        Cons

        Can get busy in the mornings waiting to get an elevator

        Advice to Management

        Get better food options at events

        Export Development Canada2019-02-28
      • Helpful (1)

        "Good place"

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        Former Employee - Loans Services Manager in Ottawa, ON
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Flexibility if you are able to multitask

        Cons

        Politics, clock watchers, unreliable coworkers

        Advice to Management

        Some leaders are better than others.

        Export Development Canada2019-02-24
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