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Export Development Canada CEO Benoit Daignault
Benoit Daignault
37 Ratings
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  1. 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 (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
  2. "Too many acronyms"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON

      I worked at Export Development Canada full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      most people are really great! very helpful and they give alot of training, as well as a good work load to keep you busy!

      Cons

      some people were unprofessional and it was overlooked, they dont pay overtime for students (which is normal for an big company but still), they have alot of inefficient processes and people spinning their wheels.

      Advice to Management

      open communication with employees can be improved, and processes can be shortened

      Export Development Canada2019-04-20
    • "review for edc and pros and cons"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Export Development Canada full-time

      Pros

      good place to work nice people

      Cons

      spinning of wheels, they dont pay overtime for students

      Export Development Canada2019-04-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "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
    • "I'm fortunate to be employed at EDC"

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

      I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Very supportive. If you go through a rough patch they don't let you down. Amazing HR, trust with employees increased significantly since the current HR SVP took over. Just named the first woman CEO which is proof of cultural change. Great benefits, great pension, good work life balance.

      Cons

      Sometimes may seem a little opaque. Senior management is transparent, middle management not always as much.

      Advice to Management

      The board and the executive team want real change. Ensure middle management is onboard and implements the desired cultural change. There should be no room for people who only want to protect their little empire at the expense of the corporation.

      Export Development Canada2019-02-25
    • "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
    • Helpful (1)

      "Awful Place, Dont let the name fool you"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Export Development Canada full-time

      Pros

      great building, good location, mission of the company is good but i don't think they are acting on it.

      Cons

      awful management, nepotism, unfair HR practices, flawed hiring process, low salary

      Advice to Management

      Be fair, be honest, hire the right ppl, get rid of you HR staff and hire new ones who are true and honest, Put the human in human resources, treat people with respect.

      Export Development Canada2019-03-14
    • "Great respectful place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

      Pros

      After years of exploitation in the private sector and boredom in the public sector, I have found an intelligent humane and energetic place to work.

      Cons

      Sometimes a tendency to bite off more than it can chew and too much ambition. This happens when you think it really matters.

      Advice to Management

      Keep supporting delegated decision making, experimentation, freedom to make mistakes. Dare to take more calibrated risk

      Export Development Canada2019-02-06
    • Helpful (3)

      "Financing team and in general"

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      Current Employee - Finance Manager 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 5 years

      Pros

      Very interesting work, you will learn every day. Travel opportunities Excellent leave and health benefits package Work from home On-site gym Location within Ottawa

      Cons

      Training and carreer development plans are absent Lots favouritism and politics leading often to non-sense promotions. HR are just here to support management, they are not there for employees. Worklife balance is unpredictable. (Although better than what it used to be) Pension is neutral: a DC plan. Others crown corporation were good enough to revert to a DB plan to retain employees. Not here Quality of new hires...

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      Advice to Management

      Build carreer plans with your employees and stick to it. Promote logically and eliminate favouritism Improve recognition Consider switching the pension back to a DB plan Bring back the “fun & cool” feeling of working at EDC

      Export Development Canada2018-12-15
    • "Associate"

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

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

      Pros

      Great organization with a clear mandate to help Canadian business prosper and increase exports. Lots of training available, including formal on the job language training .

      Cons

      Its a small organization and predominantly in Ottawa. Nice building though.

      Export Development Canada2018-10-28
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