Export Development Canada Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2021

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Export Development Canada President and CEO Mairead Lavery
Mairead Lavery
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work-life balance and fitness centre(in 41 reviews)

  • "Benefits, work from home, great colleagues(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Only stick to hiring students from Ottawa mainly(in 9 reviews)

  • "Big crown corporation sometimes not a fit for all, restructuring occurs a lot(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great benefits

      May 21, 2021 - Loans Services Manager in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Challenging work , lots to learn and room to grow .

      Cons

      Intimidating when new , people expect you to have the answers even when you haven’t been exposed to a task before .

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great work place

      Jul 27, 2021 - Advisor 
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      Pros

      Flexible, work life balance, good pay, dynamic environment. Good benefits

      Cons

      Slow progression. Less opportunities to grow. Management vision towards employee growth is nit adequate.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work

      Jul 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good work life balance, benefit.

      Cons

      IT Technology is behind, and the IT support needs improvement

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      some groups are toxic

      Jul 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      good work-life balance decent benefits decent pay

      Cons

      it can be hard to move around some groups are toxic

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A good place to work, but could be improved

      Apr 15, 2021 - Senior Advisor 
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      Pros

      -Great reputation -Career advancement opportunities at lower experience levels, in multiple different work streams -Fantastic head office location with great amenities (ex: gym) -Competitive compensation package (especially benefits!)

      Cons

      -Lack of career progression from senior to executive levels -Constant organizational changes -Work/life balance. Management means well, but the policies meant to allow for work/life balance aren’t consistently followed.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Current CEO priorities puts purpose and people over the revenue! (Crown Corp)

      Dec 12, 2020 - Financing Manager in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Our purpose is to help small and medium sized Canadians businesses prosper; revenue is secondary thanks to us being a crown corp. The latest CEO, Mairead Lavery is from the private sector, and she has made sweeping changes to modernize the leadership culture. Now all the organizational groups are aligned around a clear purpose and have clear priorities. Doing something I believe in, that helps people, makes a very personally satisfying experience.

      Cons

      The leadership group was very self-oriented and ineffective for many years, as that was the leadership culture. Many of the senior leaders had been there since they got out of school, in the 80s so there was not much diversity in people or experience. But this has changed, mostly from attrition but also from bold decisions - and it is so much better now. Finally we have more modern practices and processes in lending, risk management, and leadership. I just hope that it lasts - the CEO job is by appointment so changes every five years. It's a political appointment. I don't know much about the process, but having a poor leader in place makes a huge difference in culture.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jun 17, 2021 - Senior Associate 
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunity to take on responsibility and explore different career paths

      Cons

      Salary could be higher. Harder to move up at higher levels because there is not much attrition

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Lots of benefits

      Jun 16, 2021 - Risk Analyst in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      EDC has an extensive benefit and DC contribution package.

      Cons

      Salary raises are tightly controlled, and not competitive in the marketplace.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Risk Manager

      Jun 15, 2021 - Risk Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great hours, flexibility and exposure to senior management

      Cons

      Pay is extremely low and moving up is difficult

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Crappy culture

      Jun 25, 2021 - Principal in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Salaries & Benefits Gym on site Nice offices

      Cons

      Toxic culture Lots of turf wars between middle management Senior management completely disconnected from employee moral and engagement (and simply doesn’t care) High turnover from new hires, while employees with locked in defined pension (pre 2012) don’t move and resist change Several abusive leaders

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