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Export Development Canada Reviews

Updated Nov 4, 2019

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3.9
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Export Development Canada CEO Mairead Lavery
Mairead Lavery
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent training ground when you’re starting your career with the flexibility to have work-life balance(in 30 reviews)

  • "Work from home option (if allowed)(in 15 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. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Content Marketing Manager 

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

    Pros

    Great team culture. Lot's of room for growth and change. Awesome variety of work. Smart people to learn from.

    Cons

    At times, things can be slow, but in comparison for working for the gov't - things move fairly quickly!

    Advice to Management

    Keep recruiting smart people & providing room for growth! Love it here.

    Export Development Canada2019-07-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work in EDC"

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    Current Employee - Financial Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice working environment. Great benefit. Flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Big company. Some managers made irresponsible decisions to use external consulting service and buy commercial systems. Then EDC has to spend more money to hire consultant to get the work done.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be accountable for the decisions they make. Otherwise, it's waste of time and money.

    Export Development Canada2019-10-24
  3. "Good work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    great environment and great people

    Cons

    They can hire you as students up to 12 months after you've graduated.

    Advice to Management

    Give students more growth opportunity and stop extending them as students for so long

    Export Development Canada2019-11-04
  4. "working conditions"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to work and good people

    Cons

    like every company, things can be political

    Export Development Canada2019-11-04
  5. "Great company in all respects"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Export Development Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great benefits and wide range of interesting and challenging positions

    Cons

    Career progression options limited in branch offices

    Advice to Management

    Leverage technology to provide career progression options for staff in branch offices.

    Export Development Canada2019-10-22
  6. "Good Better and Best it has all to offer"

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    Current Employee - Loans Services Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance Perks You can Grow within

    Cons

    Salary Fast Paced Term that you can not apply to different position until end of Contract or 2Yrs if Perm.

    Advice to Management

    Should have more Headcount for the Department were required. But you are doing Great !!

    Export Development Canada2019-10-21
  7. "Good 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 less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. good benefits. Competitive salary

    Cons

    None observed in my time there

    Export Development Canada2019-10-17
  8. "Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working environment is great and accommodating to be flexible for a family lifestyle.

    Cons

    Salaries don't keep pace with the private sector. Opportunities for career development are few.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the base pay rates on a more frequent basis to be more competitive with comparable positions in the private sector.

    Export Development Canada2019-10-14
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work balance in a government agency"

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

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

    Pros

    nice building convenient location short work week (no one works on Friday)

    Cons

    lots of life long employees

    Advice to Management

    hierarchical structure is a contraint

    Export Development Canada2019-10-21
  10. "Excellent work life balancing"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    EDC is a nice place to work with amazing colleagues, great work life balancing and opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, decisions are slow, lots of admin

    Advice to Management

    Get away from that bureaucracy and operate more like a private company

    Export Development Canada2019-09-19
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