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Export Development Canada Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 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. 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!

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    Export Development Canada2019-07-26
  2. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Super supportive of family commitments! Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Leaders are too structured and unimaginative.

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    Export Development Canada2019-08-28
  3. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and work life balance. Company with a Enterprise wide Lean culture.

    Cons

    If you're not part of the core mandate, few challenges.

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    Export Development Canada2019-08-26
  4. "Great Company, But not everything is great under the hood."

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Building with amazing Views, Phenomenal opportunity to meet new people and network. Great Benefits. Deal/Customer Focused Teams are phenomenal to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Internal Projects face serious internal politics, old-fashioned leadership hammers performance. Leaders cannot be held accountable. It is always comes down to the employees. Are constantly being told to pivot which can cause stress. Overtime is not compensated at all, even though your offer letter says so.

    Export Development Canada2019-09-04
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "Great place to work"

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    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.

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    Export Development Canada2019-04-28
  8. "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

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    Export Development Canada2019-04-26
  9. "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
  10. 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

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    Export Development Canada2019-05-07
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