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Export Development Canada Reviews

Updated Mar 14, 2020

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4.0
85%
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Export Development Canada President and CEO Mairead Lavery
Mairead Lavery
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent training ground when you’re starting your career with the flexibility to have work-life balance(in 33 reviews)

  • "Work from home option (if allowed)(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lots of internal politics and Ottawa based head office away from key commercial hubs(in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "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. "Fabulous office, great work/life balance, professional environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial 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

    Fabulous and modern office space. Interesting mandate and international profile. Great work/life balance, ability to work remotely and flexible work hours. Professional and pleasant people. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Maternity top up is 6 months.

    Export Development Canada2020-03-14
  3. "Family friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    + great benefits + possibility to work from home + fair pay + smart people + opportunities to move within company

    Cons

    - bureaucracy in some places - budgets getting cut

    Export Development Canada2020-03-02
  4. "Good Work-Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate 

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    - good work life balance -autonomy

    Cons

    -great place to work overall

    Export Development Canada2020-02-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place but too focused on its own success vs clients success"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting clients to work with and of opportunities for diverse financial related work

    Cons

    Lots of internal politics and Ottawa based head office away from key commercial hubs

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    Export Development Canada2020-02-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from ARI"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    nice premises, good benefits, interesting work and huge potential if they fix the culture

    Cons

    There are some really good people there but ARI is known to be an old boys club with a toxic culture. Cluster of managers and directors have been there for over 20 years without ever working elsewhere. You'll get ahead out of being loyal and "fitting in" based on their biases. It's not even remotely a meritocracy which is why there's no transparency around promotions. Organization's been promoting a culture shift for years but nothing ever happened.

    Export Development Canada2020-02-20
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Advisor role"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, encouragement to progress

    Cons

    Decision making can be long

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    Export Development Canada2020-01-25
  8. "Great mix between mandate and business"

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

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

    Pros

    The organization is full of passionate, dedicated people who believe that what they do to makes a difference for Canada.

    Cons

    Very unique culture full of long serving employees. This can make progress difficult and overly complicated. Not a very agile organization.

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    Export Development Canada2020-01-25
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    Employees treated with respect. Good benefits. Dynamic work environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Export Development Canada2020-01-11
  10. "One of the best ECAs in the world"

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    Current Employee - Advisor 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

    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Slow career progression and limited allowances

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    Export Development Canada2019-11-08
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