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Export Development Canada Reviews

Updated 13 September 2018
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Export Development Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Benoit Daignault
Benoit Daignault
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  • "Work life balance, better planning" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Lower pay than in public service or even private sector" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    Culture, people, pay, work-life balance

    Cons

    Ability to move around and politics


  2. "Change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, work from home, nice gym, good recycling, great building.

    Cons

    Ridiculous targets, weak Executive team, lack of focus or direction, slow decisions due to multiple layers of approval, poor corporate climate

    Advice to Management

    Setting targets is not a strategy. It’s just the desired outcome.

  3. "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    work life balance
    people are great

    Cons

    bureaucracy
    lack of courage to make bold decisions
    entitled employees who resist change


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it seems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits and very friendly coworkers, a great gym.

    Cons

    EDC talks a big game, but the way senior management makes decisions about staff and people demonstrates there is little care for people and well being of employees, especially mental health and work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your decisions about people management will have a long term effect on your business.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Development in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good gym

    Cons

    Currently going through change has made the entire organization extremely shady and unfriendly


  6. "Organization in General"

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    Current Employee - Leadership Role in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Leadership Role in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work at and great team environment !

    Cons

    Reasonable benefits. Ambitious targets within a short span of time.


  7. "Associate Underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great management, great work life balance, and lots of room to grow.

    Cons

    None. Nothing bad to say.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "If you are an Arts Major that loves drama, gossip and pretending to work, you've found the right place."

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    Former Employee - Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Export Development Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fully equipped on-site gym.
    Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Ottawa.

    Cons

    Extreme negligence from management regarding your career development.
    Absurd politics and favouritism between employees.
    Your work in most cases has zero input into the organization's bottom-line and is simply assigned to keep you occupied.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct a thorough audit of middle-management to ensure Directors have the people skills needed to run a team effectively.

    Treat your employees with more respect and resolve the inconsistencies in effective management across teams in the organization.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and work arrangements as needed

    Cons

    Company needs to improve on their management side


  10. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    -ability to work from home
    -compensation

    Cons

    -can be difficult to move up


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