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Great place for people looking to begin a career in Finance

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Former Employee - Associate  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

EDC is a great place for people looking to learn and get a good introduction to the world of trade finance. Also, you get good benefits, smart people and a gym to top it off

Cons

Still has a very government mentality and people do not like change. If you are looking for a fast paced environment then EDC is not for you. Also, living in Ottawa isn't the greatest either.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give younger people more of a chance to showcase their skills.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good early career choice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Export Development Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Learning and professional development opportunities abound
    The international business context keeps things interesting
    There is a clear line of sight of the value the organization brings to customers
    Work-life balance is well maintained

    Cons

    As with other Governmental organization, it is currently under significant budgetary pressures
    While total compensation is competitive, base salary and salary increases aren't
    It's relatively small size limits mobility across groups more than it encourages it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    operational flexibility. immediate management is really results oriented and treats teams with respect and encouragement. good environment for go-getters.

    Cons

    there is no talent management or HR strategy. the company tries to build a rotational workforce but does not have a first clue about how to run one and does not seem to be to interested to listen to advice or learn from those who have already succeeded at it. too much hypocrisy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get the big picture right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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