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Export Development Canada Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 8, 2019

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3.8
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Export Development Canada President and CEO Mairead Lavery
Mairead Lavery
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent training ground when you’re starting your career with the flexibility to have work-life balance(in 31 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. "Solid place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Export Development Canada full-time

    Pros

    People believe in the mandate of the organization (supporting Canadian exporters). Great benefits, work life balance. Full of smart people that work hard.

    Cons

    Obsession with newest trend (lean, management systems, etc) without understanding implications. Low turnover. Less than inspiring leadership in some areas. Reduced upward mobility if you don't have finance/insurance background.

    Advice to Management

    Force a little more turnover. Hold your leaders accountable

    Export Development Canada2015-05-24
  2. "One of the best ECAs in the world"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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

    Advice to Management

    Keep getting better

    Export Development Canada2019-11-08
  3. "Good Better and Best it has all to offer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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
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    "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.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on empowering staff, not keeping them in their position.

    Export Development Canada2019-08-28
  5. "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.

    Advice to Management

    Genuinely enable non core business staff to thrive

    Export Development Canada2019-08-26
  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. "Federal Government Agency with TOO many managers"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    convenient downtown location in a nice building emphasis on work/life balance easy to be a star here, as expectations are VERY low

    Cons

    LOTS of make work projects Parkinson's law rules A study in the Peter Principle

    Export Development Canada2019-06-27
  8. "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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, the corporation is on an upward trend. Keep encouraging people to freely voice their opinion without having to fear for retaliation.

    Export Development Canada2019-04-28
  9. "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

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees

    Export Development Canada2019-04-26
  10. "Great work culture, but unstable environment"

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    Former Contractor - Digital Marketing Manager 

    I worked at Export Development Canada

    Pros

    Work/life balance, work from home days, in-house gym and fitness classes, employee events and activities, cross-team opportunities

    Cons

    Unstable management, management decisions change/fluctuate too frequently without long-term considerations

    Export Development Canada2019-04-12
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