Business Development Bank of Canada
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Extreme sales pressure

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The company itself is a good company to work for but the environment is no longer about banking and strictly about sales. If you've sold a difficult product in your previous life than you will enjoy working on the front lines here.

Pros

Good work/life balance, WFH and technology is top notch, Pay and benefits, Pension is good compared to other lenders - but not government

Cons

Extreme sales culture (this is the highest priority for most management), Not focused on clients needs - more worried about getting loans processed, Product is no longer competitive in the lending market, Don't take employees concerns seriously
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Horrible...

The training and onboarding new hires are awfully disorganized, they always leave you hanging with your questions unanswered. Almost impossible to get promoted, their career development is terrible as it is extremely competitive to move up within the bank. The salary increase is not the greatest, it's unpleasant especially when you've contributed so much.

Pros

Benefits (RRSP, pensions, vacations, remote working etc)

Cons

Everything
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Excellent

Très bon employeur. Travail familleTrès bon salaire et avantages sociauxPossibilité d’avancement Qualité de bureau excellent

Pros

Diversité

Cons

Aucun
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Not a fun place anymore

Since the management change it is not a good place to work anymore. Top management need to change and be more supportive. They are not in line with the market dynamics.
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Micromanage staff

Very cliquey- only get promoted if you’re part of the in crowd and get preferential treatment, managers and upper management micromanage all staff, unrealistic expectations. Pay is less than market rate for similar positions elsewhere. Only positives are benefits and pension but not worth it to stay at the company.

Pros

None

Cons

Underpaid, micromanaged, cliques
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Good place to work. Provides training and opportunities to advance.

Most days were busy and productive. Ability to build relationships internally and externally. Most employees were very willing to share their information regarding policies and experience.

Pros

Flexible

Cons

High level of stress
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i am prince khaalid omer and I have phd of international trade

There are so many wonderful things about working for the company. My favorite is probably the flexibility I have with my hours. I also love the company culture and enjoy working with everyone. A lot of employees love their jobs because it looks great on a resume and allows them to gain a lot of knowledge.
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Belle expérience de travail.

Belle expérience de travail. travail stimulant et direction à l écoute.
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Nice people but politics at the top makes advancement impossible

Montreal is the head office and that is where the opportunities are, in other areas the movement within the advisory services is very limited. People stay in roles forever without advancement.
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Good company

Learn new skills, meet different people, work with clients, team activities, overall recommend, commute to work is hectic when TTC is down, especially in winter
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Overall amazing work life balance

A bit of a boys club but if you can just get past that and focus on your own work and clients you will do well. Great pay and the best benefits I’ve ever had.

Pros

Flexibility

Cons

Lack of training or guidance
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Great place to work but not good at handling difficult management

The work atmosphere is great, fantastic benefits, good pay, nice people, good work/life balance in general. But if you get a bad manager: oops. BDC tries to look the other way, shuffle you elsewhere, or stick their head in the sand rather than deal with the problem, especially if the manager meets their target.

Pros

Benefits, good vacation, personal days off

Cons

Nice new offices, but oldschool mentality.
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Very good employer to work for, great projects but lack of visibility long term

Depends on which team you work for, in general the Bank has a lot to offer and great people work there. The benefit are very good, salary does not always match the cost of life in Toronto. Great disparity of salary between consultants (overpaid) and full time staff (underpaid)
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review summary

The bdc company was started at 9:00am. I went to company door and meet a person who is woman executivly. For 2 days I was effort to represent my work. Especially, I'm comfort about fairness of company.

Pros

virtual

Cons

long hours
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Canada

From Monday to Thursday at work and Friday to Sunday to look around and anything you people want me to do it will do it the most enjoyable part of the job
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Excellent company

I love working at BDC its a great work environment people are fun and all work well together . I find it to be alittle disorganized at times especially within there contact center .
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Une gang de fonctionnaires qui se prend pour des entrepreneurs

Entreprise avec un beau mandat et avec de gros moyens, mais incapable de travailler en équipe et sans vision pour relever le défi ultime qui est de "rendre le Canada plus compétitif en rendant les entrepreneurs compétitifs". Comme dans toute organisation, les personnes prises individuellement sont gentilles, mais en groupe, il suffit de quelques individus pour pourrir l'atmosphère et entraîner les autres. De plus, ils se prennent tous pour des KING et entrepreneurs alors qu'en fait ce sont des banquiers fonctionnaires. Ils n'ont pas de vision et sont sous la botte des politiciens d’Ottawa. Quelques individus ont les dents qui rayent le plancher d'ambition et sont donc prêts à tout, pour écraser les autres. Ils ne travaillent pas en équipe et se tirent dans les pattes tout le temps. Heureusement, j'ai sauvé ma peau en quittant cette organisation malsaine qui a l'air en apparence bien. J’étais au centre-ville, mais je ne pense pas que ce soit mieux en succursale. En un mot, fuyez!

Pros

Les avantages sociaux

Cons

Les individus ambitieux qui pourrissent l'atmosphère
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Good place to work

Strong workplace culture, collaborative team rallied around a common mission. Great work-life balance, compensation and benefits. Highly recommend to someone looking to make a difference.
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nice place to work in downtown montreal close to everything

I loved the place and salary but the management was not good the are very racist they do not treat you according to your capacity of work or qualifications they are really racist but the company is good the HR teams are very cool since i was in IT i really dont know for other departments.

Pros

no car needed

Cons

Bad management teams
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Terrible if you're not Quebecois French

They only promote you if you have a French nane. Even if you have more experience and education they will always promote a French person. The new Business Center Manager in St Kaurent has never been an account manager but she's French so they gave her the job over an experienced account manager!

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Everything
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bon employeur

bon employeur. respect travail/famille. avancement limite
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4.1Work/Life Balance
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3.3Job security/advancement
3.4Management
3.6Culture

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