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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.
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Flexible
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High level of stress
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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. travail stimulant et direction à l écoute.
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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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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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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.
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Flexibility
Cons
Lack of training or guidance
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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.
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Benefits, good vacation, personal days off
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Nice new offices, but oldschool mentality.
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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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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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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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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!
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Les avantages sociaux
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Les individus ambitieux qui pourrissent l'atmosphère
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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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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.
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no car needed
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Bad management teams
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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!
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Everything
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Fun and productive workplace, With Gym in the same building and lots of other out door activities around the summer time, The vast work place culture makes it more to learn and expand.
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Open culture, collaborative, decentralized. Enjoyed meeting SMEs and helping grow their business with proven strategies and business model. How to work with other Crown corporations like EDC, global Affairs and Provincial counterparts. Requires more strategic thinking to set programs that maximize impact and reach and make Canadian SMEs the most competitive in the world.
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Genuine interest to help SMEs
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Better undertand SME needs and develop right programs to maximize impact and reach
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The company promotes work-life balance. People are friendly and always willing to offer a helping hand. Environment is fast-paced but workload is manageable.
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Bons avantages sociaux et ... c'est tout .... Beaucoup de pression pour rien ... les gestionnaires sans expériences, mais carriéristes, les employés sont traités comme esclaves ...
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avantages sociaux
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le reste
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BDC offers great opportunities and challenges. The mandate is one of the main reasons why I applied : help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and indirect financing, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. How can you not be engaged when you work for an organization with this mission? People are extremely competent and collaborative, BDC is a great place to work and grow.
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The challenges, the opportunities, the recognition by the management
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This internship served as a great starting point from a financial/administrative perspective. Learning the internal processes of the Business Development Bank of Canada will prove to be permanently invaluable for my career.
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Lot of advantages to work there. Salary are almost as good as the competition with a solid benefit package. It's a fun place to work but you have to love work that is the same every day.
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