Progressive company with great focus on people and career development. Wide range of opportunities. Wide range of age groups and levels of professional maturity throughout the company; from students and new grads, to professionals with 20+ years of experience.
While EDC is financially self sufficeient it is still required to adhere to the restrictions of the government. There is still a lot of red tape and management is slow to change.
Further, due to the budget cuts, a lot of benefits and programs that made EDC a great place to work were cut.
Cleaner (Current Employee) - Ontario - 16 February 2020
Hallmark thought me more about cleaning services. I learn more about time management. The team member make the job look so fun and enjoyable. They supplied us with modern equipment to work which make the work easy to do.
A heavy and fast-paced workload with a lot of overtime for which one is not compensated.
Some interesting training offered.
There is a lot of nepotism at EDC, this practice should have been banned 30 years ago.
PeopleSoft Functional Analyst (Current Employee) - Ottawa, ON - 27 August 2019
Great managers and projects available at EDC. Worked as a QA tester in the first year and then moved to a Lead Functional SME for the Accounts Payable and General Ledger modules upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.2.
Great to help Canadian exporters and a great place to learn new stuff, not only about international trade but about the economy overall. Also, it gives you the chance to learn about financial and insurance products
Good place to work, very good work culture and atmosphere. Pay and benefits are very good. Opportunities for advancement will always be available, but must remain in current for role for at least 2 years before being eligible to apply for another role.
This is a company that offers opportunity to grow by tackling challenges in a fast pace environment. Motivation is high to reach the targets, sometimes those targets are a little too ambitious to reach by the whole team.
A lawyer at EDC is exposed to many facets of international financial law. We have the opportunity to work on transactions throughout the world and with leading law firms and lawyers.
The Head Office in Ottawa has a very good gym.
Benefits are good , although the pension plan has been downgraded to defined contribution.