Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014
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3.2 123 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Echo Global Logistics CEO and Director Doug Waggoner

Doug Waggoner

(87 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Echo Dallas has a great work environment for someone who wants to work hard and play hard(in 18 reviews)

  • kickball team on thursdays, softball team on tuesdays, beer fridays and happy hours regularly(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, the commission structure is nearly impossible to get to in the first year-don't believe what they tell you(in 11 reviews)

  • Base Salary sucks and it takes a while to build business(in 5 reviews)

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    Sales Representative

    Client Sales Representative (Current Employee) Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros*Young culture, lots of energy and management is helpful
    * If you are doing your work, there is no micro-managing
    *Good training before you have numbers to meet

    Cons*Base salary is horrible
    *Potential to move up is pretty non-existent
    *High turn-over rate

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more opportunities to advance or pay increases with time there. ex: every six months

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard work and innovative thinking opens the door to opportunities.

    Sales/Operations (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat management team, from front line sales management up through senior management. Fun culture. Entrepreneurial environment. Lots of opportunity to move around the company.

    ConsCold call freight sales is a tough, cutthroat industry. Freight = problems, constant problems. Shipments are late, missed, broken, rerouted, not picked up, pricing renegotiated, etc. Commisson structure was impossible to understand. Antiquated draw. Now it has some tough Account Payable implications on sales people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify the commissions. Do not penalize salespeople for missed payments. Salesmen do not approve credit. The company should bear that burden.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard work pays off

    Sales Supervisor (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros-fun, young work environment
    -growing industry with exponential opportunity
    -strong leadership team
    -excellent location
    -great experience at any level

    Cons-long hours
    -High stress
    -lack of continued education/training
    - you have to define your own career path, it is not clear cut

    Advice to Senior Managementexpress where our goals come from, why they are what they are and how you propose we get there. The exec team also needs to make an effort to really understand employees day to day operations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Client Sales Account Manager

    Client Sales Representative (Current Employee) Troy, MI

    Pros-Great work environment, enjoy coming to work everyday.
    -Fun sales spiffs, great rewards for hard workers.
    -Support from tenured reps and management.
    -Your book of business is what you make it.
    -New on-site trainer to help facilitate the training program- very helpful especially for those that are new to the logistics industry.
    -Hard work but the potential is endless- motivated by tenured reps who are making 6 figures and closing huge deals.

    Cons-Freight isn't the most glamorous industry to work in, but it isn't going anywhere.
    -Training can be long at times but helps you understand all parts of the business
    -Up and down months on the sales floor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Up and Down

    Inside Sales (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros1. young company and young environment
    2. everyone is friends
    3. your book of business is how you make it.

    Cons1. Management only rewards though who show the big numbers which is about 2%
    2. Poor compensation based on what the company strives for
    3. shady communication
    4. you are just a number

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake commission plan fair for all parties.
    Do not be shady
    Raise the base salary until things get figured out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place

    Inside Sales (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsTraining is thorough, great opportunity for advancement, amazing work environment! The Dallas branch is amazing, we have a great view of downtown (The best balcony in Dallas!), the work environment is fun, energetic, and laid back! Beer Fridays and contest really keep friendly competition within the branch and our management is great and always full of encouragement!

    ConsHey if you don't like putting in hard work, like sales jobs, or waking up early then it's probably not the place for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWell known name, Broad customer base, frequently Expanding

    ConsNot trained in some aspects of the industry, Won't contract out IT issues, just cut commissions

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain employees in all aspects of the business. Don't Cut commissions and expect the same business and hard work from employees

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    Work Hard, Play Hard

    Inside Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsFun atmosphere, especially on Fridays

    ConsStuck in an office on phones all day

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great first job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat work environment, fun people, potential to make alot of money

    Conshard to move out of sales roll

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    Echo is a a legit place to work

    Client Sales Representative (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsReally good people. Fun atmosphere. Potential to make decent money. I started right out of college and feel I'm advancing my business knowledge.

    ConsA lot of time on the phones. You can do well but it takes a lot of effort.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain the upbeat culture. Keep hiring people with possitive attitudes. Keep up the social events and sports teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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