Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
136 Reviews
3.3
136 Reviews
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Pros
  • Echo Dallas has a great work environment for someone who wants to work hard and play hard (in 20 reviews)

  • kickball team on thursdays, softball team on tuesdays, beer fridays and happy hours regularly (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible commission structure, low salary (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for. Great company culture. They really care about their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun and energetic company. Young crowd. They really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Pay is low to start out. It can take up to 1 or 2 years before you start to make commission because they are monthly goals for sales which is a very difficult goal. Quarterly or yearly goals are much easier to get commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There has to be an easier route to gain commission or something else that motivates me to stick around and keep selling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn a lot about managing your day.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to increase your pay with hard work.

    Cons

    Branch atmosphere can be a little hectic at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share updates more quickly, teach more about our enterprise capabilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get what you put in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    if you work hard and stick with it, good things will come. great people. great atmosphere. days fly by. it will teach you tons of skills. work with people in various industries large and small which will help for future interviews anywhere.

    Cons

    takes a while and hard work to get to commission. holidays and taking days off is kind of hard because everyone has own book.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    larger base, or more perks for when you are starting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun and energetic young company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    young workforce with similar interests. kickball team on thursdays, softball team on tuesdays, beer fridays and happy hours regularly. management has expectations and stands by them but let's you handle your business how you choose. i have been here 10 months and am going to hit commission this month

    Cons

    it's a sales job where you have to work hard and mostly find your own leads. first six months is heavy cold calling but now i am doing mainly customer management with less calls. putting in more than 40 hours is necessary to getting ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some more advanced training would be helpful but other than that, job has been what i expected and overall good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Make Your Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young, casual work environment and fast paced industry. Company growth does offer opportunities for recent graduates to try explore new career paths. Hard work does not go unnoticed. Summer softball leagues, beer fridays and corporate funded parties don't hurt

    Cons

    if you are starting in a sales role be prepared for challenges, it's a competitive industry that takes some time to get adjusted to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    further encouragement of employees to bubble up ideas. the ears are open but i'm not sure the right avenues for communicating messages from the floor have been established

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Young, Energectic, and Diverse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere-never once do I feel like I am "at work"
    Knowledge- You have the ability to learn not only about transportation, but other industries as well.
    Opportunity- Any sales rep, regardless of tenure has the ability to close large accounts.

    Cons

    Lost in the shuffle- Sales Reps can get lost in the shuffle, do to the large Sales Teams.
    Support Units- Echo is a sales organization, so some departments may only have 4-5 people assigned to them making some tasks difficult to get done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on creating and rewarding other opportunities within the company. Sales support is a big contributing factor to Reps Success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start you career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Motivated by top reps earning a lot of money. A great opportunity to make a lot of money. Great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Keep doing what your doing with the training program you have in place. It is very helpful and very in depth which helps once you hit the floor. Maybe more cash incentives for weekly spiffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Solid opportunity for mobility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growing company with options for lateral mobility. The office culture is comfortable and extremely young. Management shifts seem to have the company heading upward.

    Cons

    Brokerage office atmosphere, somewhat immature. There is a lot of opportunity to improve the company and it is slowly being done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots to learn!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Friendly Management
    Good use of technology

    Cons

    Low pay scale
    No benefits

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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