Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
138 Reviews
3.3
138 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Echo Global Logistics CEO and Director Doug Waggoner
Doug Waggoner
98 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Sweeping changes in benefits and commission structure were made without warning (in 13 reviews)

  • takes a while and hard work to get to commission (in 5 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great Culture, Support, and Opportunity in the Dallas Branch

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

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is competitive and fast-paced, but there is a lot of support. Management is open to experimenting with new ideas and going after different opportunities than they are historically used to. Folks in the branch are friendly and helpful for people new to the company. The Dallas branch does a lot of celebrating - celebrating wins, birthdays, milestones, promotions, etc. The company is growing quickly and there are some growing pains associated with that, but upper management has done a lot to make those changes as seemless as possible. Having come over from another brokerage in Dallas, and knowing a dozen others at other brokerages in Dallas, Echo's way ahead of the competition in a number of really important ways.

    Cons

    Being in downtown, it's a bit of a drive for anyone living in the suburbs - but the surroundings are still great. Freight brokerage is difficult, and building a book of business is not easy. It's a lot about confidence and your ability to adapt and stay calm for the roller coaster. But Echo does a lot to help reps manage that too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps hire/train up more folks in Business Development who can help sell enterprise-level Managed Transportation solutions. There is a bottleneck in that process currently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing company

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, upbeat environment, excellent career path opportunities, fun work space (zen room, ping pong table, golf green, beer Fridays, business casual) awesome insurance benefits, philanthropy clubs, fast paced

    Cons

    Pay is lower in the beginning but tenure is recognized and rewarded. Must be self sufficient and a go getter. Will not micro manage so sink or swim!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is great, provide better training for lower level management.

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

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

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, really young but not quite as "fratty" as similar companies. Casual dress code (polos, button-downs and jeans, so a little nicer than then industry standard.) and beer Fridays.

    Cons

    Long work days can be stressful. Also not many places to eat around the Chicago office although they do have Fooda come in every now and then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Very nice atmosphere, great place to work, great people to work with. The office is in long beach which is also a nice plus. I would suggest working here to a friend.

    Cons

    There are not many cons for working at this job. The biggest con is the hours but most days you can get out early. I dont think there are a lot of cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity, hard work, can be frustrating at times.

    • 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

    The culture is great. Most people are fairly young and hungry for success. Management is very helpful. They hand out beer on Fridays at the office.

    Cons

    Cold calling, sometimes things that are out of your control can temporarily limit your opportunities, there are a ton of employees so one on one help isn't always available, salary is better than most sales jobs but still not great until you make commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Echo is an awesome place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    This is a young and high energy culture with Midwestern values. Super nice people and very social atmosphere. Everyone wants you to succeed. If you've ever thought about giving commissioned sales a try, this is the place to do it.

    Cons

    The first 6 months are difficult - lots of cold calling. But if you can stick with it you will succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    moving too fast to do things right

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment
    Casual
    Fun people to work with
    Decent benefits
    Great gym in building

    Cons

    poorly organized
    can't fix obvious problems
    "good enough" ethic is firmly entrenched
    hidebound
    completely unsustainable pacing of work.
    Everything is urgent and important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take technology more seriously. You can't do your business without it.

    Slow down and do things right instead of rushing through them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not Great

    • 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

    Pros

    Great people, office culture is very outgoing and fun. Beer on fridays, you are basically left alone after training to do what you need to do

    Cons

    TERRIBLE tier one managers. No patience, don't answer questions, don't care about you and are downright unprofessional and inappropriate. There is so much office gossip and little support when you first start out.

    You are cold calling/emailing all day every day until you are able to convince someone to pay their ridiculous rates (good luck) or have accounts handed down to you. It gets old very quick and you have to find all of your leads outside of office hours (basically you're forced to work overtime if you want to be remotely successful). I was constantly stressed and hated my job within the first month. You really have to take a lot of crap for months so you can do well. Salary is too low for what they ask of you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new managers who can actually handle the responsibilities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to launch a career but not to stay

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

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

    Pros

    Stable industry and company
    Complete benefit and retirement package
    Casual work environment

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility
    Little motivation to excel
    All day long on the phone and emailing
    Gets old fast
    Limited opportunities for relocation
    HQ and regional offices very different cultures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance and wages need to improve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Echo Global Logistics Photos

Work at Echo Global Logistics? Share Your Experiences

Echo Global Logistics

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.