Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated January 9, 2015
Updated January 9, 2015
150 Reviews
3.3
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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)

  • I wasn't 100% prepared when I hit the floor after training (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    All around great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, fun environment, company is willing to change and is not afraid to try new things.

    Cons

    Some long work hours depending on circumstances throughout the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great job to build your professional 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 a year)

    Pros

    Fun company culture in an energetic, young office. I love coming into work every day because of my coworkers. Unique career potential for every individual, you have the opportunity to carve out your own career path and management is there to help and encourage you every step of the way.

    Cons

    Logistics is a very fast-paced industry so be prepared for a new challenge everyday. But hard work pays off because there is a lot of potential to make money...uncapped commission!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will be important to maintain the open door policy with management as we continue to grow.

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

    Have fun while expanding your skill set

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    you are in charge of managing the accounts you close

    great people with laid back yet competitive office enviroment

    transportation not your typical cubical job and gain transferable skill set

    Cons

    customers and carriers often get angry and mouth off to you but you just have to grin and bear it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue on the path we've seen recently adding more levels of managment and making teams smaller so reps get more one on one attention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Echo Global Logistics has been phenominal in their training process.

    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 a year)

    Pros

    The cool thing about working at Echo Dallas is that we have tons of outuside events that keep the job fun and interesting.

    Cons

    The only challenge that I feel that may be a problem is moving up within the company after working here for a while. There are a ton of smart people that work here so the competition is pretty tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Echo Dallas - The Job and Career I've been looking for

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    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    When I walked in the doors I could tell this was not like any place I'd ever worked, and I've been my own boss... CEO and COO of 2 small businesses operated in Dallas.

    The work environment, while rigorous, is a very positive learning and coaching environment, as well as being very transparent. I can email the CEO and get a response from him directly in the same day. There's no one too big in the company to reach out to with a concern, idea, suggestion, or insight. That coming from an 8 year old, Billion dollar, Publicly Traded company? "Yeah Right" is what you're thinking, but it's entirely true.

    The leadership in the office is involved, but not at the micro-management level (unless you thrive on micro-management). There's freedom of setting your own pace for your day and getting accomplished what needs to be done in a manner that you can handle.

    I can't imagine working anywhere else, at this point, unless I won the Lottery and never had a need for it. Even still, I'd be tempted to come in and run a small book of business.

    PS: If you're reading negative comments about the company from former employees... take it with a grain of salt. This job is not about the salary. Anyone worth their mettle is not trying to keep their salary here, they're working for commissions. There's no such thing as a pay cut when you're growing a book of business and getting paid for your efforts with that book. Someone talking about pay cuts on their salary is someone that shouldn't have been here in the first place. This is real sales... not retail.

    Cons

    I live furthermore out of Dalals than most, so the commute is a little difficult for me. While it's centrally located in beautiful Uptown Dallas off Woodall Rodgers... it's also located off Woodall Rodgers... which means traffic can be a nightmare. That's about all he negative I can think to report.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You've got it right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not for the unmotivated.

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to make money and learn

    After a year you will be an expert in the Logistics industry.

    Cons

    Can be a 24/7 job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None as of yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Echo Dallas, a great place to learn both sales and transportation management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Co workers, dedicated managerial and executive staff. The company is growing at such a rapid pace, there is a lot of room for internal promotion.

    Cons

    In my tenure thus far, i have not seen any cons worth noting. At the pace the company is growing, its good to see that they have kept most everyone happy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the dedication and face time within the branches, it helps motivate employees!

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

    Great Company To Break Into Sales

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

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

    Pros

    You learn problem solving first hand.

    Cons

    Base Salary sucks and it takes a while to build business. Lead system and CRM suck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, good environment

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    We have a lot fun at work. Echo does a good job on training and keeping employees informed on the market and develops employees to help them for their career. Echo keeps the morale high by encouraging us and doing fun activities to keep people engaged. There's never a dull moment. My day goes by very fast and it's very exciting helping our clients do the inevitable and everyone shares in each other's successes. I like the people I work with and enjoy the logistics industry overall.

    Cons

    The system we use has some flaws and seems like the "red bar of death" pops up too often but the Help desk is always available and do a pretty good job at resolving any IT issues with a phone call to the dedicated IT line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Industry - Great place to start and build a sales career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Sales Executive in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Client Sales Executive in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, young workforce.
    Uncapped commission structure-room to make $$
    Side sales contests to add some money at the start
    Great training, I didn't know anything about freight when I started here.

    Cons

    Like any sales job, can be a grind in the beginning
    Biggest room for advancement outside of building a book of sales is in Chicago HQ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, we're growing well!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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