Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
132 Reviews
3.4
132 Reviews
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Echo Global Logistics CEO and Director Doug Waggoner
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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.  

    Not Great

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to launch a career but not to stay

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than a 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    Senior Account Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great place to work right out of college as a first job. Fun work environment with good people.

    Cons

    Large amount of turnover which results in current employees being forced into added responsibilities that do not correlate with added pay.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Echo is an awesome place to work!

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time for 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
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales (Carrier Sales Rep)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carrier Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great for right out of College, or if you are absolutely desperate. Base is $35k across the board, which comes out to minimum wage after the hours they force you to work. There are a few bright stars among the regional leaders. Young and funish for a minute, until you have to pay rent.

    Cons

    The company seems to value production, above all else. You will be forced to work 12+ hrs every day, plus a Saturday shift, which you won't be compensated for. They'll tell you that it's an "opportunity" to sell more. But we all know it's just to squeeze you. Soon that $35k is minimum wage and it takes most 8-12 months to "break through" to actual commission earnings. You will see a few examples of people that have broken through on the teams, but they typically make $50k for 12+hr days.

    If you'd like to advance, there's a long line, expect 3+ years before you get promoted. If you ask to transfer to another department, HR will remind you that is the job you signed up for etc. Lots of bullying and shoddy people in the company that make trust an issue at all levels.

    It's tough when people steal your sales, but when it happens multiple times weekly and the managers defend the people doing the stealing, it's a concern. If you confront the person, they cry foul to the manager which will only earn you a bad mark. Whiny, complainy, young, and entitled. It's scary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People in charge of training have no leadership qualities, but are really great at being boss'. Hopefully things change, the long hours and conditions are pretty terrible and the constant mistrust among the peons that make the money happen towards "leadership" is unsettling. There was a kind of mass exodus when I left. Lots of grumblings of poor management being the issue. Worth looking into to avoid lawsuits and bad reviews such as this one. Good Luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing and Grew out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Non Public Company - and was fun place to work. Company used to provide small bonus. It used to be a really good environment.

    Cons

    Went Public. No longer a good balance. No good work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value peopls

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

    Echo is a great company to start with for sales experience.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    It is a very young company with a high energy atmosphere. It is a great place to build a sales career through learning fundamentals. The training program is very thorough.

    Cons

    The training program, while thorough, is very tedious. Halfway through the program, all you want to do is hit the floor and start calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For carrier sales, I would only suggest more team oriented goals/rewards. It is difficult to break through to commission without a national carrier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned what I didn't want to do with my life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is you are able to quickly bond with co-workers over how miserable you both are.
    Great for learning the art of the cold call

    Cons

    besides the general lack of care they seem to have for their employees, it was just a depressing place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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