Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Small office feel with the power of a corporation

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits. Flexibility and room to nurture and grow as a consultant. Not your average sales job. No get it get it get it get it. This is really the only job that you are creating and running your own business. I have the unique ability to stumble and fall and not lose my house. The best job I have ever had. Lots of support everywhere.

    Cons

    Getting started, finding that first client. It is a lot of phone work.

    Advice to Management

    Any advice I would give would be trite and made up. So no, no advice. They know what they are doing.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jun 3, 2015 – HR Representative

    Thank you for your honest and thoughtful review. Great to hear that you are enjoying your work in our growing Portland office!


  2. Company Overview

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, in-depth training sessions each month, post-work company activities, teamwork, motivation

    Cons

    Gets repetitive, not aware of career opportunities in other parts of the company

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jun 3, 2015 – HR Representative

    Thanks so much for your review! Keep an eye on the Talent Pulse, our company newsletter, for weekly updates of all open positions throughout the company. Feel free to reach out to recruiting@echo.com ... More


  3. Client Sales Rep

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

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and I think that the small incentives are a good way to reward hard work. I may be a little more optimistic than others but I enjoy a majority of the work I do here at Echo, once commission gets closer it seems it may be paying off. If you can motivate yourself I believe this would be a great place for you to start.

    Cons

    Commission seems harder to get to that first told. Also cold calling isn't fun, but if you are going into a sales job chances are you are going to cold call. You just have to make the best of it and know if you work hard it will pay off. Doesn't seem like there is room to grow your career unless it is in sales.

    Advice to Management

    More consistency on following up with tasks would be appreciated.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jun 3, 2015 – HR Representative

    Thanks for providing your thoughts and for contributing to our Client Sales team by living one of our core values, work hard and hustle! Keep an eye on the weekly Talent Pulse newsletter, all open ... More


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  5. ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Fast growing. Strategic and Innovative

    Cons

    There wasn't a lot of management training for new managers

    Advice to Management

    Take some more time in new level employees and provide more of a salary than 12.50 per hr.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    May 27, 2015 – Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thanks for providing feedback! We totally agree that management training is crucial, formal training for all our managers has been rolled out over the past year. We’ll continue to offer the same ... More


  6. Great company

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

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing. Strategic and Innovative

    Cons

    There wasn't a lot of management training for new managers

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    May 28, 2015 – Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thanks for the review! Providing training for new managers is a top priority for 2015, we rolled out a formal management training program this year and will continue to ensure all new managers have ... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    Account Executive

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work culture, great training program, beer Fridays, beautiful office.

    Cons

    Low starting pay for an individual that has prior logistics experience. Although training program was a great introduction to logistics, as an account executive, you manage customer accounts that vary from account to account. Every account has different requirements and there was no formal training for this. Was kind of thrown into these accounts and will only learn through trial and error. Not being able to take a full hour break and even frowned upon most times when taking a 30 minute break. My account especially requires immediate attention and I can't even take a break without eating lunch at my desk.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your accounts organized, provide a formal SOP for each account for new Account Executives to understand the needs of each account. Some accounts require a lot more attention than others and the account executive responsible for these needy accounts need additional executives that can assist for breaks to be legally taken. Bonuses should be strictly on the individual's performance because there is NO teamwork as you say. You may think the structure is organized and team oriented, however, if you pay more attention you will notice different PODs hanging around while others are struggling. Promote your account executives rather than hiring new operations managers. Eliminate 3rd party when necessary. We are already a 3rd party provider which already makes it difficult for Carriers and Customers. Account Executives are depended on Carrier Sales and other Echo teams to provide rates and costs for shipment which makes it even more difficult. EDI doesn't always go through and requires manual scheduling and calling a lot of times. Need to improve the system or hire better Operations Specialists that can provide track, trace and SCHEDULING.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    May 28, 2015 – Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with Echo thus far and for your contributions as an Account Executive. Glad to hear you enjoyed our training program as an introduction to ... More


  8. Good starting job

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

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of young people (if you like that), decent location, company provides outside activities like softball, choir, flag football, etc.

    Cons

    Sales side is difficult, long hours for carrier reps, not much guidance or help because it's competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Make training shorter


  9. Inside Sales Rep

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

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're motivated in the sales arena and good at developing relationships with customers so they become loyal to you then you can be successful. Good first job, other reviews say that high commission earners are "statistical outliers" but you do have to put in the time to break through the salary. I would say the outliers are people that are there 5+ years. Good location

    Cons

    Echo has a reputation for cutting the legs out from under people as they're about to receive large accounts that they will have to pay commission out on. Very political and "good ole boy" type of environment, you notice that Nepotism is a word frequently used in reviews. End of the week required events include alcohol which play to entry level sales, recent grads. Promotions seem to be more based on time at the company or favoritism then qualifications or leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    Keep environment more professional. Core values are a joke. Team leaders should be more vetted for leadership skills as a leader can really determine the success of the team.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jun 5, 2015 – HR Representative

    Thanks for your feedback. We pride ourselves on our commitment to core values and have integrated these into how we recognize and reward performance at every level of the company. This sets a clear ... More


  10. Echo

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager
    Former Employee - National Account Manager

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited ability to make the amount of money you desire. You determine your success, plus a little luck. Pretty relaxed environment. Good Mentor.

    Cons

    They play the numbers game with new college graduates. "Survival of the fittest" mentality. Do not really care about entry level employees

    Advice to Management

    Take some more time in new level employees and provide more of a salary than 12.50 per hr.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jun 5, 2015 – HR Representative

    Thanks for the review! We will continue to provide as many learning and development opportunities that help salespeople realize their full potential as possible. Managers receive specific training on ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

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

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Day to Day is stressful Compensation is not equal to amount of work / stress Seen people passed over for promotions

    Cons

    Opportunity to move within departments Try to engage employees

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate compensation structure.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jun 5, 2015 – HR Representative

    Thanks for providing feedback. We regularly review our compensation plan to make sure it rewards the behavior we value most and that it's as simple to understand as possible. While it is competitive ... More



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