Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
130 Reviews

3.6
130 Reviews
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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 19 reviews)

  • kickball team on thursdays, softball team on tuesdays, beer fridays and happy hours regularly (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible commission structure, low salary (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to gain valuable experience for a few months for an entry level job

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager  in  Troy, MI
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Troy, MI

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Some independence, can't think of much more

    Cons

    Pay, work, management, resources, recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared to cold call and sell a competitive service that is hard to sell because of the resources you are given

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you graduated college and are desperate for a job, look no further.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    entry level logistics, get your foot in the door in the world of sales or logistics

    Cons

    0 upward mobility potential, 0 job well done recognition, lots of scare tactics used and micro-management, commission structures are laughable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loose the spiffs and correct the commission structures, how about a job well done once in a while?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Took advantage of recent hires...

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Young environment
    Growing business
    Good local scene

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Old after a couple months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions are not available, training is too long and takes the wind out of your sails fast. Ok for a first job but you can make more bartending three nights a week...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hire a ton of kids out of school, create mass phone waves

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Competition among your peers is not tough. I was 24 when I took the job, a few years of sales under my belt. Most of the 30 in my training class were 22 and just excited to have a job. It was like a continuation of college. Very strange. Either way, if you know how to sell at all you look like a genius in training, especially since the trainers are only in their mid-20's. Also, they have enough money to afford to pay you your small salary even if you can't sell, so job security is great.

    Cons

    Don't work here if you live in the suburbs. It's not worth the travel. You start looking at your hourly rate in relation to amount of time devoted to work and it's horrendous. My work day was 10 hours and 15 minutes, add over 3 total hours of travel a day and it equals a terrible life. You also get assigned a "mentor". Maybe you get a good one. I got one that had less sales experience than me and she was extremely condescending. Very unprofessional with limited knowledge. People there are just roo inexperienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well you guys are doing what you're doing and it's successful for you. Brokerage isn't going to last forever though and I know management knows that. Can't beat pallet rates from the big guys and the technology isn't innovate at all like you claim. Not much value to sell for the educated customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fine Place to Start a Career out of College but Get Out Quickly

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    Current Employee - Account Manager, Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Account Manager, Inside Sales

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Fun, upbeat work environment.
    Great place to meet people especially if you are new to the city.
    Hiring like crazy, despite the recession.

    Cons

    Impossible to meet the goals that are set for you.
    New company that hires new grads so they don't have to deal with salary expections, or really any expectations at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make goals that are obtainable and treat top employees in a way that will make them want to stick around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promise for advancement and commissions in a growing company...hahaha

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    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    young fun group of people to work with and your challenges change daily. Their is always something new to learn and be applied every day.

    Cons

    commisions are extremely hard to earn despite the promise you will break through to earning the 20% commission in 6 months. Echo's policy is deceiving in that it requires you to not only earn the commission percentage, but then it must be paid in by the client for it to count. With 30 day payment terms the commission is backlogged by at lest 2 months IF, in the rare instance, a client actually pays on time.

    As an Account Manager you are also responsible for handling your own Accounts Receivables when clients do not pay and Echo provides very little support or backbone to getting the invoices paid, which is key for you to earn your money.

    The bottomline is that it is extremely difficult to earn any kind of additional commission in your first 6 months, and you can expect only roughly $100 to $200 per month in your first year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. Echo is constantly changing which metrics are the most integral to success and you are always getting a different goal from every different manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Account Executive

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    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
  9.  

    Great to start out in sales, but the company is constantly looking for ways to pay you less.

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    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    great training program
    great people
    young start up feel

    Cons

    constantly cutting comissions down
    base or comission, not both

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Young corporate culture

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Super fun first job out of school

    Cons

    Little upward mobility and pay increase

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great entry level position

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Young work environment, casual attire, after work activities

    Cons

    Terrible commission structure, low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change commission structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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