Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
146 Reviews
3.3
146 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 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. 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 an 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!

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Young, Energectic, and Diverse

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

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere-never once do I feel like I am "at work"
    Knowledge- You have the ability to learn not only about transportation, but other industries as well.
    Opportunity- Any sales rep, regardless of tenure has the ability to close large accounts.

    Cons

    Lost in the shuffle- Sales Reps can get lost in the shuffle, do to the large Sales Teams.
    Support Units- Echo is a sales organization, so some departments may only have 4-5 people assigned to them making some tasks difficult to get done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on creating and rewarding other opportunities within the company. Sales support is a big contributing factor to Reps Success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start you career

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

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

    Pros

    Motivated by top reps earning a lot of money. A great opportunity to make a lot of money. Great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Keep doing what your doing with the training program you have in place. It is very helpful and very in depth which helps once you hit the floor. Maybe more cash incentives for weekly spiffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Solid opportunity for mobility

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

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

    Pros

    Growing company with options for lateral mobility. The office culture is comfortable and extremely young. Management shifts seem to have the company heading upward.

    Cons

    Brokerage office atmosphere, somewhat immature. There is a lot of opportunity to improve the company and it is slowly being done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good third party logistics company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture. Supports its people. Many opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    The location is a minus. Not a lot of choices for frugal meals. No fast food restaurants in the vicinity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have an open door policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to start

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Training. Good place to get some initial experience.

    Cons

    Everything else. Not the best place to come into everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to eliminate the cutthroat atmosphere.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Young and fun company to work at, but managment not always clear on direction company is headed.

    • 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

    Great place to make and learn from mistakes.

    Cons

    Unclear career path, stressful in unnecessary situations, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication to employees, leading by example, be more personable with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eh.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Okay company culture, a decent incentive every once in a while. Great coworkers, regular paycheck.
    Industry-leading "proprietary" technology, okay brand name.
    Solid [paid] training for the industry.
    Nearly no petty micro-managing; freedom to put Echo's name and resources to the test while attempting to close billion-dollar companies.
    Good comprehensive small-business experience.
    Still a young company.

    Cons

    Horrible operational support; this is more an "account executive" position, and the sales side diminishes quickly over time.
    Very poor commission structure; less than 15% of the entire sales force hits "commission" (that is, makes more than the base salary) within the first 12 months of "hitting the floor." Furthermore, client sales trainees don't hit the floor for a good couple of months, so you can expect to be looking at 14-18+months before you make over base salary.
    Despite above, this is actually more of a "customer service" position, as you will be in the "business of apologizing."
    Nearly impossible to be ethical and make a good paycheck (not just Echo, but 3pl's as a whole).
    Ridiculous rate of turnover amongst employees and management alike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a dichotomy between sales and operations, otherwise the rate of your return on employees in "client sales" goes down drastically over time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 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 an 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

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