Echo Incorporated

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Echo Incorporated Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
3 Reviews
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  1.  

    stay clear from this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL

    I have been working at Echo Incorporated full-time

    Pros

    not many that I can think of

    pay is under scale
    raises never are more then 2%
    no safety there
    no rules, free for all, no discipline
    HR is under one person
    no advancement opportunity
    you never know what's going on
    very cheap!!! they sell broken furniture to the employees for $5.00
    nothing is for free

    Cons

    little benefits
    no chance for a promotion
    no help with management
    Sr. management is off limits
    no follow up on any issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees
    stop being so cheap!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Avoid at all costs the Operational departments!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operational Employee  in  Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Operational Employee in Lake Zurich, IL

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

    Pros

    Location, brand recognition and excellent benefits and few good people. Administration part of the building is place to really work and advance.

    Cons

    One of the worst place I worked for.
    Low pay and no advancement for growth.

     Management style: welcome gossips, finger pointings, favoritism and putting employees against each other instead of managing situations. No support at all.

    Lots of junk-food parties run by coupe of clerks who are busy most of the time with badmouthing and spreading endless gossips.

    Old staff with extremely outdated skills (don't know even basic math), not willing to learn anything new for decades get angry to new employees with advanced knowledge or technical skills. Smart and intelligent people are treats for those runner-ups and they will constantly complain to managers either about your attitude or work until they make you run (otherwise they can't keep their jobs for decades).

    Without Japanese staff this place will go to hell.

    If you want advancement, good pay or learn new skills STAY AWAY from those departments!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and keep professionals instead of full time gossipers with outdated skills.
    Provide continuous training opportunity.

    Get rid of old employees who creates constant problems to others and sends reports to HR about each sneeze of new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Echo Inc - Management very uptight

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL

    I worked at Echo Incorporated

    Pros

    The only Pro to working at Echo, Inc would be there employee health insurance, The employee cost vs the benefits received are very good. Free rental of there power equipment is also a nice feature. Believe me, none of this is worth the disfunction in the workplace.

    Cons

    The downsides of working for Echo:

    Everyone, and I mean everyone, under the management level are very unhappy employees. This is a Japanese owned company and they impose their management style upon the US managers that work there. Workers are not treated fairly, all cubicles are open air situated directly outside the managers offices...you feel constantly on display and it is intentional. Asking for time off or vacation is frowned upon. Even taking a sick day is rare....most managers come in sick and expect you to do the same. Work is scrutinized upon belief. Most is due to the fact that the managers there are extreme micro managers, basically in fear of Japans corporate officers and managers.
    The human resource department is controlled by the President and Managers of the company and does nothing to instill common workplace fairness. Rules for time off differ if you are management vs non management. Certain department managers have been known to belittle their employees to the point of tears, with no ramifications from HR. Have I said enough??? RUN from a job here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I couldn't offer any advice to the management there. They are so closed minded and such micro managers they would not listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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