Echo Global Logistics

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Post-Collegiate Frat Party

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Current Employee - Logistics Sales Trainee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Logistics Sales Trainee in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Young atmosphere constant change, and Beer Friday.

Cons

Where to begin: For starters, the 'Logistics Sales Trainee' period is outrageous. 6 months of managers the same age as you making you feel replaceable. The training period is going through rotations for 6 months, doing jobs they don't want to hire actual full time employees for. In short, you upload documents for 6 months and then do one week of sales training and get thrown on the sales floor and are expected to make all these goals when you have very little guidance. The atmosphere is so young that promotions are based on favoritism, not because the person actually deserved it. Communication between departments is terrible, I would even say there is no communication period. The pay is horrible and not competitive to other Logistic companies in Chicago. The only way they make up for wasting 6 months of your life is bringing in beer on Fridays mid-afternoon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees and what they have to say. Learn how to communicate with each other and make changes with the training program. The turnover rate would be much lower if even the smallest changes started getting made.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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146 Other Employee Reviews for Echo Global Logistics (View Most Recent)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, horrible sale job!

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Strong company culture with great employees, leagues and events. If you're not in sales you probably have a decent and pretty easy job. If you are in sales and if you call the right person at the right time you could get lucky. It's more about getting lucky than being good at sales.

    Cons

    Pretty terrible compensation and benefits package, long hours, no opportunity for advancement and awful sales management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to add value to your sales staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Echo is a decent company to work for but they are not competitive when it comes to salary & benefits.

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The interview process was great (thanks to Mr. Sun), relaxed atmosphere, casual dress code, no micromanaging.

    Cons

    River North location is not ideal, low salary, expensive medical benefits, sub par 401K package, team leads, supervisors & managers are young and lack experience & knowlege of how to manage people. The entire company is extremely sales driven, policies & incentives are geared towards & favors the sales department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take complaints made to the HR department seriously, treat all departments the same & get rid of lazy supervisors & managers that do nothing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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