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Client Sales Account Manager

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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 for less than a year

Pros

-Great work environment, enjoy coming to work everyday.
-Fun sales spiffs, great rewards for hard workers.
-Support from tenured reps and management.
-Your book of business is what you make it.
-New on-site trainer to help facilitate the training program- very helpful especially for those that are new to the logistics industry.
-Hard work but the potential is endless- motivated by tenured reps who are making 6 figures and closing huge deals.

Cons

-Freight isn't the most glamorous industry to work in, but it isn't going anywhere.
-Training can be long at times but helps you understand all parts of the business
-Up and down months on the sales floor.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Company with no employee morale

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    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company offers some flexibility in hours and work-life balance. Participates in charity events. Provides social events for employees during major holidays and the summer.

    Cons

    Leadership treats employees with no dignity. Company-wide quarterly meetings to address rapid company growth and impressive revenue, but cuts employee's pay and gives little to no raises year over year. Employees are treated as robots expected to do more with less with less pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees that make your revenue as valueable people. People who have families and dignity. The politics in the workplace are the worse I've ever seen. If you are not in the "clique" of executives, management and middle management white employees, you do not excel in this company. Its internal promotions are based on if you know someone in upper managment and nothing to do with hard work, dedication and knowledge. There is an "us" against "them" mentality displayed each day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Terrible work life balance

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    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    They pay you. Beer on Fridays to distract you from the fact you are finishing off a 55-60 hour week talking to truck drivers.

    Cons

    Bad pay, bad hours, and very little chance to advance. There is a social circle similar to high school in the Chicago office. Those who kiss up to their managers or are part of the "cool" crowd advance. The only problem is that being part of that crowd is actually kind of pathetic. Carrier sales is like working in a call center. Everyone sits in front of their computer screens all day with their head sets on, and your calls are counted. Very little human interaction leads to a toxic atmosphere, especially after the company laid off a large percentage of its employees, most of them new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't go on a hiring spree just to lay off a bunch of kids after a few months. Especially when your advertising both externally and internally about how much "growth" the company is experiencing. Stock price is the only thing that matters to this company, typical of a Lefkosky start up. Take a look at another one of his companies, Groupon if you want to see what the future holds for this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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