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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 (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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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    awful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    it will pay your bills

    Cons

    12 hour days with no extra pay. very hard to get commision, management pretends to listen but they don't care

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    24/7 job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    They hire you with no experience. They have decent events.

    Cons

    Horrible compensation. 24/7 job. Even worse management. Things change at the drop of the hat, and you are expected to deal or upper management threatens your job. Something happens that is out of your control. Upper management threatens to write you up.

    Trust me its not worth it.. Especially since other logistics companies are actively recruiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing things, and actually pay people for their hard work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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