Echo Global Logistics

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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 an 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    great first job out of college

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Chicago lifestyle and college type work environment

    Cons

    pay, little room to move up, commission structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay top performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Up and Down

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    1. young company and young environment
    2. everyone is friends
    3. your book of business is how you make it.

    Cons

    1. Management only rewards though who show the big numbers which is about 2%
    2. Poor compensation based on what the company strives for
    3. shady communication
    4. you are just a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make commission plan fair for all parties.
    Do not be shady
    Raise the base salary until things get figured out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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