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Hard work and innovative thinking opens the door to opportunities.

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Former Employee - Sales/Operations  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Sales/Operations in Chicago, IL

I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great management team, from front line sales management up through senior management. Fun culture. Entrepreneurial environment. Lots of opportunity to move around the company.

Cons

Cold call freight sales is a tough, cutthroat industry. Freight = problems, constant problems. Shipments are late, missed, broken, rerouted, not picked up, pricing renegotiated, etc. Commisson structure was impossible to understand. Antiquated draw. Now it has some tough Account Payable implications on sales people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Simplify the commissions. Do not penalize salespeople for missed payments. Salesmen do not approve credit. The company should bear that burden.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Take this job if you have no other offers out of college.

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

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

    Pros

    The people
    Great Building
    Beer on friday

    Cons

    1.) 35,000 salary non-negotiable
    2.) expected make 80-100 cold calls per day
    3.) Training program is horrible. Basically waste 3 months sitting in a classroom.
    4.) You will absolutely get blown out of the water on any full truckload quote you do with someone. That's how you start making money on full truckload, not moving a single pallet for $30 gross profit.
    5.) Your job can easily be eliminated since your the 3rd party. You have customers yelling at you for missed/drop times, and theirs nothing you can do about it.
    6.) Extremely hard grow a book of business being a new person. Basically any company in the USA is in the database taken by some seasoned vet.
    7.) Won't see decent bonus until your 3 or 4 year. The average rep last a year at the company. Makes sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly a college frat house. Knew plenty of people sleeping with each other after Thursday night softball games.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Hard work pays off

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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -fun, young work environment
    -growing industry with exponential opportunity
    -strong leadership team
    -excellent location
    -great experience at any level

    Cons

    -long hours
    -High stress
    -lack of continued education/training
    - you have to define your own career path, it is not clear cut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    express where our goals come from, why they are what they are and how you propose we get there. The exec team also needs to make an effort to really understand employees day to day operations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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