Echo Global Logistics

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

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  • Career Opportunities
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 (more than an 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
Approves of CEO

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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 (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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    National Account Manager

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Learn about the logistics industry, get a handed a beer on Friday. (Their way of bribing you not to quit.)

    Cons

    They pay you on a "draw", which means you are not valued, very high turnover. Commission structure is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the commission structure to something remotely obtainable. All we're told is how much money the company is worth because of our hard work yet at the end of the day we have nothing to show for it. The company owns zero assets...Except it's bottom level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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