Echo Global Logistics

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Ok straight out of college

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

Pros

Its a good place to work straight out of college as it gives you a decent amount of experience but I would not recommend making a career out of it.

Cons

The commission structure is a joke and its hard to move up in the company unless your one of the lucky few.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward the people that bring you your business. Do not give promotions based off of popularity rather than actual accomplishments.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great, fun, exciting company to work for. Management is excellent.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales-Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales-Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Fun, exciting company. Lots of attractive girls. Very friendly work environment.
    No micromanagement. The sales managers give you a lot of freedom and flexibility to run the day as you please
    Lots of support from team leaders and co-workers. You won't ever feel lost about what to do and how to do it.
    Professional work environment. Each sales rep gets two flat screen monitors, their own desk space, dual core processors and an advanced phone.
    Very efficient internal systems/their in house echo trak/echo iq software is fantastic
    location is wonderful. The building as a david barton gym and two or three nice restaurants.
    Lots of young people. You'll feel like your right out of college. No old geezers over here. Just hot girls and young guys.

    Cons

    Compensation. The benefits may have improved since i left late 2008. But, for the most part, they suck. No matching. Health insurance package is waaay too expensive.
    As an inside sales rep, your on a monthly draw. The sales quotas come down to GP or gross profit. The monthly sales goals get dramatically harder to achieve. So, 3 months into this and you'll be overwhelmed how what your sales goal for the month is.
    Job promotion opportunities are minimal. The best you'll get to is team leader. From there on out, your stuck.
    Their starting to fire a loooot of people. Don't hit those numbers and your out. period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monthly sales goals/GP progression is unreasonable. For the first few months, the numbers make sense. After that, it gets unrealistic.
    Compensation package has to improve.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales (Customer Sales)

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager
    Current Employee - National Account Manager

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

    Pros

    It is a young and energetic atmosphere. OK job out of school but it will get old fast once you finish the 4-month training program (which is pretty nice). They take you out to Chicago for the first two weeks (all expenses paid).

    Cons

    After the orientation phase in Chicago it all goes downhill. You go through several tedious rotations that require you to call and track shipments for about 4 months. I think they are revamping the training because it is pointless and wasteful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax and don't micromanage so much. You will get more quality work out of the employees if they don't feel you breathing down their backs all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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