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Work amongst peers but tough to be more than just a number

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Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

If you're a young person just starting out, this is a great first job in Chicago. Nearly all of the 300+ employees in Chicago are between 23-30. Easy to make friends as most people are in the same boat, first job in Chicago, don't plan on staying there for very long.

Cons

A new recruiting class of 20 every month. You are not much more than a number and if you aren't catching on the company will not hesitate to cut you loose. There is a lot of external competition in this industry in Chicago, but the enormous amount of sales reps in the company creates an enormous amount of internal competition. High volume/small margin approach makes it exceedingly difficult to reach commission threshold.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Having a better system for handling old leads could allow customer sales reps to have more success.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Filled with false hopes. Plenty of hard work and nothing in return.

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Young, fun work environment for the most part. Snacks and sodas and coffee provided. Opportunity to make a good amount of money.

    Cons

    Plagued with favoritism, micro-management, and executives who don't care about 90% of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of everyone, quit hiring everyone for sales and then giving them other jobs. Source people and train them for the jobs they will be doing in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Young atmosphere with a lot of green sales people.

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    High spirit and lots of people just out of college and in the work force. A good experience for learning cold calling and accountability.

    Cons

    Very regimented day to day and feels very military-esque. Most of this is due to the extreme pressure put on the supervisors to perform. What this means is that you can forget asking your bosses to leave for doctors appointments and don't call in sick or ask for vacation without someone acting like it is the end of the world. Due to the young work crowd there are a lot sales rewards based on pizza and $10 gift cards to Starbucks. Worst part of working there-even if you were good at your job you felt like you could be fired at any time in a very unprofessional manner. Also, the commission structure is nearly impossible to get to in the first year-don't believe what they tell you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company isn't a start up anymore-stop treating it like one. The cold call to death sales tactics are not going to work much longer. You need to start hiring seasoned account reps and pay them a fair wage. People working at department stores downtown make more money that your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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