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Promise for advancement and commissions in a growing company...hahaha

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

I worked at Echo Global Logistics

Pros

young fun group of people to work with and your challenges change daily. Their is always something new to learn and be applied every day.

Cons

commisions are extremely hard to earn despite the promise you will break through to earning the 20% commission in 6 months. Echo's policy is deceiving in that it requires you to not only earn the commission percentage, but then it must be paid in by the client for it to count. With 30 day payment terms the commission is backlogged by at lest 2 months IF, in the rare instance, a client actually pays on time.

As an Account Manager you are also responsible for handling your own Accounts Receivables when clients do not pay and Echo provides very little support or backbone to getting the invoices paid, which is key for you to earn your money.

The bottomline is that it is extremely difficult to earn any kind of additional commission in your first 6 months, and you can expect only roughly $100 to $200 per month in your first year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. Echo is constantly changing which metrics are the most integral to success and you are always getting a different goal from every different manager.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Echo Global Logistics

  1.  

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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
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