Echo Global Logistics

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4 people found this helpful  

I like my job

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

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

Pros

I really like my job at Echo. I work with great people and the day flies by. All my friends complain about their jobs and are jealous when I say good things about work

Cons

Benefits could be a little better

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep hiring good people. Match the 401k

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Took advantage of recent hires...

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Young environment
    Growing business
    Good local scene

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Old after a couple months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions are not available, training is too long and takes the wind out of your sails fast. Ok for a first job but you can make more bartending three nights a week...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hire a ton of kids out of school, create mass phone waves

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

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Competition among your peers is not tough. I was 24 when I took the job, a few years of sales under my belt. Most of the 30 in my training class were 22 and just excited to have a job. It was like a continuation of college. Very strange. Either way, if you know how to sell at all you look like a genius in training, especially since the trainers are only in their mid-20's. Also, they have enough money to afford to pay you your small salary even if you can't sell, so job security is great.

    Cons

    Don't work here if you live in the suburbs. It's not worth the travel. You start looking at your hourly rate in relation to amount of time devoted to work and it's horrendous. My work day was 10 hours and 15 minutes, add over 3 total hours of travel a day and it equals a terrible life. You also get assigned a "mentor". Maybe you get a good one. I got one that had less sales experience than me and she was extremely condescending. Very unprofessional with limited knowledge. People there are just roo inexperienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well you guys are doing what you're doing and it's successful for you. Brokerage isn't going to last forever though and I know management knows that. Can't beat pallet rates from the big guys and the technology isn't innovate at all like you claim. Not much value to sell for the educated customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
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