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Echo Global Logistics Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Public (ECHO)
Transportation Management
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Echo Global Logistics, based in Chicago, is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Echo maintains a proprietary web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 50,000 transportation ... Read more

Mission: In 2005, Echo began with one simple objective - to take the "complicated" out of transportation management. This is at the core of everything we do and our promise to you.

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Echo Global Logistics Partners with Blinking Owl Distillery to Deliver Their New Hand Sanitizer Product to Those Most Vulnerable to COVID-19

  • Echo is a great place for so many people to grow their careers! We have been on campus this spring and have a great time connecting with so many students. Check out what a few of our employees are saying about Echo and their alma maters...

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Echo Global Logistics – Why Work With Us?


Take a look at the future of logistics... take a look at Echo.

Driven, energetic and motivated – the Echo team is made of like minded individuals with one common thread, an opportunity to jumpstart a career at a fast-growing company. We are a technology company in the transportation management and logistics industry with a growing client base and a dynamic atmosphere. If you’re ready for a fast-paced environment and are up for a challenge – Echo might be the place for you.

  • Launch your career with a solid support network and a management team committed to your success.
  • Get involved with interesting and motivated people – join our softball, volleyball, basketball, football, or hockey teams. Or start a new intramural team!
  • Be a part of a team and create new business processes with collaborative colleagues.

Why Echo?

We are where we are today because of three things: our technology, our unwavering commitment
to service and our team of talented people.

  • Career

Training takes multiple forms; we will ensure you have deep knowledge of the transportation industry in which we operate. Through ongoing training and opportunity to grow into management, we’re committed to helping you develop core skills for a long-term career as you contribute to our goal of simplifying transportation management.

  • Culture

At Echo, we value teamwork. Whether you play for one of our sports leagues or participate
in one of our social events, the Echo team is supportive and friendly.

  • Community

We foster an environment of learning and support. We like to win as a team; Echo employees celebrate each other’s successes. Outside the office, employees are encouraged to give back; we provide extra paid time off in exchange for community service.

Why Logistics?

You’ve heard the word “logistics” before, but what exactly does it mean? A third-party logistics provider (3PL) specializes in managing transportation, helping the movement of goods. Look around you. Every product you see, from the hoodie in your closet to the pizza in your freezer,
has spent some amount of time on a truck, ship, train, or plane. As the industry continues to grow, so does the opportunity to advance and develop a career. It’s rewarding, fast-paced, and necessary. Transportation logistics is a vital industry that will be around as long as there are goods to transport and people that need them.

Why You?

Are you looking for a career that matters? Are you looking to make a difference and be part of something big? Are you looking for awesome training with inspiring people? Look into logistics. We’re looking for competitive, self-motivated and goal-oriented team players. If that’s how you see yourself, we’ll see you on Monday.

Got what it takes? We have an opportunity for you.

We are recruiting for roles across our whole business. Find your fit and start the journey. 

Finance: Like numbers? Calculate your career crunching numbers and analyzing financials at Echo.

Sales: Have to win? Life of the party? Put your personality to work building relationships and driving growth.

Technology: Dream in code? Disrupt our industry, help power our solutions.

Operations/Solutions: Like puzzles? Own the client experience with your creative problem solving skills.

Corporate: Looking for something else? Live the freightlife by supporting our key business functions.

What's in it for you?

Below are some of the promises we make to our employees. We want to keep you happy, healthy, and engaged. Whether it's runny noses, running at the gym or running into your boss at happy hour -we want to make sure you are satisfied on every level!

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401k with company matchingMedical Insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)Flexible Spending Account
Dental InsuranceVision Insurance
Life InsuranceShort Term Disability
Long Term DisabilityParental Leave
Paid time offCommuter Benefits
Employee Training ProgramsVolunteer time off
Casual dress codePet Insurance
Gym Membership DiscountsMobile Carrier Discounts
Employee Assistance ProgramCompany sponsored sports teams
Company sponsored sports teamsCorporate volunteer opportunities

The Echo Way is more than just words.

Our core values, called The Echo Way, are our compass, our navigation system, our north star for how we serve our clients, partners and each other.

Better is the only option

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We know that success isn’t permanent and that complacency is the fastest way to become irrelevant.  Because of that, we are always looking for a better way, a better solution, a better approach. Always asking the question “what is the best thing to do?” and being drawn to try solutions that haven’t’ been tried before. We look for reasons new ideas will work, rather than reasons they won’t.  Sometimes we may fail, but that only inspires us to find new solutions.

BYO

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Bring Your Own: Passion. Energy. Enthusiasm. Drive. We insist on making the most of each day, because we have the ultimate renewable energy source – passion. Combine the tools and environment with what each individual brings to the table and you go from aspiration to achievement

Do what’s right

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Integrity means expecting more from ourselves, even when no one is looking. It’s not just a corporate responsibility…it’s a personal one. We value being honest and transparent even when that means delivering bad news.

Carry the load together

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No one of us is as good as all of us. And because of that, we know that teamwork is the fuel that allows us to achieve results that could never have been achieved alone. So, we depend on each other, get each other’s back, and celebrate each other’s wins.

Work hard and hustle

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The journey from average to awesome begins with work ethic. It’s what keeps us pushing through when others simply give up. While our tenacity defines us... hustle is how we stop talking about ideas and actually make something happen. We do whatever we have to do, for however long, until we reach our goals because we know… that’s the only way to be extraordinary. 

We are committed to helping our employees achieve their career goals.

Every employee is provided with the knowledge and resources to grow and we invest time and effort to improve the quality of not just the work day, but the career development of all Echo employees.

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Continous Learning

We are committed to continuous learning. Echo employees learn everything from the fundamentals of the logistics and transportation industry to business and management skills. Expert speakers are invited to offer best practices and their expertise on specific business functions or industries. Skills are honed in training sessions focused on topics ranging from client service to teamwork and account management.

Career Development

Echo is committed to the career development of all employees and leaders are charged with helping employees set goals, achieve those goals and continue to strive for progress.

Sales Training

New sales professionals receive an intensive training course covering industry specifics as well as sales function, pitch and lead generation. Training groups are walked through the Echo value proposition, industry knowledge and the tools Echo uses to provide a valuable service to our clients. At the end of our initial training, you will have the tools to be successful and build your own book of business.

Operations Training

Echo is committed to continuous training of its account management teams. Each employee spends roughly a week learning the Echo tools as well as our processes for accounting and finance. At Echo you are not thrown to the wolves, we arm our employees thoroughly with a full skill set that will allow you to succeed.

We're a Technology Company.

At Echo, we view technology as our top priority and the major catalyst to drive our business.

Members of our Technology department are encouraged to channel their creative sides and power innovative solutions for the logistics industry at a rapid and efficient rate.

We are home to some of Chicago's highest regarded Tech talent and looking for more to join the team. 

An exciting start-up atmosphere with the stability of a large company.

We're a big company with a small company feel. We provide plenty of room for growth, imagination and professional development. Check out what else we offer our Tech professionals:

  • Regular hackathons where your ideas are presented directly to the Executive team and could be implemented for the whole business
  • Catered lunch once a month
  • Mentorship program and exposure to senior leadership
  • Experience with multiple technologies in an Agile environment
  • Career path for growth in your expertise or flexibility to try new things
  • Work/life balance
  • Small, focused teams where your ideas and opinions matter

Echo Global Logistics Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As we all know, COVID-19 has become a threat to our every day working lives. Many Americans are filing for unemployment and so many others are worried they will be next. With all this uncertainty I wanted to take time acknowledge how great Echo has been to work for under the current circumstances.

    As the Coronavirus outbreak started to explode in America, Echo had the foresight to scale up their technology immediately so their employees could remain working in full force. In an effort to continue daily operations as normal, Echo's IT team rolled out a plan so employee's can work remote within a 5 day timeline. Keep in mind, this is a logistics company where 98% of the workforce solely have stationary jobs within our HQ and nationwide offices. These quick actions made by our executives led us to continue to service all of clients needs and most importantly keep America's truck drivers busy on the roads with essential shipments. Not only have we been able to keep our business afloat, we've been able to expand by helping new clients in need as well.

    I've been apart of the Echo team for 6 years and I've never felt more confident in my company than I do today. I am a salesperson, so please do not be fooled into thinking this was written so HR would acknowledge me and give me a raise. This message was to inform all those out there who have talent that this company cares and will fight for your job security.

    Cons

    Sales is not for everyone. But if you can make it work here, you can have a nice career.

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Echo Global Logistics Photos

Echo Global Logistics photo of: Echo is proud of our great culture and office space!
Echo Global Logistics photo of: Intern Day at the ballpark
Echo Global Logistics photo of: Echo's Blood Drive!
Echo Global Logistics photo of: 'Women at Echo' kickoff to all they are doing in and outside of Echo
Echo Global Logistics photo of: Donations for Veterans! Here are some of the items Echo donated to veterans in need.
Echo Global Logistics photo of: 22 Push-ups being done by Echo employees to honor all veterans!
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Echo Global Logistics Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Echo Global Logistics.

    Interview

    Pretty easy and straight forward process. The recruiters operate quick and are very informative. I applied for a couple jobs and after my first phone interview i was recommended for a different department within sales that better suited my work experience.

    Interview Questions

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Echo Global Logistics Awards & Accolades

  • Echo Global Logistics Voted #1 Top 3PL for Third Consecutive Year by Inbound Logistics, Inbound Logistics Magazine, 2019
  • Echo Global Logistics Ranks #871 in Fortune 1000, Fortune Magazine, 2019
  • Echo Global Logistics Named #5 in Transport Topics' 2019 Ranking of Top Freight Brokerage Firms, Transport Topics, 2019
  • 2018 Military Friendly® Employer, Military Friendly, 2018
  • 100 Best Places to Work in Chicago, Built in Chicago, 2019
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