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Echo Global Logistics Overview

www.echo.com
Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Public (ECHO)
Transportation & Logistics
$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 30,000 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.

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  • Founded in 2005, Echo has grown tremendously over the past 10 years. We are now a billion-dollar 3PL with over 30 locations and 2,800 employees. But how did we get where we are today? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIk8A

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    Find your fit at Echo Global Logistics! Whether it's in sales, operations, IT, or finance, you can expand your skills and grow your career at Echo.

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Echo Global Logistics – Why Work For 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 matching Medical Insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA) Flexible Spending Account
Dental Insurance Vision Insurance
Life Insurance Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability Parental Leave
Paid time off Commuter Benefits
Employee Training Programs Volunteer time off
Casual dress code Pet Insurance
Gym Membership Discounts Mobile Carrier Discounts
Employee Assistance Program Company sponsored sports teams
Company sponsored sports teams Corporate volunteer opportunities

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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. 

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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 every other Friday
  • 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
  • Weekly social events
  • Work/life balance
  • Small, focused teams where your ideas and opinions matter

Echo Global Logistics Reviews

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    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has an incredible culture. I have created so many valuable relationships here at Echo that will last a life-time. It is a perfect job as the first job right out of college. It is fun, everyone is outgoing, but at the same time they take the job very seriously. It is definitely a “Work hard-Play hard" environment. There is also a lot of room to grow as the company is expanding and growing non stop. If you are a hard worker, you will be rewarded with compensation, trips, gifts... The company has an open door policy, and when I say that they do, they really truly do. No matter what level you are at, you will be heard.

    Cons

    The company is great, but the industry of logistics is rough. It is definitely not for someone of a sensitive personality. The industry can either break you or make you stronger. Partially, that is the reason why the company invests into people so much, so the pain of the industry wouldn’t overwhelm people too much. The initial compensation is not very high, but as I said before, if you work hard you will be compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work motivating people and rewarding everyone for the good job that they do and keeping the work place so positive.

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Echo Global Logistics Photos

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Echo Global Logistics Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Echo Global Logistics (Chicago, IL) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and the HR rep contacted me within a few days (about 1-2 days). Very laid back phone interview. The HR rep walked me through the company and asked a few questions about my work history and if I would be interested in a face-to-face interview, which was set up within 2 days.

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Echo Global Logistics Awards & Accolades

  • Chicago's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, Best & Brightest, 2016
  • Top Freight Brokerage Firms, Transport Topics, 2016
  • Top 50 Logistics Companies, Transport Topics, 2016
  • #2 Inbound Logistics' Readers' Choice Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards 2015, Inbound Logistics, 2015
  • The Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago, Built in Chicago, 2015
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