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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 35,000 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

  • Echo Global Logistics Ranks #969 in Fortune 1000.
    We continue to be proud of our Fortune 1000 ranking in just 13 years!

    Echo Global Logistics Ranks #969 in Fortune 1000 | Echo Global Logistics

    Echo joins Fortune magazine's list of the U.S.'s largest companies, posting $1.943 billion in revenue and 13.2 percent growth in 2017 CHICAGO, June 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, announced it has joined the Fortune 1000 for the first time.

  • Get to know more about our CEO Doug!
    Crain's Chicago Business caught up with Echo’s Chairman and CEO, Doug Waggoner, to talk about his love of music and flying planes.

    Meet a logistics disruptor

    Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics, on flying planes and playing the saxophone and bass guitar.

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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 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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    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been with Echo Global Logistics for a little under 2 years. Echo is a great place to establish a successful career in the logistics industry if you have the drive to put in the work every day. They provide you with all tools and training needed so that you have the knowledge and skill sets required to become successful. Echo's proprietary technology is second to none and provides a competitive advantage that allows you to establish long term clientele that benefit heavily from Echo's services. The Dallas branch has a great culture and I have established life long friendships with my co-workers. Coming from another freight brokerage, I can say that Echo's commission structure is truly uncapped and allows you to receive the fruits of your labor which is essential in succeeding in this industry . If you are willing to put in the work, you will be rewarded at Echo. Easy onboarding process and no drug test required. Echo is a publicly traded, 1.8 billion dollar company that is respected and thought of highly throughout the Supply Chain/Logistics industry.

    Cons

    In order to make money at Echo you must be willing to put in the work. You will not find success if you expect the clients to come to you. Reps that are willing to put in the work every day are able to establish a consistent book of business and can make 6 figures by year 2 (no joke). With that being said, the job can become frustrating if you do not have a serious drive to be successful. The job is not for everyone, but if you have the drive to succeed this is the best platform to benefit from the work you put in.

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Echo Global Logistics Photos

Echo Global Logistics photo of: #Livingthefreightlife
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!
Echo Global Logistics photo of: Inside our offices
Echo Global Logistics photo of: Brainstorming session!
Echo Global Logistics photo of: Echo hosting 200+ people for a Built In Brew event!
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Echo Global Logistics Interviews

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Echo Global Logistics (Chicago, IL) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Detailed and amazing evaluation . The process required interviews with 3 people. The decision Is based on close look at your qualifications. It was time consuming but I know decision is made very carefully.

    Interview Questions

    • Why you feel you are good for the position?   1 Answer
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Echo Global Logistics Awards & Accolades

  • #1 Inbound Logistics’ Readers’ Choice Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards, Inbound Logistics, 2018
  • Chicago's 2018 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Best and Brightest, 2018
  • 2018 Military Friendly® Employer, Military Friendly, 2018
  • Fortune 1000 Company, Fortune Magazine, 2018
  • Built In Chicago Top 100 Digital Tech Companies in Chicago, Built In Chicago, 2017
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