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Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • I enjoy working at Echo it is a very Comfortable and Friendly work environment (in 46 reviews)

  • Over the course of those 6 years I've seen two things remain constant; great people and great culture (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, micro manage, not a great life/work balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Commission structure needs serious adjusting (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great, fun, exciting company to work for. Management is excellent."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales-Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales-Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. "Good and fun people"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young work environment and friendly coworkers. Good centralized location in the city with many amenities near by. Good benifits for workers.

    Cons

    Some of the higher up managment staff did not recognize some workers hard work. Also it seemed like many people felt micro managed.

    Advice to Management

    To recognize individuals work and committment. More praise to those who deserve it. Also not to mirco manage people or teams.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will learn a lot about logistics. The trainning is very good and you will be ready to hit the floor when the time comes.

    Cons

    The pay could be better. The comp plan for commission could be adjusted so that you are better rewarded for your hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better. Work on comp plans. I think employees on the east coast would like to have the option to come in around 8:30.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Fast Paced, Focused Enterprise that is and will be successful. Excellent Senior Management."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career Growth Opportunites for those who put in the time to learn. Excellent Training before being placed into the job catagory or work team. On going training. Excellnet for new graduates as you learn about logisitcs which can propel you into other channels for continued growth.

    Cons

    Some burn out if you do not manage your off hours time. You have to keep yourself motivated for some of the positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training employees so they can advance. You already do this and it just needs to continue.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Procurement Intern in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales & Procurement Intern in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good Management
    - Friendly Team
    - Potential for growth

    Cons

    - Very boring
    - Did not have much to do


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Echo is a a legit place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good people. Fun atmosphere. Potential to make decent money. I started right out of college and feel I'm advancing my business knowledge.

    Cons

    A lot of time on the phones. You can do well but it takes a lot of effort.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the upbeat culture. Keep hiring people with possitive attitudes. Keep up the social events and sports teams.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "company review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people that I work with are awesome. I am not micromanaged. The company is growing rapidly (room for growth).

    Cons

    The company is growing rapidly, which means growing pains. There are many acquisistions, which brings new knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Please take into consideration what your employees are telling you. Many of us have been doing this for years. Many of us feel you don't want to improve process and there are no ways but your ways. I promise that if you implement some of the changes we suggest, your company would run smoother and be more profitable.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great first job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    great work environment, fun people, potential to make alot of money

    Cons

    hard to move out of sales roll


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Work Hard, Play Hard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, especially on Fridays

    Cons

    Stuck in an office on phones all day


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Well known name, Broad customer base, frequently Expanding

    Cons

    Not trained in some aspects of the industry, Won't contract out IT issues, just cut commissions

    Advice to Management

    Train employees in all aspects of the business. Don't Cut commissions and expect the same business and hard work from employees


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