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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 (1)

    "Great Company Hard Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, fun happy hours regularly, cool people.
    The actual company itself is a good place to work. Open floorplan, there is a gameroom for breaks and beer friday.

    Cons

    Must work on Christmas and NYE, not very many vacation days. Not necessarily the company's fault but moreso the nature of the industry. Booking trucks for clients can get stressful and although the company tries to make it better it's still a stressful and/or boring position. Also 8 AM start time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work trying to make the day to day work life fun. Please try to micro manage a bit less and be a bit more consistent.


  2. "Sr. Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality developer team and support

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get a project off the ground


  3. "Good Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good culture, lots of young professionals

    Cons

    Inside sales, difficult to build up to commission level

    Advice to Management

    Lot of turnover, salary is a big part of that


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Review from a current employee who has been here almost 5 years."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at Echo almost 5 years. The company has changed completely in those 5 years and mostly for the better. The company is young, full of excitement. If you are in sales you have to work really hard to see results, but that is sales. When I started the training program was nothing compared to what it is today. The tools we have now internally to teach you about the market and the industry, along with Salesforce to help manage your sales, make it much easier to ramp up then in the past.

    If you have a desire to work hard and make money and are ready to put in the time and effort to be successful at an inside sales job - this is the place for you. I've been here almost 5 years, made over $100,000 last year and am on track to do that again. The hours are 8-5pm, management has done your job before and understands the struggles. The dress code is casual meaning jeans are okay, not just on Fridays. There is a Ping-Pong table, putting course, hot shot basketball game and video game machine to take your mind off of work when you need a break.

    The other thing is that I have made so many life long friends here. The job can be tough, and there are days that are really hard, but when you are having a bad day you can always find a friend to cheer you up.

    Cons

    This is still a young company and things are always changing. Echo is still trying to work out the kinks and always trying new things. You have to be okay with change - whether its your seat, your manager, your team or even daily requirements.

    The industry comes with highs and lows.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to train reps as they grown and become more tenured. While I have seen an increase in sales training for tenured reps, there is still room for improvement.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Apr 20, 2016 – HR Representative

    Thank you for your inspirational review! Congratulations on your 5 years here at Echo! It is important to us that everyone here, like yourself, has a great environment to thrive in and is proud to ... More


  5. "Not a bad place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Echo is a pretty laid back and fun place to work.

    Cons

    Professionalism is pretty rare. Echo would rather be trendy and keep up with the Googles & Groupons of the corporate world.


  6. "Carrier Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carrier Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Carrier Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good culture, benefits, salary. Fun place to work right out of college. If you work really hard you can make good commissions.

    Cons

    Long hours, long days, sometimes you have to work Saturdays. Some of the carriers you have to work with are not pleasant.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more helpful to your subordinates and help them succeed. Spend more time listening to what they need to grow.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Accounts Payable Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere, great co-workers and plenty of food options.

    Cons

    Not enough training and support is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Please have a training program in place or train supervisors to actually help your employees.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Feb 17, 2016 – HR Representative

    Thank you for the feedback! We view training as essential to employee success and there is always more to be done to build structured trainings for every business function. Our learning management ... More


  8. "Great place to get experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Command is a great place to start working in a sales position. It is a competitive workplace and will teach you how to work hard.

    Cons

    Salary is low for the amount of time put in. Not much room for growth into senior positions or to move cross functionally.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more mid level positions to give more responsibility to employees. Have continued education courses during years 2 and beyond.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - National in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company has a good advantage on competitors. Knowledgable managers. Good training program.

    Cons

    Will take some time to start making commission in a sales position. Expect 1-2 years.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Dec 31, 2015 – HR Representative

    Thank you for writing a review!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "csr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company can be pretty flexible when it comes to you needing a personal day. It is also pretty easy to move up in the company once you have been in your given position for a year.

    Cons

    takes to long to earn a day off.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Dec 31, 2015 – HR Representative

    Thank you for writing a review and for your contributions to our Customer Service team!


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