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Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Really enjoy the fun, yet collaborative work environment (in 49 reviews)

  • The Dallas branch exemplifies the "work hard play hard" mentality very well (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, micro manage, not a great life/work balance (in 28 reviews)

  • The commission structure is a rat race (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity, hard work, can be frustrating at times."

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is great. Most people are fairly young and hungry for success. Management is very helpful. They hand out beer on Fridays at the office.

    Cons

    Cold calling, sometimes things that are out of your control can temporarily limit your opportunities, there are a ton of employees so one on one help isn't always available, salary is better than most sales jobs but still not great until you make commission.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice atmosphere, great place to work, great people to work with. The office is in long beach which is also a nice plus. I would suggest working here to a friend.

    Cons

    There are not many cons for working at this job. The biggest con is the hours but most days you can get out early. I dont think there are a lot of cons.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!

  3. "Great Culture, Support, and Opportunity in the Dallas Branch"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is competitive and fast-paced, but there is a lot of support. Management is open to experimenting with new ideas and going after different opportunities than they are historically used to. Folks in the branch are friendly and helpful for people new to the company. The Dallas branch does a lot of celebrating - celebrating wins, birthdays, milestones, promotions, etc. The company is growing quickly and there are some growing pains associated with that, but upper management has done a lot to make those changes as seemless as possible. Having come over from another brokerage in Dallas, and knowing a dozen others at other brokerages in Dallas, Echo's way ahead of the competition in a number of really important ways.

    Cons

    Being in downtown, it's a bit of a drive for anyone living in the suburbs - but the surroundings are still great. Freight brokerage is difficult, and building a book of business is not easy. It's a lot about confidence and your ability to adapt and stay calm for the roller coaster. But Echo does a lot to help reps manage that too.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps hire/train up more folks in Business Development who can help sell enterprise-level Managed Transportation solutions. There is a bottleneck in that process currently.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Great Environment! Really Enjoy Coming In To Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company culture here is one of a kind. I can truely say that I enjoy coming to work every day. The open desk atmosphere makes it easy to get to know your neighbors. My team is always collaborating together and boucning ideas off of eachother, which I love.

    Echo is always coming up with new ways to improve and you can really see the excitement throughout the departments.

    Cons

    Making the dials can get tough at times but my supervisor is always available for support and assistance. It is very clear that hard work pays off and you do see results. Plus, who doesn't love extra money on those paychecks!

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jan 13, 2015 – Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you very much for your great review of Echo. We're really glad that you are enjoying your time here and find the work to be challenging and rewarding.


  5. "Hard Work Pays Off!"

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

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

    Pros

    Echo offers a truly great service and is very competitive in the industry. That being said, the more calls that you make in a day leads to closing more business which ultimately leads to more money - typical of any sales role, but Echo's service is competitive and continually sought after.

    Cons

    Getting used to the amount of calls that are required in order to succeed here. Gotta get your foot in the door and cold calling is the way to do it. Once you get used to it, it becomes second nature and you see the monetary benefits!

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jan 13, 2015 – Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for living our core values. It is clear you are self-motivated (“Bring Your Own…”) and give your best effort at work (“Work Hard and Hustle”).


  6. "A fun place to work with good people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture and the people. Many days, it doesn't feel like going to work because the people here become more than coworkers, they become friends.

    The company and employees care about your success and want you to do well. The space isn't stuffy, due to not having any cubicles and managers nearby for assistance. This all in itself is a big plus for me!

    Cons

    Salaries could be higher, but with hardwork and time, the rewards payoff.

    Advice to Management

    Continue at being a coach and fostering success in each employee.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Feb 16, 2015 – Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are fortunate to have such great employees who help us improve daily. One of the big initiatives for 2015 is to promote more open communication... More


  7. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Some of the best LTL technology available. Excellent people to work with, and offices all around the United States.

    Cons

    People in trucking aren't always the most professional. Hard to get straight answers sometimes. Staring at computer screens isn't a good all day activity.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is continue to grow the operations and make it easier for customers and employees to navigate the software.

  8. "Client Sales Rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and great people. It is a sales job and your success is up to you, but everyone around is more than willing to help push through and succeed. It is a very dynamic job that gives you more than just one product at one price. If you can stick it out and are willing to work hard, there is a ton of opportunity, both financial and personal.. Echo is also a very highly ranked company that gives a lot more resources than the competition. They have a great training program as well to get you started.

    Cons

    It is a sales job. You will be cold calling a lot and it is hard to always find motivation. The logistics industry is very competitive as well so you will be getting a lot of no's and will get hung up on. It is not for everyone but it is a great job whether you are right out of college or have prior work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reach out to your reps to see how they are doing and what is going on in their head. The job is tough and not everyone has the skin for it. Be sure you are leading them to other people and resources that they may not think to look at if they are struggling.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jun 5, 2015 – HR Representative

    Thanks so much for the constructive feedback. It’s true- sales is a challenging job anywhere and we strive to provide as much support to our Sales Reps as possible. I encourage you to talk to your... More


  9. "Company Overview"

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

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

    Pros

    Great, in-depth training sessions each month, post-work company activities, teamwork, motivation

    Cons

    Gets repetitive, not aware of career opportunities in other parts of the company

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jun 3, 2015 – HR Representative

    Thanks so much for your review! Keep an eye on the Talent Pulse, our company newsletter, for weekly updates of all open positions throughout the company. Feel free to reach out to recruiting@echo.com... More


  10. "Small office feel with the power of a corporation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits.
    Flexibility and room to nurture and grow as a consultant. Not your average sales job. No get it get it get it get it. This is really the only job that you are creating and running your own business. I have the unique ability to stumble and fall and not lose my house. The best job I have ever had. Lots of support everywhere.

    Cons

    Getting started, finding that first client. It is a lot of phone work.

    Advice to Management

    Any advice I would give would be trite and made up. So no, no advice. They know what they are doing.

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jun 3, 2015 – HR Representative

    Thank you for your honest and thoughtful review. Great to hear that you are enjoying your work in our growing Portland office!


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