Echo Global Logistics - Great, fun, exciting company to work for. Management is excellent. | Glassdoor
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"Great, fun, exciting company to work for. Management is excellent."

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Former Employee - Inside Sales-Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Inside Sales-Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Echo Global Logistics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Very fun work culture to be a part of.

    Cons

    Company is so big at times you feel lost in the numbers.


  2. "Good place to get experience, but thats it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and great culture

    Good place to learn and develop new skills

    Great, well intentioned employees

    Cons

    No room for growth long term

    Development and promotions depend on supervisors, who can be biased/not recognize employee potential due to being busy themselves--very few eyes from the outside checking in

    Advice to Management

    Management has good intentions, but as the company grows its very easy to miss recognizing talent that ends up leaving due to lack of appreciation. Do not let decisions or recommendations for promotions be left solely to supervisors. Instead, create opportunities for other departments as well as team members to give feedback--these people interact with each other every day and can provide valuable insight into each other that a supervisor may not be able to. Echo's strength is in its people, but I can see those people leaving to their competitors with their newly developed skills and talent if things haven't changed.

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