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"Terrible work life balance"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

They pay you. Beer on Fridays to distract you from the fact you are finishing off a 55-60 hour week talking to truck drivers.

Cons

Bad pay, bad hours, and very little chance to advance. There is a social circle similar to high school in the Chicago office. Those who kiss up to their managers or are part of the "cool" crowd advance. The only problem is that being part of that crowd is actually kind of pathetic. Carrier sales is like working in a call center. Everyone sits in front of their computer screens all day with their head sets on, and your calls are counted. Very little human interaction leads to a toxic atmosphere, especially after the company laid off a large percentage of its employees, most of them new hires.

Advice to Management

Don't go on a hiring spree just to lay off a bunch of kids after a few months. Especially when your advertising both externally and internally about how much "growth" the company is experiencing. Stock price is the only thing that matters to this company, typical of a Lefkosky start up. Take a look at another one of his companies, Groupon if you want to see what the future holds for this company.

Other Employee Reviews for Echo Global Logistics

  1. Helpful (1)

    "great first job out of college"

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

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

    Pros

    Chicago lifestyle and college type work environment

    Cons

    pay, little room to move up, commission structure

    Advice to Management

    pay top performers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "24/7 job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hire you with no experience. They have decent events.

    Cons

    Horrible compensation. 24/7 job. Even worse management. Things change at the drop of the hat, and you are expected to deal or upper management threatens your job. Something happens that is out of your control. Upper management threatens to write you up.

    Trust me its not worth it.. Especially since other logistics companies are actively recruiting.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing things, and actually pay people for their hard work

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