Echo Global Logistics
3.1 of 5 102 reviews
www.echo.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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3.1 102 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Echo Global Logistics CEO and Director Doug Waggoner

Doug Waggoner

(72 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Make Your Career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYoung, casual work environment and fast paced industry. Company growth does offer opportunities for recent graduates to try explore new career paths. Hard work does not go unnoticed. Summer softball leagues, beer fridays and corporate funded parties don't hurt

Consif you are starting in a sales role be prepared for challenges, it's a competitive industry that takes some time to get adjusted to.

Advice to Senior Managementfurther encouragement of employees to bubble up ideas. the ears are open but i'm not sure the right avenues for communicating messages from the floor have been established

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Young, Energectic, and Diverse

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

ProsAtmosphere-never once do I feel like I am "at work"
Knowledge- You have the ability to learn not only about transportation, but other industries as well.
Opportunity- Any sales rep, regardless of tenure has the ability to close large accounts.

ConsLost in the shuffle- Sales Reps can get lost in the shuffle, do to the large Sales Teams.
Support Units- Echo is a sales organization, so some departments may only have 4-5 people assigned to them making some tasks difficult to get done.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on creating and rewarding other opportunities within the company. Sales support is a big contributing factor to Reps Success.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to start you career

National Account Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than a year

ProsMotivated by top reps earning a lot of money. A great opportunity to make a lot of money. Great atmosphere to work in.

ConsKeep doing what your doing with the training program you have in place. It is very helpful and very in depth which helps once you hit the floor. Maybe more cash incentives for weekly spiffs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Solid opportunity for mobility

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than a year

ProsGrowing company with options for lateral mobility. The office culture is comfortable and extremely young. Management shifts seem to have the company heading upward.

ConsBrokerage office atmosphere, somewhat immature. There is a lot of opportunity to improve the company and it is slowly being done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots to learn!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

ProsFriendly Management
Good use of technology

ConsLow pay scale
No benefits

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Client Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ (US)

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

Pros*Young culture, lots of energy and management is helpful
* If you are doing your work, there is no micro-managing
*Good training before you have numbers to meet

Cons*Base salary is horrible
*Potential to move up is pretty non-existent
*High turn-over rate

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more opportunities to advance or pay increases with time there. ex: every six months

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard work and innovative thinking opens the door to opportunities.

Sales/Operations (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat management team, from front line sales management up through senior management. Fun culture. Entrepreneurial environment. Lots of opportunity to move around the company.

ConsCold call freight sales is a tough, cutthroat industry. Freight = problems, constant problems. Shipments are late, missed, broken, rerouted, not picked up, pricing renegotiated, etc. Commisson structure was impossible to understand. Antiquated draw. Now it has some tough Account Payable implications on sales people.

Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify the commissions. Do not penalize salespeople for missed payments. Salesmen do not approve credit. The company should bear that burden.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard work pays off

Sales Supervisor (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than 3 years

Pros-fun, young work environment
-growing industry with exponential opportunity
-strong leadership team
-excellent location
-great experience at any level

Cons-long hours
-High stress
-lack of continued education/training
- you have to define your own career path, it is not clear cut

Advice to Senior Managementexpress where our goals come from, why they are what they are and how you propose we get there. The exec team also needs to make an effort to really understand employees day to day operations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Client Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Troy, MI (US)

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time for less than a year

Pros-Great work environment, enjoy coming to work everyday.
-Fun sales spiffs, great rewards for hard workers.
-Support from tenured reps and management.
-Your book of business is what you make it.
-New on-site trainer to help facilitate the training program- very helpful especially for those that are new to the logistics industry.
-Hard work but the potential is endless- motivated by tenured reps who are making 6 figures and closing huge deals.

Cons-Freight isn't the most glamorous industry to work in, but it isn't going anywhere.
-Training can be long at times but helps you understand all parts of the business
-Up and down months on the sales floor.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Up and Down

Inside Sales (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than a year

Pros1. young company and young environment
2. everyone is friends
3. your book of business is how you make it.

Cons1. Management only rewards though who show the big numbers which is about 2%
2. Poor compensation based on what the company strives for
3. shady communication
4. you are just a number

Advice to Senior ManagementMake commission plan fair for all parties.
Do not be shady
Raise the base salary until things get figured out.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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