Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
132 Reviews
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132 Reviews
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Pros
  • Echo Dallas has a great work environment for someone who wants to work hard and play hard (in 20 reviews)

  • kickball team on thursdays, softball team on tuesdays, beer fridays and happy hours regularly (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible commission structure, low salary (in 12 reviews)

  • Base Salary sucks and it takes a while to build business (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    My experience at Echo Global was great the company does a lot of fun activities and has a relaxed work environment .

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    Former Employee - Accounting Associate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Bonus that you get for meeting your goal, the building that you work in shows the appreciation for the employees that work there, You can state your opinion and actually get to be involved in making a process better.

    Cons

    Previous managers were not involved in each employee that they managed, they never took the time out to really see what was going on, they would listen to certain people and make judgements. A current supervisor would discuss management decisions about other employees with her friends which was very inappropriate. Supervisor would not lead my example when it came to breaks & lunches- time abused.

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    It would be great to have a relationship with each employee that the manger is in charge of. Everyone should have an equal amount of work instead of letting some employees get away with doing less than is expected. One rule for all, either you work at home or you come to the office- some should not be granted work at home all of the time when others are expected to be at the office. Have a complained box so that upper management can know what's going on in other departments.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, really young but not quite as "fratty" as similar companies. Casual dress code (polos, button-downs and jeans, so a little nicer than then industry standard.) and beer Fridays.

    Cons

    Long work days can be stressful. Also not many places to eat around the Chicago office although they do have Fooda come in every now and then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for. Great company culture. They really care about their employees

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun and energetic company. Young crowd. They really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Pay is low to start out. It can take up to 1 or 2 years before you start to make commission because they are monthly goals for sales which is a very difficult goal. Quarterly or yearly goals are much easier to get commission.

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    There has to be an easier route to gain commission or something else that motivates me to stick around and keep selling.

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  5.  

    Echo is a great company to start with for sales experience.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    It is a very young company with a high energy atmosphere. It is a great place to build a sales career through learning fundamentals. The training program is very thorough.

    Cons

    The training program, while thorough, is very tedious. Halfway through the program, all you want to do is hit the floor and start calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For carrier sales, I would only suggest more team oriented goals/rewards. It is difficult to break through to commission without a national carrier.

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  6.  

    Great place to learn a lot about managing your day.

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to increase your pay with hard work.

    Cons

    Branch atmosphere can be a little hectic at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share updates more quickly, teach more about our enterprise capabilities.

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    Positive Outlook
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get what you put in.

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    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    if you work hard and stick with it, good things will come. great people. great atmosphere. days fly by. it will teach you tons of skills. work with people in various industries large and small which will help for future interviews anywhere.

    Cons

    takes a while and hard work to get to commission. holidays and taking days off is kind of hard because everyone has own book.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    larger base, or more perks for when you are starting

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  8.  

    Fun fast pace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Immature co workers more interested in social aspects of job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More mature employee hires

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  9.  

    Fun and energetic young company.

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    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    young workforce with similar interests. kickball team on thursdays, softball team on tuesdays, beer fridays and happy hours regularly. management has expectations and stands by them but let's you handle your business how you choose. i have been here 10 months and am going to hit commission this month

    Cons

    it's a sales job where you have to work hard and mostly find your own leads. first six months is heavy cold calling but now i am doing mainly customer management with less calls. putting in more than 40 hours is necessary to getting ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some more advanced training would be helpful but other than that, job has been what i expected and overall good.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Make Your Career

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

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

    Pros

    Young, 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

    Cons

    if 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 ManagementAdvice

    further 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

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Young, Energectic, and Diverse

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere-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.

    Cons

    Lost 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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