Echo Global Logistics

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4 people found this helpful  

Good Experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales & Procurement Intern in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
Current Employee - Sales & Procurement Intern in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics part-time (less than an year)

Pros

- Good Management
- Friendly Team
- Potential for growth

Cons

- Very boring
- Did not have much to do

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worst job on the planet

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    Current Employee - Carrier Sales in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well there are no pros. First of all working in freight, or transportation is one step above being a car salesmen. The only people dumber than the management at Echo, are the dirty truck drivers, and shady immigrant "owners" of small trucking companies. The have no concept of leadership, especially in the Arizona Office. They bought out Advantage transportation, and those are the worst people on the planet.

    Cons

    Mid level management is clueless. They think they are so much better than the employees. Especially in the "carrier sales" department. These managers were the kiss ass type, and barely booked loads. I worked there 11 months, did not have 1 review, or goal setting session. The AZ office is run by all Advantage transportation employees, and they are clueless how to run a business. I have been in the indusrty for years, the AZ office has maybey one more year before they close it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yelling at people is not managment. In the AZ office they just yell, literally all day. The employees work in fear daily, not to take lunch, and working 7am to 530-600 pm is "manditorty" with no overtime pay. The business they are practicing is illigal. The AZ managers spend all day hiding info from the Chicago office, so they dont get yelled at. They are miserable people in a miserable job. DONT EVER WORK THERE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre, but could be so much more

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Young culture and extracurricular activities are geared toward that.

    Atmosphere is light and loose.

    The potential here is staggering ... if they can reach it remains to be seen. There are many things that we do well. But many, many others that we simply get by on brute force.

    Cons

    Quantity over quality is the name of the game. Focus is on turning out code, which is often sub-par.

    It is not a collaborative environment. Not just between individual development teams, but between the business and the analysts, the analysts and the developers, and between development teams. We simply do not work well together to compliment each other.

    Pay and benefits in IT is mediocre, especially given the hours and effort expended, turnover is high.

    No investment in training for IT staff. Not on the business. Not ongoing technical training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a lot of young managers, who were promoted from within the company, which is generally good. But there is little balance between young guns that only know the "Echo Way" and seasoned professionals that can help the company improve.

    There are some smart people in IT. Put the brightest from IT and the business in a room and engage them. Collaborate with them. Then challenge them. They will challenge you back and help you to examine your preconceptions. Put all the pieces to the puzzle on the table so we can find the missing pieces together. The result will be truly dynamic partnership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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