Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated 9 January, 2015
Updated 9 January, 2015
32 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Sweeping changes in benefits and commission structure were made without warning (in 13 reviews)

  • I wasn't 100% prepared when I hit the floor after training (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Thankful for the experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Learning and Development in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Learning and Development in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    A young, energetic culture; a well-designed workplace environment in a nice work building (same one as Groupon); constant growth and change

    Cons

    Young managers; egos; not a lot of growth opportunity; male-dominated industry; poor salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    getting better, keep pushing yourself to be better to your people and try harder to retain the good ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Jan 13, 2015Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Your feedback is appreciated. Here at Echo, we know that “Better is the Only Option” (one of our core values) and will keep striving to cultivate a balanced and fair work environment for all ... More

  2.  

    The Dallas Branch is a family, and while Echo is a large corporation, this branch makes you feel right at home.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Management truly cares about the success of their personnel in this branch. Even if you are struggling, if you seek help, you will find someone (whether it be a peer or a supervisor/manager) that is willing to help. If you put in the work, you WILL be rewarded. The Dallas branch exemplifies the "work hard play hard" mentality very well.

    Cons

    You have to adopt, "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" mentality when trying to get answers from corporate in Chicago. The job is truly a grind when starting out, and can be fairly stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistent feedback provided to sales reps. There are campaigns for monthly reviews, call reviews, pipeline reviews, but they are not consistent. If the feedback operates like clock-work, then your sales reps will grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Dec 15, 2014Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thanks for writing a review! It is great to hear you feel supported by management and your teammates. Clear and consistent feedback is crucial for personal and professional growth in the workplace ... More

  3.  

    Echo Global Logistics- Dallas office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Echo truly values their employees and does everything they can to make sure they have a good experience here. Frequent free meals from supervisors for doing what they ask of you, beer on Fridays, and a lot of team work that is actually helpful. The branch manager is seriously the nicest, most loving person I have yet to work for. I have stayed at this job pretty much for him and all he does for us. The office is extremely laid back, which is really awesome.

    Cons

    The job itself is really frustrating. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to hit commission. Echo sets you up for success though, they give you everything you might need (and more) to do well. The job is rewarding at times when you hit goals. Training is long and boring at times. Calling people all day can get frustrating too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Dec 15, 2014Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thanks for your review! It is great to hear you enjoy the work environment and management. We admit the logistics industry can be crazy at times-please let HR or your Supervisor know if there is ... More

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun and friendly environment. Everyone is really supportive of each other. It looks like there are good opportunities for growth and development. It's a young crowd and a good place to start a sales career.

    Cons

    It can be very frustrating. I wasn't 100% prepared when I hit the floor after training. There are still a few things I struggle with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Echo Global Logistics Response

    Dec 15, 2014Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are glad you are getting the support you need! Please feel free to reach out to your Supervisor or the Learning and Development team for ... More

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time (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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics (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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time (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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun fast pace

    • Work/Life Balance
    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

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get what you put in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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