Echo Global Logistics

www.echo.com

Echo Global Logistics Interview Questions

Updated 2 Mar, 2015
Updated 2 Mar, 2015
72 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

68%
17%
14%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

37%
33%
12%

Interview Difficulty

2.6
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Echo Global Logistics in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    At the career fair Echo found me, and boy did they want me...bad. I got emails, text messages, and phone calls inquiring when they could set up an interview with me. This was nice; it made me feel wanted and smart!!!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for more money twice, and I met my manager in the middle.
    I make $38,000, but since I make more money than other sales reps it will take me longer to hit commission!!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Logistics Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Echo Global Logistics.

    Interview Details

    phone interview then two sets of manager interviews and shadows at the office then two final phone interviews with VPs at the Chicago Headquarters. The process was rather lengthy but you can tell they want to make sure you are vetted and also that you know what is expected and want to be a part of the company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Carrier Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Echo Global Logistics in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    phone interview, 2 in person interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I had a counter offer from another company so I was able to negotiate 2,000 more annually.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Client Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Echo Global Logistics in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by recruiter through email, telephone interview scheduled. Typical phone interview, discussing background and experience. Contacted a few days later by email to schedule a personal interview with branch manager. It first started with me discussing my background, education, and experience, but then turned more into an information session by the interviewer on the industry and company with few specific questions to me about my experience, skills, or ability to perform the job. I should have taken this as a red flag that he wasn't interested in me, but felt positive when he then had me shadow a sales rep for about an hour. I met every employee in the building, all of which appeared to be well under the age of 30, including the manager. Since I am about 20 years older than everyone in the building, I got the feeling that my age was going to an issue. This suspicion was somewhat validated when the manager came out of his office and quickly escorted me out with little further discussion. I had suspected he was on the phone with the hiring manager in Chicago while I was shadowing the sales rep. His tone had changed and all he told me was that the recruiter would be in touch the following week. I waited until the end of the following week and then emailed the recruiter asking for an update. A few hours later I got the canned rejection form letter email stating that they "decided to pursue other candidates whose credentials better fit their needs". I know that their interview process also consists of phone interviews with the hiring manager and the VP of sales after the first personal interview. I never got that chance, and I don't believe it had anything to do with my credentials, which includes 14 years of sales and sales management experience, well more than the recent college grads that they seek. If you do your research on this company, you will see that they boast on the fact that they are a young, Gen Y environment. Try and find an over 40 person, or even over 30, in any of their office party and group photos. The recruiter should have been aware of my approximate age by the work history on my resume and not even had contacted me in the first place if I didn't fit their mold. I find it humiliating and disrespectful to have prepared so hard for that interview and not have been given a fair chance for the job by getting a proper interview and the opportunity for further interviews. I asked the recruiter by email for an explanation of what was lacking in my credentials according to the rejection letter, but got no response. I can't prove that I was rejected for my age, but I also don't believe it had anything to do with my credentials in the sense of sales experience, education, and record of success. Not compared to the 20 somethings that they obviously prefer to hire, anyways.

    Interview Questions
    • None really, interviewer did most of the talking and didn't ask me much   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    National Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview that was terrible. The lady who gave me the interview was just so unwelcoming and unexcited. You could literally tell she was reading every question off a sheet of paper and would keep saying, "good, ok. great" after every answer. She doesn't make me want to work for them. Bad first impression.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7.  

    Carrier Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Echo Global Logistics in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a Recruiter a couple days after applying to the website and we set up a phone interview for a couple weeks later. The interview was very conversational. Went into the office and sat with a rep to get a better understanding of the position. The "final" phone interview with a senior manager in Chicago seemed like it was more of an informational call and they already knew they were extending me an offer by that point.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Enterprise Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Echo Global Logistics in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Telephone Interview with contract recruiter representing the company. The person was not prepared and first ignored a previously scheduled interview and then re-scheduled after I sent an email about the originally scheduled interview. The interview was the most offensive I have encountered in my 30+ years work experience. I was told I may not be "modern" enough so beware if you are over 40 years of age. If you take a look at their website you will find most employees are much younger.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain something you have architectected and what did it look like?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Echo Global Logistics.

    Interview Details

    four rounds interview, two phone calls and two face-to-face. Fairly easy. The only one I did not prepare at all.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not as high as I expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Client Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Echo Global Logistics in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    You meet with the branch manager initially, and he ask about your life, experience, what you expect from Echo. You then sit with one of the tenured reps to get a feel for the job. After that you sit with the rest of the managers in the office, and they ask for formal interview questions

    Interview Questions
    • This job is a grind with many sales calls and late nights/early mornings needed to truly succeed.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Standard base, and there's a little wiggle room to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    .NET Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Echo Global Logistics in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by in-house recruiter on Linked-In regarding a Senior .Net Developer Position, and had a screen interview. Called back and spoke to head of recruiting department. After a few days, I was told I didn't have enough experience for the position, as I expected, and they would keep in touch. A month later I get contacted again to see if I was interested in a "mid-range position" since they had a hard time filling the Senior role. I agree and the next week, I had a in-person meeting with a Senior Developer, a Applications Manager, and 2nd level managers.

    1st part was technical, with a guy asking things like "What kinds of joins are there?" and "What is the difference between an abstract and an interface?", basic .Net questions. This went fine, since it was easy and he seemed pretty relaxed about it.

    2nd part was "culture" I am guessing, because the person I spoke too had a BA background. I was just asked basic questions about my previous jobs, favorite project, issues I have had, and so forth.

    3rd was the only part I was iffy on, as it was just a discussion, which involved me having to explain my thought process on projects I had worked on, and to point out why I should have gone other routes, possible issues with that implementation, and so forth. Only thing I noticed is that he kept looking at his watch the whole interview, but he could have had a meeting. Other than that, I thought it went well.

    4th part was just odd, as it was another second level manager who didn't make eye contact with me, only reading things off my resume and taking notes. It was awkward, but I saw no issue with anything I said during the process. At the end, he shook my hand, and made eye contact, for what seemed like a good 5-7 seconds, which I have to admit, through me off.

    That was the onsite process, I get called the next week letting me know they didn't want to move forward and make me an offer, because I didn't go into enough detail and didn't seem to be strong enough technically for the position. Conversation finished with they would be in touch if anything else came up, because they thought "I was a great guy!"

    Thinking about it now, I think what did me in was a mix of the technical and 3rd part of the interview. I could have gone into deeper details with the technical questions instead of giving stock answers, maybe talking about effect of idea or what have you, more or less I should have relayed my knowledge better.

    I still think they were looking for a Senior type person (I have about 4 years of experience), but couldn't find one cheap enough, so they were hoping to get lucky with a senior level developer making less money somewhere else.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about what you have done with WCF   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

See What Echo Global Logistics Employees Are Saying

 Current Anonymous Employee

Pros: “Located Downtown. But no close to a lot of things. A little too west.” Full Review

Work at Echo Global Logistics? Share Your Experiences

Echo Global Logistics

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates who said that their interview experience was positive, neutral or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.