Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
130 Reviews

3.6
130 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 19 reviews)

  • kickball team on thursdays, softball team on tuesdays, beer fridays and happy hours regularly (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible commission structure, low salary (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Have fun while expanding your skill set

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    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative in Nashville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    you are in charge of managing the accounts you close

    great people with laid back yet competitive office enviroment

    transportation not your typical cubical job and gain transferable skill set

    Cons

    customers and carriers often get angry and mouth off to you but you just have to grin and bear it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue on the path we've seen recently adding more levels of managment and making teams smaller so reps get more one on one attention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad pay and no opportunity

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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 more than a year

    Pros

    Young/ fun culture. Relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Compensation is terrible compared to other sales jobs. There isn't much internal opportunity here. Good stepping tone to leave and get a better job which most people end up doing. Huge turnover here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Echo Global Logistics has been phenominal in their training process.

    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

    The cool thing about working at Echo Dallas is that we have tons of outuside events that keep the job fun and interesting.

    Cons

    The only challenge that I feel that may be a problem is moving up within the company after working here for a while. There are a ton of smart people that work here so the competition is pretty tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Young, Energectic, and Diverse

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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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Echo Dallas - The Job and Career I've been looking for

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    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    When I walked in the doors I could tell this was not like any place I'd ever worked, and I've been my own boss... CEO and COO of 2 small businesses operated in Dallas.

    The work environment, while rigorous, is a very positive learning and coaching environment, as well as being very transparent. I can email the CEO and get a response from him directly in the same day. There's no one too big in the company to reach out to with a concern, idea, suggestion, or insight. That coming from an 8 year old, Billion dollar, Publicly Traded company? "Yeah Right" is what you're thinking, but it's entirely true.

    The leadership in the office is involved, but not at the micro-management level (unless you thrive on micro-management). There's freedom of setting your own pace for your day and getting accomplished what needs to be done in a manner that you can handle.

    I can't imagine working anywhere else, at this point, unless I won the Lottery and never had a need for it. Even still, I'd be tempted to come in and run a small book of business.

    PS: If you're reading negative comments about the company from former employees... take it with a grain of salt. This job is not about the salary. Anyone worth their mettle is not trying to keep their salary here, they're working for commissions. There's no such thing as a pay cut when you're growing a book of business and getting paid for your efforts with that book. Someone talking about pay cuts on their salary is someone that shouldn't have been here in the first place. This is real sales... not retail.

    Cons

    I live furthermore out of Dalals than most, so the commute is a little difficult for me. While it's centrally located in beautiful Uptown Dallas off Woodall Rodgers... it's also located off Woodall Rodgers... which means traffic can be a nightmare. That's about all he negative I can think to report.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You've got it right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start you career

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Solid opportunity for mobility

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good third party logistics company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture. Supports its people. Many opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    The location is a minus. Not a lot of choices for frugal meals. No fast food restaurants in the vicinity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have an open door policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to start

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics

    Pros

    Training. Good place to get some initial experience.

    Cons

    Everything else. Not the best place to come into everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to eliminate the cutthroat atmosphere.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Young and fun company to work at, but managment not always clear on direction company is headed.

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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

    Great place to make and learn from mistakes.

    Cons

    Unclear career path, stressful in unnecessary situations, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication to employees, leading by example, be more personable with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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