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Mediocre, but could be so much more

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 for more than a 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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    Not a place to make a living

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to get logistics Experience.
    35K salary ( is a pro if thats all you want in life) Not a pro if you are trying be a provider

    Cons

    zero chance for commission
    too many hours
    no advancement potential
    Benefits suck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentives that actually have money in them. commission plan with an actual chance for commission. Think more about the employees than your own pockets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Post-Collegiate Frat Party

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Sales Trainee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Sales Trainee in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Young atmosphere constant change, and Beer Friday.

    Cons

    Where to begin: For starters, the 'Logistics Sales Trainee' period is outrageous. 6 months of managers the same age as you making you feel replaceable. The training period is going through rotations for 6 months, doing jobs they don't want to hire actual full time employees for. In short, you upload documents for 6 months and then do one week of sales training and get thrown on the sales floor and are expected to make all these goals when you have very little guidance. The atmosphere is so young that promotions are based on favoritism, not because the person actually deserved it. Communication between departments is terrible, I would even say there is no communication period. The pay is horrible and not competitive to other Logistic companies in Chicago. The only way they make up for wasting 6 months of your life is bringing in beer on Fridays mid-afternoon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and what they have to say. Learn how to communicate with each other and make changes with the training program. The turnover rate would be much lower if even the smallest changes started getting made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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