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Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated 20 February 2017
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Pros
  • I enjoy working at Echo it is a very Comfortable and Friendly work environment (in 44 reviews)

  • Over the course of those 6 years I've seen two things remain constant; great people and great culture (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Early start daily and long hours (in 20 reviews)

  • Commission structure needs serious adjusting (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, potential to make the big bucks

    Cons

    hard to get to commission level. 401k plan is terrible. I think the reason for this is because when Echo started they were hiring kids straight out of college that did not worry about their future. Now that it has been around for 10+ years and they are strategically hiring we should improve the plan

    Advice to Management

    Please improve 401k offerings


  2. "MSBI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MSBI in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - MSBI in New York, NY (US)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    god to work for fast growing company

    Cons

    Its always a commitment that matters


  3. "Good Place to Grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I great place to grow. It's an even better if you use the correct avenues to advance into various departments.

    Cons

    Skills in an entry level role might not portray an employee's full potential. Employees can get lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping everyone engaged should not overlook employee's desire to grow and develop their careers.


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  5. "Good starting job out of college"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a great way to break into sales. great people to work with and great culture.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover. not everyone is made for sales. Middle management depending on who your manager is can be either a make or break experience

    Advice to Management

    sometime hiring within is not always the best solution for middle management


  6. "The Echo Way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Operations Representative in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Carrier Operations Representative in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working at Echo it is a very Comfortable and Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Only down fall is parking but thankful for the parking many garages and the office temperature can be a bit cold so bring a sweater :-)

    Advice to Management

    Nothing so far...Keep up the good job!


  7. "Great Benefits / High Stress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay, opportunities for promotion, fun work environment

    Cons

    High stress environment, no work life balance,


  8. "Been with Echo for over 4 years as a Sales Rep & it has been a very fun & exciting."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have plenty of training here and can advice very quickly if you are willing to work hard. The commission here is higher than most companies. And there are a lot of fun events planned within the company, even at the branches. We are like family here and lean on each other for advice and support and cheer each other on.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure on you to grow very fast.

    Advice to Management

    Need more positive motivation and less negativity


  9. "Want support and growth? Then work for ECHO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been in this industry for 3 years, and I got my start working for one of ECHO's top competitors in my first years. I've only been working at ECHO for the past 6 mos, but I've learned more in that time that I did in the entire 2 years working for their competitor. Transportation & Logistics is no cup of tea, but ECHO really lives up to it motto "Transportation Simplified." My managers are always willing to help, and they provide extensive training and learning opportunities. ECHO really values the employees and that is great when working for such a huge company! I love this place!

    Cons

    Your days are what you make them. If you come in early and get on the phones and hustle then you'll do great. However; if you sit and post on FB all day then, this isn't the career path for you.


  10. "Huge Opportunity, Time to Work Hard & Hustle"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Dallas, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    - Fun company culture/atmosphere
    - Honest about time to begin making significant commissions
    - Decent base salary that never drops or goes away
    - Mentor/mentee program to help you grow your sales and industry knowledge/improve overall
    - Ton of opportunity
    - It's very evident that they really work to live the values they espouse

    Cons

    - 3PL is a highly saturated market, so be prepared to put in some long hours, hard work and deal with a lot of rejection

    Advice to Management

    - Keep building upon your internal training material on The Hub, the sound recording quality of the podcast is pretty great, but some of the video content I've seen is pretty difficult to hear. I would highly recommend creating some internal educational videos like those on the FightMediocrity youtube channel. Combines visual and auditory learning methods really well and I think this would really benefit the training process.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great First Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Brand new LARGE 2nd floor facility at 600 W Chicago Ave in River North, Chicago
    -Recently merged with Command Transportation - now move ~3500 truckloads daily
    -Top three logistics companies in the industry
    -Salary + Commission compensation structure
    -Competitive, fast-paced working environment
    -Easy access to CTA and Metra

    Cons

    -Early start daily and long hours
    -Stressful situations arise daily
    -Must be good at handling rejection/enabling critical thinking
    -Relatively high turnover in logistics industry--must be persistent in sales role

    Advice to Management

    Make more effort to make connect with charitable/volunteering causes



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