Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics Reviews

Updated Jun 09, 2014
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3.2 125 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Echo Global Logistics CEO and Director Doug Waggoner

Doug Waggoner

(88 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Echo Dallas has a great work environment for someone who wants to work hard and play hard(in 18 reviews)

  • kickball team on thursdays, softball team on tuesdays, beer fridays and happy hours regularly(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, the commission structure is nearly impossible to get to in the first year-don't believe what they tell you(in 11 reviews)

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

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

    Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsIt 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementFor carrier sales, I would only suggest more team oriented goals/rewards. It is difficult to break through to commission without a national carrier.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn a lot about managing your day.

    Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsOpportunity to increase your pay with hard work.

    ConsBranch atmosphere can be a little hectic at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare updates more quickly, teach more about our enterprise capabilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get what you put in.

    Client Sales Representative (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    Prosif 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.

    Constakes 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 Senior Managementlarger base, or more perks for when you are starting

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun fast pace

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of room for growth

    ConsImmature co workers more interested in social aspects of job

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore mature employee hires

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    Fun and energetic young company.

    Client Sales Representative (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    Prosyoung workforce with similar interests. kickball team on thursdays, softball team on tuesdays, beer fridays and happy hours regularly. management has expectations and stands by them but let's you handle your business how you choose. i have been here 10 months and am going to hit commission this month

    Consit's a sales job where you have to work hard and mostly find your own leads. first six months is heavy cold calling but now i am doing mainly customer management with less calls. putting in more than 40 hours is necessary to getting ahead.

    Advice to Senior Managementsome more advanced training would be helpful but other than that, job has been what i expected and overall good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Make Your Career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsYoung, casual work environment and fast paced industry. Company growth does offer opportunities for recent graduates to try explore new career paths. Hard work does not go unnoticed. Summer softball leagues, beer fridays and corporate funded parties don't hurt

    Consif you are starting in a sales role be prepared for challenges, it's a competitive industry that takes some time to get adjusted to.

    Advice to Senior Managementfurther encouragement of employees to bubble up ideas. the ears are open but i'm not sure the right avenues for communicating messages from the floor have been established

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Young, Energectic, and Diverse

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAtmosphere-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.

    ConsLost 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 Senior ManagementFocus on creating and rewarding other opportunities within the company. Sales support is a big contributing factor to Reps Success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to start you career

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

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

    ConsKeep 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid opportunity for mobility

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots to learn!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly Management
    Good use of technology

    ConsLow pay scale
    No benefits

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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