Echo Careers

Echo Global Logistics – Why Work For Us?

Take a look at the future of logistics... take a look at Echo.

Driven, energetic and motivated – the Echo team is made of like minded individuals with one common thread, an opportunity to jumpstart a career at a fast-growing company. We are a technology company in the transportation management and logistics industry with a growing client base and a dynamic atmosphere. If you’re ready for a fast-paced environment and are up for a challenge – Echo might be the place for you.

  • Launch your career with a solid support network and a management team committed to your success.
  • Get involved with interesting and motivated people – join our softball, volleyball, basketball, football, or hockey teams. Or start a new intramural team!
  • Be a part of a team and create new business processes with collaborative colleagues.

Echo is leading the industry in technology-enabled transport. Our web-based technology platform is our secret weapon. We compile and analyze data from our nation-wide network of transportation providers to serve our clients' shipping and logistics needs, utilizing innovative software that we developed. Echo’s diverse client-base includes industries like manufacturing, retail, construction, and consumer products just to name a few.

Where else can you promote progress from your desk? Our teams are empowered to innovate and implement positive change. We trust our talent to find new solutions, and to bring their creativity to the table every day at Echo. Echo is a growing company, and everyone who works here is contributing to the development of who we are today, and who we will be in the future. What does that actually look like? A “let’s try it” attitude. Taking intelligent risks. Seeing opportunities, rather than obstacles. We look for reasons new ideas will work, rather than reasons they won’t. We know that complacency is the fastest way to become irrelevant, so we are constantly implementing new ways to revolutionize the way we serve. 

We hire outgoing, energetic and self-motivated individuals to join our growing  teams in all office locations. T We believe that good things come to those who hustle – though you won’t catch us hanging around any pool halls. We know that the journey from average to extraordinary starts with work ethic. Echo team members reap the rewards of their endurance, and take pride in going the extra mile for their clients and coworkers. Our teams work both harder and smarter to deliver increasingly efficient and always available results. Our hustle is on call 24/7, because we know that providing excellent service isn’t always easy, but it is always worth it.

Beyond comprehensive, across-the-board sales training, you will work in vibrant and fast-paced sales-focused environment where every day offers a different challenge. The logistics industry can be a bit crazy at times, but our teams know that is part of the fun. Instead of happy hours spent sharing horror stories of your corporate-cubicle nightmare, you’ll be the one cracking up your co-workers with funny stories of how you saved your client’s day. As a logistics sales rep, you will have immediate impact on the success of our company and be a key member of our powerful growth strategy.

What's in it for you? Here are some of the promises we make to our employees. We want to keep you happy, healthy and engaged. Whether it's runny noses, running at the gym or running into your boss at happy hour -we want to make sure you are satisfied on every level!

Benefits and Perks

  • 401k with company matching
  • Medical Insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Parental Leave
  • Paid time off
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Divvy Discount Code
  • Employee Training Programs
  • Volunteer time off
  • Casual dress code
  • Pet Insurance
  • Gym Membership Discounts
  • Mobile Carrier Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company sponsored sports teams
  • Company sponsored events/parties
  • Corporate volunteer opportunities

The Echo Way 


Better is the only option.

We know that success isn’t permanent and that complacency is the fastest way to become irrelevant.  Because of that, we are always looking for a better way, a better solution, a better approach. Always asking the question “what is the best thing to do?” and being drawn to try solutions that haven’t’ been tried before. We look for reasons new ideas will work, rather than reasons they won’t.  Sometimes we may fail, but that only inspires us to find new solutions.

BYO

 Bring Your Own: Passion. Energy. Enthusiasm. Drive. We insist on making the most of each day, because we have the ultimate renewable energy source – passion. Combine the tools and environment with what each individual brings to the table and you go from aspiration to achievement

Do what’s right.

Integrity means expecting more from ourselves, even when no one is looking. It’s not just a corporate responsibility…it’s a personal one. We value being honest and transparent even when that means delivering bad news.

Carry the load together.

No one of us is as good as all of us. And because of that, we know that teamwork is the fuel that allows us to achieve results that could never have been achieved alone. So, we depend on each other, get each other’s back, and celebrate each other’s wins.

Work hard and hustle.

The journey from average to awesome begins with work ethic. It’s what keeps us pushing through when others simply give up. While our tenacity defines us... hustle is how we stop talking about ideas and actually make something happen. We do whatever we have to do, for however long, until we reach our goals because we know… that’s the only way to be extraordinary.

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Life at Echo

The Echo Office is more than just a workplace – it’s an environment for success. At Echo, when you bring your own passion, energy, and drive to work, we give you the tools you need to succeed. From our innovative technology to our open-door policy, we want to provide a space for you to be your best self and do your best work. 

Everyone has a different reason for being a part of the Echo team. See what some of our Echo team members are saying:

“My favorite thing about the Echo culture is 100% the people. It is a great, friendly, energetic environment where you can feel apart of a group that is really changing the face of logistics as we know it.”
– Jayna

“No day or shipment is exactly the same and each presents its own challenges and solutions. Learning from these challenges causes you to become better at what you do and more valuable to your clients.”
– Mark

“The favorite part of my job is the new challenges I get to solve every day.”
– Shane

“I know the work I do each day is helping the company become a strong competitor in the industry. We’re constantly improving our departments and systems, which allows each employee to have an impact on our overall strategic direction.”
–Rachel

“I love the energy and enthusiasm that surrounds every department at Echo.”
– Lauren

“The best part of the Echo culture is the competitive spirit that everyone brings. There’s always motivation to work harder.”
– Paul

“I enjoy most that I am able to interact and communicate with smart and energetic individuals from employees in entry level positions all the way up to the executive level.”
– Brittani

Echo is committed to helping our employees achieve their career goals. Every employee is provided with the knowledge and resources to grow and we invest time and effort to improve the quality of not just the work day, but the career development of all Echo employees.

Continous Learning
We are committed to continuous learning. Echo employees learn everything from the fundamentals of the logistics and transportation industry to business and management skills. Expert speakers are invited to offer best practices and their expertise on specific business functions or industries. Skills are honed in training sessions focused on topics ranging from client service to teamwork and account management.

Career Development
Echo is committed to the career development of all employees and leaders are charged with helping employees set goals, achieve those goals and continue to strive for progress.

Sales Training
New sales professionals receive an intensive training course covering industry specifics as well as sales function, pitch and lead generation. Training groups are walked through the Echo value proposition, industry knowledge and the tools Echo uses to provide a valuable service to our clients. At the end of our initial training, you will have the tools to be successful and build your own book of business.

Operations Training
Echo is committed to continuous training of its account management teams. Each employee spends roughly a week learning the Echo tools as well as our processes for accounting and finance. At Echo you are not thrown to the wolves, we arm our employees thoroughly with a full skill set that will allow you to succeed.

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Echo Global Logistics Reviews

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    Current Employee - Client Sales Executive  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Client Sales Executive in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun Work environment
    Central location
    Young office atmosphere

    Cons

    terrible commission structure, favoritism, unprofessionalism, competitive price driven market, difficult customer base to work with.

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    Management needs to set a better base with the expectations they have on employees. This is a stressful job in an unreliable industry. We are expected to close accounts, manage accounts, track our shipments, do all of our accounting and service our customers like they are our only ones all while making 35,000 a yr. The work environment is fun but the blatant favoritism of certain reps whom have not worked hard enough to earn the accounts that have been handed to them without anything to do with the sell-close process is so flagrant; all of your employees know who deserves to be rewarded for their hard work and who are given accounts they did not earn nor deserve

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Echo Global Logistics Interviews

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Updated Sep 21, 2014

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Echo Global Logistics in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first time the company contacted me was via email to confirm a phone interview. The initial phone interview covered why I was interested in the company, the details of the position, my past experiences related to the position, salary/benefits, etc. I was asked back for a second interview which included a session where I shadowed a carrier sales rep followed by a face to face interview with one of the managers. This time we covered some of the same things as before, but in much more detail. Along with a few questions regarding how certain situations should be handled and where I plan to be in the near future.

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Echo Global Logistics Awards and Accolades

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America's Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2013
Arizona's Most Admired Companies, Best Companies az, 2013
101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 2009
101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 2008
Top 10 3PL, Inbound Logistics, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.echo.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Public (ECHO)
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue ₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year

Echo is leading the industry in technology-enabled transport. Our web-based technology platform is our secret weapon. We compile and analyze data from our nation-wide network of transportation providers to serve our clients' shipping and logistics needs, utilizing innovative software that we developed. Echo’s diverse client-base includes industries like manufacturing, retail... More

Mission: In 2005, Echo began with one simple objective - to take the "complicated" out of transportation management.

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