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Helpful (1)

Great people, horrible sale job!

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Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL (US)
Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time (more than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Strong company culture with great employees, leagues and events. If you're not in sales you probably have a decent and pretty easy job. If you are in sales and if you call the right person at the right time you could get lucky. It's more about getting lucky than being good at sales.

Cons

Pretty terrible compensation and benefits package, long hours, no opportunity for advancement and awful sales management.

Advice to Management

Learn how to add value to your sales staff.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Post-Collegiate Frat Party

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    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 (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Inside Sales (Customer Sales)

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - National Account Manager
    Current Employee - National Account Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a young and energetic atmosphere. OK job out of school but it will get old fast once you finish the 4-month training program (which is pretty nice). They take you out to Chicago for the first two weeks (all expenses paid).

    Cons

    After the orientation phase in Chicago it all goes downhill. You go through several tedious rotations that require you to call and track shipments for about 4 months. I think they are revamping the training because it is pointless and wasteful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Relax and don't micromanage so much. You will get more quality work out of the employees if they don't feel you breathing down their backs all the time.

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