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Work Hard, Play Hard

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Current Employee - Inside Sales
Current Employee - Inside Sales

I have been working at Echo Global Logistics full-time

Pros

Fun atmosphere, especially on Fridays

Cons

Stuck in an office on phones all day

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Echo Global Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Well known name, Broad customer base, frequently Expanding

    Cons

    Not trained in some aspects of the industry, Won't contract out IT issues, just cut commissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees in all aspects of the business. Don't Cut commissions and expect the same business and hard work from employees

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Executives do not respect IT

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    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 3 years

    Pros

    The IT dept at Echo is top notch. The entire team wants to make a great product. The IT managers are great. They can be a tad bit arrogant, but name me one IT manager who isn't one of the most arrogant people you've meet. There is a real chance for advancement in this dept, which is rare for IT. And it isn't based on favorites, but skill level. However...

    Cons

    The Executives do not give us any respect or time to do what's right. They're constantly pushing us to do things quick and easy.

    The pay and benefit structure do not match the market. The health insurance plan for families is the worst I've ever seen offered to an IT dept. The co-pay is almost $800/month. Most employees with families do not use Echo's insurance cause the cost is too high. It's cheaper for them to purchase it online or use their spouse's plan.

    The 401k matching is the bare minimum a company can offer and still legally be able to state they have matching 401k. It's all based on very long term vestments so you'll never see the matching $.

    They claim your bonuses is a max of 5%, but in reality it's only maxes out at 2.5%, vs. the standard 10% offered by most IT places. The upper management does not see bonuses as a way to reward you for hard work, instead they see it as some chicken feed to throw at you so they can say they handed out bonuses.

     The high turnover rate reflects the lack of benefits, and yet they still haven't figured it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your IT dept a real competitive bonus structure. Pay for most of their health insurance, which is pretty standard for IT dept. The current benefits structure makes me NOT want to work hard or work overtime. We had record profits the last 2 years mainly due to new products pushed out via overtime by IT. But yet the IT dept is constantly given the cold shoulder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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