Life at Echo

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 700 sales representatives hustling to move over 14,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

Serving as the foundation of our unwavering commitment to simplify transportation, the Echo Way is more than just words. Our core values guide us every single day in providing exceptional service and best-in-class solutions to our clients and carrier partners.

Our goal at Echo is to simplify transportation management. We help businesses that need to ship their products quickly, securely, and cost-effectively by matching each shipment with the ideal carrier in the optimal transportation mode. We have built solid partnerships with over 40,000 carriers, creating a robust network that allows us to move more than 14,000 shipments every single day for our 35,000 clients.

Essentially, our team simplifies the logistics process so our clients can focus on what they do best. This takes collaboration across the organization—from our sales teams who manage our clients and carrier partners to our technology teams who design the applications we use to quote, book, and track shipments. Explore our departments to learn how each position at Echo contributes to providing exceptional service to our clients and carriers.

Explore Our Departments

Like numbers? Calculate your career crunching numbers and analyzing financials at Echo.

Our Finance and Accounting teams directly impact the financials of our rapidly growing, nearly two billion-dollar business. These tight-knit teams are innovative and hardworking and are responsible for implementing new processes, proposing solutions to complex accounting issues, trending data and payment behavior, and resolving rating disputes and billing errors. With easy access to senior-level management, you’ll gain experience and develop skills that will grow your career.

Have to win? Life of the party? Put your personality to work building relationships and driving growth.

We are seeking enthusiastic salespeople ready to take on the challenge of mastering the fast-paced logistics industry while developing and honing sales techniques. We foster a passionate, driven sales force in the 3PL space, the fastest growing segment within transportation. We believe in celebrating success and rewarding hard work by offering industry-leading training, uncapped commission potential, bonuses, and incentives. Our reps stop at nothing to close business, offer solutions and solve problems for our clients’ diverse shipping needs. Think you have what it takes?

Dream in code? Disrupt our industry, and help power our solutions.

We offer our technology professionals a unique opportunity to create and implement original software used by our clients and employees while developing valuable skills in a highly collaborative, casual work environment. We’re a publically traded, growth-centric company that has maintained a startup mindset. At Echo you can learn from the best; we provide a mentorship program with exposure to senior leadership, hands-on experience with multiple technologies and flexibility to try new things. You will be challenged to hone your skills in a constantly evolving industry while setting the benchmark for innovative development principles. Imagination is mandatory!

Like puzzles? Own the client experience with your creative problem solving skills.

Our Operations teams strive to go above and beyond client expectations. They focus on managing the day-to-day relationships with some of our key clients and ensure we provide the outstanding customer service Echo is known for. In Operations, you will play an integral part in maintaining and growing positive client relationships by coordinating daily shipping requests, proactively communicating with clients, and confidently solving any issues that arise. Launch a career in this rapidly growing industry through comprehensive training and hands-on experience.

Looking for something else? Find other ways to live the freight life here.

Are you a collaborative, results-driven communicator with exceptional attention to detail? The corporate business functions at Echo—such as Marketing, Training, Facilities, Recruiting and HR—are essential roles that keep our business running. Whether it’s branding our services to current or prospective clients, providing top-of-the-line training to employees, or ensuring Echo hires talented people who fit our culture, you’ll be vital to helping the company move forward and reach its goals while building your own career along the way.

So 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 running at the gym or running into your colleagues at happy hour, we want to make sure you are satisfied with your Echo lifestyle.

  • 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

Join

Echo hosts several community groups, which welcome members with specific interests and encourage networking, idea sharing, social events, and fundraising for charities related to the group’s purpose. Examples of community groups at Echo include Women in Logistics, Echo Parents, Echo Pride for team members who are LGBT or allies, and the Military Employee Interest Group for veterans and family members of veterans.

Volunteer

With the financial support of Echo, the employee-led Corporate Citizenship Committee helps Echo employees at our offices participate in volunteer opportunities such as food drives, student tutoring, environmental cleanups, non-profit fundraisers, and community service events. We are proud to have participated in one of our biggest events, the Chicago Care Serve-a-thon, for the past eight years.

A huge part of who we are is our community—both inside and outside of Echo. We support our employees’ desire to give back by providing time off to volunteer in the communities where we live and work.

Give

Echo Gives is an Echo-supported giving platform that allows employees to make payroll contributions to a charity or charities of their choice. A large number of international, national, and local charities are available on the platform. Each year, Echo provides a monetary match to contributions up to a certain amount.

Sustain

As a logistics company, the shape and size of our environmental footprint is important to us. In 2010 Echo joined the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partnership, demonstrating our commitment to helping improve the operational efficiencies of our clients and carriers through our technology and services.

Echo also encourages company-wide recycling efforts, promotes the staff use of public transportation or bicycles when commuting, and provides employees with information about health and wellness options that are good for employees and the environment alike.

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