J.B. Hunt

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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
J.B. Hunt – US – “Corporate Office”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 211 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III

John N. Roberts III

(129 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Management Experience, Pay is Decent, Good Benefits(in 8 reviews)

  • Learning experience and good work/life balance(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Needs to seriously consider the employees' work/life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • Expected to Work Long hours and always on call(in 23 reviews)

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    Fleet Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed environment. Potential for growth if you are willing to relocate or work in their corporate office in AR.

    ConsVery old fashioned culture. Long hours. Strict schedules.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up with modern times

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Inexperienced drivers may want to avoid...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay is right there, Decent benefits, Uniforms, Lots of safety training, Needless to say J.B. is all over the place, so, ability to transfer/ relocate

    ConsEquip. is not always well maintained (good luck if your truck goes to the Joppa Md. garage) As with many large company's, very often one hand doesn't know what the other is doing. To corporate, you are just a number. PERIOD! Easily replaced. All incidents are recorded, no matter how small, which can be grounds for dismissal (with mild accumulations) or, make you an unfavorable prospect to another Co. Unless you pretty well know your way around in this biz. and a particular position would be VERY convenient for you, i would strongly think twice about working for them! As one of the instructors said during orientation, "gentlemen, this is a hard job to get & an easy job to lose" Also, if you are serious about working for them, talk to at least 3-4 drivers from the terminal where you would be driving out of, & as always, google J.B. Hunt driver reviews...

    Advice to Senior ManagementLikely, this box doesn't have enough space.

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    Bad experience with J.B. Hunt

    Fleet Manager (Current Employee) San Bernardino, CA (US)

    ProsCo-workers are great. they are very helpful.

    ConsManagement lacks any kind of respect to its employees. My way or highway attitude. Management shows preference to white people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen and be respectful to employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very good company to work for.

    Shop Foreman (Current Employee) San Bernardino, CA (US)

    Prosvery fast pace environment. paid time off. vacation time.

    Consstandard repair times doesn't seem fair. no room for mistakes.turn and burn .over worked.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to what employees have to say .

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

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    Fleet Manager (Current Employee) South Gate, CA (US)

    ProsDefinitely a lot of opportunities for growth within the company especially in operations in transportation logistics and other departments within the company.

    ConsTime-off policies differ with every department, since its a 24hour operation, time off is very strict. Work life balance is very poor. 50 hour work week mandatory

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pays the bills

    Account Representative (Current Employee) Lowell, AR (US)

    ProsLearning experience and good work/life balance

    ConsMale dominated industry and not much advancement opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer planning and advancement support to employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Intermodal Driver

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe convenience of never being no more than 4 hrs from home! No touch freight. New Trucks are a plus as there is nothing older than 3 yrs.

    ConsYou're just a number! FLEET Managers are a dime a dozen here. Just when you think you have one trained, they switch them out and bring in fresh meet!

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring up the pay, and more people will stay! Do something with the crappie benefits too!

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    Good Job, Long hours

    Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsFair Compensation, Vacation, Full Benefits

    ConsExpected to Work Long hours and always on call

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork-life balance needs to be imporved

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

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    I enjoy my job and the people are wonderful

    Account Representative (Current Employee) Lowell, AR (US)

    ProsMy manager listens to me, I work in tight knit group people and we all cooperate and help one another, we have a common goal. I am allowed to take on additional projects to keep me busy, interested, and challenged. Plenty of room to grow if you start early in your career, and are willing to change departments every few years. The Account Representative position gives you the opportunity to build relationships with customers, and is very rewarding.

    ConsVery strict attendance policy for the position ofAccount Representative in Van Marketing Division. I see more people terminated for being consistently a few minutes late than for being subpar at the job. Do not stay in one position for more than 2 years if you want to move ahead in the organization and make J.B.Hunt a successful career. The Account Representative position takes about a year to learn and be comfortable doing. It is a very stressful job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am rated as a role model in the AR position. I am at the top of my game. I have been trying to get promoted for years, but I get feedback that I make too much for other departments to want to take me on, and my lack of experience working in other departments is hurting me. I got that too high salary because years ago I was asked to take a pay raise and commit to stay in the department for a few more years. It destroyed my chances at a career with JBHunt. I am repeatedly told a lateral move to get more experience in other departments would include a hefty pay cut. I am honest, loyal, and extremely intelligent. I have the respect and admiration of my peers. I am sad that I will have to leave a company I love in order to move forward in my career. I will miss you and you will replace me, but it will be very hard for you to find any one person to match my caliber and potential.

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

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    Glad I'm gone. Brokerage division

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are good people inside the company.

    ConsHours vs. Pay do not equal up. 7 days on call and 12 hr days is the norm. The internal structure of leadership is a joke here. Each year we as a company made more money but the "bonus" pay to the employee side went down each year I worked at Hunt. There was never an answer as to why only the "well just work harder" idea.

    I'm pretty sure this company had a flavor of the week wheel they would spin each Monday and spend the week complaining about whatever the wheel landed on..... This keeps them from having to have a thought of their own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the turnover. You can't treat people like indentured servants and expect them to keep caring that your bottom line is growing while their bottom line is getting worked off.

    Take advice from the people that are doing the jobs instead of the talking heads who haven't been in the trenches for years and have no real clue of what the market is doing.

    Or just keep doing what you are doing.... I don't know that J.B. would be very happy with where is company is now compared to the culture and environment he created way back when with those rice hulls.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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