J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
232 Reviews
3.3
232 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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139 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work for, need to negotiate salary more than what is offered.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company for job security

    Cons

    Department account heads are constantly micro-managed by senior leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have faith in the account managers to do what they were hired to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad place to make a living.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman  in  East Brunswick, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman in East Brunswick, NJ (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Equipment is replaced every 3 years. Facilities are newer. Most management actually cares about their employees, all the way up to the regional director. They're very focused on keeping their employees safe. There's also a welcome distance kept between drivers and mechanics. There's a 4 day work week. Almost everyone in maintenance management started out working as a mechanic or a driver then moved up and you can too. They have discount programs with multiple nationwide company's like verizon, jeep, gm

    Cons

    The pay is middle of the road and the benefits are a joke. Your required holidays come out of you're PTO and if you run out before a holiday expect a short paycheck. They are very strict when it comes to their standard repair times and they try to cut them down as often as they can. There's no overtime allowed. They often run out of soap and towels and won't order more until the month is out and anyone who has ever finished a dirty job can attest to the importance of being able to get clean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more manufacturer based training. PTO should not go towards national holidays. And health benefits needs a major overhaul

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dedicated Driver  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Dedicated Driver in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, Awesome support system, Informative management crew.

    Cons

    Can not physically unload anymore. Trailers are just too hot to work in. Docks rarely have fans on them and those that do rarely ever use them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the exit interview.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very safety minded organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional environment with an opportunity to move up "Get Promoted" within the company.

    Cons

    Working long hours when necessary with and without rewards. Management will listen to and implement all good ideas as long as there is no safety or business conflict.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk with the average worker more and especially the new personnel.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Growing, almost too quickly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Always changing workday, never doing the same thing

    Cons

    Work life balance, compensation, benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people from within and realize people are underpaid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good place to start a career, but not finish.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time

    Pros

    Company cel phone and laptop.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    On call 24 hours a day
    Work weekends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, awesome benefits and lots of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EPS Scheduler  in  Lowell, AR (US)
    Current Employee - EPS Scheduler in Lowell, AR (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. My coworkers are cool to work with. Management does its best to liven up the atmosphere and create excitement for a position that can be extremely repetitive. They give you the tools you need to succeeded and continue training even after the 3 week training period. The company is always getting new business and new career opportunities are always becoming available. Really great benefits that are extremely helpful

    Cons

    I don't really have too many complaints. A lot of the complaints I here is the pay is low. Its definitely fair for not requiring a degree and the benefits available makes it better. Sometimes the hours can be long but that's the standard for the transportation industry. Another complaint is that sometimes politics are at play. It isn't anything that brings down morale but its noticeable that there are favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work and cut down on the favoritism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Noel, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Noel, MO (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Time off is wonderful and its a company that you are able to move up in at a quick pace. They are a large company but address you on a personal level. The pay is great also.

    Cons

    This company does have some issues. They mainly involve the driving portion of the company. In that I mean that sometimes it is hard to get back for your time off but they work hard to get you back in time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Corporate office. Relatively flat organizational structure. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Vacation days are low for IT organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stay far far away

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver  in  Little Rock, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Little Rock, AR (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Without a doubt the worst OTR company in the united states that I have worked for.

    Cons

    Trying to get home , pay and generally being treated like crap, trying ti get sleep while dispatchers send numerous messages over a QUALCOMM to tell you irrelevant info.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy the fruits of your elitist business plan while your reputation continues to one of the industry's worst. Just remember there are a finite number of truck drivers on this planet and the vast majority already know from former employees like me how sorry JB hunt is

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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