J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
239 Reviews
3.2
239 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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Review Highlights

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

  • Learning experience and good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Needs to seriously consider the employees' work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Working long hours when necessary with and without rewards (in 24 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    Not a place to work if your not one of the good old boys.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable job if you could tolerate all the politics.

    Cons

    Blatant favoritism in the SW region. Unethical managers and pay was lower than expected considering the work load. Positions created out of thin air for friends and family of Operations Mangers, while deserving supervisors remained stuck in the same positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take every course on leadership and read every book on diversity in the workplace that's out there. Understand that high turnover is a sign that you have failed the employee. Also, you get what you pay for, if only fresh college grads are applying for your positions expect a lot of bumps in the road while they learn common things that most people with a couple years experience already know how to handle. Also expect the same issues to occur over and over because most supervisors leave the company within a year or two, in the SW region.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Poor mngt., no respect for drivers, do pay all the entitled miles, I lost 800.00 dollars, I cannot lose $ in my business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inter-modal IC  in  Haslet, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Inter-modal IC in Haslet, TX (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice equipment and clean trucks

    Cons

    Getting your pay and consistent miles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce your turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Stay far far away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    sucks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you get paid for orientation

    Cons

    They expect you to go over the road broke and the black ball you. You will not be able to go another division in that company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get you thumbs out of your buttocks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Growing, almost too quickly

    • 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 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
  10.  

    Local driver Home Depot IT'S ABOUT WHAT I EXPECTED

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    equipment is good management is ok...Benifits are good

    Cons

    I am a local driver on the Home Depot account..being paid by the mile to run local is total B.S. if u think dispatch playing favorites on loads affects you're paycheck when u run O.T.R. think what it does when u have alot of 300-500 mile loads and alot of 30-50 mile loads..some drivers work 50 hrs a week and make $1100..and some drivers work 60 hrs and make $900 total B.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay by the hr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Will hire veterans with no driving experience. Similar to most other major trucking companies otherwise. I enjoyed working for them up until I didn't.

    Cons

    I had a truck driving job. Weeks away from home, and plenty of downtime in areas where there's nothing to do. I read a lot of books.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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