J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
231 Reviews

3.3
231 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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140 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    No consideration for your personal life

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Good drivers to work with

    Cons

    Management didn't care about your home life & if you had plans with your family. It was take your 10 hr break & get back in the truck. Collage management with no trucking experience except what JB Hunt taught then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for your DCS management including a least 1-2 weeks in the trucks with the drivers learning the account, routes, stops,
    & assisting the drivers with unloading & loading.

  2.  

    If you are a hard worker and mobile you can make middle management quickly

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Executives and most upper management are genuinely nice people who truly mean what they say. Stable company with lots of different types of jobs. As long as you do a good job they will find a place for you even if your position is eliminated. They get rid of tyrant managers or ease them into non management positions.

    Cons

    Long hours (salaried employees are scheduled for 45 hours per week and sometimes that isn't enough to get the job done right), they need to hire an extra person here and there to ease the load. If you aren't mobile you are limited in how fast and high you can promote. If you happen to get stuck with a terrible manager it may take a while for the problem to be addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want employees to see the big picture you need to pay them based on big picture results. Don't make employees bear the brunt of poor management decisions or sales promises. Hire a few extra people here and there so people that care about their jobs don't have to work 50-60 hours per week. Be quicker about getting rid of bad managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and relax environment. Everybody seems to be friendly; however may run into some people who think they are better.

    Cons

    Have to deal with so many non technical employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire technical employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    DCS Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DCS Driver
    Former Employee - DCS Driver

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

    Pros

    Nice Equipment, nice people in management.

    Cons

    They will promise you big money like over 1000.00 per week but reality is more like 500.00 to 600.00 gross. Once again, trucking company lies about what you will be making. This has caused me to drop out of the trucking industry. Once my CDL is up for renewal, I will drop the CDL for a normal drivers license. You cannot trust any trucking company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay what you promise. If you say 50,000.00 per year, pay it. Truck drivers need paid by the hour, not the mile or stop. That pressure causes unsafe pushing on self to make more money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent & I was very successful & happy.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    The people & their commitment to be the best transportation company

    Cons

    Maybe the income offered to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    99% of management were the right choice for the job. Very well ran company

  7.  

    Fleet Manager

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very old fashioned culture. Long hours. Strict schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with modern times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Inexperienced drivers may want to avoid...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay 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

    Cons

    Equip. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Likely, this box doesn't have enough space.

  9.  

    Bad experience with J.B. Hunt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager  in  San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in San Bernardino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great. they are very helpful.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and be respectful to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    very good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shop Foreman  in  San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Shop Foreman in San Bernardino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to what employees have to say .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    JB Hunt Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager  in  South Gate, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in South Gate, CA (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Time-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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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