J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
247 Reviews
3.2
247 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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149 Ratings

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 22 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, awesome benefits and lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
  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 (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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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.  

    sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    Local driver Home Depot IT'S ABOUT WHAT I EXPECTED

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad 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 full-time

    Pros

    They at least pay you

    Cons

    Do not respect their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over.

  11.  

    Average company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, as long as your results are good no one asks questions.

    Cons

    Pay, work life balance, nepotism, hard to promote, horrible starting pay, horrible benefits, upper mamagement is never around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your best, not your friends!

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