J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
227 Reviews

3.3
227 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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138 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.  

    My time at JB Hunt was very enjoyable and challenging. The experience I obtained while an Account Manager was valuable.

    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Lowell, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Lowell, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast passed environment, benefits, the people.

    Cons

    At this time, I cannot list any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every manager has his/her own management style and the result of their disposition is their own success or failure. JB Hunt had great management teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gained Valuable Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    The ability to work close with your drivers and customer. You are basically given a franchise JB Hunt branch when you become and account manager

    Cons

    You are expected to work in excess of 60 hours per week as an account manager, especially one that you are at on your own. If a driver happens to get into an accident you could end up with a 15+ hour day. You are also on call as soon as your drivers get to their trucks, that could be 24 hours a day or 3 am, and if something goes wrong your phone will ring and you have to deal with the issue then, and sometimes go into the office.

  3.  

    It's a great place to work with a good shop environment,and good relationships between the techs.

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Jb hunt is a Very reliable company to work for,safety matters in the shop,they pay well,the shop is clean,there's always training on the newest trucking equipment that jb hunt runs,and jb hunt is a leading trucking company in north America that's always growing.

    Cons

    Heath care is a bit on the high side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Learning Experience

    • 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

    Pros

    Excellent Environment and people
    Growing company

    Cons

    pay is not up to current industry standards
    politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    independent agile programming

    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Lowell, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Lowell, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    ability to work on your own

    Cons

    may get lost easily, no specified breaks

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Local Truck Driver

    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay is alright and it's easy to take time off if you need to. Mostly everyone that I work with is nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Work hours are really long, usually 12 to 14 hours per day. Paid by mile and stop not by the hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good hourly pay rate would be nice.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of responsibility and learn how to manage a business and people.

    Cons

    Long hours
    On call nights and weekend
    Benefits could be better
    Very little vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance.

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

    Great place to learn and grow

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

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, dynamic work environment, given responsibility quickly, great exposure to a large business and ability to quickly become ingrained and attuned to large companies supply chain needs and transportation.
    Constantly challenged to grow as an individual and team.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge - its a personal problem for me that I tend to have a hard time switching off. Easy to let work become your life as a result.
    On that same vein, time off could be encouraged and given more time sooner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure you avoid being penny wise and dollar foolish by allowing good people to leave because they feel their prospects are limited or that they can earn more elsewhere and work less hours. Encourage individual growth and mentoring from upper management.
    Continue to emphasize to all business units how vital all the other business units are. Currently attitudes of more established units tend to be that they are more important or necessary than newer units. Great exposure and/or cross training should help limit this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Rewarding Job

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent and good benefits.

    Cons

    Better communication within management would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication is always a plus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic

    • 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 10 years

    Pros

    Huge potential for growth and advancement

    Cons

    Hard work and demanding industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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