J.B. Hunt

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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
J.B. Hunt – US – “Corporate Office”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 212 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III

John N. Roberts III

(129 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Operation Supervisor

    Operations Supervisor (Current Employee)

    Pros- Good learning opportunity
    - Good starting salaries
    - Ability to travel

    Cons- Work life balance (depending on account)
    - Adaptability to different ideas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lowell, AR (US)

    ProsExecutives 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.

    ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work for.

    Operations (Current Employee) Lowell, AR (US)

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

    ConsHave to deal with so many non technical employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire technical employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Account Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHas a good vision of the future and its goals.

    ConsThe work/life balance can take a tole on an individual, but this various on location, not for all locations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intermodal Driver

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe convenience of never being no more than 4 hrs from home! No touch freight. New Trucks are a plus as there is nothing older than 3 yrs.

    ConsYou're just a number! FLEET Managers are a dime a dozen here. Just when you think you have one trained, they switch them out and bring in fresh meet!

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring up the pay, and more people will stay! Do something with the crappie benefits too!

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    Good Job, Long hours

    Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsFair Compensation, Vacation, Full Benefits

    ConsExpected to Work Long hours and always on call

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork-life balance needs to be imporved

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I enjoy my job and the people are wonderful

    Account Representative (Current Employee) Lowell, AR (US)

    ProsMy manager listens to me, I work in tight knit group people and we all cooperate and help one another, we have a common goal. I am allowed to take on additional projects to keep me busy, interested, and challenged. Plenty of room to grow if you start early in your career, and are willing to change departments every few years. The Account Representative position gives you the opportunity to build relationships with customers, and is very rewarding.

    ConsVery strict attendance policy for the position ofAccount Representative in Van Marketing Division. I see more people terminated for being consistently a few minutes late than for being subpar at the job. Do not stay in one position for more than 2 years if you want to move ahead in the organization and make J.B.Hunt a successful career. The Account Representative position takes about a year to learn and be comfortable doing. It is a very stressful job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am rated as a role model in the AR position. I am at the top of my game. I have been trying to get promoted for years, but I get feedback that I make too much for other departments to want to take me on, and my lack of experience working in other departments is hurting me. I got that too high salary because years ago I was asked to take a pay raise and commit to stay in the department for a few more years. It destroyed my chances at a career with JBHunt. I am repeatedly told a lateral move to get more experience in other departments would include a hefty pay cut. I am honest, loyal, and extremely intelligent. I have the respect and admiration of my peers. I am sad that I will have to leave a company I love in order to move forward in my career. I will miss you and you will replace me, but it will be very hard for you to find any one person to match my caliber and potential.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company. Challenging work. Great people.

    Senior Programming Specialist (Current Employee) Lowell, AR (US)

    ProsChallenging work, great people, stable work environment. Pay is reasonable for the area.

    ConsAggressive deadlines that are not realistic. Work life balance is not always honored. No real incentive to work harder. Employee ideas may be heard but they are not given any real consideration by upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't mind working hard, but the long hours are burning me out. Give REAL incentive to work hard. A raise that barely covers the cost of living increase doesn't cut it. People need to feel valued, money is not always the answer but a lack of a reasonable raise speaks volumes to how we are valued.

    Also, expand the career path. A decent developer with 10-15 years of experience will top out in career path easily. The only way to grow at that point is to go into management or leave the company. Those with a technical bent typically leave, I have seen us lose many great developers for this reason.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

    ProsFast passed environment, benefits, the people.

    ConsAt this time, I cannot list any.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Gained Valuable Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsYou 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.

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