J.B. Hunt
3.1 of 5 183 reviews
www.jbhunt.com Lowell, AR 5000+ Employees

J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
J.B. Hunt – US – “Corporate Office”

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3.1 183 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

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

John N. Roberts III

(111 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great Management Experience, Pay is Decent, Good Benefits"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Improvement in work life balance and work flow"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Needs to seriously consider the employees' work/life balance"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Work long hours, Lots of Responsibility with little to no authority to control your operational area"
    in 19 reviews
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Brokerage Isn't for Everyone

Carrier Sales Coordinator (Current Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

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

ProsLaid back environment, constantly busy, increasing responsibility

ConsLong hours, pay doesn't commensurate with stress, incompetent people in Management and higher positions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very Rewarding Job

Fleet Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

ProsThe pay is decent and good benefits.

ConsBetter communication within management would be great.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication is always a plus.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Industry leader? In what respect exactly?

Regional Inter-modal (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsI can't say that there were any to speak of that I could see. Oh, they have a terminal in Chicago which is my hometown.

ConsDispatcher expect to run you up to your last minute of drive time. After completing orientation took 5 weeks to get me into a truck that was not set up for me to use my CPAP machine. Too much time wasted looking for empty trailers. Sub-standard equipment. Maintenance shop that is constantly behind on workload, lack of attention to detail. Cannot provide drivers who do not smoke with a smoke free work environment. Witnessed a maintenance employee smoking on the clock while performing repairs in the cab of a drivers truck. Staff assigned to clean and detail trucks are ineffective at best, not held accountable for lack of work standards. If truck requires service while in Chicago, plan to be there atleast 4-5 days before repairs are complete. They will keep you waiting!

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with people before they come to orientation so they won't have to waste their time or miss out on other opportunities. I turned down other companies with better offers and better equipment only to be misled by this company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work if you are placed in the correct job position.

Office Specialist (Current Employee)
Lowell, AR (US)

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

ProsPay and Bosses work with you when you have to take off unexpectedly to take care of important family matters.

ConsStressful place to work everyone is in a hurry .

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

PDA (Current Employee)
Lowell, AR (US)

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

ProsLots of room to move.

Cons401k could use some improvement.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore cross training

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Management doesn't listen and avoids conflict

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at J.B. Hunt

ProsNothing good to say about the company.

ConsThe company expects a lot of work for very little pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove pay and work/life balance or continue to lose talented frontline operators.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Long hours, long commute, boring work

Operations Supervisor (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

Prosstarting salary, at first-but then you are told you must work 9-10 hrs per day without breaks or a lunch

Great job for someone right out of college or for those with limited brain capacity

Consboring, unorganized, I've worked at small businesses that have better technology and processes. Micro managed, under staffed. You are actually scolded for stepping away from your desk for more then 3 minutes during a 10 hour shift. Recruiters mislead applicants with hours, schedule etc. No vacation until after 1 year of service. Only holidays off are Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Advice to Senior Managementyour extremely high turnover rate is not due to the people you hire, but the atmosphere, work/life balance that would turn anyone with experience away

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Best of all big trucking companies

Inter-modal (Former Employee)
Lithia Springs, GA (US)

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

ProsDecent pay, good miles, decent managers

ConsStill a bit typical, dispatchers will ignore you when there is a problem. Unkept promises

Advice to Senior ManagementFleet managers still act like they are above the drivers. Dont ignore us when we have an issue.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at J.B. Hunt

ProsGreat pay, Great benefits, Great environment

ConsDepartments should communicate a little better

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

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Pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsUpward mobility is possible because people are always leaving or moving to the positions.

ConsExtremely low compared to responsibilities. Training is terrible.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse lower level managers to gain knowledge of what is happening in the field, specifically dealing with Final Mile

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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