J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
244 Reviews
3.2
244 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to make a living.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman in East Brunswick, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman in East Brunswick, NJ (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Equipment is replaced every 3 years. Facilities are newer. Most management actually cares about their employees, all the way up to the regional director. They're very focused on keeping their employees safe. There's also a welcome distance kept between drivers and mechanics. There's a 4 day work week. Almost everyone in maintenance management started out working as a mechanic or a driver then moved up and you can too. They have discount programs with multiple nationwide company's like verizon, jeep, gm

    Cons

    The pay is middle of the road and the benefits are a joke. Your required holidays come out of you're PTO and if you run out before a holiday expect a short paycheck. They are very strict when it comes to their standard repair times and they try to cut them down as often as they can. There's no overtime allowed. They often run out of soap and towels and won't order more until the month is out and anyone who has ever finished a dirty job can attest to the importance of being able to get clean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more manufacturer based training. PTO should not go towards national holidays. And health benefits needs a major overhaul

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dedicated Driver in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Dedicated Driver in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Awesome support system, Informative management crew.

    Cons

    Can not physically unload anymore. Trailers are just too hot to work in. Docks rarely have fans on them and those that do rarely ever use them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the exit interview.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a place to work if your not one of the good old boys.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable job if you could tolerate all the politics.

    Cons

    Blatant favoritism in the SW region. Unethical managers and pay was lower than expected considering the work load. Positions created out of thin air for friends and family of Operations Mangers, while deserving supervisors remained stuck in the same positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take every course on leadership and read every book on diversity in the workplace that's out there. Understand that high turnover is a sign that you have failed the employee. Also, you get what you pay for, if only fresh college grads are applying for your positions expect a lot of bumps in the road while they learn common things that most people with a couple years experience already know how to handle. Also expect the same issues to occur over and over because most supervisors leave the company within a year or two, in the SW region.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrendous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tracy, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tracy, CA (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits, somewhat flexible

    Cons

    Improper training when first hired, lack of opportunity for growth, if you don't know the hire-ups, you simply won't succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to get involved with bottom-line employees and avoid covering up for certain people's alcohol intoxication and stop promoting lewd behavior

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

    Good company to work for depending on the department/job position.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Lowell, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Lowell, AR (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The majority of the people I worked with were great. The company encourages the employees to do charity work within the community. Benefits aren't bad.

    Cons

    Salary for certain management positions is pitiful. Hourly pay is fairly competitive though. There's no work/home life balance for management in the department I worked in. Even though the majority of the coworkers are great, there are a couple bad apples in upper management they won't get rid of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a hard look at upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Little development and very repetitive tasks.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Lowell, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Lowell, AR (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is very laid back.

    Cons

    Work-life balance leaves a lot to be desired, there is little development of employees, a bit of an unprofessional (blue collar) type of environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Growing, almost too quickly

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always changing workday, never doing the same thing

    Cons

    Work life balance, compensation, benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people from within and realize people are underpaid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to start a career, but not finish.

    • 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

    Company cel phone and laptop.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    On call 24 hours a day
    Work weekends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very safety minded organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Allentown, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Professional environment with an opportunity to move up "Get Promoted" within the company.

    Cons

    Working long hours when necessary with and without rewards. Management will listen to and implement all good ideas as long as there is no safety or business conflict.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk with the average worker more and especially the new personnel.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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

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