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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
253 Reviews
3.3
253 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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153 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 23 reviews)

  • Long hours, they will terminate you in a heartbeat if you are not a safe driver (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to make a living.

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very safety minded organization

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    • 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, awesome benefits and lots of opportunities

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for.

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    • 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
  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    Nice place to work.

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    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
  9.  

    Poor mngt., no respect for drivers, do pay all the entitled miles, I lost 800.00 dollars, I cannot lose $ in my business

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay far far away

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    sucks

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    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

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