J.B. Hunt

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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
275 Reviews
3.2
275 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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165 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.  

    JB. Hunt is a trucking company that acts exactly like a trucking company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver

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

    Pros

    You can work anywhere in the country. They have locations and driving jobs that can satisfy almost anyone.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted up from a driver to an office position even though they talk about doing this. Very business driven and not driver driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on creating a cohesive team with your management and drivers. This will lower turnover and strengthen customer company relationships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Eh,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Installer in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Installer in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    It's a job in the current economy

    Cons

    Long hours very short pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are human

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Pay, bad work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor

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

    Pros

    The pay was great. There are very few jobs you can get fresh out of college that will pay this well. There are plenty of opportunities for advancement. They give you a lot of power to make decisions.

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance. You are expected to work both Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas. Every holiday works this way. You will work very long hours. After you are home since you have a company laptop and cell phone you are still required to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard Working Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carrier Sales Coordinator
    Former Employee - Carrier Sales Coordinator

    I worked at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Offer locations all over the country with room for growth.

    Cons

    Requires long hours and often times can be discouraging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider employees work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Carrier Sales Coordinator Review

    • 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

    Great coworkers who get along and work hard together.

    Cons

    Same day to day work.
    New accounts always in the pipeline but rarely move forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with employees to meet goals and expand knowledge
    Don't offer an employee a job on an account that does not close

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Regional Operations Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Allows flexibility in your schedule to work from home. It is very fast pace environment, gives you an opportunity to manage your own business, make executive decisions, and lead/direct a team of managers. It is a great stepping stone to grow as a mid-level manager and gain different experiences you really can't get from normal day to day operations. This position definitely trains you on how to be a good multi-tasker.

    Cons

    Always on call 24/7, and working 50-60 hours a week. Work-Life balance is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-Life balance needs to improve for all managers. Need to come up with a solution where employees can go home and not have to answer business phone calls on the weekends or after hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to start out with

    Current Employee - Programming Specialist in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Programming Specialist in Lowell, AR

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Like any major corporation it all depends on who you are work for.

    Cons

    Like any major corporation it all depends on who you are work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions are hard to achieve

  9.  

    Rolling along

    • 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

    Great benefits and no tolerance for complacency in the business.

    Cons

    Inconsistencies in what is expected and in discipline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Pay & Benefits High Stress, Competition Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, Rate of raises, benefits, great eating & exercise facilities on site.

    Cons

    High Stress, High Competition. Everyone is at each others throats to move up and the pace is so quick that you have to be very careful not to drown. If it isn't something your heart is in it will eat you up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more PTO. Spread team work evenly. Recognize success and reward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Manager in Lowell, AR

    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

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