J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
227 Reviews

3.3
227 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 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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  1.  

    Operation Supervisor

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Executives 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.

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work for.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Have to deal with so many non technical employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire technical employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Account Manager

    • 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

    Has a good vision of the future and its goals.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Job, Long hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Fair Compensation, Vacation, Full Benefits

    Cons

    Expected to Work Long hours and always on call

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance needs to be imporved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intermodal Driver

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    You'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 ManagementAdvice

    Bring up the pay, and more people will stay! Do something with the crappie benefits too!

  8.  

    I enjoy my job and the people are wonderful

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

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

    Pros

    My 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company. Challenging work. Great people.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Aggressive 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Lowell, AR

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

    Pros

    Fast passed environment, benefits, the people.

    Cons

    At this time, I cannot list any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gained Valuable Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

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

    Cons

    You 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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