J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
228 Reviews

3.3
228 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.  

    Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time

    Pros

    Upper management allows you to take ownership of business. A good company to gain experience.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure on establishing a safety culture and we are made responsible for accident that our driver

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Low pay, lots of opportunity in ICS

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Manager
    Current Employee - Transportation Manager

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere on brokerage floor and lots of young, talented, and energetic fellow employees to interact with. They have a lot of fun, and you routinely speak with VP's and others in day to day work.
    Upward mobility for hard workers- hard work does pay off in terms of promotion, but those that manage people aren't always compensated as you might expect.

    Cons

    45 hour work week mandatory minimum- not a huge deal until you figure out that the worst months are work are also when your branch struggles financially and so commissions are low.
    Low pay vs vendor community - JB tracks pay against industry cost of labor and not area. So if you are in Northwest Arkansas your peer group of professionals at other companies may make 30-40% more than you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't wait for your employees to find another job before offering a raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Won't Say  in  Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Won't Say in Lowell, AR

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

    Pros

    Large corporation which still has a small company environment

    Cons

    HR rules such as hourly having to give 72 hours notice for being sick should be reviewed.

    Most managers encourage employees seeking transfers to advance their careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the general HR environment. HR management does not support employees or management; but, seem to make up their own rules and policies. Believe most of the senior HR management got there just because they were there at the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Coordinator  in  Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Coordinator in Lowell, AR

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

    Pros

    Team environment, individual growth & access to senior management. opportunities to develop and grow.

    Cons

    demanding job on time and being on call especially with lower end compensation, tendency to nickle and dime on compensation. Business units still quite silo'd, and within the same division lots of internal strife due to budget restraints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people, seek to develop current employees while bringing in the right people from outside to add what we lack.
    Ensure that operations within brokerage are respected and treated equally to salesmen. When you get good operations teams ensure you are willing to compensate for similar levels to market for industry and similar job responsibilities in other industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid place to work

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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

    Pros

    Willing to give people of many different backgrounds a shot.

    Cons

    Does not pay the middle employ that well in comparison for the work they demand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to spend more for insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Stalwart of the transportation industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carrier Fleet Recruiter  in  Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Carrier Fleet Recruiter in Lowell, AR

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

    Pros

    Stability and diversity in the transportation industry.

    Cons

    Getting lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people feel like people.

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

    A year and a half of OTR driving for the company

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver
    Former Employee - OTR Driver

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

    Pros

    The terminal in Chicago has a cafeteria. Usually, could find an empty trailer after home time fairly quickly. The staff at the terminals are usually friendly.

    Cons

    The other terminals don't have cafeterias. Most of the terminals aren't comfortable. That's par for the course in the industry, though. It's a bizarre lifestyle. I think some drivers get truck madness, like space madness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was an owner/operator later and could turn down some the loads going to places like DC or Staten Island, thank god. The loads to those places don't even pay well. If they want 52' trailers in those areas, they shouldn't use sleeper cabs in my opinion.

    Give drivers a head's up about not getting off I-95 in NYC even if it is a "truck route". The height of bridges are mislabeled and the truck routes are confusing (other than to Hunt's Point). I was fired for hitting a low bridge there. I didn't know an interstate could have bridges marked 12'6" and went off course to avoid them, which got me further in a bind. I was black balled via the DAC report, but I bought my own authority and delivered food there many times after that. I learned the hard way how to navigate through that area. It's not for rookies.

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  9.  

    Excellent people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Lowell, AR

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

    Pros

    works well with your schedule

    Cons

    pay is low for the work performed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    faster advancement for top performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing logistics company that takes care of its people

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
    The people I work with are excellent
    Innovative with technology
    Aggressive goals
    Support great ideas

    Cons

    Deadlines can be aggressive which means extra hours
    Pay could be better especially for top performers
    More vacation time or holidays would be great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take extra care of your top performers in any field, you want to keep them.
    Continue to support the great ideas of your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent opportunity to gain experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    No day is ever the same... You will face constant challenges and learn a lot fast!! Lots of opportunity for growth in a organizaiton with a great product and service in all areas. National company with opportunities to move...

    Cons

    You will work 50-65 hours and possibly have a on-call phone on the weekends...It's borderline unacceptable to move outside the region and you will get no support to move outside of it...Poor benefits... No Vacations for a year and after a year, 5 days... 401k is basically a 3% (6% of half) match...Extremely stressful work environment (Definitely losing hair). Very poor training from the get-go... Sink or Swim mentality. Depending on the customer you work for, you are subject to their hours of operation... Retail (2/3 days off a year) some other industries (every holiday).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice is 5 vacation days after 6 months, 7 after a year... after 6 months you have learned so much and your constant interaction with aggressive under-educated individuals wears on your mentality significantly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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