J.B. Hunt

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Its a job not a career...Logistics folks would be wise to consider other industries.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Account Manager
Former Employee - Account Manager

I worked at J.B. Hunt

Pros

•Nice corporate campus for that area of country. Work-out facilities, cafeteria for breakfast/lunch, etc.
•Although quite cyclical, at times good bonuses for corporate employees (30-40% on a good year).
•Lax policies in some ways such as internet usage, free days off, etc.
•In the field, lots of autonomy and can "be your own boss" largely.
•Overall, stability/job security - while not employee friendly, very successful in trans/innovation.

Cons

Compensation
•Low salaries to begin with – maybe semi-competitive for industry – but in general low.
•Your first salary will be a function of what you always earn – don’t expect much after that.
•Archaic rules stipulate how much of a raise anyone can receive (usually <10%)
oRan like a small company – requires President’s signature for any salary increases over 10%
oEven if you are “promoted”-expect a couple thou $. Doesn’t matter what anyone else makes.
•In reality, there are no pay bands. They claim they have some on the books, but refuse to make them public. HR is nervous to discuss them.Never know what job might be a promotion, lateral, etc
•Employee benefits are the first (rather than last) resort when trying to cut costs.

Career/Personal Development
•Different from most Fortune 600 companies, JBHT does not encourage inter-department mobility.
oIn fact, they not only “don't encourage it”, they outright discourage it. Once there your almost stuck.
oThe exception is field ops w/ DCS – not glamorous but some of the better jobs in company.
•Few skills acquired outside of basic management - making leaving very difficult.
•Lots of nepotism within the ranks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Transparency for the employee
* Respect for the employee
* Overall acting like a Fortune 1000 company rather than a 1982 trucker ran by the Hunts/KT.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    The company is growing, esp. the intermodal division. They don't lay off or have furlough work days. The work environment is causal and relax.

    Cons

    24/7 hour operations, hard to get promoted unless your willing to move all over the country. During peak season work can be overwhelming at time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management does a good job, but like all big companies they can't make everyone happy. Do not set unrealistic goals for bonuses.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn and grow. You get s chance to learn from the bottom up. Promotions aren't based on tenure.

    Cons

    Some accounts will make you feel as if you are on-call 24/7. The company seems to have the buddy system with all the university of Arkansas guys.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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