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Extremely Poor

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Manager
Current Employee - Operations Manager

I have been working at J.B. Hunt

Pros

Competent senior management, bonuses are good when the economy is doing well. There is a variety of different schedules to work, so it can be a good place to work if you are in school and needing to work full time.

Cons

Sub par pay, with no raises to speak of...ever. What you come in at, is what you will most likely leave with. Bonuses. This is a 2 sided coin. Even if you earn a certain bonus percentage, it is doubtful that it will be paid out if it is over the 30% mark. Even if you earn a stellar bonus, do not expect to get that amount.

There is very much an "Us verse Them" with management. The senior management is very arrogant, yet they could not even log onto a phone a take a call. Also, there is absolutely no communication between management and employees. It is very much like a bad marriage. Things will come down the pipeline that are major, and the employees will find out about them the day they are supposed to take place.

The benefits are terrible. They are really focusing on the HDHP where you get to pay the first $2650 to meet your deductible before the insurance even kicks in, so in effect if you sign up for this version of insurance you have already reduced your salary by this much, and if you have kids you know you will be paying it. Also it goes up every year, but your salary doesn't. The 401k is ok, but you have very few investment options to consider.

There is absolutely ZERO chance of advancement, what you get hired into is what you will retire doing and this is at the corporate office. Also, there are 4 divisions, but being able to transfer between them, is next to impossible. Someone on here has already spoken about the "mythical" paybands and this is true. You pretty much never know if the job you are applying for is a lateral move a promotion or somewhere inbetween. There is zero transparency. Also, being qualified for a job in no way guarantees you will even get an interview. They want you in your current position until you retire or leave.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more transparent, and for the love of all that is holy, start communicating better with your employees! Also, if the company earns a certain eps (earnings per share) amount, just pay it, and quit coming up with these lame reasons why you can't.....oh wait that is right...COMMUNICATE with your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for J.B. Hunt

  1.  

    Enriching

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    A great place to work with some of the friendliest people in NWA. The company continually pushes its employees to go above and beyond and to continue increasing the company's business.

    Cons

    Cubical farms
    Sometimes traffic coming into work and leaving work can be a hastle.
    The catered lunch can get expensive everyday.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    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
    Approves of CEO
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