J.B. Hunt

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Its a stepping stone

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Carrier Sales Coordinator in Overland Park, KS
Current Employee - Senior Carrier Sales Coordinator in Overland Park, KS

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

Pros

Every day you face a new challenge. You will never get board with what you are doing. If you have the ride mind set and can hit your goals there are opportunities to get promoted. But that does not mean you will get more money. Just a new title. The company is currently looking to expand, and grow quick. Once again this gives you the chance to be promoted. You are not limited to just 1 job function. They are good about letting you learn new duties and take on more responsibility. Most of the people you work with are younger so it is easy to get along with them if this is your first job. A great group of people that are in the same position as you.

Cons

Money. You put in 50+ hours a week, work weekends, skip lunches and don't get paid for it. Not only that but when you do all you can to do well they will look at you and say " Its not what you did for me today, its what you can do for me tomorrow."

Terrible follow up. If you want something done you have to stay in front of management and your other team members. You have to become border line annoying. I was made a lot of promises that were not fulfilled. And I was getting tired of it.

If you are looking for a team environment you won't find it here. Everyone is out for themselves. Each branch has a separate budget and that is all they care about. You will spend more time fighting with other people to do the right thing then you will working some times. The management never knows whats going on because the "rules" are always changing.

You will also be told you need to focus on 1 thing on Monday and by Wednesday it has changed. They are all over the place and have a flavor of the month mentality when it comes to solving a problem.

The company does not like to fire people. So if you are on a team with a lot of lazy people you will have to pick up their slack. Also a lot of the people that have been their a while bully the new employees.

There is no loyalty. The company would rather bring in outside people to fill upper management spots then promote people that have been with the company for years. They will also pay those people more. Unless you play office politics you will be stuck working for nothing to become something

If you are looking for a job to gain good experience in all sorts of job functions this is a good place to go. But do not get caught up in it. There are green pastures.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to praise your employees more. An award a month given to the "poplar" employee isn't enough. You have a lot of good talent that never gets recognized. Upper management needs to spend more time on the floor. They are locked in their offices and don't have time for entry level employees.

Promote within. Stop bringing in management from the competitor. We all know they make more money then current employees and they don't know the culture.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Company for Starting a Career!

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay for recent college grads and willing to hire those with little to no experience in the professional workforce. Most managers are easy-going and patient while training. You gain a lot of experience working with a wide array of people (truck drivers, customers, sales people, etc.).

    Cons

    Raises are negligible and the salary bumps for promotions are relatively low. Within a couple years you will find yourself qualified for logistics/supply chain positions paying 15-20% more in salary. Hours can also be very long. Be prepared to cross 70+ hours some weeks. Most weeks hover around 50-55 hours. Also, many management teams are kept as skeleton crews. This makes advancement difficult because there is no one there to train as a back-up to replace you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management pay scale needs to be reviewed given the hours put in by the management teams. A lot of teams run on skeleton crews (fewer managers than they were budgeted for) and this damages the work-life balance. The manager training program needs to be brought back to how it used to be as well. Many managers can't advance because they aren't given someone to train as a back-up/replacement. This leaves them stuck where they are and the end up leaving the company out of frustration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Care nothing about drivers

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    New Equipment
    Electronic logs(not many like em but I do)
    Never have to drive unsafe or out of hours

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, 11 yrs experience took a pay cut to .32 a mile
    "dispatchers" treat and talk to you like crap..being college grads, they know more about driving ya know
    Fuel bonus is very hard to get
    No performance bonus or raise in all the 3 years I've been with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay drivers better. If the CEO gets a yearly bonus, so should the drivers. Hire some Fleet Managers that have common sense and treat drivers a little better..and PLEASE get rid of Peoplenet. Its the worst software I've had the displeasure of using in my professional AND personal life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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