J.B. Hunt
3.1 of 5 207 reviews
www.jbhunt.com Lowell, AR 5000+ Employees

J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
J.B. Hunt – US – “Corporate Office”

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3.1 207 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III

John N. Roberts III

(128 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 13 reviews
  • "Expected to Work Long hours and always on call"
    in 21 reviews
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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lowell, AR

    ProsThe company leadership has shown a consistent ability to set and meet short and long term goals, which has fueled consistent sustainable growth of the company. Because of their sound long-term financial management, JB Hunt is uniquely positioned to take advantage all industry conditions, including downturns.

    The executive team is genuinely interested in the employees as individuals.

    ConsThe company has grown to the point where it is experiencing siloing. This presents a challenge when trying to respond rapidly to changing conditions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lowell, AR

    ProsExecutives 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.

    ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work for.

    Operations (Current Employee)
    Lowell, AR

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

    ConsHave to deal with so many non technical employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire technical employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fleet Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed environment. Potential for growth if you are willing to relocate or work in their corporate office in AR.

    ConsVery old fashioned culture. Long hours. Strict schedules.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up with modern times

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Inexperienced drivers may want to avoid...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay is right there, Decent benefits, Uniforms, Lots of safety training, Needless to say J.B. is all over the place, so, ability to transfer/ relocate

    ConsEquip. is not always well maintained (good luck if your truck goes to the Joppa Md. garage) As with many large company's, very often one hand doesn't know what the other is doing. To corporate, you are just a number. PERIOD! Easily replaced. All incidents are recorded, no matter how small, which can be grounds for dismissal (with mild accumulations) or, make you an unfavorable prospect to another Co. Unless you pretty well know your way around in this biz. and a particular position would be VERY convenient for you, i would strongly think twice about working for them! As one of the instructors said during orientation, "gentlemen, this is a hard job to get & an easy job to lose" Also, if you are serious about working for them, talk to at least 3-4 drivers from the terminal where you would be driving out of, & as always, google J.B. Hunt driver reviews...

    Advice to Senior ManagementLikely, this box doesn't have enough space.

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    Bad experience with J.B. Hunt

    Fleet Manager (Current Employee)
    San Bernardino, CA

    ProsCo-workers are great. they are very helpful.

    ConsManagement lacks any kind of respect to its employees. My way or highway attitude. Management shows preference to white people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen and be respectful to employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very good company to work for.

    Shop Foreman (Current Employee)
    San Bernardino, CA

    Prosvery fast pace environment. paid time off. vacation time.

    Consstandard repair times doesn't seem fair. no room for mistakes.turn and burn .over worked.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to what employees have to say .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fleet Manager (Current Employee)
    South Gate, CA

    ProsDefinitely a lot of opportunities for growth within the company especially in operations in transportation logistics and other departments within the company.

    ConsTime-off policies differ with every department, since its a 24hour operation, time off is very strict. Work life balance is very poor. 50 hour work week mandatory

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent place to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging fast paced environment. Enjoyable.

    ConsSalary needs to be a little more competitive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHas a good vision of the future and its goals.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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