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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
J.B. Hunt – US – “Corporate Office”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 211 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

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

John N. Roberts III

(129 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

211 Employee Reviews
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    Glad I'm gone. Brokerage division

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are good people inside the company.

    ConsHours vs. Pay do not equal up. 7 days on call and 12 hr days is the norm. The internal structure of leadership is a joke here. Each year we as a company made more money but the "bonus" pay to the employee side went down each year I worked at Hunt. There was never an answer as to why only the "well just work harder" idea.

    I'm pretty sure this company had a flavor of the week wheel they would spin each Monday and spend the week complaining about whatever the wheel landed on..... This keeps them from having to have a thought of their own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the turnover. You can't treat people like indentured servants and expect them to keep caring that your bottom line is growing while their bottom line is getting worked off.

    Take advice from the people that are doing the jobs instead of the talking heads who haven't been in the trenches for years and have no real clue of what the market is doing.

    Or just keep doing what you are doing.... I don't know that J.B. would be very happy with where is company is now compared to the culture and environment he created way back when with those rice hulls.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    final mile

    Local Truck Driver (Former Employee) Aurora, CO

    ProsSome good people you work with

    ConsThey want you to work 12 to 14 hours a day and your pay never adds up. No one can fully explain how your pay is being broken down! You get written for just about everything even thing that is really out of your control. They are truly about making money for the company. Your pay changes week to week unless your there favorite.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't take this job if you value your home life!!

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

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    Not a good company to work for.

    Fleet Manager (Former Employee) Lowell, AR

    ProsI started off as a FM on the OTR side of the company then was "promoted" to a special project manager position. Traveled a lot, and with experience gained. My next career path will be a walk in the park in comparison.

    Consextremely long hours 5am-5pm, I worked with pop-up accounts and was basically working 7 days a week, pay was 33k so I was extremely underpaid. I knew this, asked for a raise/another manager to help out with day to day operations (at least a two man job). Little to no training, trial by fire mentality, and to be honest about everyone there was so miserable it was depressing to come into work with all the sad people around you. I had to run/workout during lunch to keep from getting fat and depressed like the people there.

    Anyways, the company has great potential, but they are far from there. There is no team building, training, and an extreme lack of synergy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake you team out to lunch, have a softball or ultimate frisbee league, cookouts, anything to get people to be part of a team not just a miserable cubicle farm with sad fat people. TRAINING, it works, the trial by fire deal.. not the best way to motivate your employees. Lastly, compensation.. seriously. I was up in NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI etc working 7 days a week for 33k. That was the back breaker that made me move on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I was totally overwhelmed by all it takes to do simple tasks

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPlenty of work most of time.

    ConsExtremely over structured. You have to account for every minute. You have to take pictures before you touch anything. You spend more time on computer than actually doing the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a good look at what you expect from your employees. Too much!

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    Industry leader? In what respect exactly?

    Regional Inter-modal (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsI can't say that there were any to speak of that I could see. Oh, they have a terminal in Chicago which is my hometown.

    ConsDispatcher expect to run you up to your last minute of drive time. After completing orientation took 5 weeks to get me into a truck that was not set up for me to use my CPAP machine. Too much time wasted looking for empty trailers. Sub-standard equipment. Maintenance shop that is constantly behind on workload, lack of attention to detail. Cannot provide drivers who do not smoke with a smoke free work environment. Witnessed a maintenance employee smoking on the clock while performing repairs in the cab of a drivers truck. Staff assigned to clean and detail trucks are ineffective at best, not held accountable for lack of work standards. If truck requires service while in Chicago, plan to be there atleast 4-5 days before repairs are complete. They will keep you waiting!

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with people before they come to orientation so they won't have to waste their time or miss out on other opportunities. I turned down other companies with better offers and better equipment only to be misled by this company.

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

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    Management doesn't listen and avoids conflict

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNothing good to say about the company.

    ConsThe company expects a lot of work for very little pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove pay and work/life balance or continue to lose talented frontline operators.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Long hours, long commute, boring work

    Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosstarting salary, at first-but then you are told you must work 9-10 hrs per day without breaks or a lunch

    Great job for someone right out of college or for those with limited brain capacity

    Consboring, unorganized, I've worked at small businesses that have better technology and processes. Micro managed, under staffed. You are actually scolded for stepping away from your desk for more then 3 minutes during a 10 hour shift. Recruiters mislead applicants with hours, schedule etc. No vacation until after 1 year of service. Only holidays off are Christmas and Thanksgiving.

    Advice to Senior Managementyour extremely high turnover rate is not due to the people you hire, but the atmosphere, work/life balance that would turn anyone with experience away

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of fake "positive posts" Carrier sales/Account Managemet

    Account Manager/Carrier Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsA paycheck and even that is low compared to industry standards

    ConsWe are encouraged to lie to customers, hellish work environment. Work long hours get paid pennies, try to scam you on PTO, benefits are a joke, management only cares about themselves and try to make it seem like they are there for you, but they are not. If something goes bad and is out of your control specifically and a carrier it is your fault no matter what. Even if you cover over 100 loads and 99 of them are perfect and 1 goes bad you still get in trouble. This type of work place is really not worth it, save yourself the headache and look else where. You will be stuck in the same position for a long time with no growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a leader not a manager. Influence your employees and have their backs. DON'T BE SELFISH!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very horribel

    Business Development Representative (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsLarge company, plenty of opportunities.

    ConsNo formal training, forced to lie to customers, and long work hours for low pay. Bonus plan is always changed so that you never get your full bonus amount. Managers do no work and take all of your credit. No vacation of time off, and poor work-life balance.

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

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    I would never ever tell anyone to work here. Ever.

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Lowell, AR

    ProsI honestly can't think of a single good thing about JB Hunt. See notes below.

    ConsLack of effective management structure. Failure to properly communicate across teams; more of a silo'd team structure than cross management. Lack of professionalism all the time.

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

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