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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
224 Reviews

3.3
224 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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136 Ratings

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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Local driver Home Depot IT'S ABOUT WHAT I EXPECTED

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    equipment is good management is ok...Benifits are good

    Cons

    I am a local driver on the Home Depot account..being paid by the mile to run local is total B.S. if u think dispatch playing favorites on loads affects you're paycheck when u run O.T.R. think what it does when u have alot of 300-500 mile loads and alot of 30-50 mile loads..some drivers work 50 hrs a week and make $1100..and some drivers work 60 hrs and make $900 total B.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay by the hr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Driver in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Will hire veterans with no driving experience. Similar to most other major trucking companies otherwise. I enjoyed working for them up until I didn't.

    Cons

    I had a truck driving job. Weeks away from home, and plenty of downtime in areas where there's nothing to do. I read a lot of books.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Noel, MO
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Noel, MO

    Pros

    Time off is wonderful and its a company that you are able to move up in at a quick pace. They are a large company but address you on a personal level. The pay is great also.

    Cons

    This company does have some issues. They mainly involve the driving portion of the company. In that I mean that sometimes it is hard to get back for your time off but they work hard to get you back in time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, awesome benefits and lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EPS Scheduler  in  Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - EPS Scheduler in Lowell, AR

    Pros

    Great place to work. My coworkers are cool to work with. Management does its best to liven up the atmosphere and create excitement for a position that can be extremely repetitive. They give you the tools you need to succeeded and continue training even after the 3 week training period. The company is always getting new business and new career opportunities are always becoming available. Really great benefits that are extremely helpful

    Cons

    I don't really have too many complaints. A lot of the complaints I here is the pay is low. Its definitely fair for not requiring a degree and the benefits available makes it better. Sometimes the hours can be long but that's the standard for the transportation industry. Another complaint is that sometimes politics are at play. It isn't anything that brings down morale but its noticeable that there are favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work and cut down on the favoritism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bad Place to Work

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

    Pros

    They at least pay you

    Cons

    Do not respect their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over.

  7.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST  in  Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in Lowell, AR

    Pros

    They offer Plenty of hours, secured working area

    Cons

    Once you start picking up extra hours they expect you to always over work yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your employees and how hard they do work for you. Do not try and burn them out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Average company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, as long as your results are good no one asks questions.

    Cons

    Pay, work life balance, nepotism, hard to promote, horrible starting pay, horrible benefits, upper mamagement is never around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your best, not your friends!

  9.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    You learn a ton about transportation and employee management. You learn to be very detailed with your work and a lot of promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Once you start they add on to the work load until you spend very little time at home and don't have much of a life. The company also has a lot of policies that put you in compromising situations. They also make you "review" every little thing with drivers and the whole process is very time consuming. People don't stay at this company very long, A LOT of young people just getting their start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that people have home lives and personal time is much needed. Waiting a full year to get a week off is a long time when your working 60+ hours a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company and Wonderful people to work with.

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

    Pros

    My boss and employees are extremely friendly and caring.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Terrible pay.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work.

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

    Pros

    Corporate office. Relatively flat organizational structure. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Vacation days are low for IT organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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