J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
248 Reviews
3.2
248 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Management Experience, Pay is Decent, Good Benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Learning experience and good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Needs to seriously consider the employees' work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Long hours, they will terminate you in a heartbeat if you are not a safe driver (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    a strong secure diverse company that treats drivers well

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    jb hunt seems to care about their drivers. a large variety of benefit packages to meet most needs. they are diversifying into different areas of trucking ie. intermodal, dedicated, regional. the equipment is new and well-maintained. a strong emphasis is placed on compliance and safety.

    Cons

    trucking is trucking, long days, ups and downs in freight, dispatchers who do not know trucking and so on and so forth. jb seems to become more corporate the higher you go up the chain of command. generic answers to non-generic issues seems to be the norm once an issue leaves the region and is contemplated at headquarters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on being on the cutting edge of the industry. a well-compensated driver is a safe driver. take driver feedback to heart, we are the front line of the company and sometimes foresee problems before they occur. fight the unions to the end. we all pay enough already for taxes and benefits without having to pay union fat cats as well

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    JB Hunt is a great company

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. They take care of you and have good benifits. Never a dull day at work. Fast pace work environment.

    Cons

    Work balance, dealing with truck drivers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Content careers

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

    I worked at J.B. Hunt as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees are satisfied, great work culture, stable

    Cons

    Low pay, not very progressive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stressful but rewarding

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay good commissions. Helpful management

    Cons

    Disunity in the many areas that work together

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get everyone on the same page

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Dedicated truck driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Driver in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    money, time at home, benefits

    Cons

    having new managers every 3 or 4 months, no constancy there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for, need to negotiate salary more than what is offered.

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company for job security

    Cons

    Department account heads are constantly micro-managed by senior leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have faith in the account managers to do what they were hired to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dedicated Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Dedicated Driver in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Awesome support system, Informative management crew.

    Cons

    Can not physically unload anymore. Trailers are just too hot to work in. Docks rarely have fans on them and those that do rarely ever use them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the exit interview.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to make a living.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman in East Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman in East Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Equipment is replaced every 3 years. Facilities are newer. Most management actually cares about their employees, all the way up to the regional director. They're very focused on keeping their employees safe. There's also a welcome distance kept between drivers and mechanics. There's a 4 day work week. Almost everyone in maintenance management started out working as a mechanic or a driver then moved up and you can too. They have discount programs with multiple nationwide company's like verizon, jeep, gm

    Cons

    The pay is middle of the road and the benefits are a joke. Your required holidays come out of you're PTO and if you run out before a holiday expect a short paycheck. They are very strict when it comes to their standard repair times and they try to cut them down as often as they can. There's no overtime allowed. They often run out of soap and towels and won't order more until the month is out and anyone who has ever finished a dirty job can attest to the importance of being able to get clean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more manufacturer based training. PTO should not go towards national holidays. And health benefits needs a major overhaul

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Operation Supervisor

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

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

    Pros

    - Good learning opportunity
    - Good starting salaries
    - Ability to travel

    Cons

    - Work life balance (depending on account)
    - Adaptability to different ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Executives 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.

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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