J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
228 Reviews

3.3
228 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
John N. Roberts III
139 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.  

    Great Learning Experience

    • 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

    Pros

    Excellent Environment and people
    Growing company

    Cons

    pay is not up to current industry standards
    politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    independent agile programming

    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Programmer in Lowell, AR

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ability to work on your own

    Cons

    may get lost easily, no specified breaks

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Plenty of work most of time.

    Cons

    Extremely 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at what you expect from your employees. Too much!

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  5.  

    A good place to work, good benefits, good opportunity to advance

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Love the NW Arkansas area. Opportunity to advance or transfer out of jobs. Generally a nice place to work.

    Cons

    I haven't found anything to be dissatisfied about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with people. Clue them in on upcoming changes or directions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My time at JB Hunt was very enjoyable and challenging. The experience I obtained while an Account Manager was valuable.

    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Lowell, AR

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast passed environment, benefits, the people.

    Cons

    At this time, I cannot list any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every manager has his/her own management style and the result of their disposition is their own success or failure. JB Hunt had great management teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Industry leader? In what respect exactly?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Inter-modal  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Inter-modal in Chicago, IL

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Dispatcher 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Local Truck Driver

    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is alright and it's easy to take time off if you need to. Mostly everyone that I work with is nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Work hours are really long, usually 12 to 14 hours per day. Paid by mile and stop not by the hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good hourly pay rate would be nice.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gained Valuable Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    The ability to work close with your drivers and customer. You are basically given a franchise JB Hunt branch when you become and account manager

    Cons

    You are expected to work in excess of 60 hours per week as an account manager, especially one that you are at on your own. If a driver happens to get into an accident you could end up with a 15+ hour day. You are also on call as soon as your drivers get to their trucks, that could be 24 hours a day or 3 am, and if something goes wrong your phone will ring and you have to deal with the issue then, and sometimes go into the office.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management doesn't listen and avoids conflict

    • 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

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about the company.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve pay and work/life balance or continue to lose talented frontline operators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's a great place to work with a good shop environment,and good relationships between the techs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman  in  San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman in San Bernardino, CA

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Jb hunt is a Very reliable company to work for,safety matters in the shop,they pay well,the shop is clean,there's always training on the newest trucking equipment that jb hunt runs,and jb hunt is a leading trucking company in north America that's always growing.

    Cons

    Heath care is a bit on the high side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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