J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
236 Reviews
3.3
236 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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141 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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  1.  

    Very Rewarding Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent and good benefits.

    Cons

    Better communication within management would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication is always a plus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic

    • 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 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Huge potential for growth and advancement

    Cons

    Hard work and demanding industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Carrier Sales Coordinator

    Former Employee - Carrier Sales Coordinator  in  Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Carrier Sales Coordinator in Lowell, AR

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

    Pros

    Fast paced. Growing company. Good values.

    Cons

    Long hours. Low salaries. Not personable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more specific with your employees on all their job duties and responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Industry leader? In what respect exactly?

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best of all big trucking companies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inter-modal  in  Lithia Springs, GA
    Former Employee - Inter-modal in Lithia Springs, GA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good miles, decent managers

    Cons

    Still a bit typical, dispatchers will ignore you when there is a problem. Unkept promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fleet managers still act like they are above the drivers. Dont ignore us when we have an issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management doesn't listen and avoids conflict

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience in dealing with and managing individuals, but with many long days and without growth potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager  in  Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Lowell, AR

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early on. Will be "drinking from a fire hose". Gives you a chance to really develop and learn foundational elements about the industry. Good bonus when the company is doing well.

    Cons

    There really isn't much of a training program and what the training that is available is very disorganized. Lots of work and not many opportunities to move up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours, long commute, boring work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    starting 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

    Cons

    boring, 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 ManagementAdvice

    your 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great

    • 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

    Great pay, Great benefits, Great environment

    Cons

    Departments should communicate a little better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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