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"Great Company for Starting a Career!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time

Pros

Excellent pay for recent college grads and willing to hire those with little to no experience in the professional workforce. Most managers are easy-going and patient while training. You gain a lot of experience working with a wide array of people (truck drivers, customers, sales people, etc.).

Cons

Raises are negligible and the salary bumps for promotions are relatively low. Within a couple years you will find yourself qualified for logistics/supply chain positions paying 15-20% more in salary. Hours can also be very long. Be prepared to cross 70+ hours some weeks. Most weeks hover around 50-55 hours. Also, many management teams are kept as skeleton crews. This makes advancement difficult because there is no one there to train as a back-up to replace you.

Advice to Management

The management pay scale needs to be reviewed given the hours put in by the management teams. A lot of teams run on skeleton crews (fewer managers than they were budgeted for) and this damages the work-life balance. The manager training program needs to be brought back to how it used to be as well. Many managers can't advance because they aren't given someone to train as a back-up/replacement. This leaves them stuck where they are and the end up leaving the company out of frustration.

Other Employee Reviews for J.B. Hunt

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Care nothing about drivers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New Equipment
    Electronic logs(not many like em but I do)
    Never have to drive unsafe or out of hours

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, 11 yrs experience took a pay cut to .32 a mile
    "dispatchers" treat and talk to you like crap..being college grads, they know more about driving ya know
    Fuel bonus is very hard to get
    No performance bonus or raise in all the 3 years I've been with them

    Advice to Management

    Pay drivers better. If the CEO gets a yearly bonus, so should the drivers. Hire some Fleet Managers that have common sense and treat drivers a little better..and PLEASE get rid of Peoplenet. Its the worst software I've had the displeasure of using in my professional AND personal life.


  2. "ICS... potential for growth but need to strengthen foundations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time

    Pros

    - Huge growth opportunity in ICS (both as a division and for employees)
    - Ability to find opportunities in field branches across the US (new branches opening every year)
    - Solid benefits
    - Young, vibrant, and fun culture
    - Upper management, led by CEO John Roberts, has a great vision of how to improve JB Hunt services, increase market share, and continually grow JB Hunt as one of the top-quality transportation providers and consultants in the industry

    Cons

    - Your success and earnings is largely based on what branch you are assigned to. If you are assigned to a branch with poor leadership/management, this will be evident in the teams attitude, numbers, and productivity, which will directly impact your personal success and earnings. The same productive employee may flourish or fail depending on which branch he/she happens to be assigned to
    - Reviews are often delayed by managers
    - Compensation is not properly tiered for employees with various productivity (top performer versus average performer)

    Advice to Management

    - Recognize your star performers and future leaders and compensate them properly. This is critical if ICS is to continue its long-term grown and success. Invest more in your people (not across the board necessarily but for those that are the most productive) and reap the benefits of higher returns. Slack on this investment and the future may hold stagnant growth due to the cost of rehires and lowering the bar for talent.

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