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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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Pros
  • "Engineering department has a great community, good work-life balance, interesting projects" (in 28 reviews)

  • "The IT staff creates a great work environment" (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be tough for work/life balance depending on the account you're at" (in 78 reviews)

  • "Very long hours and no overtime" (in 85 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "It's not easy, it's worth it."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am a 24 year old female. I graduated from university two years ago with a degree in an unrelated field and started looking for management development programs. I chose JB Hunt over other companies because of my desire to be impactful in my position. DCS is fully of opportunity, and I truly believe that if you are unhappy in your position, it's because when applied you were truly looking for a "worker bee job," punching a clock, going by the book.

    This company is for the innovators & the problem solvers. I have been mentored by those who encourage creativity and root cause analysis when things get rough. My manager preaches six sigma principles and forward thinking, with an enemy of complacency. I truly believe in my ability and my team's ability to have a major impact on this companies growth.

    As an Account Manager, I'm running my own "business." I couldn't do that without the unconditional support and mentorship I've received at this company.

    Cons

    -While in the grand scheme of things this company has had an overwhelmingly positive impact on my growth in my career - there are good & bad drivers/managers/support staff. However, the rough days filled with a collision, injury and new customer demand have made me a stronger, efficient, creative manager.... it's not banking... it's trucking.
    - I hope to see a stronger women presence in field operations.
    - The company sometimes struggles to effectively implement systems, protocol and policy.

    Advice to Management

    I felt like my interview was very honest and forthright about the position I applied for. I would advise management in other areas to be more thorough in explaining the day to day requirements of the position. I believe many complaints show a lack of prior understanding when starting with the company.

    J.B. Hunt Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for such a positive assessment of your experience as a J.B. Hunt Account Manager!


  2. "Regional Ops Mgr"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits for employees

    Cons

    N/a offers a lot of great benefits

    J.B. Hunt Response

    Jun 18, 2018 – Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thanks for your post!

  3. "Overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great environment and employee experience

    Cons

    Longer hours than I’d like


  4. "Carrier sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Exciting never a dull moment

    Cons

    Stressful during holidays and seasonal swings

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Operations Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The hours of operation are good.

    Cons

    The hourly pay rate is not so good.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Still Growing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/Life Balance

    Company is growing fast

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to other employers in the area

    Management structure

    Advice to Management

    Making good moves at the moment with all the investment in new technologies. Too often since I started at JB hunt in 2014 I've found that management isn't on the same page. Typically our failures have been the result of management arguing amongst themselves and giving contradicting orders to employees. Try and coordinate goals and enforce them as long as they remain our current goals.


  7. "Operations Logistics Engineer II"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly stress free
    Flexible
    Great employees
    Gym, running trail, frisbee field, and sand volleyball pit
    All of my bosses have been very flexible when it comes to child care/child's sporting events

    Cons

    No actual cons other than limited opportunities compared to larger corporations

    J.B. Hunt Response

    May 29, 2018 – Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thanks for your post!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "If frequent mental breakdowns are your thing, JB Hunt is the place for you"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Logistics Manager in Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Regional Logistics Manager in Lowell, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some good, talented people who work for the company
    The new building is nice

    Cons

    First and foremost, you are overworked and underpaid in almost any position within ICS. It is expected that you will give everything you have until you break in most branches. They will tell you that the bonus structure will make up for the low salaries and it definitely won't. As a Regional Logistics Manager, I saw far too many good, hardworking people not get the raises they deserved because executive leadership was going through team by team and arbitrarily decide who should get what, despite what the managers submitted and agreed upon for their team members. In addition, far too many young and inexperienced people are promoted into leadership positions resulting some teams having misguided morals and a very high school like culture (at least in ICS).

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your compensation and hiring structure. JB Hunt corporate office is seen as a stepping stone by a majority of people, that's all it was for me. It's truly appalling how leadership expects a majority of employees to work so hard for so little. If they want to grow and retain outstanding talent they need to first thing about how they rewarding them for their hard work and what kind of work/life balance they're allowing them.


  9. "Operations Supervisor"

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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

    Very good experience, you will learn alot very quickly and will learn how to be self sufficient

    Cons

    Feels very top down kind of managment

    J.B. Hunt Response

    Jun 18, 2018 – Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thanks for your post!


  10. "Happy employee at jbhunt"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lithia Springs, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lithia Springs, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Feels like family at jb hunt

    Cons

    Need jobs to work from home

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job you are doing 😃

    J.B. Hunt Response

    May 29, 2018 – Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thanks for your post!


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