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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated September 20, 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 29 reviews)

  • "great people and great environment to work in" (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be tough for work/life balance depending on the account you're at" (in 79 reviews)

  • "Very long hours and no overtime" (in 86 reviews)

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  1. "DCS Chep account"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Drop and hook, Home everyday, great dispatchers

    Cons

    Truck govern to 62 mph lol

    Advice to Management

    None

    J.B. Hunt Response

    Aug 13, 2018 – Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thanks for your post!


  2. "J.B. Hunt"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Representative in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Representative in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment with a lot of room for upward mobility.

    Cons

    There are none as far as I've seen.

  3. "Great company if you want are ok to relocate"

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Seymour, IN
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Seymour, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of growth potential basically own your own business

    Cons

    Must be willing to relocate if you want to move up fast in the company


  4. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Good systems.

    Cons

    Not much chance for advancement. Bad pay. Bad work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more.


  5. "Associate Logistics Engineer"

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    • 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

    People are supportive of personal goals inside & outside of the woorkplace. Culture is family-focused, driven to include, and encourages calculated risk. Challenging work; it's fast-paced, but everyone is there to support you. One Team, One Platform.

    Cons

    Seating & parking are crowded because quickly growing.


  6. "ICS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to try different branches/modes. Potential for 'quick advancement' if you are one of the chosen few that consistently get tapped on the shoulder.
    A lot of responsibility can be gained quickly - allowing for good learning opportunities - from entry level positions to branch leadership. It isn't uncommon if you are willing to bust tail to go from entry level to branch leadership within a couple of years managing $10+ million books of business.
    Field branches offer opportunity to relocate and travel but eventually most roads, attention and care lead back to corporate. If you move out to the field...some people can accelerate and come back with big promotions but mileage and experiences vary widely. Don't bank on it being a career maker by any means.

    Cons

    Uneven experience for employees from hiring, pay, promotions and general experience.
    Likely to be moved from branch to branch even as a branch leader without much consultation or input.
    Company is more than happy for you to work yourself to death without recognizing after you don't clock in and out anymore.
    Support groups are under-recognized.
    Pay is nowhere near enough for high cost of living markets but even all over the place for corporate. Asset divisions tend to have higher bases but less of a chance for bonuses (only one v 2).
    Culturally very mixed - talk a good talk but continue to keep leaders with small ideas, no vision and lacking in leadership. Lot's of wasted time from employees and substandard hires due to lack of ability screening and being unwilling to pay the appropriate money for good hires in the right markets.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee development and compensation rather than myopically on shareholders and drivers. Drivers and shareholders are crucial to the company but you can't neglect everyone else and expect to thrive.
    Do comprehensive analysis on your current leaders - from ELT down to examine turnover rate, people development and decisions.
    Vision from the top continually isn't in line with the front line employee's experience and comes across as disingenuous very often.


  7. "Operations"

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    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

    It’s relaxed and the people are great.

    Cons

    The computer systems can take a little getting used to.

  8. "Awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Lease Purchase in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Lease Purchase in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loaner cars, clean terminals, miles, miles and more miles. High paying also. Can pay for a leased truck in as little as nine months

    Cons

    I have none to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    J.B. Hunt Response

    Aug 27, 2018 – Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thanks for your post!


  9. "Regional Intermodal Driver"

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    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

    Lots of time off due to lazy planners.

    Cons

    Hard to get of hold of dispatchers / planners for loads or empty trailers locations during night shift. Too much down time from lazy planners

    Advice to Management

    Investigate why night dispatchers/planners can’t do their job.


  10. "Fairly good Company"

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    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in New Bern, NC
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in New Bern, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They work with you when you need it. Actively try to get the best pay for you they can.

    Cons

    Long hours and some time away from home.

    Advice to Management

    I am happy with management so far and have no real advice to give.


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