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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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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 24 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about transportation (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Local driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours a lot opportunities of work in other account

    Cons

    never increase paid some DCS account.

    Advice to Management

    Good managers


  2. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best part of working for this company is in the review mirror.

    Cons

    Going the entire out sourcing path.

  3. "Truck Driver"

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    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being off on weekends and holidays

    Cons

    Pulling appliances to the fifth floor


  4. "Regional Logistics Manager"

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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

    Growing company and a lot of room to move up

    Cons

    Minimal pay a lot of responsibility

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to quality employees


  5. "Right team, right project, right attitude"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Software Engineer in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Software Engineer in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New CIO has a focus on pushing towards a more tech-centric focus, thus improving the culture in IT.
    The IT is getting more and more funding.
     Most of the people are easy going and have a can-do mentality.
    There is never a shortage of work.
    They are improving the stability of their developer's environment.
    If you're lucky enough to be on the right team or project, there is a good chance that you will be promoted quickly, given that you know your stuff.
    There is a good balance between work and life. It's rare to be expected to put in more than 40 hours in a week as long as you scope your projects, and hit your deadlines.

    Cons

    If you don't have someone championing your work and your successes, promotions may be few and far between.
    The pay is not competitive compared to your average Tech company, even for being in a lower cost of living area.
    There are some bad eggs in middle management that foster destructive conflict rather than cooperative growth.
    There is never a shortage of work. (Yes, this is a con too. The business side has a hard time accepting that they cannot have everything they want at once. As a result, requirements change, and priorities can change often).
    They are behind on using the best, most widely accepted frameworks.
    There is a lack of adapting to the reality of a situation with regards to feasibility and projects when unexpected problems arise.
    IT is still second class to the main business employees.
    If you're not on the right team or the right project, it's as if your efforts go unnoticed, and you may watch others race up the ladder and receive big raises despite putting in no more effort than you.

    With all these cons in mind, take it with a grain of salt. There are politics in any business, and overall JB Hunt is a solid place to begin or grow your career. Just keep in mind that if you're wanting to rush up the corporate ladder, tenure means everything here. Couple the right attitude, and making sure you're on the right team, or the right project and you could achieve that goal. Just don't expect to make 100k out of college or with any position lower than the highest of Senior Software Engineers or ISC/ISA roles. You'd be luck to get 65k out of college here (See competitive wages con).

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more, and you'll retain talent.
    Avoid using contractors for large scale projects that will be the foundation of your company's future.
    Trust your developers.
    Find a better way to walk the line of being strict on deadlines vs having unreasonable expectations.
    If you're going to have a bonus system, pay what you publish on your bonus schedule.
    Give your IT department a true home, and end the constant reorganization of desks.
    Bring your developers into the inner circle of coming up with new ideas. We're all in it together, and an ivory tower mentality fosters resentment, not cooperation.


  6. "They are all the same"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in East Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in East Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, coworkers are cool

    Cons

    You gotta whine to get better loads

    Advice to Management

    Value employee suggestions anf try to make an effort to use them


  7. "SR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Client Manager in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    JB Hunt is a good place to work the pay is decent the people you work with and for our good to you they have good benefits

    Cons

    The biggest downfall of JB Hunt is nothing but the good old boy policy you know somebody you get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to people who are being promoted within a group whether they be mostly male or mostly female

  8. "bright future"

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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

    The company keeps growing and plans to keep growing. Lots of possibilities

    Cons

    long hours. benefits are expensive


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    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!


  10. "I love it here. Home time and miles are great. Dispatchers actually do their best to keep you moving."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Lithia Springs, GA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Lithia Springs, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dispatchers are great. Miles are consistent. I'm home 2 days a week. Love it here.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any cons right now. Great place to work.


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