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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated April 20, 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 21 reviews)

  • Great people working for the company (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance leaves room for improvement (in 64 reviews)

  • They have you work long hours, and drive in savory places to begin (in 70 reviews)

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  1. "a strong secure diverse company that treats drivers well"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    jb hunt seems to care about their drivers. a large variety of benefit packages to meet most needs. they are diversifying into different areas of trucking ie. intermodal, dedicated, regional. the equipment is new and well-maintained. a strong emphasis is placed on compliance and safety.

    Cons

    trucking is trucking, long days, ups and downs in freight, dispatchers who do not know trucking and so on and so forth. jb seems to become more corporate the higher you go up the chain of command. generic answers to non-generic issues seems to be the norm once an issue leaves the region and is contemplated at headquarters

    Advice to Management

    keep on being on the cutting edge of the industry. a well-compensated driver is a safe driver. take driver feedback to heart, we are the front line of the company and sometimes foresee problems before they occur. fight the unions to the end. we all pay enough already for taxes and benefits without having to pay union fat cats as well


  2. "You get what you deserve"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Opportunity for those that are motivated
    Relaxed atmosphere for most departments
    Excellent Benefits
    Right off the highway, easy to get to

    Cons

    Long Hours for salaried people
    Occassional Overtime occurs for some people
    Non competitive rates in the area
    Not located in a major city

    Advice to Management

    I think you are starting to approach the issues to correct them. You give your employees/managers a lot of latitude, however, I think a large portion of the marketing group needs additional training.


  3. "Not perfect, but the best in the industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Over the Road Truck Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Over the Road Truck Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good system, when broken down they move very fast. Over all, a very good software system is running the company and it shows. Very polite people on the phone.

    Cons

    The norm, break down and mean people at shipping and receiving. Once and a while you get a light load.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on truckin


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  5. "Amazing Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Transportation Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    JB Hunt is an aggressively growing company that affords competent people the chance for quick advancement. The executive management team has set their sights high and continue to deliver. JB Hunt promotes from within and appears to take care of the people who stick with them.

    Cons

    The company is internally segmented into four divisions that sometimes seem to clash and the pay structure doesn't provide incentive for operations to work together.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train management in different divisions to bring the organization together as a whole operationally.


  6. "A Company That Cares about Their Employees and Customers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dedicated Manager In Training in Rialto, CA
    Current Employee - Dedicated Manager In Training in Rialto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company takes care of their employees as long as the employees do their job. There's never a point with the company where you can't move up anymore until you become the CEO. They always want the employees to blossom into their fullest potential. I'm proud to work for JB Hunt.

    Cons

    Haven't experienced any with the company yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great motivating skills and providing safety training to continue to be the best.


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    "Great friendly company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programming Specialist in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Programming Specialist in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Community is friendly and offers great help for bringing you closer to your business goals.

    Cons

    You may never want to leave.


  8. "Great place to work."

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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

    Pros

    Good people, who are passionate about what they do. Knowledgeable. Big players in the logistics sphere.

    Cons

    Everyone I talk to asks me if I'm a truck driver when I tell them I work at JB Hunt. I'm not a truck driver.


  9. "Great career advancement and skill development"

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

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

    Pros

    Management is willing to take chances on you, allow you to try new things to grow and advance. Fast career progression if you are hard working and talented

    Cons

    Overall, compensation is very competitive, but sometimes people are confused that a large portion of that is in the bonus system. The industry can be slowed down during hard economic times, though the diverse business units help to hedge against it.


  10. "Management is great!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with.

    Cons

    The pay is not amazing.


  11. "Challenging, but interesting and fun!"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced promotions, strong culture of individual growth, freedom of movement within the company, and very good future prospects. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    If you are not a person that is self-driven, a very good planner, or possibly have difficulty working with people that have strong personalities; this job will be difficult for you as a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Plan movements according to capacity available or try to scale integration to meet capacity development histories. Going too fast can hurt business relationships.



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