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Updated June 22, 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 22 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work-life Balance is challenging (in 66 reviews)

  • They have you work long hours, and drive in savory places to begin (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Decent place to work if you're with the right account."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    J.B. Hunt is a decent place to work if you want to get a year of experience fresh out of college. The pay is on par with most entry level jobs for college grads. The benefits package is pretty decent also.

    Cons

    The management structure here is atrocious. People are promoted for doing a good job, which is not a bad thing. But some of these people have no idea of what it takes to be a leader, mentor, coach, etc. The management style is based on discipline and dismiss, rather than coach and correct. Upper management seems to make a lot of decisions based off emotions rather than logic. And beware of the Arkansas connection. It seems as if 85% of the management team has some connection to that state or school. If you're not one of them, you probably don't matter.

    For anyone other than a first year college grad, the pay is ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your management team and stop treating them like children. Promote leaders, not just folks that do-gooders that don't have a clue on how to manage.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "JB Hunt no longer a good place for IT jobs"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Lowell, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    JBH is a strong company and will probably be around for years to come. Work life balance is ok to good and a couple of the IT managers are good people with good ethics and morals.

    Cons

    Senior management focuses on what benefits them, not necessarily the company. This lack of leadership and ethical standards has fostered a layer of managers that would not last long in a normal workplace. Some of the sharpest technical people have left the company for the sole reason of poor management.

    Advice to Management

    People are a company's most valuable asset. I think the CIO has lost touch with the day to day workings of the IT department and doesn't see the downturn occuring.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't work for JB Hunt unless you have no other choice."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dayville, CT
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dayville, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are reasonable.

    Cons

    Lower management employees are treated with disrespect on a daily basis in an effort to improve performance or quality of service, and initiative is not appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    The job is stressful enough without account and office managers scolding employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are nice. The pay is decent. Vacation time is fair. They value health and wellness. Everyone has been there a long time.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels you are a small fish in a big pond. It also takes forever to get anything done.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "terrible"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Driver in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    time off when you need it

    Cons

    unfair promotions, and unfair distribution of work

    Advice to Management

    all employees are here to work and make a living, no driver should be struggling financially working for jb hunt


  6. Helpful (2)

    "They Have Huge Problems and no concern to fix them"

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    Former Employee - DCS Driver in Breinigsville, PA
    Former Employee - DCS Driver in Breinigsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of work
    at Least its a job

    Cons

    Where do I start? Work and Life balance is terrible. They avoid paying for things like breakdowns. Often miss (avoid?) paying for extras like drop and hooks, unloading times. Too much power given to store associates in paperwork that effects pay. Pay is wrong all the time, yet that problem is never fixed, it just keeps happenning. Avoidance is the standard way to take on problems. If you are a problem child, or they even think you are, you are terminated. They have a really poor culture that just keeps on getting passed through as people play the game and move up by being quiet, Health and safety concerns at this location. No sick days, threaten you with firing. Bad insurance program.
    They are terrified of unionization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop plugging in newbies in both management and driving force. The avoidance factor is unreal there. Fix problems, but more importantly start listening to your employees, otherwise you'll stay a last resort. You should really think about fixing these issues, because the driving universe has the goods on you.


  7. "Lacks vision for employees."

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work at different sites.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs.
    No clear direction for employees or business.
    The company's business model and management strategy is outdated.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wish i never would have came to work at jb hunt"

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    Current Employee - Company Driver in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a job if you need one quick and dont care what you get paid

    Cons

    You will be treated like crap. Pay sucks sometimes you end up getting paid $24 for a run that takes you 2 1/2 hours

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate amongst each other


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mistake That Will Never be Made Again"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Carlisle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opened my eyes to the reality of the workforce.

    Cons

    -Lots of hours. Expect to work at least 12-14 hours per day and get called on weekends. Especially if you're young.
    -Mediocre pay scale isn't worth time and effort invested
    -Constant criticism from upper management
    -Training is non-existent. All upper management knows this, but never the less forces you to do tasks that you were never properly trained to do.
    -Company cycles through countless low-paid temps yet expects top performance at all times.
    -Good Old Boy mentality
    -Don't expect much in the form of promotions. I was considered lucky to see even a 5% increase in salary.

    Advice to Management

    -Stop harassing employees with numerous condescending email, texts, and phone calls for every little mistake that's made.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Representative and Carrier Sales Rep."

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    Former Employee - Account Representative and Carrier Sales Coordinator in Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Account Representative and Carrier Sales Coordinator in Lowell, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro I can give JBH is that I enjoyed the people that I worked with.

    Cons

    The environment at JBH is very intense. I remember being constantly yelled at for things out of my control. I would not wish this job on my worst enemy. I was told to lie to truckers in order to meet deadlines- not in my moral code- so that was the last straw. The hours were insane for the low pay. Come in at 7am and leave at 8pm. Oh, and don't even think about taking a lunch break, doctor visit, or picking up a child from daycare.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the floor and see how hard your employees are working to make YOU money. Notice how they are being treated and fix the problem. Not one person should ever be degraded in front of an entire floor of workers.


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