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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated September 13, 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 25 reviews)

  • Great people working for the company (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life Balance is challenging (in 69 reviews)

  • Given the industry, it sometimes calls for long hours when the workload is heavy (in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work and learn"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Engineer
    Current Employee - Logistics Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance, engineers get to work on cool and interesting projects, good recognition for job well done, great people. It's a great place to start your career and get a lot of experience quickly.

    Cons

    salary and benefits below market for the role, maybe not for the transportation industry. it's a bit good ole boy company and career progress can be slower than other places

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  2. "If you like working in a structured atmosphere JB Hunt is for you."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company with a stable future. Executive management is good as it gets in transportation industry. Even during the tough economic times, while everyone was cutting employees with no human regard, JBH management was exceptional in finding ways to prevent such harsh cuts. Company truly works hard everyday with safety culture.

    Cons

    Compensation. There's a reason why 65% of the corporate employees work second jobs rather than spend the time with their family. The company is very top heavy with salaried lower/middle management. This makes for some confusion at times.

    Advice to Management

    OTR is what got you where you are. JBI and DCS are taking you where you're going. I understand upper management gets it, but middle management not so much. They preach it, but don't get it. Use your customer base in DCS and personel in brokerage to start up air freight. You have 85 great new locations to utilize as cartage agents.

  3. "J.B. Hunt - Transportation Manager Position - Field Office"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to work independently amongst your coworkers. The opportunity for bonuses and pay raises if the outside branch as a whole functions successfully. The opportunity to work for a Fortune 500 company with a solid financial statement and longevity in the marketplace. Outlook for this company for continued future growth looks positive. Individual field branch structure allows for the will of the Director to determine unexpected, 'right-now', time off if necessary. Personally, in my branch, I had a very flexible Director.

    Cons

    Substandard appearance in knowledge of the 'brokerage' industry by executive management. Annual budgets are often overridden by executive management, thus causing unrealistic growth expectations for field branches. 24-hour on-call duty, which is expected to include any call from any of the 10, 20, 30, 40+ drivers per night, at any given time of the night, on a daily (including weekend) basis.

    Advice to Management

    Oversee, and visit, outside branches on a more regular basis. This is a good company to work for, but the corporate-level appearance within the outside branches can lead some to think that you don't really care about them. Also, I personally believe each 'field' new-hire should spend at least three days at the Corporate HQ, prior to their first day at their 'field' office, in order to 1) Learn the culture, 2) See who exactly it is they're working for, and most importantly 3) Network with peers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Handle logistics and transportation for a single customer distribution center."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company who is fair with management and respectful to employees.

    Cons

    It is hard to get promoted from Account Manager level.

    Advice to Management

    Increase developmental opportunities and relationships to grow customers and increase promotional opportunities and cross training enhancements.


  5. "You determine how far you go"

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    Former Employee - Controlled Regional Driver SE in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Controlled Regional Driver SE in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to work, JB Hunt has the miles. As long you deliver your loads on time and have a good log book (no hos violations), you will get more opportunities to make more money. Communication with your driver manager is very important. After 4-5 days out, I was able to get home by Sat morning. I am satisfied with compensation.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will deliver to an area that has nothing coming out for a couple of days. You will have to sit and wait your regular DM comes back to work. The Weekend Crew doesnt no anything and are not much help.

    Advice to Management

    Contine to keep your promise to drivers. Evaluate each driver and offer them a chance to grow in the company. Allow each driver plenty of time to make his load appointments.


  6. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Your pay will be on -time, and it is a relaxing job.

    Cons

    Truck driver jobs can be monotonous.


  7. "Its great and fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment and culture is good

    Cons

    Lack of individual recognition across the board.

    Advice to Management

    Its great leadership and management team.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work and a proud history of entrepreneurialism"

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    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Lowell, AR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative culture with a lot of room to move around

    Cons

    Hard to integrate silos of segments and we may be hanging on to legacy business too long

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your offices more and let the people see you and know what you are thinking about


  9. "Great place to work as a part time truck driver"

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    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Lithia Springs, Douglas, GA
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Lithia Springs, Douglas, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at this job is that most of the fleet managers are understanding and able to deal with drivers with courtesy and respect. They are very much concerned about safety and on-time delivery and will reward great performance. The have newer model trucks and kept exceptionally clean. Maintenance staff is very helpful and their attitudes towards the drivers has become better. Overall, this is a GREAT place to work as a Local Driver.

    Cons

    At this particular location, it is difficult to work with 1 or 2 managers, but overall this location is the best place I have worked.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE give training on how to deal with internal customers, for the Drivers, Maintenance Workers, and Fleet managers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in South Boston, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in South Boston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, it's hard and fast paced but it's very satisfying and rewarding. The compensation, bonus, and benefits packages were also good.

    Cons

    Has to work 6 to 7 deays a week sometomes if we got busy udring peak shipping times and that was unpaid over-time because I was salary.

    Advice to Management

    Work in over-time pay if working the weekends to make it fair. The compensation was good but didn't make up for the hours of the weekends worked.


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