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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Dedicated Contract Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dedicated Manager In Training (DMIT) in Monroe, OH
    Current Employee - Dedicated Manager In Training (DMIT) in Monroe, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun, young professionals, lots of driver interaction.

    Cons

    hectic, stressful, pressure from customer


  2. "Great culture at Jb hunt"

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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

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

    Pros

    good culture with most departments

    Cons

    hard to get promoted for hard work

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Strong start, weak finish"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment. Great place to get your professional career started.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities for high potential candidates. Low pay for a lot of work.

    Advice to Management

    Create Individual development plans for high performers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Truck Driver"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Just don't do it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Lowell, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary seems nice at first glance.

    Cons

    Just don't do it. The salary seems good for an entry level position but I promise you it won't be worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more talent. There is simply too much per fleet manager to manage on a daily basis.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Logistics Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Dedicated Manager in Training"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DMiT
    Former Employee - DMiT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is great for a recent college grad. Good Benefits. Good management

    Cons

    Long hours (50-60/week) with no extra compensation, definite relocation. A lot of working by yourself at certain places. Staring at a computer screen all day. Only 2 days off first year.

    Advice to Management

    More paid time off. 2 days for the first year is ridiculous.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Growing company, good people, but behind the times in some areas"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Management in Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - IT Management in Lowell, AR
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable work/life balance. There are always times that are exceptions, but it was not the cultural norm at JBH to work excessive overtime.

    Many employees with long tenure and lots of pride in the organization.

    Great business partners that are passionate about the work.

    Cons

    Restrictive salary rules and limitations caused loss of high potential talent.

    As of 2016 the company was still a waterfall shop. Previous attempts at Agile were small grassroots efforts. New procedures implemented in 2016 further solidified a classic waterfall approach to large project management with heavy process and documentation.

    Advice to Management

    Address salary policies to allow for doing the right thing to help with retention.

    Willingness to adopt industry best practices around Agile, DevOps, and other modern approaches.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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