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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • Work-life Balance is challenging (in 73 reviews)

  • Given the industry, it sometimes calls for long hours when the workload is heavy (in 78 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Company To Work For"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Coordinator RISE in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Coordinator RISE 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

    Managers who act as if they care about you

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Expected to use personal phone for company business at all times of the night/day
    Terrible compensation which isn't explained properly
    Vacation time and salary are non negotiable, but H.R. acts as if they are.
    Promised promotions are never delivered
    Training is absolutely terrible

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on the company and listen to employees. Every survey you send out you are told work life balance and compensation are the number one issues that you promise to work to improve and never do!
    Stop putting money first and think about your employees, sometimes Walmart will just have to wait.


  2. "Worst Trucking Company To Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installation Specialist in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Installation Specialist in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I guess you get some weekends off

    Cons

    Wow where do I start. First off the recruiter lied to me she told me I wouldn't work more than 10hrs max a day well that was a lie it was more like 12 - 14 on average. She also told me the start time was flexible the earliest i could start was 5am and the latest 8am which would have worked out great because the earliest I could drop my kid off was 6:30am but that was a lie as well. The managers bad mouth employees in front of you. Awful management and awful routing I cant tell you how many times my route had 11.57 hours of drive time on it when they knew all I could drive was 11 and being i was in a box truck its not like i had a sleeper cab in it. I would get my delivery's done and come back and they would have more to go out because they "forgot" something and if you refused to take it out you got bullied into taking it even though you had your delivery's done for the day.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring more about your drivers

  3. "One Big Joke"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CDL Driver in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - CDL Driver in Lowell, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of emphasis on safety, most personnel are friendly and accessible.

    Cons

    Very low pay, poor communication, lots of downtime. Management is accessible, but do not follow through on their promises.

    Advice to Management

    This is a 24-hour industry...yet anytime before 9am or after 4pm, fleet managers and other office personnel are completely unavailable, not to mention on weekends and holidays. Understandably, people need days off; But you expect so many hours out of drivers that I don't think it would hurt you to put in a few more yourself. Additionally, your night and weekend dispatchers and managers are completely clueless and inept.
    It is very frustrating when I approach management with a problem, it is acknowledged, and I'm told it will be fixed...Then we go right back to the same problem, as if the entire conversation was forgotten immediately.
    Pay desperately needs to be raised, as this is easily the lowest-paying company I've ever worked for; Your policies on detention pay and standby pay need to be improved, as well.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Ops supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Walpole, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Walpole, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good on your resume for experience and enables you to work under the gun and with little resources

    Cons

    Insanely long workweeks, subpar pay, company didn't understand the accounts they managed, inept managers and upper management

    Advice to Management

    Learn your business model and don't mix D level accounts with A level accounts


  5. "Working with Jb hunt is interesting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inter-modal in Forest Park, GA
    Current Employee - Inter-modal in Forest Park, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The scheduling is up to the individual and how much they want to work.

    Cons

    Magen starting out at Jb hunt you work on weekends more than anything,

    Advice to Management

    Hire more dispatchers for the intermodal fleet and open up more rotatable shifts for weekends off, ALSO ADD BETTER EQUIPMENT AND RAISE PAY!!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Learn how to work in a fast paced work environment
    - Learn how to manage staff
    - Co-workers were great
    - Nice right out of college salary

    Cons

    - Extremely small office (small bedroom size for 8+ people per shift)
    - Initially told standard was to manage 10-15 people per supervisor (actual was 30-40)
    - Very long hours (Easily 10-12 hours a day 5-6 sometimes 7 days a week)
    - Rotating on-call weekends
    - Management only worries about numbers - not day to day activities (they never interact with other employees)
    - No vacation within first year
    - Extremely unnecessarily stressful environment
    - Very high turnover rate for drivers and office personnel
    - No lunch breaks
    - Impossible for certain accounts to Bonus

    Advice to Management

    - Look into why people leave and start making changes.
    - Give employees lunch breaks
    - Pin point accounts which are more stressful than others and pay those employees more
    - Allow for better work/life balance
    - Force managers to actually leave their office and see day-to-day activities


  7. "don't do it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time

    Pros

    You get to see a lot of country

    Cons

    They lie. Don't give you the pay they say. Don't give you the miles they say. Benefits are expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and give people what you tell them.

  8. "truck driver"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time

    Pros

    Traveling seeing different thing

    Cons

    Pay for being away from home living n a truck

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like you would like people to treat you


  9. "Operations Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time

    Pros

    No Pros to share. The training, development, facilities, and people associated with this company are terrible.

    Cons

    Awful management.
    Poor work/life balance.
    No interest in training its people
    Low salary.
    Unbelievable turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Be happy that you operate in an oligopoly. If there were true competition within this industry you all would not be able to compete.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "western regional class a driver"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southgate, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southgate, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Sorry but I can't recall the pros about this company

    Cons

    On the day I reported to work I was assigned an old dirty broken down truck. When I reported it to the shop, they told me the truck was not ready and so I spent a week in a hotel without pay waiting for a new truck. Finally I got my truck and proceeded to my pick up and as I got on the freeway the bad boy broke down. I spent another week waiting for the shop to fix the problem. Again I was on my way out on a run to Phoenix, only to receive a overweight ticket because this truck only had a permit for 50,000 lbs. total gross weight. I spent so much time laid over at truck stops that I managed to pay for my overweight ticket with lay over pay. The dispatcher would not care to make my home and argued with me about it until I showed him the text I sent him that proved my point. I would have never made it home for Thanksgiving but It just so happened my truck broke down on me again and in the two weeks time it took to fix my truck I had signed on with another outfit. When the dispatcher called me so I could pick up my truck I informed him that I would no longer be working for them. This really set him off and he proceeded to black mail me by saying that if I left he would report this as abandonment of my truck. So I told him to go right ahead and I proceeded to call his boss to set him straight. Their was more fun times I spent with them I just don't really want to think about them. Also when they say they would put you in a hotel for orientation they don't tell you that you have to share the room. Most of the recruits paid for their own rooms including myself.

    Advice to Management

    get better dispatchers and better equipment


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