J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 30 August, 2014
Updated 30 August, 2014
230 Reviews

3.3
230 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Management Experience, Pay is Decent, Good Benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Learning experience and good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Needs to seriously consider the employees' work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Expected to Work Long hours and always on call (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, awesome benefits and lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EPS Scheduler  in  Lowell, AR (US)
    Current Employee - EPS Scheduler in Lowell, AR (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. My coworkers are cool to work with. Management does its best to liven up the atmosphere and create excitement for a position that can be extremely repetitive. They give you the tools you need to succeeded and continue training even after the 3 week training period. The company is always getting new business and new career opportunities are always becoming available. Really great benefits that are extremely helpful

    Cons

    I don't really have too many complaints. A lot of the complaints I here is the pay is low. Its definitely fair for not requiring a degree and the benefits available makes it better. Sometimes the hours can be long but that's the standard for the transportation industry. Another complaint is that sometimes politics are at play. It isn't anything that brings down morale but its noticeable that there are favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work and cut down on the favoritism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dedicated Driver  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Dedicated Driver in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, Awesome support system, Informative management crew.

    Cons

    Can not physically unload anymore. Trailers are just too hot to work in. Docks rarely have fans on them and those that do rarely ever use them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the exit interview.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a bad place to make a living.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman  in  East Brunswick, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman in East Brunswick, NJ (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Equipment is replaced every 3 years. Facilities are newer. Most management actually cares about their employees, all the way up to the regional director. They're very focused on keeping their employees safe. There's also a welcome distance kept between drivers and mechanics. There's a 4 day work week. Almost everyone in maintenance management started out working as a mechanic or a driver then moved up and you can too. They have discount programs with multiple nationwide company's like verizon, jeep, gm

    Cons

    The pay is middle of the road and the benefits are a joke. Your required holidays come out of you're PTO and if you run out before a holiday expect a short paycheck. They are very strict when it comes to their standard repair times and they try to cut them down as often as they can. There's no overtime allowed. They often run out of soap and towels and won't order more until the month is out and anyone who has ever finished a dirty job can attest to the importance of being able to get clean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more manufacturer based training. PTO should not go towards national holidays. And health benefits needs a major overhaul

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Noel, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Noel, MO (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Time off is wonderful and its a company that you are able to move up in at a quick pace. They are a large company but address you on a personal level. The pay is great also.

    Cons

    This company does have some issues. They mainly involve the driving portion of the company. In that I mean that sometimes it is hard to get back for your time off but they work hard to get you back in time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very safety minded organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional environment with an opportunity to move up "Get Promoted" within the company.

    Cons

    Working long hours when necessary with and without rewards. Management will listen to and implement all good ideas as long as there is no safety or business conflict.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk with the average worker more and especially the new personnel.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Growing, almost too quickly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Always changing workday, never doing the same thing

    Cons

    Work life balance, compensation, benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people from within and realize people are underpaid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to start a career, but not finish.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company cel phone and laptop.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    On call 24 hours a day
    Work weekends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Will hire veterans with no driving experience. Similar to most other major trucking companies otherwise. I enjoyed working for them up until I didn't.

    Cons

    I had a truck driving job. Weeks away from home, and plenty of downtime in areas where there's nothing to do. I read a lot of books.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Local driver Home Depot IT'S ABOUT WHAT I EXPECTED

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    equipment is good management is ok...Benifits are good

    Cons

    I am a local driver on the Home Depot account..being paid by the mile to run local is total B.S. if u think dispatch playing favorites on loads affects you're paycheck when u run O.T.R. think what it does when u have alot of 300-500 mile loads and alot of 30-50 mile loads..some drivers work 50 hrs a week and make $1100..and some drivers work 60 hrs and make $900 total B.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay by the hr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They at least pay you

    Cons

    Do not respect their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over.

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