J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
230 Reviews

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

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.  

    Average company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, as long as your results are good no one asks questions.

    Cons

    Pay, work life balance, nepotism, hard to promote, horrible starting pay, horrible benefits, upper mamagement is never around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your best, not your friends!

  2.  

    Great Company and Wonderful people to work with.

    • 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

    Pros

    My boss and employees are extremely friendly and caring.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Terrible pay.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging

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

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

    Pros

    You learn a ton about transportation and employee management. You learn to be very detailed with your work and a lot of promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Once you start they add on to the work load until you spend very little time at home and don't have much of a life. The company also has a lot of policies that put you in compromising situations. They also make you "review" every little thing with drivers and the whole process is very time consuming. People don't stay at this company very long, A LOT of young people just getting their start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that people have home lives and personal time is much needed. Waiting a full year to get a week off is a long time when your working 60+ hours a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Corporate office. Relatively flat organizational structure. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Vacation days are low for IT organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    i think it is a great place to be

    • 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

    Pros

    im treated as a person, not a number

    Cons

    i really don't have any complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my manager is the kind of boss i have been wanting to work for my whole driving career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Operation Supervisor

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

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

    Pros

    - Good learning opportunity
    - Good starting salaries
    - Ability to travel

    Cons

    - Work life balance (depending on account)
    - Adaptability to different ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company leadership has shown a consistent ability to set and meet short and long term goals, which has fueled consistent sustainable growth of the company. Because of their sound long-term financial management, JB Hunt is uniquely positioned to take advantage all industry conditions, including downturns.

    The executive team is genuinely interested in the employees as individuals.

    Cons

    The company has grown to the point where it is experiencing siloing. This presents a challenge when trying to respond rapidly to changing conditions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Driver

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

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

    Pros

    Good equipment and most managers are good

    Cons

    They need to change to only having Safety Managers that have a current CDL license and have actually driven a truck why should I have to explain myself to somebody that has never driven a commercial vehicle. Pay for local drivers average 1100.00 a week pay is not by the hour. When you divide your pay by your average hours worked it equals out to less than 14.00 hr most drivers work a 70 hour week. LTL companies pay around $18.00 to $27.00 hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay local drivers by the hour instead of by the mile. Local drivers can not make a living getting paid by the mile

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place for work/life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Management is good, allow you to try new things.

    Cons

    Team is always trying to find fault on you and complain to the Managers.We need to justify your work all the time to your Manager. Management is really good. Team culture hurts a lot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    If you are a hard worker and mobile you can make middle management quickly

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Executives and most upper management are genuinely nice people who truly mean what they say. Stable company with lots of different types of jobs. As long as you do a good job they will find a place for you even if your position is eliminated. They get rid of tyrant managers or ease them into non management positions.

    Cons

    Long hours (salaried employees are scheduled for 45 hours per week and sometimes that isn't enough to get the job done right), they need to hire an extra person here and there to ease the load. If you aren't mobile you are limited in how fast and high you can promote. If you happen to get stuck with a terrible manager it may take a while for the problem to be addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want employees to see the big picture you need to pay them based on big picture results. Don't make employees bear the brunt of poor management decisions or sales promises. Hire a few extra people here and there so people that care about their jobs don't have to work 50-60 hours per week. Be quicker about getting rid of bad managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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