There are newer employer reviews for J.B. Hunt

 

Decent people all working to get ahead in a terrible economy

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Inter-modal Driver  in  Harrisburg, PA (US)
Current Employee - Inter-modal Driver in Harrisburg, PA (US)

I have been working at J.B. Hunt

Pros

Compensation for things other companies don't or won't pay, flexible scheduling as needed, equipment is well maintained, managers very easy to talk to.

Cons

Medical insurance is not the best, co pays are expensive, out sick or injured more than three days you must take a new DOT physical and have personal physician sign a ton of paperwork which is a hassle, point system used against you when you must be out of work unless fleet mgr is notified 24 hrs in advance, if sick he must know beforehand, who plans to be sick?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Revamp the aforementioned point system, it'sa major detractor to those who want to stay with the company, improve the mileage pay scale to keep up with the cost of living, .34 a mile to start is a slap in the face to someone with over 20 years driving experience.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

241 Other Employee Reviews for J.B. Hunt (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Poor

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Competent senior management, bonuses are good when the economy is doing well. There is a variety of different schedules to work, so it can be a good place to work if you are in school and needing to work full time.

    Cons

    Sub par pay, with no raises to speak of...ever. What you come in at, is what you will most likely leave with. Bonuses. This is a 2 sided coin. Even if you earn a certain bonus percentage, it is doubtful that it will be paid out if it is over the 30% mark. Even if you earn a stellar bonus, do not expect to get that amount.

    There is very much an "Us verse Them" with management. The senior management is very arrogant, yet they could not even log onto a phone a take a call. Also, there is absolutely no communication between management and employees. It is very much like a bad marriage. Things will come down the pipeline that are major, and the employees will find out about them the day they are supposed to take place.

    The benefits are terrible. They are really focusing on the HDHP where you get to pay the first $2650 to meet your deductible before the insurance even kicks in, so in effect if you sign up for this version of insurance you have already reduced your salary by this much, and if you have kids you know you will be paying it. Also it goes up every year, but your salary doesn't. The 401k is ok, but you have very few investment options to consider.

    There is absolutely ZERO chance of advancement, what you get hired into is what you will retire doing and this is at the corporate office. Also, there are 4 divisions, but being able to transfer between them, is next to impossible. Someone on here has already spoken about the "mythical" paybands and this is true. You pretty much never know if the job you are applying for is a lateral move a promotion or somewhere inbetween. There is zero transparency. Also, being qualified for a job in no way guarantees you will even get an interview. They want you in your current position until you retire or leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent, and for the love of all that is holy, start communicating better with your employees! Also, if the company earns a certain eps (earnings per share) amount, just pay it, and quit coming up with these lame reasons why you can't.....oh wait that is right...COMMUNICATE with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Riverside, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Riverside, CA (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Decent Job
    Great stepping stone to another company/career
    Form great relationships with your customers/drivers
    Great knowledge for logistic industry

    Cons

    Low pay
    No room for advancement beyond Account Manager
    Management is too secretive
    "Good ol boy" atmosphere
    Operations Managers really make the final decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so secretive and let managers know what new business is out there
    Stop promoting your "friends"
    Managers you do not relocate, stop rewarding them with good accounts
    Stop punishing manager who relocate, work at 24/7 accounts with terrible supervisors

    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for J.B. Hunt

Worked for J.B. Hunt? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.