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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 15 August 2014
Updated 15 August 2014
224 Reviews

3.3
224 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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136 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.  

    final mile

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    Former Employee - Local Truck Driver  in  Aurora, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Local Truck Driver in Aurora, CO (US)

    Pros

    Some good people you work with

    Cons

    They want you to work 12 to 14 hours a day and your pay never adds up. No one can fully explain how your pay is being broken down! You get written for just about everything even thing that is really out of your control. They are truly about making money for the company. Your pay changes week to week unless your there favorite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take this job if you value your home life!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was awful working as CSR.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Lowell, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lowell, AR (US)

    Pros

    Good compensation. Work in groups. You have peak hours and some down time.

    Cons

    Training was short only observing. The person who trained was always judging others mistakes. It was an open where everyone works in cubicle. Trainer was pointing out how stupid some people were. She will discuss errors by others with co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's very unprofessional to talk about previous employers, so it's hearing co-workers drawing your name so openly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Trapped by competence

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delta Center  in  Lowell, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Delta Center in Lowell, AR (US)

    Pros

    Great bonuses. Nice office. Good hours.

    Cons

    If you are good at your job, have a skillset they need, and work in the delta center, there you shall stay...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good intentions but poor execution.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Personal growth, access to upper management, cleanliness and surrounding area.

    Cons

    Over-worked and under-paid, not enough communication across teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more, communicate more, learn from the big companies, provide coffee in the break room at all times!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company. Challenging work. Great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programming Specialist  in  Lowell, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Programming Specialist in Lowell, AR (US)

    Pros

    Challenging work, great people, stable work environment. Pay is reasonable for the area.

    Cons

    Aggressive deadlines that are not realistic. Work life balance is not always honored. No real incentive to work harder. Employee ideas may be heard but they are not given any real consideration by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't mind working hard, but the long hours are burning me out. Give REAL incentive to work hard. A raise that barely covers the cost of living increase doesn't cut it. People need to feel valued, money is not always the answer but a lack of a reasonable raise speaks volumes to how we are valued.

    Also, expand the career path. A decent developer with 10-15 years of experience will top out in career path easily. The only way to grow at that point is to go into management or leave the company. Those with a technical bent typically leave, I have seen us lose many great developers for this reason.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good place to work, good benefits, good opportunity to advance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lowell, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, AR (US)

    Pros

    Love the NW Arkansas area. Opportunity to advance or transfer out of jobs. Generally a nice place to work.

    Cons

    I haven't found anything to be dissatisfied about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with people. Clue them in on upcoming changes or directions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Fleet Manager  in  Lowell, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Lowell, AR (US)

    Pros

    I started off as a FM on the OTR side of the company then was "promoted" to a special project manager position. Traveled a lot, and with experience gained. My next career path will be a walk in the park in comparison.

    Cons

    extremely long hours 5am-5pm, I worked with pop-up accounts and was basically working 7 days a week, pay was 33k so I was extremely underpaid. I knew this, asked for a raise/another manager to help out with day to day operations (at least a two man job). Little to no training, trial by fire mentality, and to be honest about everyone there was so miserable it was depressing to come into work with all the sad people around you. I had to run/workout during lunch to keep from getting fat and depressed like the people there.

    Anyways, the company has great potential, but they are far from there. There is no team building, training, and an extreme lack of synergy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take you team out to lunch, have a softball or ultimate frisbee league, cookouts, anything to get people to be part of a team not just a miserable cubicle farm with sad fat people. TRAINING, it works, the trial by fire deal.. not the best way to motivate your employees. Lastly, compensation.. seriously. I was up in NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI etc working 7 days a week for 33k. That was the back breaker that made me move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My time at JB Hunt was very enjoyable and challenging. The experience I obtained while an Account Manager was valuable.

    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Lowell, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Lowell, AR (US)

    Pros

    Fast passed environment, benefits, the people.

    Cons

    At this time, I cannot list any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every manager has his/her own management style and the result of their disposition is their own success or failure. JB Hunt had great management teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gained Valuable Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The ability to work close with your drivers and customer. You are basically given a franchise JB Hunt branch when you become and account manager

    Cons

    You are expected to work in excess of 60 hours per week as an account manager, especially one that you are at on your own. If a driver happens to get into an accident you could end up with a 15+ hour day. You are also on call as soon as your drivers get to their trucks, that could be 24 hours a day or 3 am, and if something goes wrong your phone will ring and you have to deal with the issue then, and sometimes go into the office.

  11.  

    It's a great place to work with a good shop environment,and good relationships between the techs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman  in  San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman in San Bernardino, CA (US)

    Pros

    Jb hunt is a Very reliable company to work for,safety matters in the shop,they pay well,the shop is clean,there's always training on the newest trucking equipment that jb hunt runs,and jb hunt is a leading trucking company in north America that's always growing.

    Cons

    Heath care is a bit on the high side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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