J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
235 Reviews
3.3
235 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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141 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.  

    Good Job, Long hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Fair Compensation, Vacation, Full Benefits

    Cons

    Expected to Work Long hours and always on call

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance needs to be imporved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I enjoy my job and the people are wonderful

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

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

    Pros

    My manager listens to me, I work in tight knit group people and we all cooperate and help one another, we have a common goal. I am allowed to take on additional projects to keep me busy, interested, and challenged. Plenty of room to grow if you start early in your career, and are willing to change departments every few years. The Account Representative position gives you the opportunity to build relationships with customers, and is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Very strict attendance policy for the position ofAccount Representative in Van Marketing Division. I see more people terminated for being consistently a few minutes late than for being subpar at the job. Do not stay in one position for more than 2 years if you want to move ahead in the organization and make J.B.Hunt a successful career. The Account Representative position takes about a year to learn and be comfortable doing. It is a very stressful job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am rated as a role model in the AR position. I am at the top of my game. I have been trying to get promoted for years, but I get feedback that I make too much for other departments to want to take me on, and my lack of experience working in other departments is hurting me. I got that too high salary because years ago I was asked to take a pay raise and commit to stay in the department for a few more years. It destroyed my chances at a career with JBHunt. I am repeatedly told a lateral move to get more experience in other departments would include a hefty pay cut. I am honest, loyal, and extremely intelligent. I have the respect and admiration of my peers. I am sad that I will have to leave a company I love in order to move forward in my career. I will miss you and you will replace me, but it will be very hard for you to find any one person to match my caliber and potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company. Challenging work. Great people.

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

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 5 years

    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
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  5.  

    Glad I'm gone. Brokerage division

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are good people inside the company.

    Cons

    Hours vs. Pay do not equal up. 7 days on call and 12 hr days is the norm. The internal structure of leadership is a joke here. Each year we as a company made more money but the "bonus" pay to the employee side went down each year I worked at Hunt. There was never an answer as to why only the "well just work harder" idea.

    I'm pretty sure this company had a flavor of the week wheel they would spin each Monday and spend the week complaining about whatever the wheel landed on..... This keeps them from having to have a thought of their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the turnover. You can't treat people like indentured servants and expect them to keep caring that your bottom line is growing while their bottom line is getting worked off.

    Take advice from the people that are doing the jobs instead of the talking heads who haven't been in the trenches for years and have no real clue of what the market is doing.

    Or just keep doing what you are doing.... I don't know that J.B. would be very happy with where is company is now compared to the culture and environment he created way back when with those rice hulls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    final mile

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

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

    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
  7. 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)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  8.  

    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)

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

    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
  9.  

    Trapped by competence

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delta Center  in  Lowell, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Delta Center in Lowell, AR (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  10.  

    Good intentions but poor execution.

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    • 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

    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
  11.  

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

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    • 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 a year

    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

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