Driver/Installer (Current Employee) – Hayward, CA – May 27, 2014
Why you ask? They are dishonest, not forthcoming about their practices, and disorganized. Every time the company starts losing money the drivers end up getting screwed. I received a flyer in the mail after Obama Care was implemented that health care costs would rise and that everyone along with the company would have to share in the increase in costs. It increased $50/wk when the actual cost of the premiums was only $30/wk. The company took advantage of the employees expected increase and decided to start paying $20 less/week than before and allowing the employee to cover that $20/week. They have over 16,000 employees. Saving $320,000/week. Good job guys. Their is no sympathy toward the driver you are just expected to try and complete your route no matter how unreasonable. The pay was good before a recent change (because the company is losing money), the amount you get payed now for the type of work and the amount of hours worked is laughable. The position used to require a class a or b drivers license. Most commercial drivers who have been part of a organized company realize how screwed up the company is and leave. The turn-over rate for drivers is ridiculous. So now the company has no requirement for a commercial drivers license which opens the doors to anyone willing to do the work for the lower pay rates. They expect you to work 12-14 hours/day delivering and installing appliances on a production-base payed system that isn't fair . They may send you out to deliver a 700 lb refrigerator (That's not a typo 700 lbs) by yourself. They can't keep quality installers (the guysmore... who help the driver out in the field) because they pay them $9/hr with no benefits. They don't even work for JB Hunt, they work for a staffing agency called Bright Sky (Gloomy Skies if you ask me). So when the "quality" installers they employ who typically are fresh out of high school or out of options calls off or quits from being over-worked you will be expected to do your work by yourself with no increase in pay. The more experienced you become the more they take advantage of you. Take my word. This company is not worker friendly and heading down-hill. Stay away. The only reason I gave 2 stars because believe it or not I actually like my work and I was paid well until the recent changes.less
DRIVER (Former Employee) – Stuarts Draft, VA – September 19, 2017
didn't always get to leave early in morning not all loads where ready yet, makes it hard to be scheduled when loads are not ready....once you show you will be ready and able to work they treat you better
Commercial Truck Driver Class A certification (Former Employee) – Lowell, AR 72745 – September 14, 2017
On a regular work day you would have a full day of driving, safety control, training provided. Meeting every week. Heavy haulage from unknown locations. Weekends off were enjoyable. The company has great personnel fellow drivers and dispatchers.
matching 401 K, health benefit, rewards for safe work.
good company to work for but if you drive local you never know when your load will be ready. if you are a new employee you start at the bottom.you the last load that the warehouse loads so you work all hours of the night. the pay is good for being local avg 1000 a week. if your looking for a job that you can advance in management then this isn't for you jb hunt hires managers right out of college that never drove a truck before.
Over the Road Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Lowell, AR – September 12, 2017
You would get your load info and except it. get your rout and drive to your destination. when you have a problem just call and they will work with you on it, flat tire , maintenance, or life if they can.
Logistics Sales Coordinator (Current Employee) – Lowell, AR – September 10, 2017
This was a great first job for learning about sales and brokerage. Outside of that experience, J.B. Hunt is an old fashioned company that is slow to react to a changing marketplace. They struggle to place people in positions based on their success and personal advancement.
Relaxed Sales Evironment
Long work hours, little room for advancement, low pay
Truck driver (Current Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – September 10, 2017
management does not help in making deliveries a smooth process, trucks breakdown 14 hour days almost violating clock reimburstments are a hassle I might as well be working a 10 hr job . too much work tring to make a living working with this company
Fleet Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 9, 2017
If you a manager and if you don't tell on other mangers there you wont ever get promoted . You have to be young to get promoted that's when you are the Vice President favorite . They for the drivers and don't care about the managers. .. you don't kiss butt they over look you quick
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Lowell, AR – September 7, 2017
Great company for the driver. Management was looked at as secondary when it came to needs being attended to. While drivers are the core commodity of the company, all employee's should be treated with respect and treated equally.
Great way to get experience in the transportation field
Management not helpful when it came to covering your position for vacation
It is a fairly easy job. However, if you happen to have a damaged product that is revealed upon unpackaging, they will try to blame it on you. The routes are horrible and even after being there for a while the route planner will still give you the worst routes and of course the guys that suck up to them and who also cut corners will get the better routes that pay more and get done earlier.
Drive 6 hours and take your 10 hour break. Drive 6 hours wait 1 hour or plus for next load to take 3 hours away Run out of time waiting for return load Took job thinking I could keep moving no dice Your schedule will be changed to cover other driver on vaca without prior notice.
Money is good
Too much time wasted sitting around, Coworkers are jerks give you hard time along other with other company drivers