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What is the work environment and culture like at J.B. Hunt?

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I was promised 1500 dollars a week and now I cannot get the miles or the experience I need with the dispatchers just like any other company promises you the world and does not deliver I have done it for almost 2 months but can't seem to hold down the pay it is always less than $1,000 a week so I will have to move on. To anybody else that will start with JB Hunt if they don't do what they promised then it's time to leave so irritating.

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If you are at the corporate offices the culture is professional but fairly laid back. They have cut a lot of bad managers in the past 5 years. If you are outside of Arkansas your culture is totally reliant on your VP and regional managers. Some of them seem to work 60 hours/week to avoid their families so they expect you to reciprocate. There is little training, most is trial by fire. Makes for a stressful breaking in period.
All that being said, I think most of corporate America is exactly the same or far worse.

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The Managers does not care about the people progress. They rather make life miserable until you quit. They will block you from moving.

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Depends on the department. Lots of nepotism and failing up. Without this advantage you need to be military.

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Work environment is get it done with whatever recourses we have on hand (Which is bare bones). I worked at one of the biggest accounts and the training method is this; SINK OR SWIM. There is no training, it's just you answering the phone and asking someone else how to do something while they are doing 8 things at once themselves. Bottom line is don't work here if you want a life outside of work, they require you give it up. My first year with the company I only got two personal days and when you call out sick they give you a hard time. Avoid it.

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Don't work at the Memphis shop it's a disaster , it's ran by a prison warden type manager who wants nothing but to work ur tailoff and get that big quarter bonus

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The overall culture of the company is wonderful. It's the long term management that is the issue. They have the old school attitude of my way or the highway regardless of whether it fits within the company culture and standards. I LEFT VOLUNTARILY. I couldn't take the bad attitude within my department. In the last 5 - 7 years, there were many people who went to HR regarding the working environment and attitudes of the manager. Nothing was ever done and good people left. Employees leave bad managers.

Answered - Maintenance (Former Employee) - Lowell, AR

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You will be working for free most of the time. Work 14+ hrs; get paid for about 6.

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Good question. The Dispatchers are cool.

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Busy...... always work to be done over time is mandatory

Answered - Driver Helper (Former Employee) - South River, NJ

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