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Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
57 Reviews
2.7
57 Reviews
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Kevin T. Clayton
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For this industry, the compamy has good benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • ok pay and good people around me (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, no support, management changes constantly (in 5 reviews)

  • Don't do it, no training, no support, no money (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Incredible benefits - Insurance for my family was cheap, had a matching 401K, etc. The culture is positive as the company truly wants what's best for all (customer, employee, etc.)

    Cons

    Working every Saturday. We never had a scheduled Saturday off. This varies store to store so in some cases it will be no problem. If the manager would give one Saturday out of four off, I think it would help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the company...keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team - flexible with family life, Berkshire Hathaway company.

    Cons

    Slow traffic, few quality leads, lending is tight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice at this time, Ive had a good overall experience here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Tough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Sales Consultant  in  Twin Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Home Sales Consultant in Twin Falls, ID

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Rely on people to make your check

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a better base salary, Christ sake your Clayton Homes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Account representative, collections

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    On-site gym
    on-site restaurant
    Opportunity for advancement = A-
    Generous sick time and vacation time
    Sufficient training
    sufficient manager feedback
    Fair and structured bonus system
    Some really great people are and have been employed by this Corporation

    Cons

    Costs of living, dollar value and micro economics is not considered when hourly workers are reviewed for annual reviews/raises. Raises are based on merit. A 7 cent raise to an hourly wage is insulting.

    The company's benefits are self funded therefore, costs are high for limited coverage. Meets the minimum required after the "Affordable Care Act"
    $1000 deductible medical, a lot of $ out of pay checks, very limited number of in network doctors, many of the specialists are out of network, regulatary costs increase 5%-18% annually, yet co-pays increase along with others, emergency room visits. You are encouraged to go to urgent care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration the cost of living when annual raises Take place. If it is based on merit and somebody gets a raise of seven cents they should've been fired.

    Take a look at benefits of Fannie Mae and other self-funded competitors with 14,000 employees. The penny-pinching tactics provided by the limited benefit coverage is borderline unacceptable.

    Keep up positive reinforcement, it's a winning system.

  6.  

    Clayton Homes has given me the ability to finish my degree while supporting my family.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Employee  in  Savannah, TN
    Current Employee - Production Employee in Savannah, TN

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hours of operation are great.

    Cons

    Time away from work to be with family could improve greatly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's not the Clayton of old

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Maryville, TN

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    CMH has great people for the most part. The facilities are excellent. The work hours and flexible schedule are definitely a plus. Kevin Clayton is a visionary and is a great businessman.

    Cons

    CMH, at the highest level, has lost touch with the core values that got the company where it is today. Clayton no longer seems to value people with integrity. The only team members that get ahead in IT are the ones that pad key leadership members egos with compliments and praise and they certainly don't disagree with them on things that he or she is passionate about. The 3 team members that have had the most success in IT do disagree with leadership but only on things that are of no material value. These 3 have became the laughing stock among IT team members and business unit leaders. I am embarrassed to be a part of the Clayton IT team. Over the years, these 3 have successfully gotten rid of several key IT team members by whom they felt threatened by. IT spending is so far out of control that fixing it will never be a SNAP.

    Rules are not applied uniformly between women and men. Management and HR are scared to death of women and minorities therefore it is impossible for all groups to be treated fairly and equitably.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You survey team members, look again at the IT surveys and pay attention. There is little to no respect for key leadership members by the IT group. Spending is out of control, talk to middle-management about it to truly get a feel for what is going on in key positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a bad place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time

    Pros

    Clear expectations, steady workload, good benefits, good hours,

    Cons

    There is a definite us vs them atmosphere between management and shop labor. Pay scale is very much slanted towards management. Communication and planning is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to work more with planning. a company this size should have production scheduled out at least 3 to 4 weeks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Getting back to the previous company culture that made them a great place to work back in the 80s and 90s.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Can be a fun place to work, and it's rewarding helping people become homeowners. Good pay plan for managers that produce.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to produce. If a GM were to have a bump in the road with his local economy, or sales staff, and that resulted in him losing money for the company for 6 months to a year, he would spend the next period of equal time or more trying to dig himself out of the loses with no meaningful compensation. Many times winter months force the sales to stall out and a store to lose money during the end of the 4th qtr and the first part of the 1st qtr. I've heard stories of GMs living on their credit cards or home equity lines during this period of time only to have to pay it all back during the 2nd qtr. This can make it a tough roller coaster ride and frustrating. There is something of a disconnect with the marketing team at the corporate office and the field. Many promotions are rolled out without our input that prove to be largely ineffective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that no matter how much you measure store traffic, application volume, closing ratios, quarterly promos, etc., that there is only one thing that makes a real difference and increases sales; that is the experience of dependable and trustworthy GMs that have proven themselves as top performers in sales first. Then help that GM hire the best of the best salespeople.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Asheville, NC

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make money for locations in the right area of the country. Excellent product. Great value in housing. General Manager shares P&L net profit with company. No cap on earnings.

    Cons

    Financing for customers is getting tougher. Land costs in certain areas of the country can be cost prohibitive. Housing market has been struggling. Many factors can get in the way of completing the sale beyond the customer saying yes (financing, budget constraints, interest rates and terms, zoning, etc.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot for a little!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Consultant  in  Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Home Consultant in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Customers are directed by internet advertising to Home Sale Centers so there are numerous prospects/leads.

    Cons

    They expect a lot for a little bit of pay you will sell the home, help obtain financing, prepare paperwork for several different closings on one sale, apply for permits, coordinate the contractors to build homes, visit job sites, etc. not a very organized process. The corporate office makes you jump through so many hoops to close one deal. You are also expected to go out in the field each week and put up signs on roads to help direct traffic and generate leads. Three jobs in one I would say for very little money. Recently lowered pay to 24,000 a year with no draw to pay back but lowered commission to on each sale. Very dissapointed in the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees for the work they have to do. Bigger commissions along with the base pay to make it worth it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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