Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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Kevin T. Clayton
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Pros
  • For this industry, the compamy has good benefits (in 3 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Not many people got approved and If they did, the bank offered silly down payments and interest rates (in 3 reviews)

  • Unrealistic project deadlines and upper management that does not fully understand what is being implemented (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Home Sales Consultant in Texarkana, TX
    Current Employee - Home Sales Consultant in Texarkana, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time

    Pros

    Great potential for money, especially in the right locations. Very customer oriented business, with checks and balances for service quality. Great training and trip incentives. Working with people is generally great, and it's nice to help people realize their home ownership.

    Cons

    Can be tough if you work in an area that doesn't get more customer traffic, so it can be challenging to get leads at times. Lots of promotional events that are very complicated, and hard to explain to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Extend all of your workshops to all employees. They need to let individual Home Centers decide on advertising goals. Especially for the areas that have Home Centers that are located close to one another.


  2. Trimmer

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    Current Employee - Trimmer in Andersonville, TN
    Current Employee - Trimmer in Andersonville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    you can get a job here very easy since they have so much turn over. They have a good 401k. you can get lots of overtime at some plants.

    Cons

    They will work you to death, you have no vacation other than planned shut downs for the first 7 years. they will treat you like you do not matter. high amount of turnover. no raises.

    Advice to Management

    learn from other companies how to treat your employees, and you will not have such a high amount of turnover.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not for young people or people with young families

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time

    Pros

    Great insurance benefits, good culture, awesome training experiences, impressive product, and good coworkers

    Cons

    Loooooong hours for very little pay ($24,000 salary with 7% gross profit commission); 8:30am-7pm during the week if you're lucky and can close on time, and 8:30am-5pm on Saturdays. You don't get to rotate weekends, and only get one day off aside from Sunday. No 2-day weekends for anyone who is salaried. Ever. You only get off for Thanks Giving and Christmas. No other holidays - unless you're hourly. Sales reps get the worst schedule, because even on your day off, you're still asked to work. You only get a 30 minute lunch break... But don't take it in the bullpen because then you're expected to work and take ups while you try to choke down your food, and you don't get a break on Saturdays. Also, managers make you bounce from one thing/project to another without allowing you to finish the previous one and then get upset at you. Management plays SERIOUS favoritism. If you're female, keep even your knee-length Sunday dresses at home, because there is some serious sexism going on around here. You'll get written up or sent home to change for being "too provocative" or "offensive". Individualism is frowned upon here. You're expected to follow a script when talking to customers. When you ask for help, managers and even coworkers ignore you. When a customer wants to speak to a manager, it takes the manager 30 minutes to go speak to them, which makes the customer irate, and lessens your chance of making a sale. One more thing: STOP MAKING YOUR SALES REPS DO MANUAL LABOR! You have service men for that!!! Seriously, don't make people work in the summer heat in slacks and a button up, and then expect them to work with customers while smelling like they just left the gym. That's disgusting.

    Advice to Management

    Fix everything in the "cons" section, and you're good to go. Adjust the hours or pay to make it worth working here.


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  5. Horrible Company to work for.

    Current Employee - Home Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Home Sales Consultant

    Pros

    There are no pro's for this company.

    Cons

    If you want to make a decent living definitely avoid Clayton Homes. Long hours, corporate bs to deal with on a daily basis. The pay is terrible, 2 holidays a year off. Take my advice, stay away from them at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Quit screwing with sales people's pay based on screw ups from the service dept.


  6. Good company to work for to start your career

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    Current Employee - FREIGHT COORDINATOR in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - FREIGHT COORDINATOR in Maryville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A reasonably relaxed work environment a freight job. There are several perks beyond the strict pay structure. Over all they tend to promote a culture of family and success.

    Cons

    Hours don't match what is typical for the industry (they advocate longer hours), while they preach having time for friends and family and the importance having time off.

    Advice to Management

    To keep the best and brightest, you need to pay them.


  7. Good place, great pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, balance time, coworker,

    Cons

    Upper management, managing company demands


  8. Outstanding Company you'll never want to leave!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not only does the company invest in their employers, they have a great wellness department and gym, basketball and volleyball, a great greenway jogging trail, and healthy greenway cafeteria!. They manage to maintain outstanding sales and has great backing as a Berkshire Hathaway company.

    Cons

    Need new positions and more innovative employees to help lead the wonderful talent they have. Quicker growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in current employers and create new roles that are essential within a company of their size. Would suggest looking at how similar businesses are structured.


  9. I love this job!

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    Current Employee - Home Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Home Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The money is great! Commissions are amazing. Free cruises and other trips! Quarterly bonuses! Amazing management!

    Cons

    Nothing! I make bank! I'm happy!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! You guys have changed my life in the best of ways!


  10. I have been able to earn a nice income with a family oriented company

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    Current Employee - Home Consultant in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Home Consultant in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company and manager are very family oriented and therefor flexible with scheduling when a family emergency or event comes up. Pay structure is nice, salary plus commission. They are closed major Holidays which shows they care about their employees.

    Cons

    Still retail and sometimes includes working longer hours and some holidays. A lot of time and work invested before you see commission on a sale.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Calling for Interview

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Lots of open positions lots of people and opportunity.

    Cons

    Started as a temp working customer service..very unfriendly staff. Do NOT work temp here. I then asked them if there is a high turnover because I know they lose everyone and they said..no just apply. I applied and they said that I had possible negativity. Is negativity asking why they have so much turnover in order to save myself a job when im looking for a career opportunity? i just wanted to work for the right company. I can't believe HR told me this when i worked for them. I am the most positive person on earth. Wrong judgement. I would never work for you if you hired me right now despite my previous interview process. HR, you are the reason that the company is negative. You can't tell someone that. Create the atmosphere you want. YOUR Loss. I'm a college graduate , top of my class, and worked in customer service for a very long time. Everyone knows im a positive person. It's not my fault you are horribly managed--and I'm taking the blame for that. Ive never had someone say that to me ever and I'm so insulted.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to stop being dramatic. If you want hard workers higher them. People are going to ask you about your reputation and if you are not going to hire someone because they are curious about working there, then it's too bad you have a worse reputation than you had before. I don't have anything to prove, my credentials speak enough. Where as you do. Prove to me that you are worth working for, or I go.I can't believe that's how you operate. You all need some positive HR people because i will never EVER recommend this to a friend and I HAVE gotten interviews and turned them down because my recommendation got let go the same day. Who would want to work for such people? Not me. Good luck finding a college graduate like me who is very skilled, professional, positive, and a go getter.



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