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Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
65 Reviews
2.7
65 Reviews
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Kevin T. Clayton
40 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
  • Difficult to predict when you would be expected to work long hours as mid level management (in 5 reviews)

  • hours no holidays OR WEEKENDS OFF (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Calling for Interview

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

    I have been working at Clayton Homes

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Since I started with Clayton, it has gone continually down hill. Would not recommend!

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement as General managers are quitting everyday, even from profitable stores

    Cons

    New financial regulations have made it difficult fro people to buy. 20% down, 12% interest rates, bad terms and conditions. Bad reputation for supporting managers that were crooks, if they were giving a bottom line to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get REAL! You have totally lost touch with what is going on at the MHC level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    General Managers have a God Complex and backstabbing coworkers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant in Bryant, AR
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant in Bryant, AR

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Helping people get into a better situation. It's nice to see smiles on the child's faces knowing you've helped them.

    Cons

    I worked for Luv Homes which is still Clayton and GM was a joke and coworkers are two faced sluts trying to hook up in lot models and lie behind your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a shame whenever a GM sends out inappropriate text messages to team and nothing happens, even thou the CEO was informed. The Ethic line is a joke, once you report and issue, it's turned on you and your forced to leave the company. Total joke, Mr. Buffett doesn't know how his company is being ran, only see's $$$!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Learning Experience, No Thanks to Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Office Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Home Office Employee in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn about multiple industries. Can be a fun work environment, depending on the team and department you work in.

    Cons

    Management does not care about training new employees. What you learn here is what you teach yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get up to date with society, stop thinking that the more you make the less you have to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    horrible they work you like a slave for what is diserved

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Labor in Albany, OR
    Former Employee - Labor in Albany, OR

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Overtime if you enjoy never seeing day light 6am to 6/7pm or later

    Cons

    the hiring management treat the labors like they are ants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better saftey and actual care about your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Home Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    None. Too few to list. Predatory requirements for waiver of employee rights as a condition of employment, no benefits, long hours, limited opportunities, no training.

    Cons

    Required to work 58 hours per week by unprofessional manager that was rarely at the home center and did not provide any training. Three of us were hired at the same time and all of us quit within 3 months due to poor management. Dead-end company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your managers

  8.  

    A total waste of effort & time.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Swing-team in Hodgenville, KY
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Swing-team in Hodgenville, KY

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a Job that pays very little & expects a lot from you. Will only keep adding responsibilities & work the more you do etc,

    Cons

    Dead end Job. Enough said

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay higher wages & better benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant in New Iberia, LA
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant in New Iberia, LA

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    $650.00/ week first 30 days

    Cons

    Houses are Hot in the summer, You on a Draw against your commission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the office hours to that of a normal company and Do a Salary Plus Commission Program. for your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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 (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
  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 (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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