Clayton Homes

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Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
65 Reviews
2.7
65 Reviews
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Kevin T. Clayton
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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.  

    When I was working for Tru mh I didn't feel like I had a team

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    The hours are ok and pay is ok

    Cons

    Not enough people to keep up with produ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new supervisors because the ones they have had for a couple of years..they don't work heck they don't even get there hands dirty

  2.  

    Very poor management, did not keep his word to workers.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits were available but not a great plan

    Cons

    Very poor management at this particular store, open door policy is useless when those above the manager ignore Managers inappropriate comments and actions and behaviors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage fairly to everyone do not give special treatment and free passes to just one employee and not to others. If you offer a "Special Commission" on a particular lot model honor the deal you offered, do not conveniently forget it once the sale is made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Compensation - Dishonest Employer

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is unlimited if your are willing to work for it. Trips are great. Loved my customers.

    Cons

    Incompetent and dishonest managers. Long and demanding hours, unprofessional atmosphere. Managers only care about their earnings, too bad for everyone else, including the customers. Office culture /model will never work the way it is. Benefits are okay, but insurance was getting expensive when I left for what you were getting. Many of the Best Senior Managers and VP's have left the company. That is never a good sign.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people based on realistic work environment, not what you think it is. Fix a very broken office culture, including that open office with all sales people in one big room. Find some managers with some integrity towards the customers and associates and fix a broken compensation system for them so they are not motivated to cheat their way to earn a living. The system with outside contractors is also very broken.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clayton Homes could gain alot by listening more and talking less.

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

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

    Pros

    For this industry, the compamy has good benefits.

    Cons

    Longer, unnecessary hours, than anyone else in the industry. Not many people want to buy a home at 7pm! Those who do could be scheduled an appointment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Take care of your employees and they will take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad to get sales experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    Opportunity to make decent money if you are a smooth talker.

    Cons

    Practices of management are not always what many would feel are ethical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your sales teams and put the store managers under closer supervision.

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

    Long hours for the pay, financing is impossible to get enough sales to stay out of the draw

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    Locations, benefits, some good people in general managers positions, name reconition, staying intouch and making relationships with customers and friends for life

    Cons

    Extremley long hours, no family time, no saturdays off. Financing that Vanderbilt provided in the past for the sale of new houses is virtually gone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company was founded on the mobile home business, quit trying to make it something it's not. The product line is not in a I-house, it's in the mobile home market. Go back to your roots !!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Full of promise, but short on delivery.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maynardville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maynardville, TN

    I have been working at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    It is one of the highest paying employers in the area. It is striving to make improvements to the workforce through training, improvement on comunication, and it tries its best to keep people working as much as possible.

    Cons

    You are told to do things that are not part of your job, deliberatly lied to about the position responsibilities, and anytime that an explination is requested of reasons this is so are either ignored or you are given round about answers that only muddle things up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a handbook and a management team. Use them and stick to them. If you say that things are to be done a certain way then follow threw with those decisions instead of changeing them on a day to day basis

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    False promisses

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    For a sales job the hours are not to bad. The staff is very friendly.

    Cons

    You make very little money. And it takes forever to get deals finalized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to train your staff and follow up with them to chart success. Training of sales team is weak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to Military School

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, TN

    I have been working at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    CMH offers a guaranteed profit sharing program and the facility is impeccable. The salary is competitive for similar positions outside the industry.

    Cons

    CMH does not have a lot of experience working with professionals. They treat degreed individuals like production workers. The 2 week vacation program leaves much to be desired and the lack of flex time creates a military school atmosphere. Existing management seems insecure and threatened by professional staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've strengthened the company by hiring a professional staff now listen to them. Treat the staff like professionals and they'll deliver.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company is running scared

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    Great facilities and great peers.

    Cons

    Clayton Homes is currently laying off yet they still are recruiting team members through radio ads and job fairs. It is hard to stomach a lay-off when you hear ads running for current employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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