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Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
Clayton Homes – Andersonville – “Linde Forklifts are the BEST!”

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2.6 54 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

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Kevin T. Clayton

(33 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good Compensation - Dishonest Employer

    Home Sales Consultant (Former Employee)

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

    ConsIncompetent 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 Senior ManagementHire 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFor this industry, the compamy has good benefits.

    ConsLonger, 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 Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Take care of your employees and they will take care of you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad to get sales experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chattanooga, TN

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of your sales teams and put the store managers under closer supervision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Sales (Current Employee) Knoxville, TN

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

    ConsExtremley 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 Senior ManagementThis 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 !!!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Full of promise, but short on delivery.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Maynardville, TN

    ProsIt 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.

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementYou 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

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    False promisses

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Welcome to Military School

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Maryville, TN

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company is running scared

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat facilities and great peers.

    ConsClayton 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 Senior ManagementValue your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very difficult dealing with constant management changes.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNot necessary to have a college degree to advance within the company; a lot of training offered throughout the company.

    ConsDifficult to predict when you would be expected to work long hours as mid level management. Was expected to stay 16-18 hour days if GM or PM was angry with production.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the management merry-go-round and let your production staff solve their own issues and take ownership of their product, good or bad.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Steer clear!

    Housing Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can make lots of $ if you're motivated

    ConsExpect to work 11 hours a day despite what you are told initially. Managers have autonomy to be there when they feel like it and sales covers 8am-7pm. So, if you have no life, jump right in. NO training until you defeat the odds and look promising, which I was able to do. There is very little sales support or construction support so you will sell homes, build them, be a receptionist, interface and juggle warranty issues from the house you sold last month and the person who bought 5 years before you got there. All this and an expectation to keep on top of building sales momentum. I am successful here, but the more successful, the less personal life you can have because you will go back to having 7 houses to build, calling trades, visiting sites, etc... oh, and no gas/car reimbursement. If you are motivated and want to make money but do not care about your family, a great place to work. I used to have weekends off, but when one our fellow salespeople didn't make it, it was put on us to be there all day every day and every weekend and I forgot what "vacation" means.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your sales team. We work tireless hours while you are home with your families. Give us a construction person to handle what bogs us down. We pay YOUR salaries.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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