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Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
Updated February 9, 2015
15 Reviews
3.0
15 Reviews
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Kevin T. Clayton
15 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.  

    An interesting place to work.

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

    I worked at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    You get to work with customers face to face. Income can be anywhere from $24 thousand to osix figures. Great incentive trips.

    Cons

    This is a big ticket item type of sales and is not for everyone. You have to get a high sales number to make a decent income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be very knowledgeable about the current General Managers you have at your Sales Centers and their current sales techniques and state of mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid Company

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefit programs with insurance, 401K, etc.

    Cons

    Little local help from the national or regional offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase sales and manager pay and recruit better abled personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    ok to work for but no holidays

    • 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

    Pros

    benfits RE VERY GOOD COMPARED TO OTHERS

    Cons

    hours no holidays OR WEEKENDS OFF

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A learning experience

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Can learn a lot about the housing industry.

    Cons

    Poorly Organized and lack of effective training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Observe management more closely. Seek and then act on feedback from employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    I made some good friends there, but don't have many positives about upper management.

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

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

    Pros

    The on site wellness center is nice. And the quarterly bonuses are nice. Some of the departments are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Unrealistic project deadlines and upper management that does not fully understand what is being implemented. Sometimes when there is a problem they go to everyone but the person who can help solve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes you need to listen to the people directly involved with a problem and hear their side of things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    It was a starting point...

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

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

    Pros

    Great facilities and really nice people

    Cons

    Beware of the hidden agenda of the mid-level management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good ideas don't only stem from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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 (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

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