Clayton Homes

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Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
62 Reviews
2.6
62 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
  • Long hours, no support, management changes constantly (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    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 an 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Okay, but didn't like pay change

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

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time

    Pros

    I loved meeting different people and selling homes. I worked with great people.

    Cons

    Not many people got approved and If they did, the bank offered silly down payments and interest rates. Long hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Home Sales Consultant

    • 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

    Pros

    Work hard, learn fast, and are somewhat aggressive...you can make a very good living

    Cons

    Many times things are done on a home sale which are not in your customers interest but put more money in for Clayton and the Sales Center. Encouraging people to take out high interest loans from Vanderbilt. Playing games with home prices much like a car dealer!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your group and get more NEW individuals to run home centers. The risks of going door to door in a trailer park to solicite business and putting up sogns that look like a "for sale by owner", etc. are dated and Clayton offers a nice product! Just sell the homes!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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