Clayton Homes
2.6 of 5 53 reviews
www.claytonhomes.com Maryville, TN 5000+ Employees

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Kevin T. Clayton

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Clayton Homes has given me the ability to finish my degree while supporting my family.

    Production Employee (Current Employee)
    Savannah, TN

    ProsHours of operation are great.

    ConsTime away from work to be with family could improve greatly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company. Vision and direction needs action and change. Cut throat seniors

    Home Sales Consultant (Former Employee)
    Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsGreat company, great employees, helpful environment. Longevity, promotes from within, usually. Encourage healthy spiritual, mental and physical health

    ConsLots of shifts in upper management. Sell or have a good resume. Just moved to paying small salary versus draw from commission, but you better sell a house or two AT LEAST a month to survive. Fred Townsend was a horrible leader, but he's gone now, so morale is doing better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet people that actually believe in what were offering. The people will not buy into the vision if the management don't buy into it first.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Getting back to the previous company culture that made them a great place to work back in the 80s and 90s.

    General Manager (Current Employee)
    Knoxville, TN

    ProsCan be a fun place to work, and it's rewarding helping people become homeowners. Good pay plan for managers that produce.

    ConsLots of pressure to produce. If a GM were to have a bump in the road with his local economy, or sales staff, and that resulted in him losing money for the company for 6 months to a year, he would spend the next period of equal time or more trying to dig himself out of the loses with no meaningful compensation. Many times winter months force the sales to stall out and a store to lose money during the end of the 4th qtr and the first part of the 1st qtr. I've heard stories of GMs living on their credit cards or home equity lines during this period of time only to have to pay it all back during the 2nd qtr. This can make it a tough roller coaster ride and frustrating. There is something of a disconnect with the marketing team at the corporate office and the field. Many promotions are rolled out without our input that prove to be largely ineffective.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that no matter how much you measure store traffic, application volume, closing ratios, quarterly promos, etc., that there is only one thing that makes a real difference and increases sales; that is the experience of dependable and trustworthy GMs that have proven themselves as top performers in sales first. Then help that GM hire the best of the best salespeople.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    treated well and fair

    Team Leader (Current Employee)
    Rutledge, TN

    Prosok pay and good people around me.

    Conslack of skilled workers or enough workers to get the job done on time

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to look at some of the areas that might need more help

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not crazy about corporate culture but local branch great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed culture, business casual, predictable hours

    ConsPay and benefits leave a lot to be desired
    About 10 years behind times in technology

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade technology
    Offer better benefits
    Start a training program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mostly positive but not the direction for me

    General (Current Employee)

    ProsFamily run, good solid backing from Warren Buffett's owernship. World class customer service goals, good innovation and constant improvement. Upper management and the corporate office are full of classy people who really do care and every year the company is striving to add more value for customers and team members. This is really a quality company and is definitely the best by far in the industry.

    Consthis is a tough industry that relies on people having a good enough credit score to buy your product. Unfortunately, it has become much tougher to get people financed over the last several years while at the same time we have become much more highly regulated and have a whole lot more hoops to jump through. Managers commission for personally selling homes(which is encouraged) was cut by about two-thirds this year.

    Advice to Senior Managementrevise the manager home sale commission back to appropriate levels or stop pushing personal sales on the manager

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Clayton Homes was a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsReally emphasized work/life balance. Compensation is very competitive.

    ConsDid not always promote most qualified employees.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosyou can make a lot of money but YOU must get out there and do the work. No one else will take care of your business.

    ConsIf you dont have a good manager in retail then it will be a tough job. But you cant blame your bad sales for there faults. I made plenty of money with a bad manager in charge. It cost me alot of time and stress. but if you truly want to make a good income its 100% up to you

    Advice to Senior Managementcut 50% of the jobs in the corprate office and more will get done. To many chiefs, politics, and "recordintg for training purposes". We need to stop worring about hurting feelings of the people who arent doing there jobs. It takes 5 people (not counting there supervisors) to do what 2 did 3 years ago.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    claytons has been a very friendly place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe people are fun to work around.

    Conswhen orders started slowing down and wondering if we will work the following day.

    Advice to Senior Managementi think they are doing a great job and should keep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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