Clayton Homes

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Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
58 Reviews
2.7
58 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)

  • Don't do it, no training, no support, no money (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to work

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

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Incredible benefits - Insurance for my family was cheap, had a matching 401K, etc. The culture is positive as the company truly wants what's best for all (customer, employee, etc.)

    Cons

    Working every Saturday. We never had a scheduled Saturday off. This varies store to store so in some cases it will be no problem. If the manager would give one Saturday out of four off, I think it would help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the company...keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Clayton Homes has given me the ability to finish my degree while supporting my family.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Employee  in  Savannah, TN
    Current Employee - Production Employee in Savannah, TN

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hours of operation are great.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Realize 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    treated well and fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Rutledge, TN
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Rutledge, TN

    I have been working at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    ok pay and good people around me.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to look at some of the areas that might need more help

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not crazy about corporate culture but local branch great

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed culture, business casual, predictable hours

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade technology
    Offer better benefits
    Start a training program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mostly positive but not the direction for me

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

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time

    Pros

    Family 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.

    Cons

    this 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 ManagementAdvice

    revise the manager home sale commission back to appropriate levels or stop pushing personal sales on the manager

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Clayton Homes was a great place to work.

    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Did not always promote most qualified employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good job

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

    I have been working at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    you 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    cut 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    claytons has been a very friendly place to work.

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

    I have been working at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    the people are fun to work around.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i think they are doing a great job and should keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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