Clayton Homes Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2014
Updated Aug 19, 2014
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  1.  

    Marketing Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood Falls, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood Falls, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Clayton Homes in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    You will be required to take the Clayton Homes Caliper Test which is about 2 hours long. You will then have to do another interview with the Corporate Management after your interview with the local plant you applied to. It will take the Corporate Management about 8-12 weeks to decide on whether to hire you. If hired, you will have a background check done along with a drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult point I experienced from the corporate management interview was, "Based on your caliper test, you are not suppose to be in sales". I really didn't know how to reply to that due to having a resume the shows positive results in sales and recruiting.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation allowed. You either take what they offer or keep on looking for other work.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Internal Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Clayton Homes in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interviews were harder than others I have done. I interviewed with several people within the department; the questions were tougher than average but the dialog was informative. Great hiring process after accepting the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time when (insert very specific situation) and how you worked to resolve it.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Regional Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Knoxville, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Clayton Homes in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial phone interview with the lead recruiter, who I had known from a previous employer. The second step was to be an hour long interview with her boss, the VP of HR. When we met, he was somewhat in a hurry, did not ask me many questions about a previous job that was very similar and did not seem that engaged in the interview. I was told that they were initially speaking to 4 individuals that they had singled out, me being one of those, and that they were going to pick 2 from that group to do an assessment and to do a panel interview. I was e-mailed a week later and told I was not selected and that they were going to proceed with another candidate. Then 2 days later, they posted the job online.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me how you supported your clients when you where with "x"? (which was 3 jobs ago.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Clayton Homes.

    Interview Details

    The Summer Internship process generally begins with an on campus interest session where you can speak with company representatives and give a resume, otherwise you may upload a resume on your schools career services website but there was no formal online application.
    After that you receive a call to schedule a short first round phone interview assessing your interest in the company and past experience. If you perform well you will be asked to schedule a second round interview with an HR manager.
    The second round interview takes place at the Corporate Offices in Maryville, TN. You get a better talk and more specific questions from an HR manager and are asked your preferences for placement if asked in for a final interview at headquarters.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between a leader and a manager?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Declined because of other internship offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 days - interviewed at Clayton Homes in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied thru Career Builder, Then a recruiter called me to follow up with the process. Then I was e-mailed a test to complete, the test had nothing to do with selling homes, it was more geared towards a mechanical engineer or computer programmer. I have taking test before that were focused more on the job at hand, this test was ridiculas.

    Next I had a interview with the recruiter, then the sub-zone manager, then the Zone manager. followed with a random drug test and background check. The drug test was a random phone call, then you had so many hours to get to the test facility. After the above I was offered a position within the area.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Clayton Homes in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Quick initial application followed by phone call , full application, Assessment Test and reference check and finally interview. I was surprised that no one from the Company bothered to say thanks but we went for another applicant, thanks for applying or anything. Manager did not return call.

    Interview Questions
    • Went over my assessment test. Some general questions about my experience. Went over the same questions in the phone interview (how do you handle rejection, etc).   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Help Desk Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Maryville, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Maryville, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Clayton Homes in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview set up by a recruiting firm that really didn't take my qualifications into any account. I never heard back from the recruiter or the company. Was asked to sit with other technicians to get a feel for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • so what kind of questions do you have for me   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Clayton Homes in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    met with upper management and other general managers and also the recruiter for the general area. Took a basic personality, sales aptitude test and then had to fill out everything else on line. Everything mostly handled on line or over the phone. Was a structured process with no surprises

    Interview Questions
    • relate challenges at previous and how i handled and resolved them. What is my best quality   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    cut and dried, no negotiation except on start date and maybe location
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Home Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Clayton Homes.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by an HR rep within two hours. Did a preliminary interview over the phone. Did a second one. Then was emailed a link to perform their psychological assessment (CALIPER.) That took 30 minutes. After passing that, I interviewed with the General Manager. Then interviewed with the Regional Manager. Then took the background and drug screen. To be honest, I thought it was ALOT for a sales position but am glad I did it. Took about 3 weeks total.

    Interview Questions
    • Everything was pretty straight forward. Wanted to know my opinion about my past experience with sales processes.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Wasn't any negotiation. Their pay plan is pretty straight forward. (Production Based)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Home Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Clayton Homes in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was minimal but then I had a Real Estate background so it was understood that I knew sales and home sales in that arena. Manager seemed unconcerned, the other manager I went to interview with as part of this process also offered me a position if the original location did nit work out.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    THERE IS NO NEGOTIIATING, poor base pay
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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