Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Home Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clayton Homes

    Pros

    None. Too few to list. Predatory requirements for waiver of employee rights as a condition of employment, no benefits, long hours, limited opportunities, no training.

    Cons

    Required to work 58 hours per week by unprofessional manager that was rarely at the home center and did not provide any training. Three of us were hired at the same time and all of us quit within 3 months due to poor management. Dead-end company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your managers

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

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    • 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 (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 with a family atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Development Program
    Former Employee - Marketing Development Program

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clayton Homes is the leader in the Manufactured Housing Industry. If you are seeking a job in that industry Clayton is the company to be with.

    Cons

    The major downside to working with Clayton Homes is the industry itself. It was hit hard in the early 2000's by a housing crunch and has been slow to rebound.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget who got Clayton Homes where it is today. It was Jim Clayton's original team that built the structure from the plant worker up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. A total waste of effort & time.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader/Swing-team in Hodgenville, KY
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Swing-team in Hodgenville, KY

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

    Pros

    It's a Job that pays very little & expects a lot from you. Will only keep adding responsibilities & work the more you do etc,

    Cons

    Dead end Job. Enough said

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay higher wages & better benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Great company. Vision and direction needs action and change. Cut throat seniors

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    • 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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Demanding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant in New Iberia, LA
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant in New Iberia, LA

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    $650.00/ week first 30 days

    Cons

    Houses are Hot in the summer, You on a Draw against your commission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the office hours to that of a normal company and Do a Salary Plus Commission Program. for your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    It's not the Clayton of old

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Maryville, TN

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    CMH has great people for the most part. The facilities are excellent. The work hours and flexible schedule are definitely a plus. Kevin Clayton is a visionary and is a great businessman.

    Cons

    CMH, at the highest level, has lost touch with the core values that got the company where it is today. Clayton no longer seems to value people with integrity. The only team members that get ahead in IT are the ones that pad key leadership members egos with compliments and praise and they certainly don't disagree with them on things that he or she is passionate about. The 3 team members that have had the most success in IT do disagree with leadership but only on things that are of no material value. These 3 have became the laughing stock among IT team members and business unit leaders. I am embarrassed to be a part of the Clayton IT team. Over the years, these 3 have successfully gotten rid of several key IT team members by whom they felt threatened by. IT spending is so far out of control that fixing it will never be a SNAP.

    Rules are not applied uniformly between women and men. Management and HR are scared to death of women and minorities therefore it is impossible for all groups to be treated fairly and equitably.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You survey team members, look again at the IT surveys and pay attention. There is little to no respect for key leadership members by the IT group. Spending is out of control, talk to middle-management about it to truly get a feel for what is going on in key positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Not a bad place to work.

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    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...

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    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. 1 person found this helpful

    Clayton Homes could gain alot by listening more and talking less.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    For this industry, the compamy has good benefits.

    Cons

    Longer, unnecessary hours, than anyone else in the industry. Not many people want to buy a home at 7pm! Those who do could be scheduled an appointment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Take care of your employees and they will take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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