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  1.  

    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
  2.  

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

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demanding

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    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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  9.  

    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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    Current Employee - General Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time (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
  10.  

    Good experience overall

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot for a little!

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    Current Employee - Home Consultant in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Home Consultant in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Customers are directed by internet advertising to Home Sale Centers so there are numerous prospects/leads.

    Cons

    They expect a lot for a little bit of pay you will sell the home, help obtain financing, prepare paperwork for several different closings on one sale, apply for permits, coordinate the contractors to build homes, visit job sites, etc. not a very organized process. The corporate office makes you jump through so many hoops to close one deal. You are also expected to go out in the field each week and put up signs on roads to help direct traffic and generate leads. Three jobs in one I would say for very little money. Recently lowered pay to 24,000 a year with no draw to pay back but lowered commission to on each sale. Very dissapointed in the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees for the work they have to do. Bigger commissions along with the base pay to make it worth it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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