Clayton Homes

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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.

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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

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    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
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    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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