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Clayton Holdings Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Strong parent company backing, work life balance, new offices (in 5 reviews)

  • Contract work flexible schedule with right team lead (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • That being said, upper management and HR seem to have no desire to remove those who are unwilling to carry their own weight (in 3 reviews)

  • Working with subpar individuals, many who have posted on this site, makes management difficult and the work environment stressful and hostile (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Push the lazy out and reward those willing to achieve"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Team Lead in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Compliance Team Lead in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clayton Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment! Excellent people and for the most part engaged and qualified management. Lots of opportunities for those willing to work hard. Very competitive pay and excellent PTO and health benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing negative, however, in response to the negative reviews on this site and others. In my experience at Clayton, the unhappy employees were the ones who were unable or unwilling to work hard and achieve. It does not surprise me that you would have negative reviews, most likely when you get fired from your next engagement for gross incompetence, you will be posting the same review then as well. Time to grow up!

    Advice to Management

    The existing long term file review project in Denver has some of the most qualified QC and management in the Denver office. Leverage this expertease across other engagements for continued success with current clients and attracting new opportunities.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "The worst Mortgage "Due Diligence" job option."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Contract in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I'm at a loss... maybe the somewhat fun holiday parties? Although it was widely known that the raffle giveaways were rigged by HR.

    Cons

    I worked here for 5+ years, and never once had a paid day off. If you want/need to take a day off, your paycheck will reflect it, as they don't provide any paid vacation or sick days. Also, we were instructed to work extra OT hours when they were busy (to help this shady company please their clients) to make up for the times when they are "slow". Because when they are "slow", you will be sitting at home and will not be paid.

    And this sometimes happens for weeks (or months) at a time. And they don't have the courtesy to tell you what's going on, they keep stringing you along with talks of "this project is about to start next week".... yada yada, just so that you don't quit, as you sit at home without a paycheck still thinking you are an "employee".

    If you are hired at Clayton as an underwriter or QC, don't expect to be guaranteed full time hours. You are considered "transactional", which really means "contract". So even if they give you a desk in their Tampa office, make sure to not leave anything special on it, as it may be a few weeks before you see that desk again, if at all.

    Clayton has no isssue with luring people in from other companies while pressuring them to make the jump, especially while asking them to forgo the "2 week rule". But before you jump over to hell, and burn your bridges with your previous employer, please realize that it's fine to them if you sit at home for weeks at a time while making no money. They don't care as long as you're available when they need you to make money for them. Also, Clayton's "health care" offering is the exact same if you went out on the private market. So although they "offer health care", expect to pay $300/ month for an individual, for health only. And the 401K they tout is 100% out of your pocket, they do not provide any sort of a company match.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the "good old boys club" management strategy. Stop allowing staffing directors to make misogynistic and racist decisions.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clayton Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some what flexible work schedule and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Just about everything else; bad compensation, the job itself is incredibly dull, upper management does not care about the employees just their bottom line.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Due Diligence"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Due Diligence Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Due Diligence Associate in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clayton Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Like others have said-nothing comes to mind.

    Cons

    Good old boys in full effect. You have to realize, you are just a worker bee making the rich, richer. Work is not rocket science. But, if you do work hard and take pride in a good job, don't expect any bonuses, encouragement, etc. Women and minorities are treated like, well, nothing. The reason why this company can pull in people, is because of the hourly, or salary an employee receives. Tampa is notorious for being a place with plenty of jobs, but they pay sucks. So, this company gets away with treating its employees horribly while paying them a little above what other companies in the area are paying.

    Advice to Management

    None-these type of people won't change. And, to those reviewers who gave this company rave reviews while downing those who have issues with management, etc-you all are obviously the little employees who will do anything for a dollar. We all know the type. Despicable. To those with any sense, leave and find better for yourself. They can keep this mess of a company.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Clayton Holdings"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Casual environment with friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    If you are in search of a profession or career which is motivating and exciting look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach every day.


  6. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solana Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solana Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clayton Holdings (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are lots of great people to work with and a good company culture.

    Cons

    The priorities started shifting away from employee and only the bottom line.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "The basis for promotions are an enigma wrapped in a mystery while also being an enema wrapped inside misery."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Short Term Projects in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Short Term Projects in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clayton Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have an "Emerging Leaders" program that will allow you to become a lead in order to prove the Emerging Leaders program works. So if you are in that program, they WILL eventually give you a lead position.

    Cons

    Slow people huddled into a weird tribalism whose symbol of worship is a statue of a management-type person looking to the sky so that he does not have to look down at the boat he is standing on in the middle of nowhere that is sinking fast because someone drilled a hole into it. The man in this piece is holding a drill, but don't talk about it.

    Advice to Management

    The entire industry is learning that you can't trust sensitive information and goals to underqualified contractors on low pay. Meanwhile, Clayton has begun the search for contractors. Stop it. Build a base that actually understands project development and quit assuming you somehow know best in the face of all the empirical evidence.


  8. "Compliance Underwriter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Underwriter in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Compliance Underwriter in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clayton Holdings (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Good Income
    Great staff
    Travel opportunities
    Remote opportunities

    Cons

    Contract position
    Expensive Medical
    No paid PTO

    Advice to Management

    Good place to work. Invest in regular training opportunities to better equip your remote staff.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Absolute Joke"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Clayton Holdings (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing comes to my mind.

    Cons

    I cannot believe this company is still running with the way it treats its employees, most of whom are overly qualified for the positions to begin with. The only people who could be truly satisfied with this job are the ones too dumb to know any better. Management are not true leaders, they have just endured this place so long they had no where else to go. No opportunity for growth whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great location and even better people. Facilities are new, dress code is relaxed. Pay is fair and in line with competitors. Company promotes from within and despite reviews to the contrary, promotions are merit based.

    Cons

    Reading negative reviews from people with an axe to grind. Can not think of really valid complaits specific to this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Negative people will always complain, happy people are too busy picking up the slack of the whiners.


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