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Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good company good pay good benefits" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, great people, gym membership, profit sharing (quarterly bonuses)" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, had to clean and move a lot of furniture between houses" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Upper management is not versed in digital marketing, so it can be difficult to justify and gets action approved for the department" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "5 years and couldn't be happier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Promotion from with in, 401k match and benefits, PTO, significant pay increases every year

    Cons

    Not a con but you must be committed


  2. "Web Application Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Maryville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, gym membership, profit sharing (quarterly bonuses)!

    Cons

    Management was disconnected from themselves, which left us workers confused and getting conflicting requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Too many cooks in the kitchen.

  3. "Great work environment, little room to grow design skills"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Alcoa, TN
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Alcoa, TN
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, ever improving office environment and culture, incredible dining and workout facility, transparent leadership

    Cons

    Very bottom line focused, Not very design centric


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good money, unrealistic requirements from management....."

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    Former Employee - Lead Generation Specialist in Maryville, TN
    Former Employee - Lead Generation Specialist in Maryville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent, bonuses make up for the lack of pay. Nice long lunch break, but can take a 30 min and leave earlier than scheduled. Mon-Fri workweek, can work overtime.

    Cons

    Good Ole' Boys Club, poor management, treats employees like they are children but expect them to be "professional", short paid breaks (if you can afford them).

    Advice to Management

    Writing someone up, before addressing things in a civil and corrective manner, shows that the management team rules by intimidation. No one appreciates that.
    Management should treat all employees the same, brown nosing up to the boss should not be the only reason keeping you in a job.

    If you are going to change the rules about a competition, do it after you announce the winner for the current one....doing this makes people think you are an Indian Giver. It is just wrong and cruel, and brings morale down as well.

    There are things each employee can control, for instance: being on "Ready" 88% of their day/week, how many calls are being placed on any given day, and meeting the 90% call quality. The things that employee's cannot control are: the phone numbers that are put into salesforce by the customer, who picks up their phone, who gets the inbound calls, who hangs up on you, who is actually looking to buy a home, who actually goes out to visit a Home Center. To set unrealistic expectations that your employees have to meet every week, is ridiculous, only a few will accomplish this task. Also, the Clayton Homes website makes people feel like they have to put their information into the system in order to see any homes Clayton is selling, I was told this multiple times by people I called, and even when I went onto the website I could see how they felt this way. Do honest business, if you want a good reputation. Tricking people into putting their information into the site is a form of dishonesty,


  5. "Regional Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time

    Pros

    Quality of work life, Pay, Benefits, great people

    Cons

    Stressful job with continues deadlines


  6. "Good, but could be better"

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    Former Employee - Home Consultant in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Home Consultant in Covington, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting to know clients and playing with home designs.

    Cons

    Hours... lot was very slow and was difficult to move around.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Not worth the time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Home Consultant in Durango, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Home Consultant in Durango, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Backed by Berkshire Hathaway
    Decent benefits program

    Cons

    Are you good at over-promising and under-delivering? Are you willing to sacrifice your integrity for poor product quality? Do you have the patience to spend weeks if not months fixing endless problems in a home because it was poorly built? Is your skin thick enough to constantly be dealing with customer complaints, missed deadlines and poor product quality that you'll be blamed for (even though it's out of your control)? Do you have a creative edge when it comes to making excuses? Are you willing to spend a year or more in the job before you actually start receiving commissions? Are you OK with owing a portion of your "base salary" back to the company when you do make a commission? If so this is the perfect job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they're worth... without them owing you back.
    Serious lack of guidance and leadership from upper management.

  8. "A Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic facility
    - onsite cafeteria
    - onsite full gym with trainers
    Good Benefits
    Great Moral

    I love the company.

    Cons

    Pay can be low, especially for non-technical positions.


  9. "Good people, fast paced work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carpenter in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Former Employee - Carpenter in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clayton Homes (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid vacation, good family values

    Cons

    Fast paced environment with little tolerance for learning time


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company..!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clayton Homes really makes an effort to invest in its employees. It is committed to the development and success of the teams in the corporate office, as well as, everyone in the branch locations

    Cons

    no real cons of significance

    Advice to Management

    Just a minor thought....but, internally, there could be more collaboration among the various subsidiary companies when it comes to strategies regarding human resources, talent acquisition, and marketing.