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Updated January 20, 2018
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Kevin T. Clayton
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Pros
  • The teams are looking to expand with new team members which will improve the Work Life balance for many departments (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent people at the home centers (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, Limited vacation time for sales staff (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management is not versed in digital marketing, so it can be difficult to justify and gets action approved for the department (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "not guaranteed."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sleep Professional
    Former Employee - Sleep Professional
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you actually sell something you might make a living out of it

    Cons

    consumes your life , you need to put to much time into it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Backward IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Maryville, TN
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Maryville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some wonderful people to interact and even work with.

    Cons

    Far behind in technology; poor, insecure practices that should've been addressed a decade ago. In some groups, personality and rank drives some baffling decisions where input is neither solicited nor respected.

    Advice to Management

    Outsource IT

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Im here for my customers, make good money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet great clients, can make more than the CEO as long as you keep your pipeline going, can put great people in great homes, never a dull moment, can make company trips, win gift cards with fun contests. Sales process class is great

    Cons

    hours are horrible, only 1 day off per week. Senior management acts concerned about what goes on in the sales level but just tells store manager to make the problems go away. Store manager stays drunk and barely comes to work so our sales manager is actually doing the job of manager, insurance is horrible. we cannot have bariatric surgery coverage. This is not understandable on many levels as we are the ones that keep this company going. Without a healthy sales staff, there would be no Clayton Homes. Managers forewarn each other when auditor is in town and when Senior management is in town as well.

    Advice to Management

    relook insurance to add weight loss surgery, get some undercover people to come in to check on managers,


  4. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Lumberton, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Lumberton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time

    Pros

    The pay was above average

    Cons

    They need a more diverse management presence.

    Advice to Management

    Try an hire a more diverse management team and you will sell more.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time

    Pros

    Pretty great atmosphere at the beginning

    Cons

    No help to move up at all from corporate. Job postings aren't technically real


  6. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They try and train you

    Cons

    They tell you a lot of guarteenes that prob won't happen

    Advice to Management

    Be more diligent


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Services in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Credit Services in Maryville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low Stress
    Decent people to work with
    Wonderful facilities

    Cons

    Low pay
    Manager quality can be all over the place

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Product Owner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Owner in Alcoa, TN
    Current Employee - Product Owner in Alcoa, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture that Clayton Homes strives to achieve is a good one. An on-site workout facility, outstanding management training resources, a healthy work-life-balance motto. I have worked there for almost 8 years and have had an overall positive experience.

    Cons

    For their information technology department, they are a bit behind the times and have a high amount of technical debt to pay down. This makes the department a frustrating place to work in at the moment. Their goals for change are good ones, but the execution thus far has failed to achieve appropriate buy-in from all managers and employees, and has adopted a more directive approach, rather than one that empowers creativity and change. That being said, I cannot imagine being the primary driver for a change initiative of this scale. Casualties and complaints are unavoidable. I have no doubt, in the long run, once the bumps and wrinkles have been ironed out, Clayton will be much stronger as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Don't underestimate the impact that investing in the technological platform can have on the long-term profitability and sustainability of the company's success.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Just the good ole boys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time

    Pros

    Great people here who are very spirited and into the company's mission. Great campus with excellent cafeteria and a new gym that is very convenient and well-serviced. They do a great job of fostering teamwork at Clayton and of keeping people engaged in the company.

    Cons

    Too many less than intelligent people in key management positions. Too many good ole boys who lack the intelligence, experience and training to be where they are. Why are they there? Good ole boys take care of other good ole boys. Vanderbilt is especially bad. That group is a joke honestly. The leaders in that organization are buddies with the CEO and are incredibly under-qualified for their jobs. Most of this is the fault of the elder Clayton (not Kevin) who likes to hire buddies and then let them run important roles for which they lack the qualifications. Bottomline: this company has a culture issue and it's a culture of hiring and promoting white men who are mostly under-qualified for their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Put the right people in the right places. Don't be afraid to axe people who lack the intelligence and willingness to learn..especially if they are in important managerial roles. Hope you're listening Kevin : )


  10. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Consultant in Universal City, TX
    Former Employee - Home Consultant in Universal City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being in the right location is key.

    Cons

    You will have to be patient in the process.


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