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Palm Harbor Homes Reviews

Updated June 10, 2017
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  1. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plant City, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plant City, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palm Harbor Homes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good money if you put in the time. Quality product and support.

    Cons

    Hire sales pros, not retail sales people! This is real estate...treat it as such.

    Advice to Management

    Get back some of the old days (pre-cavco days). Treat factory staff better...they are your real product!


  2. "Under promised"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I do not have much great to say about the company because upon higher I was under the impression that I would receive the highest level of training so that I can succeed within the company and I had never received that

    Cons

    Management and regional support was irrelevant when I came to communicating and supporting any business and financial support relating to customer questions and sales

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the management is to follow through with the promises that they give new employees when they are newly hired

  3. "Looks good on paper - A nightmare in reality"

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    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Phoenix, OR
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Phoenix, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people at the factory
    Decent quality product

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay
    No benefits for 90 days
    Manager with anger issues
    Mgr throws out PH College manual & provides NO training in it's place (giving him plenty of things to yell at employees about.)
    Company is still all manual paperwork - leading to LOTS of potential errors

    Advice to Management

    It's not that the sales people hired cannot sell. You can see the evidence of the deposits they take in the computer system (I took 3 deposits in my last week). It's that no one can stand coming to work for this bully manager for long. The one successful sales rep still there, just takes whatever abuse he dishes out.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good product, perhaps one of the worst employers in the USA"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Palm Harbor Homes full-time

    Pros

    Some positive reviews because some managers and sales make $$

    Cons

    Very sloppy sales centers, extremely frugal operation. Deducts the cost of the drug test to the employee? Perhaps the only company in America to do so. Basically, these guys eat their young. Archaic sales process, everything manual almost nothing on the computer. Basically no CRM for sales staff, expect to use an old file system and index cards

    Advice to Management

    It may be war but treat staff better.


  5. "Welding Departament Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Welder and Team Leader in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Welder and Team Leader in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palm Harbor Homes (More than a year)

    Pros

    Production ran smoothly. Supervisors and general manager were great to work for. The dept crew was well fitted for teamwork.

    Cons

    The pay was undermining the level of work or expertise being applied to the job.


  6. "Production Manager/Construction Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Palm Harbor Homes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair company with good pay

    Cons

    Laid off after 28 years, due to slow work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Helpful (3)

    "what a bunch of babies youir reviewers are"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seguin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seguin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palm Harbor Homes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I CANNOT BELIEVE THE CRYBABY DRIBBLE I am seeing on this board. sounds like an endless supply of bottom dwelling no selling losers that do not belong in commission sales or to be trusted in ANY KIND OF marketing. go back to flipping burgers where your 40 hours a week covers the 300.00 then go home to your little tv. if you are going to succeed in sales you have to have a backbone and this is a bunch of broke losers crying because they lost at sales, don't have a good personality or got out sold by real winners.

    Cons

    it is not a cake walk to succeed in sales. You must be willing to learn the of sales and earning big money and go for the gold or get out. no room for losers and salary babies. i have seen the grinder at work, it is not easy but you don't go to a website and trash a hard working company because you couldn't sell the high priced homes that sells all day, every day across the country but are sold by someone that is not a loser like you.

    Advice to Management

    fire these corn balls and get real sales people that get it and want to earn the real money not minimum wage salary crybabies that just want to get paid to surf Facebook and google all day and look at porn. GTFO

  8. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palm Harbor Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay for performance is excellent.... some of the best I've seen in the manufactured industry. Corporate leadership is excellent, and training and coaching is above average.

    Cons

    Company needs to compensate entry level sales representatives better, in order to retain and build the sales peoples skills and knowledge. Too often, the sales person burns out and gives up.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the folks that get you there to the big money better, retain the talent.


  9. "sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Housing Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Housing Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    salary of $300 per week, which is better than nothing. Employee benefits are adequate.

    Cons

    You are lied to from beginning. Expected to work 12 hours daily. Promised big commissions, but

    they force you to make appointments for

     first 30 days but will not pay you if your
    customer buys. You are paid on gross profit, b
    ut they create false costs so that sales people
     do not make full commission.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of integrity leads to incredibly high turnov
    er rate. You shouldn't misrepresent the expected commission by giving untrue statistics about what others make.


  10. "Do not consider working here!"

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    Former Employee - Housing Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Housing Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a possible pro. My boss was the type of manager that doesn't take care of his employees or customers. I was jipped out of 3 commission checks. He treated me like I was a puppet, and had no care for any of my thoughts. I would try to have him help me submit a deal and he would just say "I'm busy" every time! The $300 a week was barely enough to survive. I couldn't believe how the work conditions were considering we ran off a generator and didn't even have a bathroom! The only pro is that I switched over to Clayton homes and have made double my three months here than ten months at palm harbor.

    Cons

    Everyone is full of it and you can tell right from the getgo. He actually threatened to beat me up like a million times. Still don't know why. But hey I can't complain anymore because they should be out of business soon.

    Advice to Management

    Go bankrupt again. Youre better off that way.


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