Clayton Homes

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Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated 9 August, 2014
Updated 9 August, 2014
57 Reviews

2.8
57 Reviews
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Kevin T. Clayton
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For this industry, the compamy has good benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • ok pay and good people around me (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, no support, management changes constantly (in 5 reviews)

  • Don't do it, no training, no support, no money (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Compensation - Dishonest Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant

    Pros

    Compensation is unlimited if your are willing to work for it. Trips are great. Loved my customers.

    Cons

    Incompetent and dishonest managers. Long and demanding hours, unprofessional atmosphere. Managers only care about their earnings, too bad for everyone else, including the customers. Office culture /model will never work the way it is. Benefits are okay, but insurance was getting expensive when I left for what you were getting. Many of the Best Senior Managers and VP's have left the company. That is never a good sign.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people based on realistic work environment, not what you think it is. Fix a very broken office culture, including that open office with all sales people in one big room. Find some managers with some integrity towards the customers and associates and fix a broken compensation system for them so they are not motivated to cheat their way to earn a living. The system with outside contractors is also very broken.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Account representative, collections

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    On-site gym
    on-site restaurant
    Opportunity for advancement = A-
    Generous sick time and vacation time
    Sufficient training
    sufficient manager feedback
    Fair and structured bonus system
    Some really great people are and have been employed by this Corporation

    Cons

    Costs of living, dollar value and micro economics is not considered when hourly workers are reviewed for annual reviews/raises. Raises are based on merit. A 7 cent raise to an hourly wage is insulting.

    The company's benefits are self funded therefore, costs are high for limited coverage. Meets the minimum required after the "Affordable Care Act"
    $1000 deductible medical, a lot of $ out of pay checks, very limited number of in network doctors, many of the specialists are out of network, regulatary costs increase 5%-18% annually, yet co-pays increase along with others, emergency room visits. You are encouraged to go to urgent care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration the cost of living when annual raises Take place. If it is based on merit and somebody gets a raise of seven cents they should've been fired.

    Take a look at benefits of Fannie Mae and other self-funded competitors with 14,000 employees. The penny-pinching tactics provided by the limited benefit coverage is borderline unacceptable.

    Keep up positive reinforcement, it's a winning system.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Home Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None. Too few to list. Predatory requirements for waiver of employee rights as a condition of employment, no benefits, long hours, limited opportunities, no training.

    Cons

    Required to work 58 hours per week by unprofessional manager that was rarely at the home center and did not provide any training. Three of us were hired at the same time and all of us quit within 3 months due to poor management. Dead-end company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your managers

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  5.  

    Clayton Homes has given me the ability to finish my degree while supporting my family.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Employee  in  Savannah, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Production Employee in Savannah, TN (US)

    Pros

    Hours of operation are great.

    Cons

    Time away from work to be with family could improve greatly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with a family atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Development Program
    Former Employee - Marketing Development Program

    Pros

    Clayton Homes is the leader in the Manufactured Housing Industry. If you are seeking a job in that industry Clayton is the company to be with.

    Cons

    The major downside to working with Clayton Homes is the industry itself. It was hit hard in the early 2000's by a housing crunch and has been slow to rebound.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget who got Clayton Homes where it is today. It was Jim Clayton's original team that built the structure from the plant worker up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A total waste of effort & time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Swing-team  in  Hodgenville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Swing-team in Hodgenville, KY (US)

    Pros

    It's a Job that pays very little & expects a lot from you. Will only keep adding responsibilities & work the more you do etc,

    Cons

    Dead end Job. Enough said

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay higher wages & better benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company. Vision and direction needs action and change. Cut throat seniors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant  in  Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

    Pros

    Great company, great employees, helpful environment. Longevity, promotes from within, usually. Encourage healthy spiritual, mental and physical health

    Cons

    Lots of shifts in upper management. Sell or have a good resume. Just moved to paying small salary versus draw from commission, but you better sell a house or two AT LEAST a month to survive. Fred Townsend was a horrible leader, but he's gone now, so morale is doing better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people that actually believe in what were offering. The people will not buy into the vision if the management don't buy into it first.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant  in  New Iberia, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Home Sales Consultant in New Iberia, LA (US)

    Pros

    $650.00/ week first 30 days

    Cons

    Houses are Hot in the summer, You on a Draw against your commission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the office hours to that of a normal company and Do a Salary Plus Commission Program. for your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's not the Clayton of old

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Maryville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Maryville, TN (US)

    Pros

    CMH has great people for the most part. The facilities are excellent. The work hours and flexible schedule are definitely a plus. Kevin Clayton is a visionary and is a great businessman.

    Cons

    CMH, at the highest level, has lost touch with the core values that got the company where it is today. Clayton no longer seems to value people with integrity. The only team members that get ahead in IT are the ones that pad key leadership members egos with compliments and praise and they certainly don't disagree with them on things that he or she is passionate about. The 3 team members that have had the most success in IT do disagree with leadership but only on things that are of no material value. These 3 have became the laughing stock among IT team members and business unit leaders. I am embarrassed to be a part of the Clayton IT team. Over the years, these 3 have successfully gotten rid of several key IT team members by whom they felt threatened by. IT spending is so far out of control that fixing it will never be a SNAP.

    Rules are not applied uniformly between women and men. Management and HR are scared to death of women and minorities therefore it is impossible for all groups to be treated fairly and equitably.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You survey team members, look again at the IT surveys and pay attention. There is little to no respect for key leadership members by the IT group. Spending is out of control, talk to middle-management about it to truly get a feel for what is going on in key positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Clear expectations, steady workload, good benefits, good hours,

    Cons

    There is a definite us vs them atmosphere between management and shop labor. Pay scale is very much slanted towards management. Communication and planning is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to work more with planning. a company this size should have production scheduled out at least 3 to 4 weeks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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