Clayton Homes

  www.claytonhomes.com
  www.claytonhomes.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Clayton Homes Reviews

Updated 16 September, 2014
Updated 16 September, 2014
58 Reviews
2.7
58 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Kevin T. Clayton
37 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    horrible they work you like a slave for what is diserved

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Labor  in  Albany, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Labor in Albany, OR (US)

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Overtime if you enjoy never seeing day light 6am to 6/7pm or later

    Cons

    the hiring management treat the labors like they are ants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better saftey and actual care about your workers

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

    I made some good friends there, but don't have many positives about upper management.

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

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The on site wellness center is nice. And the quarterly bonuses are nice. Some of the departments are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Unrealistic project deadlines and upper management that does not fully understand what is being implemented. Sometimes when there is a problem they go to everyone but the person who can help solve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes you need to listen to the people directly involved with a problem and hear their side of things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time for more than a year

    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
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Account representative, collections

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clayton Homes

    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.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Home Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clayton Homes

    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

  7.  

    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)

    I have been working at Clayton Homes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hours of operation are great.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  9.  

    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)

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  10.  

    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)

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  11. 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)

    I worked at Clayton Homes full-time for more than a year

    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

Worked for Clayton Homes? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.