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Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
53 Reviews
3.2
53 Reviews
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Callaway Golf CEO Chip Brewer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits(especially if you're an avid golfer) (in 6 reviews)

  • Plenty of challenges, opportunities and great people (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • New Management makes it hard to move up in the company (in 4 reviews)

  • Living in the past of the Bertha thinking eventually they'll get market share back (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many layoffs and employees having to do the work of 4

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

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Brand with global recognition

    Cons

    Skeleton crew each doing the work of 4 others. Each department is working for their own success but not considering the impact on others. Offices/employees in international offices do not receive direction and they are suffering from lack of attention. Operations is a mess and consumers call often about miss-ships and missing product from their orders. Executives are only concerned with their bonuses and never ask employees on the front line about the market they serve. This has become a big box supplier and the smaller retailers are on the fringe. U.S. Retailers are complaining about their early pay discounts being taken away - it's a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you only care about your bonuses keep doing what you're doing, if you care about consumers get involved with your inside/outside sales reps and ask for the truth, not what you want to hear, the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Dissappointing; bad management

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

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pretty nice product, nice location. Many nice employees. When I first started working there, seemed like a stable company.

    Cons

    The Executive staff is the good ol' boy's club. They like to spend money on their perks but not on the development of their employees.
    Way too many layoffs. People were always worried who was next. They've let go so many first line employees but kept so much management. Finally got to laying off managers and VPs so they're not too top heavy.
    HR Department has cliques in the worst way. They look the other way when the executives misbehave and even when their own HR staff misbehaves. If you're best buddies with HR management, then you get preferential treatment. The HR Director and staff have way to many meetings to discuss what they will meet about next week. And, most of their meetings turn in to social hour and are a total waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a CEO and upper management and stick with it.

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

    A company that has been lost in the wilderness since the passing of a charismatic entrepreneur founder

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

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Still has some people in R&D who are best-in-class and deeply committed to the game and business of golf. Still has strong cache overseas due to effective management teams in Asia and Europe. New management team making the right moves from institutional investors' point of view

    Cons

    Continuous mismanagement of the brand in the US since 2001, particularly so between 2006-2010. Declining market share. A new wave of layoffs every 6 months during the last two years. The longest serving CEO George Fellows in recent years was also completely out of touch with not only the golf industry but the global consumer products retail business climate in general. New management policies may improve the balance sheet, but whether this will result in improved commercial performance: increased market share, higher consumer preference, and therefore increased sales...the jury is still out. Employees face continued uncertainty and instability for years to come, and morale is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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