Callaway Golf
3.2 of 5 43 reviews
www.callawaygolf.com Carlsbad, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated Feb 3, 2014
Callaway Golf – Austin – “Morning Scrum - circa 2007”

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3.2 43 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Callaway Golf CEO Chip Brewer

Chip Brewer

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Mixed

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Callaway Golf

ProsIconic brand; frontline staff care. Good location. History of technical innovation.

ConsLeadership lacks vision; is unwilling to take risks; long tenured sr Ldrshp needs to go so Callaway can start fresh.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in fresh leaders who can inspire staff. HR is worthless.

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I stayed there much too long.

Supply Chain Manager (Former Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Callaway Golf for more than 5 years

ProsThere were always dramatic changes. The constant change always kept things challenging.

Despite the difficult situation, there are actually great employees that still work for Callaway. The non-management employees were very dedicated and fun to work with.

ConsLack of good/talented management and no organizational development.

There was no stability, long term strategy, or consistency in any area.

Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe good to the employees that are left.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Crumbled Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Callaway Golf full-time

ProsOpportunity for unique experiences. Neat to see things you work with everyday on TV on the weekends and feed off the energy of the pro tour. Great people.

Consopen door policy that blacklists you when you walk through it. If youre not in the club, youre not going anywhere. You either march to the drum or they march you out. New ideas are encouraged right up to when you offer them. Zero respect for work/life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementHumility isnt weakness, its strength. Embrace the ideas of those below you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Golf ball company moved to Mexico for more profits.

Reaction Injection Mold Technician (Former Employee)
Chicopee, MA

I worked at Callaway Golf full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe pay was competitive with other local factories and was --- in 2005 --- a great place to work. The shifts were 12 hours but they rotated workers to prevent injuries and to supply workers with more knowledge of all aspects of the reaction injection mold department, a high-
security access area in a company of approximately 1,400 employees locally.

ConsAs the owners shifted focus on worker safety, rewarding almost unheard of excellent production (in 3 years we almost tripled production rates while bringing 1st time pass rates from 67% to 99.2%) and the appreciation of hard working employees to focus on profits for management, stockholders and owners, the company decided to move operations to Mexico in order to pay employees 1/5th the scale of Americans who appreciated and valued their jobs and did them well!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementNever discount dedicated employees with years of experience for the short-term profits stockholders seem to crave; think of the long run and share the greater profits with those who sweated and sacrificed to earn those profits in the first place.
Sure, management deserves some credit, but so did those who actually produced the 16 Million dollars ABOVE projected profits in 2010 in the Chicopee plant alone, instead of bailing out of the U.S. workers who made you said profits and moving to Mexico to save money short term.

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Information Technology (Current Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time for less than a year

ProsPeople you work with, compensation, great perks (if you enjoy golf)

ConsLimited advancement opportunities, poor middle management, frustrating lack of communication, not a creative environment, poor decisions continue to hurt this company, poor performance quarter after quarter

Advice to Senior ManagementHire true project managers to manage large scale projects. Stop ridiculous spending when the company is in a 'turn-around' phase. Losing good people in favor of almost comical decisions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I was so disappointed. Callaway is the good old boys club.

R&D Engineer (Former Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Callaway Golf full-time for more than a year

Pros-Nice building
-Good benefits
-Some good looking girls

Cons-Personal looks mean more than personal performance.
-Have to be part of the boys club to get anywhere.
-Bunch of 8 - 5 slackers. Even in R&D.
-Lack of commitment to products.
-Politics
-Living in the past of the Bertha thinking eventually they'll get market share back.

Advice to Senior Management-Work!
-Stop with the politics.
-Commit fully to a product.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stable, yet lacking opportunity.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I have been working at Callaway Golf

Pros-Stable Job
-Great Benefits(especially if you're an avid golfer)
-Nice facilities

Cons-Mediocre pay
-Poor management
-Little to no room for advancement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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CEO not protective of the Brand,diluting brand equity, thru poor distrubution.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Callaway Golf

Prosone of the top most recognized premium brands in the world

Consless attention to advancing the companies products for the future.

Advice to Senior ManagementTime for a new leader at the top.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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