Callaway Golf

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Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
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.  

    Callaway Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Free Golf Product
    -Great discount on Golf products
    -Nice Office Environment

    Cons

    New Management makes it hard to move up in the company. They keep cutting people and making teams much smaller. You work more and get paid the same. If you want to move up, sucking up is the only way. It is all about being in the right place at the right time. Be sure to negotiate your salary when you first join Callaway. You will climb up a very tall ladder from the 1st salary that was negotiated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closely at employees experience. Make good use of employees credentials.

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

    Overall nice place to work at. People are good.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work at. Company sales appears to be heading in the right direction. Good amount of days off provided.

    Cons

    No real career growth. Benefits are cut every year.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive change in Senior Mgmt

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

    I worked at Callaway Golf (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good and talented people. Even though it is flat, the golf business is a fun business to work in.

    Cons

    Too many middle Mgrs have only worked there. It's hard to break through if you are not part of that group. Mgmt structure needs to be shaken up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget career management for your employees. It is talked about but it is only lip service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overtime it went downhill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers always willing to help. It was a nice working environment. Meeting the golf pros.
    Learning new skills and techniques.

    Cons

    Direction of company
    Pressure to continue tackling more and more tasks
    New job duties when others are released so never being able to give 100% unless other tasks falter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't burn out the great people you have working there. New blood is not always best. Care for those that are there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A great job for a high energy individual that can balance customer satisfaction with company demands.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    I was able to work alongside some of the most professional people in the industry.

    Cons

    Publicly traded companies have ups and downs which sometimes causes management to make poor decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your Sales Reps and all employees with respect. Being the boss doesn't give you a license to be a jerk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big fish in a small industry

    • 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

    Pros

    Good brand, good product discounts, good people working in the trenches, opportunities for growth if you work hard and network yourself with the right people.

    Cons

    Golf industry is soft and consolidating, no real growth in this industry anymore. New management is constantly making changes to processes and shuffling people out the door. No real job security except for a few connected people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management is fixing problems laid down by previous leadership, however start improving communication to those in the trenches and stop allowing fear of job losses halt the organizations creativity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Maybe

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

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

    Pros

    Very dedicated employees, decent environment

    Cons

    Constant change still working thru most recent senior management changes. Direction?

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

    Nice co-workers, but not what it used to be

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

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work environment is good. Pace of work is good and they are flexible with the work schedule, a great amount of vacation/time off.

    Cons

    Benefits have dropped dramatically, regular layoffs for the last 3 years, a ton of cost cutting measures, morale is horrible.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great place to grow that has gone downhill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Pros

    When I started it was very entreprenuerial, I was able to advance from a Sr. Analyst to a Director in 9 years. Lots of freedom to make decisons that were right for the company, and to pursue training and education in the fields that interested me. great benefits, great work life balance.

    Cons

    6 CEOs in 9 years led to a lack of cohesion. Each CEO had a new direction, each one brought in a slew of upper management that came from many industries, but no real plan to improve the bottom line. 6th set was enough for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a plan, expand and find new markets. Golf is pricing itself out of the average person's life, you must expand into something else. Quit retreating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    If it weren't for my peers, I would have been gone long ago ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate IT in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate IT in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People you work around , perks

    Cons

    dated offices, poor middle management, lack of vision, old technologies, LACK OF MONEY FOR ANYTHING NEW - The answer is always, "We don't have the money for that" - even tech support for enterprise software, very FRAGILE and OLD tech environments, peers are AFRAID to say anything in fear of retribution by managers. If there is a tech issue, you are expected to respond even on your days off because there is no back-up for your position and if you think you are calling tech support FORGET IT because they don't buy maintenance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ADVICE? They don't need advice because they either know everything or will refute what you offer. They say they have an "Open Door" policy but don't want to ever be told of issues - they are in DENIAL. Get real or lose what little talent you have left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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