Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Plenty of challenges, opportunities and great people (in 5 reviews)

  • Great Brand with global recognition (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. great golf company

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    Former Intern - Intern in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Callaway Golf as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, products, and lifestyles.

    Cons

    Not enough drive in the culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    very challenging and changing. Nice people but too many old timers.

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    Current Employee - Analyst, Principal SAP in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst, Principal SAP in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always busy. Plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    no free time. not growing. not staying current on software

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive


  3. My overall experience was a good one

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great work experience. The people I worked with were great

    Cons

    The wrong management group was kept Advancement opportunity wasn't good if you weren't in the in crowd. To many CEO's in the past 10 years

    Advice to Management

    You're keeping the wrong people in management


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  5. Learning experience

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    Former Contractor - Lead 3D Artist in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Contractor - Lead 3D Artist in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Callaway Golf as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Provided me with the opportunity to grow and develop my own vision as a graphics artist.

    Cons

    Very little work/life balance, very tight unrealistic deadlines.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Higher Up in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Higher Up in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand to represent Lots of great coworkers Unique experiences like meeting tour players/celebrities Management working to get back on track

    Cons

    Industry and market challenged by the economy Old CEO bigger than the brand New CEO working to get mojo back

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course the brand is great Never forget people make the difference But don't shy away from the tough calls either


  7. Helpful (1)

    Was once a great company...hope they can return to that

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate culture was outstanding. People are solid. Facilities are nice. Great benefits and awesome perks

    Cons

    New management changed the original mission of the company and it has never recovered

    Advice to Management

    Go back and figure out what Ely Callaway did well...then do it again.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company, tough times as of 2010

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1 - Great team to work with, a lot of support and very open to answer just about any question. 2 - IT open door policy. 3 - You are challenged by doing projects (if you get them). 4 - Very flexible work environment.

    Cons

    1 - Very little or no opportunities for advancement. 2 - Very little or no raises since 2008. But it has been tough times for the company. 3 - There have been layoffs and management has tried to saved the managers (that did nothing) and throw some of the employees under the bus. 4 - Management gets benefits (iphones/ipads) even though the company is loosing money.

    Advice to Management

    1 - Do not buy stuff we do not really need. I know that Apple products are cool, but nothing says I do not care like spending a lot of money for such products while we are loosing money. If you want to promote change, show that you are diligent with your expenses.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Company was not keeping current as the industry and workforce changed

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    Former Employee - Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Hopefully the recent changes to senior management at the company will make it a more progressive place to work. Benefits were good, but declining.

    Cons

    Challenging to work in a declining industry such as golf. Non-traditional work situations rarely taken into consideration (telecommuting, job sharing, alternate work hours). There were layoffs so regularly for the last 5 years that many of the people that were great at there jobs and role models have left the company or were laid off because they were highly compensated.


  10. Helpful (1)

    It was good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organized compared to other companies Descent pay Good benifits Clean and professional environment

    Cons

    Bad decision making by old upper managment Bad marketing


  11. Helpful (1)

    love this company! hate the politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great comraderie collaboration conscientious workforce employee discounts on Callaway products

    Cons

    too much politics lack of professional accountability academic environment

    Advice to Management

    re-focus on the basics Ely instilled hold management accountable evaluate objective results data - not subjective charts and presentations challenge the data/input results oriented approach



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