Callaway Golf

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Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
51 Reviews
3.2
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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 4 reviews)


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

  • New management changed the original mission of the company and it has never recovered (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    My overall experience was a good one

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Callaway Golf

    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 ManagementAdvice

    You're keeping the wrong people in management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead 3D Artist in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Lead 3D Artist in Carlsbad, CA

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Higher Up in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Higher Up in Carlsbad, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, tough times as of 2010

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Analyst in Carlsbad, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good while it lasted

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    • 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 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    I worked at Callaway Golf

    Pros

    great comraderie
    collaboration
    conscientious workforce
    employee discounts on Callaway products

    Cons

    too much politics
    lack of professional accountability
    academic environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Outstanding for the first 5 years until top senior management changed, especially after Mr. Callaway passed away.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Callaway Golf

    Pros

    Product, People, Workplace Environment, Benefits, Salary, Learning Opportunity

    Cons

    Very Political at the Sr. VP and up level. Lots of backstabbing and turf wars which was so disappointing considering the level of talent and ability at that level. Stock options to VPs / CEO too lucrative and caused decisions to be made based on what it would take to get short-term results / stock performance rather than what was best for consistent, long-term shareholder growth. While I was there (about 8 years) the entire Senior Management Team (about 25 individuals holding VP or higher positions) turnover was over 400%. This was clearly another problem that caused this type of decision making to occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where is the accountability at the wholly-owned sub. top management level? SKUs have quintupled over the last 8 years, yet revenues / profitability have dropped below levels where SKUs, company-wide were 1/5 of what they are now. Why are these individuals still running the major international market sales companies?

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Callaway Golf

    Pros

    family oriented environment, great brand, casual pace

    Cons

    casual pace, budgets tight, not a ton of development opportunities outside of those growing out of entry level jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    implement more progressive ideas/programs for your employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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