Callaway Golf
3.3 of 5 46 reviews
www.callawaygolf.com Carlsbad, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
Callaway Golf – Austin – “Morning Scrum - circa 2007”

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3.3 46 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Callaway Golf CEO Chip Brewer

Chip Brewer

(11 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A great job for a high energy individual that can balance customer satisfaction with company demands.

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Crumbled Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    Big fish in a small industry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsGolf 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 Senior ManagementNew 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back and figure out what Ely Callaway did well...then do it again.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Maybe

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsVery dedicated employees, decent environment

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Dissappointing; bad management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementPick a CEO and upper management and stick with it.

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

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    Golf ball company moved to Mexico for more profits.

    Reaction Injection Mold Technician (Former Employee)
    Chicopee, MA

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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    great place to grow that has gone downhill

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsWhen 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.

    Cons6 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 Senior Managementget 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.

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

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    Opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsCallaway provides an opportunity for employees to develop their own vision, implement it, and see it through. The management team has fostered a culture that is centered on passion and hard work-- and that's very rewarding.

    ConsThe cons are perhaps working within an industry that is high growth that can lead to strong YOY growth, etc. However it is within an industry that I'm passionate about and the culture and attitude reflects that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to find talent that is passionate about golf but has the ability to manage, inspire, and move organizations forward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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