Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Callaway Golf CEO Chip Brewer
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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. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome company. Very nice environment and benefits

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about it.


  2. Don't Get Comfortable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and great comradery; great products; nice bonus during a financially good year.

    Cons

    Constant threat of layoffs. Regardless of your position/level, you are always at risk.

    Advice to Management

    Get a good marketing firm that can fix your advertising.


  3. Not a bad place to start a career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Top of the industry when it comes to technology. Great products.

    Cons

    Market share battle causes the company to resort to bad business practices. The quality of hiring has gone down.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Micro managing


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  5. Unorganized

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Phila, PA

    I worked at Callaway Golf part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun if you love golf and enjoy going to new courses and meeting new people. Had a lot of fun experiences meeting local pros and being around people who loved golf.

    Cons

    Pay is decent but travel costs are on your own, somewhat disorganzed. Went to events only to find out that I had been told the wrong dates.

    Advice to Management

    Organize your staff and event schedules better, Training was minimal, I was only successful because I was already involved in the game.


  6. Fun & Adventurous to a Box of Chocolates

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Callaway Golf

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great, people are awesome, and there's always a challenge available.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth, employee base rises and falls cyclically with demand for product throughout the course of the year. Attrition creates strain on the workforce, limited capital dollars to always do correctly what needs to be done.

    Advice to Management

    I've not been there for several years and I understand management is better now that it had been the previous 3-6 years. With management one just doesn't know what one is going to get. Pay more attention to middle-line managers and directors when making strategic decisions. Do not rely on 20-something graduates from a leading consulting firm to steer you down a long path that isn't realistic and contrary to what you're own people are telling you. It's always hard to be a prophet in one's own land... but the prophets just might improve your bottom line.


  7. 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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always busy. Plenty of opportunities

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive


  8. Callaway Company

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    • Senior Management
    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

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

    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 Management

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


  9. My overall experience was a good one

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Callaway Golf

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Dismal outlook for future growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicopee, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicopee, MA

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay once hired full-time

    Cons

    The people in charge could not manage a little league team. While it's understood that cutting costs is essential for the sustainability of any company, how you manage those realized savings is key to to their success. The only thing that management seems to care about is lining their own pockets and those of the shareholders, not with reinvesting in the business or the people that work for them. Outdated machinery, outdated computers and software, no spare parts, constant roller coaster ride with employees and production goals, no adherence to programs, no sense of order or standards, standards differ from shift to shift. A once proud and profitable company, we are now a shell of what we once were. Glad I am on the backside of my career here. This used to be a great place to work. I often wonder if management shares in the suffering of it's employees when "profits" are down or don't meet projections.

    Advice to Management

    Try treating your employees as assets instead of liabilities. These hardworking people come to work everyday, in good faith, to give you a days work for a days pay, often in miserable working conditions. Their reward? Lies and layoffs. Second, how about coming up with a program and sticking with it for more than a week? Task your supervisors to keep everyone on point so everyone knows and adheres to expectations, across ALL shifts, instead of constantly having them in pointless meetings.


  11. Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Executive Vice President Marketing in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Vice President Marketing in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the team atmosphere. Designated team for a new product coming out and can brainstorm ideas together and actually make some of these crazy and wild ideas come to fruition. There's lots of flexibility in the ways that products are marketed- the company is doing a great job with staying on top of social media outlets as mean of communication and marketing. Fun environment overall.

    Cons

    Salary is the one aspect of the job which could be better, There have been a lot of cuts recently in corporate, so there is always a fear of getting laid off- company seems to be on the rise, so hopefully that fear will dwindle.

    Advice to Management

    Let the younger employees take on more responsibility. When I was younger, if I was given the chance to take the lead on a project it would have helped my leadership skills and even my creativeness.



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