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Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
53 Reviews
3.2
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.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Always busy. Plenty of opportunities

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Callaway Company

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    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Dismal outlook for future growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great work atmosphere!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D, Golf Ball in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - R&D, Golf Ball in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work atmosphere where people enjoy working together.
    Great discounts

    Cons

    I was only there for a summer, and didn't have any issues with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Marketing Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall nice place to work at. People are good.

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many layoffs and employees having to do the work of 4

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great Brand with global recognition

    Cons

    Skeleton crew each doing the work of 4 others. Each department is working for their own success but not considering the impact on others. Offices/employees in international offices do not receive direction and they are suffering from lack of attention. Operations is a mess and consumers call often about miss-ships and missing product from their orders. Executives are only concerned with their bonuses and never ask employees on the front line about the market they serve. This has become a big box supplier and the smaller retailers are on the fringe. U.S. Retailers are complaining about their early pay discounts being taken away - it's a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you only care about your bonuses keep doing what you're doing, if you care about consumers get involved with your inside/outside sales reps and ask for the truth, not what you want to hear, the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great staff, good benefits, internal movement.

    Cons

    Pay is a little low, if you don't like golf its not the right fit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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