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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    Executive Vice President Marketing (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsI 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.

    ConsSalary 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 Senior ManagementLet 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.

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat staff, good benefits, internal movement.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learning experience

    Lead 3D Artist (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive change in Senior Mgmt

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of good and talented people. Even though it is flat, the golf business is a fun business to work in.

    ConsToo many middle Mgrs have only worked there. It's hard to break through if you are not part of that group. Mgmt structure needs to be shaken up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget career management for your employees. It is talked about but it is only lip service.

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

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    Overtime it went downhill

    Administrator (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsCo-workers always willing to help. It was a nice working environment. Meeting the golf pros.
    Learning new skills and techniques.

    ConsDirection of company
    Pressure to continue tackling more and more tasks
    New job duties when others are released so never being able to give 100% unless other tasks falter

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't burn out the great people you have working there. New blood is not always best. Care for those that are there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIconic brand; frontline staff care. Good location. History of technical innovation.

    ConsLeadership lacks vision; is unwilling to take risks; long tenured sr Ldrshp needs to go so Callaway can start fresh.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in fresh leaders who can inspire staff. HR is worthless.

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    I stayed there much too long.

    Supply Chain Manager (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsThere were always dramatic changes. The constant change always kept things challenging.

    Despite the difficult situation, there are actually great employees that still work for Callaway. The non-management employees were very dedicated and fun to work with.

    ConsLack of good/talented management and no organizational development.

    There was no stability, long term strategy, or consistency in any area.

    Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe good to the employees that are left.

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

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    Awesome place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for. Plenty of challenges, opportunities and great people. If you have a passion for golf and want to be in the industry, this is the place to work.

    ConsRevolving layoffs plague the company, and Taylor Made has been kicking their butt in the market place for over 6 years now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Higher Up (Current Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

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

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

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

    Yes, I would 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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