Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
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  1. Learning experience

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    Former Contractor - Lead 3D Artist in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Contractor - 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Positive change in Senior Mgmt

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Callaway Golf (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget career management for your employees. It is talked about but it is only lip service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Overtime it went downhill

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Direction 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Mixed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Callaway Golf

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in fresh leaders who can inspire staff. HR is worthless.

  6. 2 people found this helpful

    I stayed there much too long.

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Callaway Golf (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be good to the employees that are left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. A great job for a high energy individual that can balance customer satisfaction with company demands.

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Manager

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    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
  10. The environment of Callaway was amazing.

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    Current Intern - Intern in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Callaway Golf as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Fun work environment
    -Amazing dining options
    -I got great experience
    -The culture of Callaway was enjoyable

    Cons

    -Technology and equipment could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Crumbled Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity 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.

    Cons

    open 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 ManagementAdvice

    Humility isnt weakness, its strength. Embrace the ideas of those below you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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