Callaway Golf

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Company was not keeping current as the industry and workforce changed

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

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

Pros

Great people. Hopefully the recent changes to senior management at the company will make it a more progressive place to work. Benefits were good, but declining.

Cons

Challenging to work in a declining industry such as golf. Non-traditional work situations rarely taken into consideration (telecommuting, job sharing, alternate work hours). There were layoffs so regularly for the last 5 years that many of the people that were great at there jobs and role models have left the company or were laid off because they were highly compensated.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was so disappointed. Callaway is the good old boys club.

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Pros

    -Nice building
    -Good benefits
    -Some good looking girls

    Cons

    -Personal looks mean more than personal performance.
    -Have to be part of the boys club to get anywhere.
    -Bunch of 8 - 5 slackers. Even in R&D.
    -Lack of commitment to products.
    -Politics
    -Living in the past of the Bertha thinking eventually they'll get market share back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Work!
    -Stop with the politics.
    -Commit fully to a product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going in the wrong direction...

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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

    Pros

    short hours, fun employee base, if you like golf its cool to see all the pros, decent pay, free range balls, benefits still ok but way worse than they used to be, nice office location

    Cons

    Sr Management, very few employees left, annual layoffs, marketing, sku proliferation, unrealistic expectations of performance, lose money annually, no bonuses (well you can earn them but the goals are unrealistic), no great tour players

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the company might be doing some things correct by getting out of a ton of businesses that never made money (just not sure why they waited so long). They need to fix the marketing quick and somehow find a way to create demand for their products. Consumers are being trained that they can wait 3 months and get the same products for way less. Ideally they find a PE group to take them private so they arent constantly chasing numbers that are unrealistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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