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Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated July 13, 2018
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  • "Senior management focus is entirely on reducing costs" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Have to be part of the boys club to get anywhere" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment and great people who are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Industry shows little signs of growth


  2. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    Overall, very good people and fun atmosphere to work in. Great training programs and if you land a good manager, they're often a great manager.

    Cons

    It's a boys club, very male dominant industry so it's natural that it trickles down to corporate. Difficult to move up as it's a smaller company so not alot of room to move around.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the workforce, more women, diversity and non golfers.

  3. "Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - California in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - California in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to be involved with. Leadership is focused and driven to be the best in the industry.

    Cons

    You do not play as much golf as one would think working for a golf club company.


  4. "Company First - Customer and Employee Last"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products are good and the brand has status

    Cons

    As far as sales position goes - Products are launched too frequently. Selling model is riddled with cascading prices and customers just keep getting robbed of margins then stuck with old products. If they send back when new products are reintroduced, which most do, it’s just a wash dollar wise and you make very little commission. But if you don’t get that new product placed - you’re history. Customers are constantly berated with promotions and price reductions however they know they must carry Callaway because of the demand. Load the customer way beyond their comfortable inventory levels so they have no open dollars to buy anything else.

    Politics is also very much in play. If you are not in with the right “good ole boys” network, you have little chance of surviving.

    Public company so company and bottom line first - all else last including employee’s.

    Micromanagement

    Deceitful and Dishonest Management and HR Practices

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - you’ll eventually implode, crash and burn.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work. The people are super nice and very helpful learned a lot while I was there.

    Cons

    It is the golf industry.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Tough to Leave"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment
    Laid-back upper management
    Extremely generous PTO
    Ability to work remotely
    Great communication between departments
    Great product
    Free snacks
    On-site fitness room
    Free yoga classes
    Frequent happy hours and events outside the office
    Occasional travel

    Cons

    Pay on lower end
    Little chance for promotions
    Understaffed in some areas
    No HR staff on-site (though that could be a positive in some aspects)

    Advice to Management

    Double the size of marketing department, spread out duties.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Think twice. Go to Taylormade if possible."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    You can get free things.

    Cons

    lack of leadership. culture is gossip. not very friendly in any capacity. so many operations jobs due to a culture of fear. turn over is high.

    Advice to Management

    reassess values and stay driven.

  8. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Very Political to move up


  9. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vibrant brand in positive growth mode. Well-led and supportive of change.

    Cons

    Still some old habits that won't die.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused.


  10. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Somewhat of an old boys club. If you’re not part of the “crew” you will struggle to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    None


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