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Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated April 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "4 - Very flexible work environment" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Fun environment and great people to work with" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "work - life balance can be challenging in some departments (i" (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "Industry Leader"

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    Current Employee - Demo Day Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Demo Day Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Callaway Golf part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Part of the Golf Industry
    New technology is easy to sell
    Great customer service

    Cons

    Some Demo Days are waste of time


  2. "Not great company if you are ambitious"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company for golfers
    Very good PTO
    Free snacks
    Free stationary items
    Employee discount for golf products
    Good health insurance and 401K

    Cons

    Worst HR practices. HR is not transparent at all and hire you always at lower end of pay range.
    No work remote policy in IT
    Doesn’t hire more people even after acquiring more and more companies; you are required to do job of 2-3 people
    No sophisticated training for IT
    Company culture is to not promote people and save money. So many people work for many years together (20+ years) and don’t move anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    To IT leadership: Rather than hiring PMO’s and more Senior directors who do the same job of Managers, value and recognize efforts of developers who are the worker bees that do all the work for you. Promote people where there is due. Denying promotion does not equate to saving money for the company. Stop behaving like a small scale company.

  3. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Caddy in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Caddy in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to working .your work makes you hav money

    Cons

    Nothing much ut was great working with the team


  4. "Great Company with Strong Leadership"

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

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    Positive and productive employees
    Collaborative work environment

    Cons

    While leadership can be inspiring, they can use a better mentoring program.


  5. "Internship at Callaway"

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    Former Employee - R&D Intern
    Former Employee - R&D Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Callaway is a growing company that has a great work place environment!

    Cons

    My boss was gone most of the summer so my projects lacked input


  6. "Has been challenging but now a great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    dynamic company
    worldwide brand recognition
    competitive compensation
    decent benefits - although they are getting more expensive every year

    Cons

    company products are high end and sales can be affected greatly by available disposable income and the economy
    work - life balance can be challenging in some departments (i.e IT, logistics and Sales)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to acquire products/companies that will help weather the volatile golf industry


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.