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Callaway Golf Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • Market share is not improving much (in 4 reviews)

  • Constant change still working thru most recent senior management changes (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment, great employee discounts,

    Cons

    Some people too set in their ways....This can happen anywhere

    Advice to Management

    had no issues with management, all were very supportive


  2. "Production"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In the day, was a great employee-centric company. Placed high value and appreciation on employees that made the company great

    Cons

    Moved production to Mexico and cost a lot of jobs in Carlsbad. All in the name of shareholder profit

    Advice to Management

    Bring jobs back to Carlsbad and rebuild the company into the great employer it once was


  3. "Used To Be A Great American Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amount of vacation time is above industry standards. Great employees.

    Cons

    Senior management focus is entirely on reducing costs. Always looking at ways to reduce spend by moving production to Mexico and moving operating and support staff from the US to offshore. No career path for employees. TaylorMade was never seen as a great place to work and they have been struggling for years now. Callaway has brought in a lot of TaylorMade employees and it has been detrimental to the overall company culture.

    Advice to Management

    To get great results, treat your employees with respect and show that you value them. This will go a long way and will encourage employees to work harder.


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  5. "Not a Good PLace to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of parking
    Paychecks don't bounce

    Cons

    It's simply a very unpleasant place to work in so many ways. I look forward to the wonderful day I get to turn in my resignation. Until then, I stay for the paycheck.

    Every single day I have to listen to management spew vulgarities, I have to have "conservative" values shoved down my throat. I have to watch employees be harassed by other employees and even management as well. It's nauseating. If you try to stand up against the bullies then there is a price to pay. The people that do the harassing are protected for some reason and HR doesn't want to get involved. Overall I find it to be a very hostile environment.

    Advice to Management

    I would give advice if I felt it would make a difference. It won't so I won't waste anymore of my time.


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with awesome benefits and amazing people.

    Cons

    A few late nights needed around "New Product Launch" time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Lead Analyst"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Team Environment. Lot of Opportunities to learn new technology.

    Cons

    Less chance for career growth. Market share is not improving much


  8. "Demo Day Representative"

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    Former Employee - Demo Day Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Demo Day Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can choose which events you would like to participate in. Great company to work with.

    Cons

    Equipment unloading and loading is heavy and cumbersome.


  9. "Good place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst, Principal SAP in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst, Principal SAP in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment. Surrounded by talented people at work. If you are a golf lover, this is the place to be. Company pays for practice at the driving range for multiple golf course near the office.

    Cons

    If you have kids or love one that are sick, you need to use your pay time off since employer really discourage people working from remote.


  10. "Production Associate"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Roanoke, TX
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Roanoke, TX

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    Will be trained in several departments

    Cons

    Not female friendly, so if your looking to move up in position forget it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees ideas or changes needed


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Challenging, Political, and Lacks Transparency"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Callaway Golf full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The employees are lovely, solid hard working people, that are sharp and collaborative.
    Being part of a legacy that Ely built is cause for genuine affection by tenured employees.
    The discount on some of the finest golf equipment in the world is solid.
    The cafe' is a great onsite perk.
    Parking is relatively plentiful (and covered).

    Cons

    There is a lack of support from senior level management, Human Resources will always side with management, employee concerns are ultimately swept aside.
    Mediocrity is acceptable, resulting in poorly qualified people in certain management positions, unfit to manage and/or lead the staff for whom they are responsible.
    Growth opportunities are rare within the service organizations; what you get hired in as will most likely be where you'll remain.
    Callaway will never be a $1Bn company (again); capital budgets are always a struggle and a cat fight.
    Many former Taylor Made employees have been brought over to Callaway, Ely is rolling over in his grave... there's a boys club mentality there.
    Attrition is a business practice resulting in many many over-worked employees.
    Long ago, corporate loyalty was rewarded... the key word being long ago.
    Bonuses are political, as can be merit increases; hold your tongue.

    Advice to Management

    "Advice to Management" will fall on deaf ears. The company that Ely built was on par with the best of the best, it is merely a shell of its former self. The best thing that could happen to Callaway would be acquisition by another company even if by hostile means if nothing else to blow out senior management, and the board. All the company really needs is its employees; however tip of the hat to Chip who is doing a respectable job in his own right.


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