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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. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Get Comfortable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and great comradery; great products; nice bonus during a financially good year.

    Cons

    Constant threat of layoffs. Regardless of your position/level, you are always at risk.

    Advice to Management

    Get a good marketing firm that can fix your advertising.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun if you love golf and enjoy going to new courses and meeting new people. Had a lot of fun experiences meeting local pros and being around people who loved golf.

    Cons

    Pay is decent but travel costs are on your own, somewhat disorganzed. Went to events only to find out that I had been told the wrong dates.

    Advice to Management

    Organize your staff and event schedules better, Training was minimal, I was only successful because I was already involved in the game.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "very challenging and changing. Nice people but too many old timers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst, Principal SAP in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst, Principal SAP in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always busy. Plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    no free time. not growing. not staying current on software

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Callaway Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Free Golf Product
    -Great discount on Golf products
    -Nice Office Environment

    Cons

    New Management makes it hard to move up in the company. They keep cutting people and making teams much smaller. You work more and get paid the same. If you want to move up, sucking up is the only way. It is all about being in the right place at the right time. Be sure to negotiate your salary when you first join Callaway. You will climb up a very tall ladder from the 1st salary that was negotiated.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at employees experience. Make good use of employees credentials.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Dismal outlook for future growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicopee, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicopee, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay once hired full-time

    Cons

    The people in charge could not manage a little league team. While it's understood that cutting costs is essential for the sustainability of any company, how you manage those realized savings is key to to their success. The only thing that management seems to care about is lining their own pockets and those of the shareholders, not with reinvesting in the business or the people that work for them. Outdated machinery, outdated computers and software, no spare parts, constant roller coaster ride with employees and production goals, no adherence to programs, no sense of order or standards, standards differ from shift to shift. A once proud and profitable company, we are now a shell of what we once were. Glad I am on the backside of my career here. This used to be a great place to work. I often wonder if management shares in the suffering of it's employees when "profits" are down or don't meet projections.

    Advice to Management

    Try treating your employees as assets instead of liabilities. These hardworking people come to work everyday, in good faith, to give you a days work for a days pay, often in miserable working conditions. Their reward? Lies and layoffs. Second, how about coming up with a program and sticking with it for more than a week? Task your supervisors to keep everyone on point so everyone knows and adheres to expectations, across ALL shifts, instead of constantly having them in pointless meetings.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Vice President Marketing in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Vice President Marketing in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked the team atmosphere. Designated team for a new product coming out and can brainstorm ideas together and actually make some of these crazy and wild ideas come to fruition. There's lots of flexibility in the ways that products are marketed- the company is doing a great job with staying on top of social media outlets as mean of communication and marketing. Fun environment overall.

    Cons

    Salary is the one aspect of the job which could be better, There have been a lot of cuts recently in corporate, so there is always a fear of getting laid off- company seems to be on the rise, so hopefully that fear will dwindle.

    Advice to Management

    Let the younger employees take on more responsibility. When I was younger, if I was given the chance to take the lead on a project it would have helped my leadership skills and even my creativeness.


  8. "Overall nice place to work at. People are good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work at. Company sales appears to be heading in the right direction. Good amount of days off provided.

    Cons

    No real career growth. Benefits are cut every year.


  9. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Callaway Golf full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff, good benefits, internal movement.

    Cons

    Pay is a little low, if you don't like golf its not the right fit.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overtime it went downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    "I stayed there much too long."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Be good to the employees that are left.


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