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"Enjoyable, but limited opportunities"

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Former Employee - Sales Operations in Carlsbad, CA
Former Employee - Sales Operations in Carlsbad, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

- Sporting goods industry is more interesting than, say, insurance
- Good people
- Great location - Carlsbad

Cons

- Lack of strong, focused leadership
- Priorities change on a whim
- Limited advancement possibilities - mgmt. either hires from outside or promotes friends
- Declining benefits
- Regular, ongoing layoffs
- Overall, poor performing company in a very declining industry - golf

Other Employee Reviews for Callaway Golf

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Going in the wrong direction..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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