Callaway Golf - Outstanding for the first 5 years until top senior management changed, especially after Mr. Callaway passed away. | Glassdoor
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"Outstanding for the first 5 years until top senior management changed, especially after Mr. Callaway passed away."

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Carlsbad, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Carlsbad, CA
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Product, People, Workplace Environment, Benefits, Salary, Learning Opportunity

Cons

Very Political at the Sr. VP and up level. Lots of backstabbing and turf wars which was so disappointing considering the level of talent and ability at that level. Stock options to VPs / CEO too lucrative and caused decisions to be made based on what it would take to get short-term results / stock performance rather than what was best for consistent, long-term shareholder growth. While I was there (about 8 years) the entire Senior Management Team (about 25 individuals holding VP or higher positions) turnover was over 400%. This was clearly another problem that caused this type of decision making to occur.

Advice to Management

Where is the accountability at the wholly-owned sub. top management level? SKUs have quintupled over the last 8 years, yet revenues / profitability have dropped below levels where SKUs, company-wide were 1/5 of what they are now. Why are these individuals still running the major international market sales companies?

Other Employee Reviews for Callaway Golf

  1. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    family oriented environment, great brand, casual pace

    Cons

    casual pace, budgets tight, not a ton of development opportunities outside of those growing out of entry level jobs

    Advice to Management

    implement more progressive ideas/programs for your employees.


  2. "Callaway was a great place to work.....in the current times...it is an O.K place to work"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Selling golf clubs for the number 1 brand in golf is a pretty easy close. Benefits and pay are good. I made a lot of friends at the company. If you golf they offer discounts on golf clubs.

    Cons

    Currently the golf industry is hurting. Golf course shops and retail are struggling to stay open. In 2009 there were a lot of lay offs at Callaway. A couple of years ago management wanted you to succeed and offered growth and advancement opportunties. Now management treats employees like cattle and doesnt bother with career pathing. Also the company has become more micro managed. As far as vacation time, there is none.

    Advice to Management

    Management should realize the value in customer service and inside sales. Inside sales should have more recognition. Management should offer a better solution to manage vacation time.

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