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Clif Bar Overview

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Emeryville, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
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Clif Bar was born on a bike. In 1990, Gary Erickson set off on a 175-mile bike ride. Exhausted and hungry, he realized he couldn’t take another bite of the energy bars he brought along. In that moment he now calls ‘the epiphany,’ he had the idea to ... Read more

Mission: At Clif Bar & Company, we strive to:

• Create a company culture that inspires and supports our people in and outside work.
• Sustain our people with competitive pay and innovative benefits and holistic wellness ... Read more

Clif Bar Reviews

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Clif Bar CEO Kevin Cleary
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28 Ratings
  • "Love working here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time


    - Incredibly Supportive
    - Managers encourage independence and creativity in decision making
    - Work Life Balance!
    - Benefits are great


    I do not have any

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Clif Bar Photos

Clif Bar photo of: Clif Bar HQ, located on 66th Street in Emeryville, CA, is a re-purposed old WWII era manufacturing plant filled with biophilic and sustainable elements designed to bring the outdoors indoors.
Clif Bar photo of: In 2012, our HQ became the first LEED Platinum building in Emeryville. The solar panels provides our headquarters with the majority of our electricity needs.
Clif Bar photo of: The Clif HQ includes many amenities for our employees, like a childcare center, a full gym with a yoga room and rock climbing wall, and an area for company-subsidized massages.
Clif Bar photo of: Every day is take your dog to work day at Clif. Ruff life!
Clif Bar photo of: Many Clifsters get to work by bike, on foot, with public transit or by carpooling.
Clif Bar photo of: Clif Bar offers subsidized daycare services to Clif kids ages from 3 months to 6 years old.
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Clif Bar Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Emeryville, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Clif Bar (Emeryville, CA) in March 2016.


    A couple hour long phone interviews, followed by a half day interview process, with 10 different people onsite. No breaks were offered to me the entire time I was there.

    I thought the interviews went very well, and that they were going to offer me a job. That feeling was reinforced when I received an email from HR about a week after the interviews, asking to set up a phone call with me the following day. Naturally I thought they were calling so that we could discuss an offer. However, the call came and I was told that the team decided they were looking for someone with more CPG experience. They clearly knew what kind of experience I had prior to them calling me in for a half day interview process! I was completely floored that HR set up a phone appointment with me, just to reject me. I talked to a few different friends in HR and they all agreed, no one does that! That blunder on their part totally negated the positive experience I had leading up to that point. If they had sent a nice "thanks but no thanks" email, I would have given this a positive review. But to allow someone to think that they were going to be offered a job (because, come on...who wouldn't?) and then call with a rejection is just lame!

    Interview Questions

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Clif Bar Awards & Accolades

  • LEED® Platinum Certified, The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), 2012
  • 2017 Climate Leadership Award for Supply Chain Efforts, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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