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Clif Bar CEO Kevin Cleary
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  1. "Dream Company"

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    Current Employee - Field Marketing Manager 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Founders and CEOs Gary and Kit are absolutely incredible humans who I am so grateful to work for -Clif truly cares about their employees -Clif truly cares about the environment and sustainable business practices -Clif is a family and employee owned company -Clif benefits and incentives are insanely good- Anything health and wellness related they provide stipends for- Gym memberships, commuter bike etc. -Clif employees...

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    Cons

    -I do not work in the office, but that is just the nature of my specific remote job

    Advice to Management

    -My on-boarding and training was a little less structured than I'm used to so it felt a little unsteady to me, but that could be because I am from very rigid "by the book" large companies. It would have been nice to be in office longer than one day so I could have met more people that I will be working with remotely, but I still felt like I got most of the information I needed in one day. -Keep it up! You are all...

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    Clif Bar2019-01-24
  2. Helpful (5)

    "If you're not very ambitious and love a comp entry for your next marathon..."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Benefits, onsite subsidized childcare, work/life balance, volunteer during working hours, fly in private plane, brand cache, ESOP, free t-shirts, bottomless coffee.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for growth, no accountability, decision making is a game of hot potato, lack of company strategy, culture of sameness , operates in an echo chamber.

    Clif Bar2018-11-13
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Good... to Great?"

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

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Employees have real reasons to "feel good" about Clif Bar, its a company with values that matter, with a strong culture, especially if you have passion for sports. Perks and benefits better than most. Clif aims to "Hire to Retire", so if you are ready to settle in for long-term stability, this is a place for you.

    Cons

    Inefficient company. Very little success in implementing any changes. Expect your skillset to regress/stagnate in order to work with legacy staff and leadership. While you will have a job for the rest of your life, you will have the same job. not the place for someone with growth as part of their career goals. Personality and personal relationships trump performance at all levels. No clear chain of command...

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    Advice to Management

    You've created a good company, but your attempts to make it great are having a negative impact by stretching your talented people too far. Audit the half dozen or more "3-letter acronym" improvement projects that have zero coordination of effort. These have wasted more time than you can imagine. Review your "DNA". The lack of experience outside of CLIF by many leaders prevents them from even identifying areas where...

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    Clif Bar2018-08-20
  4. "Great people, Great Products"

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Values driven Success includes how you accomplish things, not just what you accomplish Benefits Best in class products CEO is trustworthy

    Cons

    Can be slow to move, activate, or react

    Clif Bar2018-05-16
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    If you don’t care about advancement or challenge it’s a great place to be to coast through the years. Upper management does not value creativity or forward thinking

    Cons

    Disfunctionl teams are common with no clear goals or incentive for improvement. Lack of collaboration and upper management is not motivated to empower

    Advice to Management

    Need to get new motivated leaders

    Clif Bar2018-05-20
  6. Helpful (7)

    "We don't get to review our leadership - Seriously? It's beyond unacceptable."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    There are lots of great things about the company ...

    Cons

    ...unfortunately, they are starting to be overshadowed by the legacy leadership and stale review process.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a true 365 review process and allow employees to review their managers. Keeping ineffective leaders in their positions, without proper oversight, is starting to have serious impact on morale across all departments.

    Clif Bar2017-09-08
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Generally good with caveats"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great benefits including generous PTO, ESOP, flexible schedules, etc. Owners are truly committed to making a CPG company that improves the food system vs hurting it.

    Cons

    Lack of risk tolerance by leadership. Depending on your department, there is unclear career-pathing.

    Advice to Management

    Help develop true leadership skills in for people in manager level positions and up.

    Clif Bar2015-11-16
  8. "Energizing work environment"

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    Former Employee - Field Marketing Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Fantastic company culture. Great office environment.

    Cons

    Lots of travel was required.

    Clif Bar2015-03-19
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