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Clif Bar Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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  1. "Quality supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work with.
    Great benefits
    Great values.

    Cons

    12 hours shift.
    Working during holidays


  2. "great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time

    Pros

    great benefits like a gym, onsite lunch cafe, discounts on athletic gear

    Cons

    slow to get things done, no one can or is allowed to make decisions, lack of clarity and focus.

  3. "Stepping it Up at Indianapolis"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Aspirations and Ingredients that Clif Bar advocates are real and can be felt at all levels of the organization. While change is slow and sometimes painful, the mission to move the Indianapolis bakery to a more "Clif Like" culture is taking place. This is already a great place to work and you can see things getting better almost every day.

    Cons

    With great benefits come higher expectations! There has been significant turnover as non-contributors and people who simply refuse to meet the minimum expectations are removed from the organization. The company is relatively new to manufacturing so there are many things that are still in development that are just taken for granted in larger more mature companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the right thing, especially when it is difficult or creates other challenges and continue to work on employee engagement.


  4. "Great culture"

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

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clif Bar offers an incredible culture that really values employees, the community, the product, and the planet. It is authentic and exemplifies how a corporation can really care while also being profitable. As an ESOP company, employees share in that success.

    Cons

    Slow to innovate or change and often reluctant to take on new opportunities in a fully committed way. Limited career mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep holding true to the values-based foundation.


  5. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good as are the philanthropic opportunities. Managers do not provide road maps for career advancement.
    Not providing enough career growth for motivated individuals

    Cons

    Archaic thinking and leadership. Big lack of innovation and technology. Human Resources is lacking and needs to get better involved with developing employees

    Advice to Management

    Think out side the box and consider changing your executive leadership team


  6. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clif Bar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Support the community by doing a lot of volunteer work.

    Cons

    The shift are 12hrs and everyone goes home tired. HR does not support supervisor and will not fully investigate situations in full. The Aspirations and Ingredients that Clif Bar are known for are abused by people in the front office. There are a lot of people who do not speak English and get fired because they can't defend themselves. The turnover is very high

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and follow the same rules you are enforcing. Headquarters needs to come to Indy to figure put why there is so much turnover and how the company is really being ran


  7. "Full of passionate people - Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture is very strong, leadership is authentic, and company cares a lot about employees. Gym, trainers, bike rides, perks, onsite child care and LEED certification are great.

    Cons

    There are some really great employees that could benefit from more opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to grow over time

  8. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time (More than 3 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.


  9. "Overall a nice place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Twin Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Twin Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, HR is cool, clif bar swag,

    Cons

    The way they choose people to transfer to day shifts, Sometimes you feel like you have to watch your back, the pay for certain departments should be a little higher to compare to similar jobs in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Work on getting day shift and night shift not dislike each other would help immensely,


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Doesn't get any better!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    values-driven, fun, passionate people, privately-held, generous benefits, all around fun and great workspace

    Cons

    I have been here a long time...it's not perfect but it comes as close as any org I know.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on values and doing business differently.


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