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Clif Bar Reviews

Updated April 8, 2017
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  1. "Amazing Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Inclusive environment of hard working, driven individuals.

    Cons

    I have been working for Clif Bar & Company for less than 6 months. No cons yet!


  2. "No chance for advancement. Very clicky and extremely hard for women"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, lots of philanthropic opportunities. Some very competitive people lots of extreme athletes who seem to get preferential treatment

    Cons

    Poor management who appear to be threatened by individuals who want to initiate change. HR needs to get more involved

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring in more diversity and new thinking if you want to take the company to the next level


  3. "Very diverse, long hours, management seems to show a lot of favoritism and will terminate you if you don't go along."

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Descent pay and benefits. Most people seem too work great together even with the terrible language barrier. They give you a lot of t-shirts.

    Cons

    Management is not understanding at all. They use a lot of intimidating tactics to scare the workers, especially the ones with language barriers. 12 hours of work is also hard on family.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate all situations, don't judge people just because you don't like them or somebody else doesn't like them, especially when they do good work. Hire management that is professional in all aspects. Management seems to lack professionalism. None of them follow rules and they are suppose to lead by example. No respect!!!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Staying True and Authentic"

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    I love working at Clif Bar! After years spent in Corporate America it is so refreshing to be here. Is it perfect, no, but it's real. Great people, low bureaucracy, focus on giving back and doing the right thing. You feel proud to work here. And tons of fun events through the year to connect you to the bigger company. Great perks that are embedded in the culture all called out below.

    Cons

    As the company grows, senior leadership needs to find a way to spread out decision making and pull up. Growth opportunities can be challenging given its a smallish company.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to what makes us special but trust those below you to do the right thing.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Be careful"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Take as much home as you want.

    Cons

    Upper management really have no clue on how to run a company. Turnover rate started to get high as soon as Conagra left the scene and HR will throw you under the bus any chance they get.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people! Not just your yes men.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Values driven organization, commitment to planet

    Cons

    Rate of change is slow

    Advice to Management

    Empower teams downstream


  8. Helpful (13)

    "Anonymous"

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

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free weekly breakfast & free Clif products. Clif employees spent a lot of time on non-work related activities like volunteering, training or meetings

    Cons

    Lack of diversity. Extremely cliquey. Seems like Clif only wants to hire young, out-of-state employees who are only a few years into the job market. Experienced professionals stay away!


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Customer Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    *Great Company who cares about their employees --- The Health & Wellness Program is Excellent
    *Great comradery among peers
    *Awesome Sabbatical Program

    Cons

    Create more unbiased room for growth within the company

    Advice to Management

    Be certain all expectations are clear cut, concise and realistic


  10. Helpful (7)

    "An authentic company that stays true to its values"

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

    Pros

    The office space (LEED Certified), the employees (unique, hardworking, nice), the benefits (National Parks Reimbursements...say what?, 9/80 work weeks, dog friendly office, Thursday breakfasts, DELICIOUS in house cafe), the sustainability and organic movement... EVERYTHING! I love this company, I love the product as a consumer, and I love being able to work for a Bay Area brand that has stayed true to itself throughout the ever changing "tech boom" that we see not only in SF but in the East Bay as well. This company supports its employees and I have never worked for a company that I've felt so lucky and honored to be a part of.

    Cons

    I have yet to see any Cons, truly....

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Real deal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to do your best work in your career. They support their people, the work is challenging, lots of room for growth. Great combination of intense (at times), challenging work and awesome perqs to make it as easy on people as possible. A healthy dose of humor helps keep things real.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


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