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Clif Bar Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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Found 85 reviews

3.7
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68%
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65%
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Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "How about using an internal focus for Equal Pay instead of just marketing?"

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

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

    Pros

    It's been an adventure here at Clif. I enjoy the location and on-site gym

    Cons

    I work for a brand that has a campaign focused on equal pay and there are almost no women in senior leadership. There is a huge pay gap and the junior people do most of the work but are not compensated for it. It just feels wrong.

    Advice to Management

    You want to promote equal pay for women? Start with your own house.

    Clif Bar2019-07-10

    Clif Bar Response

    July 12, 2019Recruiting Manager

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear your perceptions about the state of women leadership at Clif and our efforts on pay equality internally. We currently do have strong representation of women at all levels and we strive for equal pay internally with the same ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Messed up"

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

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and cool office environment

    Cons

    Poor management no chance for promotion women are not treated or paid equally to men

    Advice to Management

    Need new executive leadership team thought are stale and not up to date

    Clif Bar2019-06-26

    Clif Bar Response

    July 12, 2019Recruiting Manager

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate your perspective on pay parity and leadership at CLIF. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere at Clif and encourage people to share their ideas to stimulate innovation at all levels. We are committed to fair pay and are ...

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great if you are a white woman"

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

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time

    Pros

    If you are a white woman then this is the best place in the world to work. The company is about 95% white at headquarters and about 70% female which is awesome I love that they created a very Pro woman environment. They have amazing benefits and fantastic daycare for new parents so that they can see their kids just by walking over its pretty amazing. They even have a pretty nice Cafe on the premise so you can...

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    Cons

    It's really all lies nepotism and "hooking friends up" is all that matters here make no mistake they will tout high ideals but when it comes down to it. They actually don't matter nor do they play a part in the actual way the company is run. but they sure look nice on paper. If you don't get into a powerful click they will run you ragged lie to your face nonstop and smile the entire time. Until they force...

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    Advice to Management

    Now that you have gotten the overall company numbers for racial diversity up by hiring a bunch of minorities (out of state )at the factories. you really need to bring diversification to corporate. Additionally, inclusiveness which you tout needs to be actually looked at because the clique culture that is currently in place will destroy what was once a great company. Good luck.

    Clif Bar2019-06-25

    Clif Bar Response

    July 12, 2019Recruiting Manager

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad to hear our dedication and efforts to create a gender diverse workplace and people centered benefits are resonating with you. Diversity, inclusion and belonging is an ongoing and active conversation that we take very seriously at ...

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  4. "Awesome"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Great company perks! Employees are great and supportive

      Cons

      Long work hours every now and then

      Clif Bar2019-06-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "Unreal"

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

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

      Pros

      - genuine, accepting people & culture - freedom (so long as your work is getting done) - THE BENEFITS - working for a company that's actively making a difference in the local and global communities

      Cons

      - interview process is lengthy

      Clif Bar2019-06-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Love working here!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Clif Bar full-time

      Pros

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

      Cons

      I do not have any

      Clif Bar2019-05-07

      Clif Bar Response

      July 12, 2019Recruiting Manager

      Thank you for contributing to making Clif Bar the caring and inspiring place we envisioned it as, and hope to continue shaping it to be. Sustaining our People through cultivating a growth oriented mindset will always be high on our list of priorities especially as we continue evolving ...

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    • "Great environment"

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      Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Boulder, CO
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Pay, hours, flexibility, environment, people

      Cons

      Respect, communication, opportunities for advancement are small

      Clif Bar2019-05-01
    • "Great Company, lots of potential unrealized"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Clif Bar full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Excellent benefits and great co-workers 5 aspirations business is truly unique Volunteer and wellness opportunities are encouraged People genuinely welcome you and are supportive You can make an actual impact on local communities and planet

      Cons

      Old guard needs a shake up. Little to no growth opportunities Marketing teams are siloed and inefficient Lots of promotions within upper mgmt but not lower roles

      Advice to Management

      Management needs to be subject to review. Way too many top down decisions, listen to your youth and be comfortable empowering them. CLIF HQ can be an echo chamber, build teams and receive insights beyond your walls to really go out on the white road.

      Clif Bar2019-04-06
    • "Great Culture"

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      Current Employee - Analyst 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Clif Bar full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Amazing culture and people. Low stress, everyone knows their stuff and is helpful.

      Cons

      Salary can be below average but there is a nice bonus. Too much group think at times and it feels like they only hire "Clif" people.

      Clif Bar2019-03-08
    • "Most fulfilling place to work and best organization I have ever been a part of"

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      Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Twin Falls, ID
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Top talent on every team, amazing benefits, company culture far exceeds any other job I have had, excellent outlook on society and community

      Cons

      Dynamic manufacturing faculty with 4 shifts makes it difficult to keep a consistent message and morale across the entire Bakery

      Advice to Management

      Create more liaisons on night shifts that drive action related to the people aspiration of our company!

      Clif Bar2019-02-27
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