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Clif Bar CEO Kevin Cleary
Kevin Cleary
28 Ratings
  1. "Sales"

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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 for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Fun company, great people to work with and great culture

    Cons

    Some people feels entitled and some drama at times

    Clif Bar2018-11-22
  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. "Field Marketer, Rocky Mountain Field Marketing Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clif Bar part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule; fun events; neat (local) travel opportunities; great people; free Clif Bars. A terrific low-obligation and zero-stress part-time side hustle, especially if you are an adventure and outdoor junkie.

    Cons

    This job is very much a part-time endeavor, and it would be difficult or impossible to get to full-time hours.

    Clif Bar2018-10-24
  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time

    Pros

    Smart, friendly caring people Volunteering opportunities

    Cons

    career path navigation can be hard

    Clif Bar2018-10-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Clif Bar"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great benefits and work environment

      Cons

      There are dogs everywhere, if you have allergies beware

      Clif Bar2018-10-04
    • Helpful (8)

      "Benefits and perks not worth the disfunction and lack of opportunity"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

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

      Pros

      -Good work/life balance and premium benefits -Mostly fun work environment with lots of celebrations, events and feeling of community

      Cons

      -Little to no opportunity for advancement due to stagnation and low-turnover of senior management -Creative ideation is encouraged but almost always never comes to life due to budget limitations or risk-averse leadership -Leadership and owners are out of touch with consumer base -Fragmentation of sales/marketing leads to inconsistent consumer marketing -Teams within marketing are at odds with each other, do not operate...

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      Advice to Management

      -Evaluate employees in long-standing roles for relevancy and performance in positions that might have outgrown them -Listen to newer/younger employees for insights into consumer trends -Be honest about current state of business

      Clif Bar2018-10-08
    • Helpful (5)

      "Difficult to make an impact"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Amazing co-workers, incredible work life balance, a fun place to work, cool brands, good benefits, a company that is truly living its values and trying to do good in the world.

      Cons

      There's a large amount of turnover right now, including senior management, which is creating low morale and uncertainty. Many talented people feel bored and under utilized, making it difficult for them to grow professionally and have an impact on the organization. Decisions are very top down, and teams or even directors are not empowered to make decisions. Decisions often seem to be based on personal preferences rather...

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      Clif Bar2018-10-02
    • 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
    • Helpful (7)

      "Great work life balance and benefits but limited upper mobility"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Clif Bar is a great company for parents with small children who are looking for Mon-Thurs 9-4 work schedule. The benefits are generous, the food is tasty, there's no stress, you can workout during the day, take coffee breaks, people love to meet face time and spend a lot of time connecting with each other. Lots of internal parties/celebrations and very fun company meetings. Great office space with lots of natural light...

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      Cons

      Not a lot of opportunity for growth. Very linear culture so if you enjoy what you do and you see yourself doing a somewhat similar job the next 10+ years this is your company. Not a strong accountability culture. Decisions are made by group consensus so it takes a lot time to move things forward. They're over processed and paralyzed by taking risks and owning them outside of the walls of the company. Pace of the company...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire people with diverse backgrounds outside of food or CPG, like tech or startups, to infuse new energy into the company and kickstart new ways of doing things. They seem to hire people for leadership roles from competitors that have bad company cultures or are not as innovative and put them on leadership roles to help innovate Clif Bar. It doesn't seem to be working.

      Clif Bar2018-07-04
    • "New Hire Review"

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

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

      Pros

      The community here is fantastic. I have never felt more welcomed to a brand as a new employee; this place feels like home.

      Cons

      I expect to gain a lot of weight here, they keep feeding me free meals ;).

      Clif Bar2018-07-20
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