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Clif Bar Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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3.8
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Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Outstanding in the Field."

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

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

    Pros

    Organic Cafe, Childcare, get paid to work out, company trips, company band, incredible building.

    Cons

    Commute is bad if you can't leave early or late. Perfect for someone who lived in Berkeley or Oakland and can take back roads to bike there. It will be great for Marin folks who want to bike to work once the Richmond Bridge opens to cyclists.

    Advice to Management

    Kit and Gary are the nicest people and know what they are doing. Keep up the great work.

    Clif Bar2015-03-13
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Never a dull moment. Wonderful products and great people."

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company values, products and the people

    Cons

    The rapid growth has led to occasional frustration when processes haven't been updated quickly enough.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries closer to market rate would help to get and retain more of the best people.

    Clif Bar2014-08-25
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Amazing Work/Life Balance, Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clif Bar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you value work/life balance, Clif Bar will feel like your second home. The campus is wonderful, stocked with a sustainable cafe, gym, personal trainers and much more. People keep regular schedules and the workforce is family oriented.

    Cons

    Some teams have minimal growth opportunities. Cross-functional team projects can be a big challenge, and there are a lot of people in management that are very set in their ways.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out ways to innovate, not just with products, but in how to reach new customers, instill trust in employees and grow all teams.

    Clif Bar2014-08-07
  4. Helpful (3)

    "A great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clif Bar

    Pros

    Good life/work balance, great benefits, excellent vacation, nice people.

    Cons

    Lots of work, can sometimes be stressful.

    Clif Bar2012-11-25
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company that is adapting to growth"

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    Former Employee - Field Marketing in
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clif Bar part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture and Vision for sustainability

    Cons

    Growth has made the work envirnment and communications a bit more serious

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose your roots and keep a good heart for your employees

    Clif Bar2012-06-28
  6. Helpful (7)

    "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Recommends

    I have been working at Clif Bar

    Pros

    Intelligent and talented coworkers who are great to work with, products you can be proud of, work/life balance (most days!)

    Cons

    As with many smaller, private companies - career advancement isn't as structured as in larger organizations. You really need to manage your own success at Clif Bar.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage managers to be more involved in helping their employees to understand what their career track could look like and how promotional decisions are made.

    Clif Bar2010-04-16
  7. "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
  8. "Great Co"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clif Bar full-time

    Pros

    Incredible people and culture who are Passionate about what they do

    Cons

    Hard to navigate and not a lot of room for career growth

    Clif Bar2019-01-09
  9. "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
  10. 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 3 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
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