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Clif Bar CEO Kevin Cleary
Kevin Cleary
28 Ratings
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  • "Decisions are very top down, and teams or even directors are not empowered to make decisions(in 6 reviews)

  • "Little to no opportunity for advancement due to stagnation and low-turnover of senior management(in 3 reviews)

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  1. 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 (1)

      "Excellent Company"

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

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

      Pros

      Positive work environment, onsite child care, can bring your dog to work, full gym, private cafe

      Cons

      Can't think of any Cons to put down, overall a wonderful company!

      Clif Bar2017-08-02
    • Helpful (3)

      "Unique Work Environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      People stay at Clif Bar as long as they do for a reason- first, the people and second, the benefits. The company takes its People bottom line very seriously and does the best it can do to provide unbelievable benefits to each employee- from wellness, to stock options, to flexible work schedules, to allowing employees to volunteer in the community on company time. The people and the community that the work environment...

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      Cons

      Because people tend to stay in their positions for a number of years, there is the ongoing challenge of upward mobility across different functions. HR is challenged with helping employees figure out their career path within the walls of Clif Bar. I believe they're trying their best but I believe talent is starting to get impatient with lack of clear career development opportunities.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to the feedback of your employees and make sure people are feeling heard and that their needs around salary and mobility within the organization are being addressed.

      Clif Bar2015-09-23
    • Helpful (9)

      "Verdict is still out"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Clif Bar full-time

      Pros

      Genuine to culture, friendly and professional work environment. Laid back attitude. Zealous about work life balance. Good pay and benefits. Great food.

      Cons

      Silos abound. Many people work on their projects and there's little cross pollination. Stuck on 'this is the way we have done things' mentality. Management needs to see that grassroots approach that worked 20 years ago won't continue to work as the landscape for how we reach consumers has drastically changed over the last two decades.

      Advice to Management

      Provide clear direction, make decisions and share information in the open way so people can be effective at their jobs.

      Clif Bar2014-06-10
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