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Clif Bar CEO Kevin Cleary
Kevin Cleary
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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. "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
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Helpful (15)

    "Ego Freaks! Non-humble"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley Hills, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks and benefits are awesome, great work life balance free Clif Bar, free breakfast every Thursday, ability to work from home once a week.

    Cons

    Lack of training, you either fit in or your an outcast, Robotic like tactics, ask questions! Then when you do they turn it around like you should know this already, lots of kiss a@$es, like being in a cult culture.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what the company preaches be yourself, own it!

    Clif Bar2016-01-16
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Heading in the right direction"

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    Former Employee - Brand Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work/life balance vs. other bay area companies. incredible culture and employees. tons of amazing perks.

    Cons

    lack of strategic innovation. difficulty keeping people motivated. bloated middle management. lots of new hires and adjusting to growing pains.

    Clif Bar2015-10-07
  7. 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 4 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
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