The 30 Best Places to Work: Clif Bar

Organic and energy-food maker

Outside Magazine's best jobs of 2012     Photo: Outside Magazine

Location: Emeryville, California
Number of Employees: 311
Digs: Newly remodeled former manufacturing plant, with vintage bikes hanging from the ceiling, a company theater, and workout spaces.
Culture: Athletes, foodies, tree huggers (and many crossbreeds)—that’s who works at Clif. Few teams anywhere enjoy the kind of 360-degree benefits that propel Clif employees: dozens of free fitness classes in the office gym and studios, up to $350 in race-fee reimbursement, an organic cafeteria with discounted meals (including take-home dinners), a $500 stipend for buying a commuter bike after a year on the job … the list goes on. “We strive for a great office culture, because sustaining our people is one of our five bottom lines,” says Jennifer Freitas, human resources manager. “It’s one of the ways we measure success.”
Sweet Perk: Six-week sabbaticals are offered every seven years
Now Hiring: Food-safety specialist

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