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A group of coworkers conversing.

Join The Barlean's Work Family

At Barlean’s, our commitment to excellence extends well beyond the healthy products we make. Since our founding, we’ve cultivated a workplace that fosters personal and professional well-being and prioritizes product quality and safety above all. Motivated by the pursuit of complete mind and body wellness, we’re intent on harvesting, developing and selling something truly good.
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Our Story

In 1989, Bruce Barlean and his father Dave created a new way of pressing fresh flaxseed. Their innovative technique produced the highest quality, best tasting organic flax oil on the market, and Barlean’s was born.

Today, Barlean’s makes over a hundred different functional foods and natural supplements from fish and flax oils to powdered greens and seed blends.

What started as a tiny company is now about 125 people strong - but the same commitment to quality and innovation lives on.

Our Mission, Values, & Culture

We stand by our mission, developed and strengthened over more than 30 years of operation, to constantly improve our customers’ quality of life.

We value transparency, hard work, ingenuity and unparalleled product quality. We believe in the power of integrity, mindful purchases, consumer education, and giving back to our community.

We owe our success to the committed and deeply passionate members of our team, who deliver award-winning customer service and superior products day after day.


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A drone photo of Ferndale, Washington as the sun is setting.
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A dock on the water in Whatcom County.

Julie Hawkes

"I love the positive healthy body, mind, spirit atmosphere. After 7 years I still walk into smiling faces, a supportive tribe, and a feeling of gratitude and that's huge when making a choice of where to work. I hear so many people stressed over their job and what they have to go through in a day and that's just not my reality at Barlean's and I feel very blessed."

Julie Hawkes - Product Educator

Randy Cienfuegos

“It’s a wonderful place to work because I learn something new everyday and there is great diversity in the workplace.”

Randy Cienfuegos - Facilities Team Lead

Tony Donovan

"I enjoy getting to sample everything that we make in production so I can choose which flavor I like best! Also, I love the fact that the company treats you like a person and not just some number on a spreadsheet."

Tony Donovan - Production Operator

Perks & Benefits

An icon of an umbrella on a beach with text: Paid Time Off
An icon of a snowflake with text: 9 paid holidays
An icon of a coin with text: Employer Matching 401K
An icon of a stethoscope with text: medical
An icon of a tooth with text: Dental
An icon of glasses with text: Vision
An icon of an umbrella with text: Life & LTD Insurance
An icon of an apple on a stack of books with text: Tuition Reimbursement
An icon of a bottle with text: 2 free products per week