The Blog

Persona YES grata: When to use personas

Let me start by saying that I’m not the biggest advocate for personas, they’re not always the best way to understand our users and their challenges. But, this particular case is one where a persona has been so helpful, I even felt compelled to write a blog about it.

September 30, 2021

Salary negotiation in 3 easy steps

Salary negotiation can be a challenging but ultimately rewarding process, literally. After training a couple of work experience students at Cleo on this recently, I was reminded how daunting it can feel when you’re just starting out. So, here’s a handy guide to follow, whether this is your first, fourth or hundredth time!

November 5, 2021

Money talks: Career progression and salary bands at Cleo

You’ll hear a lot about transparency if you work at Cleo, it’s something we value and rely on to achieve our mission. Humble brag: we’re all really proud to be in a position to share this information with you.

August 20, 2021

The Great Migration: Heroku to Aurora

Last year, our Heroku Postgres database was fast approaching its 3TB storage limit, the maximum size that Heroku supports at time of writing. To make sure our community of 4 million people could continue to work on their financial health with Cleo, it was essential to migrate away from Heroku as quickly and smoothly as possible.

August 20, 2021

How to smash your next career move 💙

Thinking about career progression can be a daunting prospect, especially when you’re busy in your current job. So many actions to take, and that’s once you’ve actually figured out where you wanna be. It’s easy to get lost in high-input tasks that have little reward.

August 23, 2021

How to fix bugs with Norse mythology

You didn’t hear it from me, but Cleo Engineers aren’t perfect. We have bugs. We have quite a few of them. Our relentless focus at Cleo is to make it as simple and joyful as possible for our users to level up their relationship with money.

August 23, 2021

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