Cleo

We're on a mission to fight for the world's financial health.

Founded 2016
51-200 employees
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Headquarters address
    Unit 2.10, Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ
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    We launched in 2016 because banking is boring and broken. Cleo’s not a bank - she’s got your back. As a result, we’re currently the most trusted financial services app that’s out there, just ask TrustPilot. Our mission? To fight for the world’s financial health.

    So, what exactly is Cleo?
    Using simplicity and humour, she’s helped 4 million people improve their relationship with money and financial health. She’s a platform for the 99% – an AI assistant defining a new category, one that goes beyond saving and budgets to actually changing how we feel about our finances.

    Through chat, she provides you with deep insight about your money, while suggesting personalised financial products that increase your ability to save. That said, it’s really our tone of voice that makes us special.

    We’re a product for the next generation. We’re meeting our users where they are and building the type of relationship they expect. That also means dropping the BS.

    In the past year or so we’ve grown the Cleo team from 110 to over 180, closed a $84m Series C and helped over 4 million people on their journey towards financial health.

    Find your place at the Fintech that's fighting back. You know that awful feeling when you wake up wondering if what you’re about to do for the next 8 hours actually matters? That doesn’t happen here much. Everything we do is grounded in purpose. And because we’re all showing up for the same reason, collaboration comes easy.

    We’re a culture of stepping up. We want, and expect you to grow and develop. You’ll have our support in everything you do. But more importantly, you’ll have our trust. We treat our people as humans first, employees second. Because we can’t fight for the world’s financial health, if we’re not healthy ourselves. We also prioritise everyone having a voice. All perspectives are embraced here and we’re humble enough to know that we’ll always need more of them. Not less.

    Engineering at Cleo

    We are adaptable, creative and product-focused engineers who ship working software. We have a deep understanding of our users, and are passionate about helping them.
    Our principles keep us collaborating and improving our collective performance. They also give us more time to focus on what really matters: delivering the best Cleo product possible.

    • Do the simple thing. Make small changes that deliver business value and test them with our users to get feedback quickly.
    • We innovate in our product, not our tech stack. We choose technologies that allow us to make an impact for our users.
    • Technical debt is useful. The deliberate, conscious and careful accumulation of technical debt is a powerful tool that lets us ship code and value to our users faster.
    • We are considerate coders. We write code to be read by humans, debugged by humans and maintained by humans.
    • We help each other. The output of the team is more important than the output of any individual in that team. If someone is stuck, helping them is the best use of our time. Find out more about our engineering principles.

    Interview process for Engineers

    1. Call with Talent Partner
    2. Call with two of our Engineers
    3. Pair programming session
    4. Meet more of the team including our Engineering Managers: you can read more about this here: https://web.meetcleo.com/blog/how-we-do-engineering-interviews-at-cleo

    Interview tips

    Read up.

    We’re looking for people who will be as committed to our mission as we are, so make sure you understand why we’re doing what we’re doing and whether you think you’d align with our values. Get familiar with Cleo!
    Check out our website.
    Check out our blog.
    Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram.

    Be a ⭐

    Use the STAR framework to structure your answers, this is also how we’ll score your interview.
    Situation. Give specific examples of a situation that you needed to address.
    Task. What exactly did you need to achieve?
    Action. What action did you take and why? What were the risks involved and why did you choose this action instead of alternatives?
    Results. Did you achieve what you set out to do? What did you learn and how have you since used this learning?

    Have your say

    We know this is simple, but it’s worth reiterating: if you didn’t quite catch or grasp the question, please ask your panel to repeat or clarify. We promise, we’re an understanding and pretty humble bunch.
    Feel confident to ask for any adjustments to be made that will help you be at your best.
    You’ll be asked if you have any questions for your interviewer, make sure you have some prepared.

    Tech stack

    Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Rails, React, SCSS, Postgres, Redis, Heroku, React Native, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, SQL

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Our salary bands are totally transparent. Check them out: https://web.meetcleo.com/career-progression-and-salary-bands
    Stock Options
    401k matching
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    We offer mental health support through Spill and Sanctus.
    Health insurance
    Life insurance
    Mental health benefits

    Vacation and time off

    We offer agile working. Don't fancy the commute? Skip it! 9-6 doesn't work for you? We'll work that out. We have an office in Shoreditch where you're welcome if that's your bag.
    Paid time off
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Progression frameworks are open source. You always know where you stand and where to focus. https://cleo-ai.progressionapp.com/ We offer mentoring through a tool called PushFar and have multiple options to support ongoing development, through both internal and external learning resources.
    Management training
    Job training
    Hackathons
    Mentorship opportunities
    Career growth

    Values and quality of life

    We ask our people to be actively inclusive, bring good vibes, and purposefully give energy to those around us. We iterate with data, and we're here to make a difference. We purposefully create spaces where people can bring their whole selves, and get to know each other.
    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered breakfasts
    Catered lunches
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Showers
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