Employee Appreciation with Bonusly

March 4th is Employee Appreciation Day! With that in mind, how do we show appreciation for our employees at Meltwater? One of the most influential places to get feedback and gratitude is from our peers and colleagues. How do we make it easy to foster an environment where we feel encouraged to show our appreciation for each other? That is where Bonusly comes in.

Starting your own Lean Coffee

At Meltwater, we are great believers in “participant-driven meetings” like unconferences, as we’ve written about in the past. Recently I started a little discussion community using Lean Coffee as a meeting format. Here’s a quick rundown of what it is and why I like to use it and how it works in a remote setting.

Spotlight: Karl Neyvaldt

At the heart of Meltwater Engineering are the employees who find ways to collaborate around the world. In our Spotlight series we will introduce you to new hires as well as veterans from across the organization, and give you insights into their day to day from North Carolina to Hong Kong.

Today, in the spotlight, is Karl Neyvaldt from our Gothenburg office.

Flexibility Comes First

Often, we tend to focus on compensation and benefits when negotiating job contracts. We forget to question how a job will accommodate one’s life and personal needs. Ideally, a company and employment should be flexible to fit your life, not the other way around. In this blog post I’ll talk about what I consider to be important in an employer.

Our Journey from Database to Data Lake

My team at Meltwater is responsible for tracking how our customers consume the variety of content that we offer. We also build aggregate reports to help our Sales team understand customer behavior. That requires collecting and querying billions of usage events each month. In this post, I will share which technical solution we built, and what we learned by building the system a second time.