Instructure – Why Work For Us?


It’s a breath of fresh air. It’s an educational revolution. It’s a powerful new way to—pardon our optimism—change the world. It’s a rapidly growing startup with an industry-pushing platform, 300+ talented employees and millions of passionate students and teachers. And, sure, there’s also a pretty incredible product in there too.


  • Founded in 2008
  • Launched Canvas in 2011
  • Launched Canvas K-12 and Canvas Network in 2012
  • 400+ employees
  • Used by over 800 colleges, universities and school districts
  • 10+ million users
  • Selected by Cisco Networking Academy to power “the world’s largest classroom”
  • Investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, OpenView Venture Partners, and EPIC Venture

Along with working with a product that is actually doing some good in the world, we also offer sweet benefits:

  • 100% paid premiums on Medical (United Healthcare) and Dental (LifeMap) for you and your qualified dependents
  • 100% paid premiums on Long-Term/Short-Term Disabilities and Life Insurance for you
  • Vision insurance through VSP
  • Lots and lots of PTO (ask us about this one)
  • 9 Paid holidays
  • Stock options
  • 401K plan with match
  • Gym membership
  • Flexible schedule
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Weekly catering
  • Equipment provided (we're a Mac shop)
  • Highly colaborative environment; we don't really believe in offices or cubicles
  • Casual dress code













Instructure Reviews

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Instructure CEO Josh Coates
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28 Ratings

    Great Edtech Startup Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Instructure full-time for more than 3 years


    Healthcare for me and my family all paid by the company
    Great leadership team
    Flexible work schedule
    Fun environment
    Growing rapidly, so lots of growth opportunities
    Great product
    Unlimited time off

    This is the best company to work for in Utah for sure. I love coming into work everyday and really enjoy everything about my job. We hire strong and smart people that work hard for one common goal.


    with any startup...growth pains

    There are always issues with growing very rapidly. Management does a great job of minimizing these pains, but from time to time they do appear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep moving in the right direction

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Instructure Interviews

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Regional Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Instructure in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview screening with someone from HR. This was a very basic phone conversation and we chatted a lot, but nothing really specific. I think they were trying to gauge if I was a cultural fit for the company, because we did not talk about sales numbers very much.

    After that I had a skype call with some of the management team and we talked about numbers and sales specifics in depth. they also care about who I am and what I like to do. They mention that culture is a big component here and that they are like family. They asked a lot of questions and gave me a chance to ask a lot of questions as well. They made me feel very comfortable and it felt more like a friendly conversation rather than an interview.

    Then, I visited their headquarters in Salt Lake and met with the management team and the whole sales team. I presented to them, and had a big group Q/A session. I was a little nervous because there is a whole group there that is watching and critiquing me. They were all very nice and provided a lot of insight as to what they actually do on a daily basis.

    The next day I was offered the job!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They came in at exactly what I was expecting so no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Instructure Awards & Accolades

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CEO of the Year, Utah Business Magazine, 2013
Best Companies to Work For, Utah Business Magazine, 2013
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Utah Region Award, EY, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters Salt Lake City, UT
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Blackboard, D2L, Moodlerooms

Instructure started in 2008 wanting to disrupt the Learning Management System market with Canvas. Canvas is the LMS tool that makes teaching and learning easier. It’s a powerful new way to, well, change the world (ok the world of education). And it seems like we did just that. Today we have 700 universities, colleges, and school districts--and we're still growing. Fast. Not... More

Mission: We are committed to improving education. We provide instructors and students modern tools and resources to empower the learning experience. Instructure provides Canvas... More

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