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Young, premature, company with a great vision, but cant back it up with the product.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Instart Logic full-time for less than a year

Pros

Start up culture, well backed financially, great idea to be disruptive in CDN space, lots of potential if can execute and build a stable product, free food M-W-F, belief they have the best thing out there.

Cons

Terribly inexperienced leadership team, decisions changed constantly (lack of consistency), minimal opportunity to make big money (small compensation compared to the rest of the market), unrealistic expectations, product buggy, special features are not fully baked, terrible location to get to, minimal collaboration/ideas not well received, no runway to ramp, lack of trust with and from management, minimal branding in the industry. Overall they have a lot of work to do and if you don't have an appetite for constant change or patience while they "figure it out", this is not the place for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Build some trust with your employees by making sure they have ample time to ramp up and make an impact. Don't play with peoples livelihoods with short term expectations or allowing changing moods on the fly to affect decision making. Know the space, landscape, competitive nature of the industry so can strategically attack it and take marketshare. This is not Akamai or Cloudfront, structure the business accordingly that is geared to a start up vs. thinking like you are a big company already. Get the product stable and easy to deploy. Figure out how to make a great place to work to retain/hire key talent rather than displaying signs that are of concern and questionable.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Inexperienced executive team creates a challenging work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Instart Logic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Free Lunches on M-W-F.
    - Had a lot of opportunity to work on my crisis management skills.

    Cons

    - The executive team is inexperienced, and it shows.
    - Very questionable morals.
    - Their pitch is the best part of the product, it makes a great power point, but has challenges in real world applications.
    - There is zero cultural bonding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hire Executives that have experience, start with a CEO with industry experience, or any experience running a company.
    - Stop using "we are a startup" as an excuse.
    - Be accountable.
    - Stand behind your word.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great startup with true potential to become huge

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Energetic technical team
    * Difficult and challenging problem space
    * Transparent senior management
    * Good employee benefits
    * Great location in Mountain View

    Cons

    * More fun at work place is always welcome
    * Scaling challenges because of lack of structure (common for any growth startups)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Frequent cross team bonding activities
    * Plan for better work life balance as we scale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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