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Refreshing company, likes taking risks and exploring new approaches

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Instructure full-time for less than a year

Pros

A sense that everyone is on a level playing field regardless of your job title.
Great health benefits, time off is unlimited, really good place to have a life outside your job.
Can work hard, take risks, and have a lot of opportunities

Cons

No 401k contributions
Startup so sometimes your job or task is foggy and you need to figure out exactly what needs to be done. Not the worst, but takes some getting used to.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep taking risks on the product and the company.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best job I have ever had

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    Current Employee - L2 Support  in  Holladay, UT
    Current Employee - L2 Support in Holladay, UT

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

    Pros

    Management, Benefits, Environment, No Micro Management, Food, Mc Hammer, Pay, growing company.

    Cons

    I really can't think of many cons. Instructure is a growing company and there are some issues in developing a core, but thats not necessarily a bad thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving your employees freedom and not micro managing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horribly out of touch management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Instructure full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a good bunch of people really dedicated. Great pay, great time off. Great benefits. Awesome views of the valley.

    Cons

    The management is seriously out of touch with how to run a company that people want to work for. The turnover rate at the company is incredibly high over the span of their 5 year lifetime. The turnover rate is about 1 out of every 6 or 7 people.

    The company is really quite disorganized in many of the departments. It is seriously a case of a start up company with too much money and too much ego.

    Yes the company is obtaining customers at a great pace and money won't be an issue, though senior management of the company is horribly out of touch with how to truly lead their employees

    CEO Josh is a quite out of touch with the reality of how to reduce redundancies within a company and produce a quality product(which is why I decided to leave).

    The status quo of the product is to develop things fast and focus on quality later and has been since 2010.
    There have been hundreds maybe thousands of blatant bugs with the software which could have been prevented with quality development, which would start because of great leadership of the Engineering team. Josh doesn't seem to know how to really manage the product, rather his strategy has been 'leave it up to other people I've hired.'

    Unfortunately, some of the people he has hired are incompetent and take his word on everything rather than challenge him. He gained the cool guy status and everyone regards him as the all knowing 50 Millionaire with the cool lifestyle and the awesome personality.

    The CEO has not truly 'flipped burgers' and does not have much of a regard for the individual positions at the company. Mr Coates is convinced the best way to manage people is to hire someone and make someone else manage them, without much regard for formal operating procedures.

    CEO Josh seriously chastised the entire company at one company event(At Rio tinto Stadium) for not being productive enough, and to "Do work stuff at work, and do your other stuff at home".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at other great software companies and learn how they develop software. Don't be so focused on pushing out the product at a fast pace. Truly consider the bugs of the product and why they occur.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Instructure Response

    Aug 7, 2013Technical Recruiter

    While everybody is entitled to their opinion, the information contained in here is not accurate or factual.

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