Instart Logic Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Instart Logic CEO and Founder Manav Mital
Manav Mital
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Pros
  • I like how Instart Logic is fixing performance for web applications in a different way than traditional CDN's (in 9 reviews)

  • Great team, great technology that lives up to its promise (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Inevitable "growing pains" (ex: constantly changing team structure) (in 5 reviews)

  • A little bit more structure as we scale would ensure the work/life balance would be better (a nitpick) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. We weren't ranked best startup to work for for no reason

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Strategist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Strategist in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    (cliché, but true) Great people Management has your back Above-market compensation Fully-stocked kitchen and snacks/bevarages (not quite LinkedIn level, but hey - we're a startup) Incredibly innovative product As close to a true meritocracy as you can get Great networking opportunities (our backers, especially A16z really opens a lot of doors)

    Cons

    Feels a bit Silo'd. There's a lot of diversity in terms of culture, nationality, and age within the entire company, and it's a bit challenging at times to bring everyone together in a social/non-work setting.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get your team to mingle with another time once in a while. Intra-team socializing is good, but inter-team socializing can improve


  2. Awesome company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome technology, good culture, no politics, flexibility of time and scope of innovative work

    Cons

    Software Engineering needs to be better, release process needs to smoother and more automation required, but this evolution is part of any startup

    Advice to Management

    More automated testing and automation in release process required


  3. Professional and friendly environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the employees are passionate, love what they do, and extremely hard workers. People will stay as late as they have to and come as early as they have to. Management is very lenient as long as the job gets done, which allows for a very relaxed but productive working environment.

    Cons

    we only get lunch 3 days a week... but it is compensated by weekly happy hour and quarterly get togethers :)


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  5. Refreshing culture, disruptive technology

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    From the interview process to the offer, it felt smooth and well coordinated. The on-boarding process was excellent. There is a sense of cooperation woven throughout the company that gives one a sense of confidence. The mantra of the company is "make noise" and ask for help. The technology is clearly a disruptive solution that is challenging the status quo of CDN's

    Cons

    As with any new company, growing pains are there. A need to bolster support procedures as we take on more clients is being addressed.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Instart Logic after one month of internship

    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Instart Logic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Very knowledgeable and highly qualified coworkers, who will give you good mentoring. - A nice, laid back work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Nothing really about the company, but the bay area is extremely expensive to live in. Then again, the generous salary helps with that. Just be prepared to bring enough funds for the initial 2-4 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I could be saying right now, so here's some filler words: lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur, adipisci velit.


  7. Cutting Edge Technology, Great Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Awesome Technology -Smart People -Fast pace, no bureaucracy -Management responds quickly

    Cons

    -Not the coolest company name

    Advice to Management

    Process is important but don't lose our nimble edge as we grow quickly


  8. Helpful (1)

    Disruptive company with a strong future

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great perks, -Friendly work environment -Revolutionary product -Strong growth trajectory

    Cons

    No serious complaints so far! I guess the catered lunches could be a little better but the snacks are good.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain commitment to hiring the best and continuing to develop the product (make sure we're the fastest).


  9. Helpful (6)

    Incredible start-up with strong career trajectory

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Very innovative product that sells itself -Backed by top Silicon Valley investors -Consistently outperforming competition -Highly supportive management team -Great career trajectory -Laid-back,yet highly driven culture

    Cons

    -The commute from San Francisco is tedious -Typical start-up growth pains

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work with innovation and continue to make your employees feel valued and trusted


  10. Helpful (6)

    Great Place to Get Things Done

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Very low in terms of bureaucracy - Everyone is really responsive to problems and issues - Coworkers are very smart and very little egos

    Cons

    - None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    - A dogs allowed policy would be icing on the cake


  11. Helpful (1)

    Fascinating technology, awesome product, great team...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Fascinating technology to reshape and reenergize the undisturbed CDN space with the next generation technology called Software Defined Application Delivery. 2. Awesome product to dramatically improve the performance and security aspect of existing web applications. 3. Great team consists of high caliber and passionate individuals who are motivated to thrive in this collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Typical growing pain of a rapidly growing startup company.



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