Instart Logic

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Instart Logic Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
73 Reviews
4.7
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Instart Logic CEO and Founder Manav Mital
Manav Mital
69 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I came to Instart Logic very impressed with the product/solution (in 9 reviews)

  • Fast growth, superior technology differentiation, great team of super smart inidividuals (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Typical pains of a start up company lacking some formalized processes for bigger ticket items (in 4 reviews)

  • there are many growing pains typical of a start up (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Work Life Balance + Hypergrowth Startup

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Instart has an innovative product, visionary leadership, honest culture, and smart/fun people!

    Comp: 4 - Above avg. for Silicon Valley/SF - this company runs on carrots, not sticks

    Product: 5 - Game changing service that speeds up the web.

    Sales: 5 - Well developed pitch, fast growing team, smart and respectful leadership. Enterprise grade service with applications in high growth industry verticals such as SaaS, e-commerce, mobile... anyone that has a web site or application could be your next deal.

    Perks: 4 - Catered Lunch MWF, paintball/movie trips (next trip is to go see Interstellar!), suggestions are welcome, stocked kitchen, etc.

    Leadership: 5 - Intelligent, Transparent, and cares for people. The hierarchy structure is through respect, not fear.

    Cons

    Early stage so we are still developing processes in each dept... this also gives you the chance to discover your inner entrepreneur

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain your focus on building a great product and nurturing your team as we scale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stuck in infancy

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Instart Logic full-time

    Pros

    There is an overall culture of trust, which successfully removes the work-related stress.
    Flexible work schedule, occasional deadline slips and even mistakes are tolerated without blame.

    Cons

    There is little respect for engineers, their potential and their ideas.
    With the excuse of being a startup, the pressure of market competition is put directly on developers, who have no choice but cutting corners and delivering poor software on a collapsing infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to save money, and hire enough people to build reliable software.
    When your engineers are constantly debugging, you're wasting a lot of money anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work but you will win from it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Light weight. Very few meetings, most tasks are communicated in face between team workers.
    Workmates are really smart, you can learn from each other.
    Work time is flexible, you can work from home any time.
    Tech oriented company, good place for engineer.
    Business is going up. It means the shared stock is valuing up on the way.

    Cons

    Work is a bit hard. Start up company lacks manpower, one man has lots of roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Finally something different

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Instart Logic is the first company I have worked for in the CDN space offering a new perspective on Application delivery. This makes for exciting conversations with customers and overall great job satisfaction that we are offering something of real value. Very cool Sr mgmt team, with a fresh perspective. Exciting fast growing, and backed by the biggest names in Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    Classic growth pains, and startup issues. If you are looking for a super structured environment, at this stage it may not be the best place. You may have to do tasks out of the scope of the original job, because there is so much to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire SR experienced leadership. Continue to push the product past all other competitors, invest as much as possible in Engineering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    David and Goliath: Small, fast-moving startup changing a whole industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time

    Pros

    Amazing technology that is slowly but surely unseating entrenched competition. Generally a great "can-do" attitude across the board. Amazing business sponsorship from venture capitalists. Motivated, excited coworkers. Great leadership, unusual transparency in the business. Well-funded.

    Cons

    Minimal marketing/sales/support collateral as we grow. Very few procedures in place- lots of "loose" interaction in daily problem solving. Minimal structure in day-to-day work life (very "event-driven" scheduling). Work-life balance is hard to achieve here, but perhaps that is unfair since most startups are the same way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We service global enterprises now. We must increase emphasis on service and support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome technology that delivers, stellar team and great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I'm fortunate to work at a company with all the right elements, firing on all cylinders. The technology is innovative, the team strong and the leadership impressive. I particularly appreciate and respect the 'yes' attitude each person in every job possesses. Everyone is motivated to do the right thing and bring his or her considerable strengths to the effort to build an awesome product that's disrupting the market.

    Cons

    What I feel are positives (openness, low friction, less formality) might not work for others -- startup environments aren't for everyone. Rapid growth and agility mean there's not as much process or automation, but maturation efforts are already in motion and will continue to develop over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the commendable work -- your strategic vision is sound and the culture you've created is awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Culture, Product, Market, & People Coming Together

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Transparent culture, smart engineering, big market. Sales and marketing are ramping quickly and closing strategic deals. Nice new office in Palo Alto, with bottoms up driven culture.

    Cons

    Starts up are high stress, lots of work, this one is no exception.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible day to day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great engineers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Full of great engineers - hear them at lunch table
    Very open culture - you know why you are working on a project

    Cons

    a manual coffee machine... :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company keeps growing and can only get better!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people who work here are awesome! Everyone is super friendly and more than happy to answer questions and provide insight. Very collaborative and exciting environment, amazing product that will make waves in the space!

    Cons

    Typical headaches of a start-up, other than that no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company continues to grow don't forget what makes working here so great, keep everyone informed and motivated!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best company I have worked for, period.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team, great technology that lives up to its promise. The future is bright for Instart Logic.

    Cons

    The only con, if it can be considered one, is that this is a fast moving start up. If you are looking for a cushy sit on your rear job just for a paycheck this is probably not for you. If you, however, want a seat on a rocket ship Instart is for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep aggressively innovating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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