Instart Logic Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
42 Reviews
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42 Reviews
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Instart Logic CEO and Founder Manav Mital
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredibly talented and driven team.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by "A" players with lots of growth opportunities (personal and professional).

    Cons

    Outgrowing facilities and would be nice to be closer to public transportation options like CalTrain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, very high tech, very energetic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Incredible technology, and a lot of learning opportunity. Very knowledgeable and helpful people.

    Cons

    Typical start up issues if you compare to established companies. However, still less risky at this point compared to other start ups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company in the right space at the right time!

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

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

    Pros

    - Very smart people working on interesting and challenging problems
    - Huge opportunity to disrupt the traditional approach to content delivery
    - Great company culture and team interaction
    - Great and creative company perks

    Cons

    - Typical startup growing pains
    - Doesn't have all the perks of some of the larger companies but not bad for a company of this size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Instart Logic

    Pros

    Fast growth, superior technology differentiation, great team of super smart inidividuals

    Cons

    Fast growth: not everything is well organized or coherent, miserly with stock options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarity and direction will be super helpful, your teams will be more motivated if they are better invested in the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    First time I've been a part of a company that truly values its employees.

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

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

    Pros

    - catered lunch MWF
    - fully stocked kitchen
    - flexible working hours
    - happy hours on Fridays
    - generous shares upon employment
    - collaborative environment in which everyone owns their work but is constantly lending a hand to make sure the team is reaching its goals

    Because of the company culture, everyone is on a first name basis, including members of the executive team. Everyone sits in the same open office and will share ideas with each other and contribute to the healthy balance of work and fun.

    Everyone is inspired to work hard, but not because there are managers that are breathing down your neck all day long. You are given respect as an employee and trusted to do your job and because of that, the work gets done.

    Cons

    Haven't seen any yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pioneering and disruptive technology, in growth phase, has a great team and culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture, innovative technology and challenging tech problems to work on, lunch on M-W-F, nice office and generally good people to work with. Lots of freedom to arrive at solutions to challenges.

    Cons

    Some senior management execs are not experienced enough (a problem that will go away with time, sure, but may affect short term operations).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Be more generous with employee stock options.
    2) Be far more open to spending.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best company I've ever worked for

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

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

    Pros

    Awsome management team that's very supportive, great culture, excellent work life balance, free food, and innovative product. Overall, the best company I have ever worked for. Love coming into work everyday! So many opportunities to learn from and work with extremely smart people. Also, a lot of opportunity to grow as the company continues to take off.

    Cons

    Not that many snacks in the kitchen. Other than that, no other cons!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excited to come to work every day

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

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

    Pros

    -Amazing technology that is steadily picking up momentum and sure to disrupt the industry
    -Super smart employees across all teams
    -Complete transparency from management
    -Total autonomy, just do your work, no arbitrary metrics that employees are held accountable for
    -Everyone very friendly from executives down
    -Lunch catered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and snacks are always stocked in the kitchen

    Cons

    -The location isn't ideal, not in a very "happening" part of the bay area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Keep up the good work!! Don't get political

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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