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Instructure Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    No BS, just doing great work for great reasons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Great pay and good benefits with an awesome culture. The work/life balance is great. Most importantly the business runs on reality instead of buzzwords.

    Cons

    Benefits could certainly improve. 401k plan is weak, and insurance doesn't kick in until 1st of the month after 30 days of employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The company for me

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    I work in a palace (SLC office)
    Flexible hours
    They treat me as an adult
    Full benefit package
    I love the product I'm working on, the team I'm working with
    So many mentors
    So much learning
    So many snacks

    Cons

    We don't have an airship. Yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best job I have ever had...maybe will ever have too!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, very friendly atmosphere, cutting edge work, fast growth lots of opportunity for performers. After starting this job I felt every aspect of my life change for the better. I now am more goal oriented outside of work and more motivated to excel in everything life has to offer me. This is due to the awesome caliber of people at Instructure and their focus on career development and accomplishing goals.

    Cons

    New SaaS company is a little scary considering how fast technology is changing everything and how competitive the market is where Instructure operates. What prevents another startup from doing the same thing we did to Blackboard to us in a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure that we continue to be innovative and awesome after IPO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The company is very open and fun.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Proposal Writer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Proposal Writer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Instructure full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can wear what I want, come in and leave when I want, and they have a good policy about working from home. The best part is I feel like my boss and management in general wants you to succeed.

    Cons

    They don't always pay as much as they should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing place to work. Very employee centric, great people, open environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Cottonwood Heights, UT

    I have been working at Instructure full-time

    Pros

    Free catering once a week, plenty of opportunities for advancement, relaxed atmosphere, great office building, convenient location, competitive pay, incredible benefits

    Cons

    Too much free food - you gain weight fast if not careful. Fast growth has caused some growing pains with less than optimal processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee referral program is great, but they promise to contact my referrals and I've had to track down and beg the recruiters to do so after several weeks with both of my referrals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Edtech Startup Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Instructure full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Healthcare for me and my family all paid by the company
    Great leadership team
    Flexible work schedule
    Fun environment
    Growing rapidly, so lots of growth opportunities
    Great product
    Unlimited time off

    This is the best company to work for in Utah for sure. I love coming into work everyday and really enjoy everything about my job. We hire strong and smart people that work hard for one common goal.

    Cons

    with any startup...growth pains

    There are always issues with growing very rapidly. Management does a great job of minimizing these pains, but from time to time they do appear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep moving in the right direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, great environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Work with smart people. Work in education. Competitive compensation. Free food. Paid healthcare. Opportunity to go public. Work on a meaningful product.

    Cons

    Instructure is just now figuring out what it means to be a design-thinking company. The company is improving in this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss product strategy and direction more openly with product and engineering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    i feel lucky every day

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    The product is on fire and eating up the market. Great pipeline to address expansion. Best boss I've ever worked for in 13 years, the money and bennies are great, and the atmosphere is open, fun, hilarious, and busy. I am in awe of the talent I'm surrounded by all the time. I have learned a ton from my peers and sales leadership in particular.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains, things evolve quickly. If you value predictability this may not be your gig.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really hoping the execs do what they can to preserve our unique culture post-IPO. Don't change a great thing once we get a ticker symbol.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I love my job and believe in the product we offer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture that has remained intact despite the extensive growth we've experienced. The company is open/transparent, both in terms of our product with clients and the company outlook with employees (financial details are shared with the entire company during each quarter's All Hands meeting). Excellent benefits (medical and dental 100% covered).

    Cons

    The 401k has a really small match (50% on up to $2,000), but I suppose with it being the first year it's been offered, it may improve in the near future. Sometimes there's some communication breakdown between departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cottonwood Heights, UT

    I worked at Instructure part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent environment, free food and weekly lunches provided. Work atmosphere seems professional.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons to working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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