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Instructure Overview

Salt Lake City, UT
1001 to 5000 employees
2008
Company - Public (INST)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Instructure makes software that makes people smarter. It all started with Canvas in 2011 and the goal to make teaching and learning a lot easier at schools and universities. In 2015, we launched Bridge, which aims to change the way you (and, more importantly, your employees ... Read more

Mission: Instructure makes software that makes people smarter.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#4)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2016 (#15)

Instructure – Why Work For Us?


Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels. Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles. Yeah, we all have favorite things. At Instructure, these are ours.


CANVAS ISN’T JUST A PRODUCT.

It’s an educational revolution. It’s a powerful new way to–pardon our optimism–change the world. And, yes, there’s an industry-pushing learning management system used (and loved) by millions of passionate students and teachers in there too.

BRIDGE IS THE REBUTTAL TO LOUSY, BORING CORPORATE TRAINING.

It’s the new key to employee engagement—simple, modern, and easy to implement, author, and use. It might even be a little fun (don’t tell HR). Let’s change the way we do corporate learning. Down with the yawn-inspiring, groan-inducing era. Up with the engaging, streamlined, simple era. The Bridge era.


INSTRUCTURE QUICK FACTS-

  • Founded in 2008
  • Launched Canvas in 2011
  • Launched Canvas K-12 and Canvas Network in 2012
  • Launched Canvas Commons in 2014
  • Launched Bridge in 2015
  • Went public in 2015 (NYSE: INST)
  • 900+ employees
  • Canvas is used by over 1,200 colleges, universities and school districts
  • 16+ million users
  • Selected by Cisco Networking Academy to power “the world’s largest classroom”
  • Investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, OpenView Venture Partners, EPIC Ventures, and Insight Venture Partnters.
  • A human receptionist replaced the panda robot receptionist (or so HR claims).

Along with working with a product that is actually doing some good in the world, we also offer sweet benefits:

  • 100% paid premiums on Medical (United Healthcare) and Dental (LifeMap) for you and your qualified dependents
  • 100% paid premiums on Long-Term/Short-Term Disabilities and Life Insurance for you
  • Vision insurance through VSP
  • Lots and lots of PTO (ask us about this one)
  • 9 Paid holidays
  • Stock options
  • 401K plan with match
  • Gym membership
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Carpool program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Weekly catering
  • Equipment provided (we're a Mac shop)
  • Highly collaborative environment; we don't really believe in offices or cubicles
  • Casual dress code

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Instructure Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Salt Lake City, UT
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    I have been working at Instructure full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great, growing company culture. Lots of chances to progress, good team vibe.
    Excellent benefits (full medical, dental, equity, etc.) and stocked kitchens and lots of free lunches.

    Cons

    If you aren't a self-starter, this wouldn't be a great fit. I enjoy the ability to own my job, collaborate with smart colleagues, and deliver strong results.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture alive and continue the great diversity and inclusion efforts!

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Instructure Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Instructure.

    Interview

    Phone Screen, then online 70 minute skill test, then skype call, then in person on site.
    The interview portions went really well, and I was surprised to not be invited on site. I answered all of the interview questions well, but ran out of time on the skills test. I took it immediately, thinking that years of programming would make it easy, but I should have looked through the glassdoor reviews first since the questions dont seem to change, and they are posted in people's reviews.

    Interview Questions

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Instructure Awards & Accolades

  • Best Resource for Youth (Secondary Grades), Education Resources Awards, 2016
  • EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award, EdTech Digest, 2016
  • Reader's Choice Top Product Award, University Business Magazine, 2016
  • Bridge - Silver Award (3 different awards), Brandon Hall Group, 2016
  • Ranked #2 on the list of 'Top-Rated Public Cloud Companies To Work For (According To Glassdoor)', Glassdoor, 2016
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