Working at Instructure | Glassdoor

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)

Top 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).

Get in on all the awesomeness at Instructure.

  • Competitive salary, equity, and 401k 
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 100% paid medical, dental, disability, and life insurance 
  • HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D 
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off, 9 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules 
  • Gym club memberships and rewards-based fitness tracking  
  • Macbooks
  • Food, lots of food

undefined

undefined

undefined

undefined

undefined

undefined

undefined

undefined

undefined

Hear from some of our current employees on what their experience has been like at Instructure! 



Instructure Reviews

4.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Instructure CEO Josh Coates
Josh Coates
126 Ratings
  • Helpful (3)

    "Happy Employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instructure full-time

    Pros

    Great office and culture
    Team members and leaders really care about people and want to help others
    This is my first job and I could be wrong, but I imagine Instructure has to be one of the best companies in tech right now. It is a company that focuses on education and we actually use the software we create. I was a Canvas user in school and saw firsthand how great the potential of software is. Now we use Bridge in Instructure and it is so helpful. Especially for someone starting their career and not knowing how to work with others yet.

    The culture is not a hierarchy either. I was in the elevator the other day and the new President of the company stepped in. He just started talking to me and introduced himself. I was impressed at how easy he was to talk to and how down to earth he was. It is a good example of how chill and awesome people are here.

    Cons

    Nothing yet. All is good

    Advice to Management

    Keep being down to earth and accessible. It means a lot to the "newbies"

See All 266 Reviews

Instructure Photos

Instructure photo of: Workspace
Instructure photo of: Reception
Instructure photo of: Workplace
Instructure photo of: Workplace
Instructure photo of: Our Chicago views at night! Unreal.
Instructure photo of: Summer Activity with our Chicago team
See All PhotosSee All

Instructure Interviews

Experience

Experience
56%
12%
32%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
63%
22%
7%
6
1
1

Difficulty

3.1
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    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

See All 141 Interviews

Instructure Awards & Accolades

  • CEO of the Year, Utah Business Magazine, 2013
  • Best Companies to Work For, Utah Business Magazine, 2013
  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Utah Region Award, EY, 2014
  • Best Companies to Work For, Utah Business Magazine, 2014
  • Best Resource for Youth (Secondary Grades), Education Resources Awards, 2016
See More

Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Work at Instructure? Share Your Experiences

Instructure
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or