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Instructure Overview

Salt Lake City, UT
1001 to 5000 employees
2008
Company - Public (INST)
Information Technology
$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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    Pros

    Great people and great culture

    Cons

    none i can think of.

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Instructure Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Instructure (Salt Lake City, UT) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Phone call with the recruiter, in which I was given hackerrank challenges to complete. A 30 minute online meeting occurred upon passing the challenges, then I was invited in for an onsite.

    At the onsite I was expected to answer coding problems via whiteboard. I feel that I was able to successfully come up with passable solutions with the information I was provided; however, it seems I was given poor marks for not being able to immediately arrive at minor flaws the interviewers would allude to with very little clarity.

    It was apparent that I could write and test the solutions I provided but was disrespectfully told it wasn't going to work before the interview was even over. I was given feedback suggesting they were looking for a senior. If the posting had senior level requirements or said anything about it being a senior position, I wouldn't have even applied and would have saved myself the time and effort.

    They apparently want a senior software developer that is content with doing QA work.

    Interview Questions

    • They like String based questions.

      Write a function that determines whether a character has been removed from a String.   Answer Question
    • Write a function that returns pairs of integers that from an array that add up to a given sum.

      Make sure you clarify how large the integers can get. They make give you an example with small ints and then tell you that your integer data type is too small.   Answer Question
    • Write a function that determines if two strings are anagrams.   Answer Question
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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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