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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)

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).

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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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasant Grove, UT
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    I have been working at Instructure full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Almost all of health benefits premium are paid for
    - Stock options, competitive pay
    - Swag that I actually want to wear/use
    - Stocked kitchen and catered lunch once a week
    - Great staff in PG office to take requests or help out
    - Ability to work from home without needing to VPN
    - PG office location is much better than being in Lehi

    Cons

    - Health benefits didn't start on day of hire. It starts on the first day of the following month
    - 401k matching is not very competitive (yet)
    - Why isn't vision benefit paid for?

    Advice to Management

    The interview process is a little bit burdensome. I got an offer and accepted but I wonder how many other great engineers were turned away by the HackerRank or the whiteboard coding. Different people work differently so a one size fits all process may not be the best.

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Instructure Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Instructure (Salt Lake City, UT) in April 2018.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with Jared Salisbury and was asked to complete a coding assessment. After accusing me of plagiarism on one of the answers, Jared then informed me another recruiter had already filled the position I was applying for.

    Interview Questions

    • Did you look up the answer for your assessment question online, or were you already familiar with the problem?   1 Answer
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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
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