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Instart Logic CEO and Founder Manav Mital
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Pros
  • Instart Logic is on the brink of something HUGE (in 16 reviews)

  • Generally Good Work/Life Balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Inevitable "growing pains" (ex: constantly changing team structure) (in 8 reviews)

  • Sales, marketing and every other department has a lot of work to do to get the company to an IPO (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Luck to be here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having worked at more than a handful of tech companies to compare, Instart Logic has the right blend of vision, technology, product, market timing, leadership and execution to make it a once in a lifetime opportunity. The success rate we're having with large and enterprise customers is phenomenal. I'm looking forward to the ride and if you're A+ talent that really makes a difference to a companies success - jump on board as fast as you can!

    Cons

    This is not so much a "con' as an opportunity to excel. We have the usual startup company growing pains. Not all the processes, procedures, tools are 100% in place or fully baked. If you have the flexibility or initiative to work on stuff like this, you can make a difference - and get recognized for your extra credit effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing! More analysts involvement and more name recognition would be great.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Full of energy, fast pacing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time

    Pros

    People are brilliant here, I always enjoy working with them, learning from them, hanging out with them.
    Management is strategic, constantly makes investments in new technologies, that brings more challenge and fun to routine work.
    Flexible schedule for engineers, lots of our folks are remote, covering multiple timezones.
    Open policy for self-education programs.

    Cons

    HQ location is in the center of Palo Alto, making commute painful for 90% of employees. Would be great to have a secondary location on East Bay.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, don't let them go.


  3. "Truly Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Support Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really Stellar Management
    Great Environment / Culture
    Very Flexible
    Work From Home
    Competitive Compensation
    Good Benefits
    Exciting and Revolutionary Products
    Generally Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    As with any startup, sometimes you'll have to put in extra time/effort to meet goals and bring success.


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  5. "Awesome place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Instart Logic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and great corporate environment. I learned a lot.

    Cons

    No cons; I loved working at Instart Logic.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing an awesome job!


  6. "Awesome company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome technology, good culture, no politics, flexibility of time and scope of innovative work

    Cons

    Software Engineering needs to be better, release process needs to smoother and more automation required, but this evolution is part of any startup

    Advice to Management

    More automated testing and automation in release process required


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Great Place to Get Things Done"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Very low in terms of bureaucracy
    - Everyone is really responsive to problems and issues
    - Coworkers are very smart and very little egos

    Cons

    - None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    - A dogs allowed policy would be icing on the cake


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fascinating technology, awesome product, great team..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Fascinating technology to reshape and reenergize the undisturbed CDN space with the next generation technology called Software Defined Application Delivery.
    2. Awesome product to dramatically improve the performance and security aspect of existing web applications.
    3. Great team consists of high caliber and passionate individuals who are motivated to thrive in this collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Typical growing pain of a rapidly growing startup company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Finally, the company I have been looking for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting and disruptive technology
    Talented, smart and focused employees
    Company culture very open and supportive
    Everyone works hard
    Cool office environment
    Great benefits, pay, equity

    Cons

    Parking situation at the office
    Lacks some organizational structure (typical start up growing pains)

    Advice to Management

    Keep the quality level of employee and manager level new hires very high. Although it becomes difficult as the company grows, it's important that you are involved in as many new hire decisions and candidate screening processes as possible.

    Maintain a set of strong core company values and make sure every employee is accountable to them.

    "Manage by wandering around" - stay in tune with your employees and get constant feedback


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Stuck in infancy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Instart Logic full-time

    Pros

    There is an overall culture of trust, which successfully removes the work-related stress.
    Flexible work schedule, occasional deadline slips and even mistakes are tolerated without blame.

    Cons

    There is little respect for engineers, their potential and their ideas.
    With the excuse of being a startup, the pressure of market competition is put directly on developers, who have no choice but cutting corners and delivering poor software on a collapsing infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to save money, and hire enough people to build reliable software.
    When your engineers are constantly debugging, you're wasting a lot of money anyway.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work but you will win from it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Light weight. Very few meetings, most tasks are communicated in face between team workers.
    Workmates are really smart, you can learn from each other.
    Work time is flexible, you can work from home any time.
    Tech oriented company, good place for engineer.
    Business is going up. It means the shared stock is valuing up on the way.

    Cons

    Work is a bit hard. Start up company lacks manpower, one man has lots of roles.