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Instart Logic Reviews

Updated January 3, 2018
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Pros
  • I've been working at Instart Logic for over a year now and I continue to be impressed by the dynamic work culture (in 18 reviews)

  • Instart Logic is one of the few companies that demonstrates work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Usual start-up growing pains such as innovating at pace while consolidating the product (in 7 reviews)

  • Lacks some organizational structure (typical start up growing pains) (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "IL Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Instart Logic full-time

    Pros

    Great people, cool office, great perks

    Cons

    Poor communication, for a startup born in 2008, we are no way near the IPO track, need to focus more on how money is spent.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how your spending money. When an employee states something of concern, take it seriously- don't brush it off.


  2. "new review, old employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Normal start up highs and lows. People don't always have the stomach for it and can't always look at the longer term perspective. Great team. Taken care of with benefits and food, etc.

    Cons

    We're in a low right now, but I'm hopeful.

    Advice to Management

    Get the right leaders in place - that's key!

  3. Helpful (4)

    "A review on the company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch 3x a week, flexible schedule to work from home. Dog-friendly.

    Cons

    Communication is limited, the company is currently restructuring and doesn't spend money efficiently. They ask employees to write positive reviews on glassdoor and then pay them for doing so with a gift card.

    Advice to Management

    Communication in the company needs to improve along with spending/finances.

    Instart Logic Response

    Sep 12, 2017 – Head of HR

    Thank you for your feedback.
    I hope employees can see how much we're trying to work on communication - both quantity and quality of communication, and we will continue to do more.

    I've been with... More


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Worst Company I've Ever worked for, keep your sanity!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with mostly.

    Cons

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! RUN!

    Management continues to use the same business strategies over and over and they continue to fail. Huge turnover in sales and marketing, not unusual for start-ups but in this case due to poor management decisions.

    In addition Poor HR management- has no backbone or merit.

    Advice to Management

    Replace CEO and management team with more experienced personal. Transparency is key, keep your employees informed and treat them as investors in your company.

    Sales needs new leadership with proven closers.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Best Company to Work For!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working at Instart Logic for over a year now and I continue to be impressed by the dynamic work culture. The company has grown significantly over the year, which means, even more, fun work events such as attending athletic games, summer cookouts, themed weekly happy hours, etc. Instart Logic is one of the few companies that demonstrates work-life balance. No matter where you work, there will be times of intensity but there is something to be said for a company who understands there is a life outside of work. I feel so lucky to be part of such a fast-paced work environment that is continuing to outshine competitors and who has proved itself to the market.

    Cons

    I have not one complaint yet!

    Advice to Management

    The senior management team does a great job in communicating and including everyone in company updates and exciting news to keep everyone onboard. We have a strong management team who have proven how important it is to have an enthusiastic and motivated group of people working together to create one cohesive work environment.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Exceptional company with exceptional people"

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

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work with some of the most talented engineers in the valley
    - Creativity, Smarts and Persistence is valued and rewarded
    - Sr Leadership team is very approachable and humble. This starts with the CEO and permeates the culture of the company

    Cons

    None despite racking my brain- Instart has been really good to me!

    Advice to Management

    Reward high performing employees as they have many choices in the valley and it's hard to secure and retain good talent.

    Instart Logic Response

    Jun 19, 2017 – Head of HR

    I'm really glad to hear you're enjoying your career at Instart Logic so far.
    We are really proud of the caliber of people we've been able to attract, and they're nice and humble too! We've got the... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Instart Logic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The development process is of high standard, almost aligned to the big names like Google, Facebook.
    It's flexible and fast. No boring meetings. Everyone knows what to do.
    You can learn a lot technologies. The components are well segregated, it's easy to understand.

    Cons

    No annual bonus, which is disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, make it!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Operations"

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

    I have been working at Instart Logic full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding leadership and teaming across departments. Really proud to be on this team.

    Cons

    We're small, every day you will be asked to do multiple things at the same time. You should have experience with this sort of thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication open, it will take us far


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome upside here!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I recently joined Instart Logic and read all of the former reviews during my decision process of whether to accept a position or not. What these reviews suggested were: 1. Great technology. 2. Really smart people without egos. 3. Defined marketplace using old technology. What I have found so far is exactly this combination and I'm excited about my future at this company. The one surprise - employees really care for each other and for the company's overall success.

    Cons

    If you are not a self-starter you might struggle at first since the on-boarding process is not clearly defined. However everyone is more than willing to help - just ask.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on course with the message - it is resonating with customers and prospects


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A gem of a startup to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staff 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

    - @ Instart, you'll get to interact and learn from co-workers who are smart as well as "very very approachable". My team has x-google, x-FB, x-Qualcomm, x-Amazon, x-Yahoo folks who are very level-headed and easy to work with.
    - Management allows for a good ramp up time. If you come in with the right "Frame of mind", there is a lot of support for you to get up to speed and succeed.
    - The technology my team is building at Instart is very unique and is the first of the kind in industry, so the quality of work - in terms of technologies I get to learn is top class.
    - Free lunches and loads of snacks, juices, etc.

    Cons

    - Again, free food. If you do not watch your eating, you'll put some pounds on in the first two months :-)
    - some kind of a decent gym facility or a good discount at a near by gym would be great.

    Advice to Management

    None at this point.

    Instart Logic Response

    Jun 19, 2017 – Head of HR

    Yes, the variety of snacks and drinks is great, but a problem for those of us lacking self control! ;-)
    We have an Equinox next to us in Palo Alto ($200/month fee), and we have a corporate rate at... More


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