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- 5.0Sep 8, 2021Senior EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearPalo Alto, CA
They foster innovation and protect their people
Cant think of any cons. Thanks for taking care of your people.
- 5.0Aug 16, 2018EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearPalo Alto, CA
Instart has made significant strides recently in every meaningful metric, from revenue generation to employee engagement. This is largely attributable to a shift in strategy and a lot of hard work being done by all teams. The recent additions of new leadership appears to also have been a catalyst for reinvigorating enthusiasm and engagement. In my experience, I would describe the company culture as, "Intelligent". They tend to look for the smartest people they can in every role. That may sound cliche, but it is very deliberate here. I think they have a very low threshold of tolerance for... "not smart". The problems they are solving for, from a technical standpoint, are both unique and challenging. And the opportunities for strong performers are impossible to duplicate in a large, enterprise company. Overall, I think the future is bright for the company if the recent momentum can be sustained and improved upon.
The main thing to keep in mind here is that winning takes work. The faint of heart need not apply. Most everyone has too much on their plate and this is even more true among the leaders in every business unit. Trying to make significant pivots takes a lot of work and the current pace is not sustainable. The good news is that this is fixable by bringing in key team members that are motivated to win.3
- 5.0Oct 27, 2014SalesCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearPalo Alto, CA
This is a no BS culture which is refreshing. All quickly growing start-ups have great successes which Instart has had. I think a better indication of what it is like working here is how the company handles mistakes. There is an assumption here from both management and co-workers that all employees are both incredibly competent and are doing their best to deliver on their goals. With this type of an environment, nobody is afraid to examine something that doesn't work because they know that it alone is not a measurement of their own capabilities. Failures, though not desired, are seen as a part of the process, are reviewed extensively, and help drive the future processes moving forward. This leads to a feeling that the company gets stronger in foundation and better in development each day and creates an employee base that is not afraid to experiment (where appropriate).
The main negative I would have could also wind up being a positive. The leadership has taken the idea that "all start-ups who fail do so because they run out of money" to heart. While the office is terrific and any item that is critical to your job is quickly purchased, it is not the environment that will wind up on TechCrunch's Cribs or anything. That said, I'd rather have cash in the bank vs. an embroidered pool table if the current market changes.2
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Instart has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 208 reviews left anonymously by employees. 61% of employees would recommend working at Instart to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.
61% of Instart employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Instart 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.