Instart Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2021

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3.6
57%
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Instart Chief Executive Officer Sumit Dhawan
Sumit Dhawan
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Team, Great Technology, and Great Culture(in 17 reviews)

  • "Good Management, Flexible work hours, Free lunch, brilliant people, Friday beer bash, good team bonding activities(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "We have the usual startup company growing pains(in 10 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Cool culture and cool technology

      Mar 5, 2020 - Business Development Representative in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, amazing office, great culture that nurtured creative out of the box thinking

      Cons

      Tech had a massive competitor that sometimes made it very difficult to set introduction meetings

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Instart Logic - Promising Web App Security firm - sold out to Akamai

      Feb 1, 2021 - Senior Account Executive in Ridgefield, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Small firm (<150), Aggressive management

      Cons

      They oversold their technology - didn't deliver on new promised solutions before they closed up shop

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Nov 24, 2020 - Director of Customer Success in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great people and compelling products

      Cons

      unfocused and constant pivoting resulted in company going out of business

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not a great place/time to be in

      Dec 16, 2020 - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong engineering culture and value for ideas

      Cons

      Poor management, coordination and communication

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Used to be cutting edge.....disappeared

      Jun 3, 2020 - Director in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, Salary and benefits

      Cons

      Disapeared over night with no warning

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lots of challenges

      Mar 4, 2020 - Sales in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The new web security products are getting lots of interest

      Cons

      The content delivery network is becoming more and more of a commodity

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      Oct 3, 2019 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Food - Culture - Growth mindset

      Cons

      None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great opportunities here for growth

      Sep 10, 2019 - Sales Development Representative in Lehi, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Reasonable and fair quota Executive team that's easy to talk to Amazing benefits and paid lunches Very flexible schedule as long as you put in the work

      Cons

      I can't think of any cons

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      security

      Feb 10, 2020 - Security 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good compensation and stock options

      Cons

      no work life balance at all

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Bad bad bad... now dead

      Mar 3, 2020 - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent comp, great investors, visionary sales leadership

      Cons

      Palo alto, sr leadership lacks experience, strategy is missguided

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