Instart Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2020

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3.7
64%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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Instart Chief Executive Officer Sumit Dhawan
Sumit Dhawan
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great team and experienced people to learn from(in 16 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. "This is my fourth startup and by far, the best one I've worked for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People - Instart Logic has managed to put together an incredible group of people that are not only brilliant at what they do, but also awesome to work with. It's like having a family that you actually hand-picked! Office Culture - great office environment, very typical of a silicon valley startup. Nice open office space, great amenities (food, drinks, conference rooms, couches etc) and an awesome location. Leadership - the entire management team are a pleasure to work with. Really nice people, very well educated with lots of experience in the market space. This is the right team to make this company the next big thing.

    Cons

    I'm sorry I didn't find Instart sooner.

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  2. "Used to be cutting edge.....disappeared"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Instart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people, Salary and benefits

    Cons

    Disapeared over night with no warning

  3. "Cool culture and cool technology"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Instart full-time for less than a year

    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

  4. "Lots of challenges"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Instart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The new web security products are getting lots of interest

    Cons

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

  5. "Good workplace to work at"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Poor upper management and have to improve their work assigning better

  6. "Bad bad bad... now dead"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Instart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent comp, great investors, visionary sales leadership

    Cons

    Palo alto, sr leadership lacks experience, strategy is missguided

  7. "security"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security 

    I have been working at Instart full-time

    Pros

    good compensation and stock options

    Cons

    no work life balance at all

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Was great , not so much now"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MTS2 in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Instart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I hardly see any pro now, but there were many 1.Amazing set of peers to learn from 2.Focus on quality of work 3.Flexibility to manage work timings 4.Not afraid to try new things

    Cons

    Has lost the touch, repeated the mistakes of 2017. Ran out of money, then put their trust in the wrong set of people, who destroyed the culture of the company, introduced politics, micromanagement, mistrust and time-wasting policies.

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  9. "Senior Security Analyst"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart full-time

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity freedom to test new things startup culture is great growth opportunities are good

    Cons

    shaky management strategy lack of leadership in the company

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  10. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Food - Culture - Growth mindset

    Cons

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