Instart Reviews

Updated 3 Jun 2020

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3.7
63%
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69%
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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. "Great place to be"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool technology, great team, great customer base & bright future

    Cons

    Not everyone knows who we are and we are quite expensive (although that's justifyable with our value!)

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hang on to your hats, folks!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, cutting edge products People - talent, ethic and drive the best I've ever experienced in 20 yrs in the business Fast-paced, never boring Lots of room to grow, contribute, learn and earn

    Cons

    This is a start-up. That's not a con for me, but it may be for you. If you want career guidance and your hand held, keep looking. If you want to make your mark then this could be the place for you. EMEA team is in growth mode and the time commitment can be very intense - you need to take care of yourself and know when to say no. Typical EMEA >< US culture issues require maintenance - energy that could be better spent selling, implementing and growing business. Again, it's not something that needs solving, but it's a drain sometimes.

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  3. "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative Technology. Strong visionary Leadership. Empowerment of employees. Trust. Still retains the 'Valley Start Up' ethos. Strong team ethic. Track record of IPO at Board Level.

    Cons

    Pressure to grow quickly will inevitably change the Character of the business.

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  4. "Exciting new technology in the CDN space"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    From a technology point of view, Instart Logic represents a new direction from the old network centric focus of traditional CDNs. This makes selling the idea exciting for both employees and prospects. So far the employees I have met include a lot of very smart motivated people. Good package Exciting growth possible

    Cons

    Very much a start up with all the usual drawbacks/advantages Hours can be long and plenty of travel (although this is done in a flexible way)

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

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  6. "Cool culture and cool technology"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  7. "Lots of challenges"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  8. "Good workplace to work at"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  9. "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

  10. "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

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