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Instart Reviews

Updated Nov 1, 2019

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3.9
76%
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92%
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Instart CEO Sumit Dhawan
Sumit Dhawan
21 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 work. Instart is becoming a disruptive company in CDN space"

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    Data Platform Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart

    Pros

    Great place to work . Excellent technology . If you love to be hands on as a technologist and passion to solve very very complex challenges , this is the place to be. As a growing CDN company, we have enormous opportunity to scale our platform to massive volume of data. Great opportunity to work and contribute towards some of the cool technologies in big data space. People around you are very smart and friendly.... Management has good focus.

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    Cons

    None as such. If you love your work on great technology and enjoy what you do, other things does not matter much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going

    Instart2016-02-21
  2. "Senior Security Analyst"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Leadership strategy must be solid

    Instart2019-11-02
  3. "Excellent place to grow and learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open culture. Great team to work with. Food options are great! I especially liked the interview process they had, which involved discussions that covered the depth and breadth of one's technical capabilities.

    Cons

    Nothing to share at the moment.

    Instart2018-10-17
  4. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. No strict office timings. Some of the best minds at work, all developer hired only from IIT. Free to take up any Projects you are interested to work on. Flat hierarchy. Free Lunch.

    Cons

    India team and HQ team not in sync, although management is trying to change this. Usual problems you would find in any startup.

    Instart2018-10-05
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Want to work on latest tech and fast paced environment this is the place you want to be. Free food, work from home, flexible working hours, Friday beer bash. Although they are very selective, the interview process is pretty smooth. You will have couple of technical rounds and you'll get to know the result within a week.

    Cons

    Not that I know of.

    Instart2018-07-18
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    "Technology Company with Great Culture !"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great technology , Solving challenging problems, - Very talented people nurturing the culture in the organization - After some churn last year, now is the exciting times ! - New CEO is leading the organization in right direction ! - Work life balance - Good growth in India- Bangalore - Increased Open Communication . Building trust in the company

    Cons

    - typical start up challenges - at times pinch of Resource constraint - 2017 churn is still haunting thru social media reviews.

    Advice to Management

    - will be good to communicate the " growth path to India" as most people are interested in it. -

    Instart2018-07-18
  7. Helpful (1)

    ""Instart is the place...""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work Environment and culture - Vibrant and Dynamic. Get to interact and work with some of the best brains in the industry. Work-Life Balance. Free Food, Beer Bash, Fun Fridays, Team Lunch....and many more.

    Cons

    Start-up Challenges - Attrition, Lack of Brand awareness in the market...

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Branding

    Instart2018-07-20
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Un-organised"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Parking space 2. Tea/coffee facility 3. Table Tennis

    Cons

    1. Weak and un-organised management 2. Poor Infrastructure and Lame Technology 3. Stupid higher management (Managers, VP , CEO) 4. No clear growth plan 5. Upraisal happens from word of mouth not actual work. 6. No Job security 7. False promises when you join the company and after that you are trapped. 8. Tenured employee wants boot lickers and one who doesn't does not fit there bill. 9. HR policies... sucks 10. They have mind set of 100 year old.

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    Advice to Management

    No use to give them advice......do not want to waste time in that.

    Instart2018-07-02
  9. Helpful (12)

    "Pathetic !!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Instart full-time

    Pros

    1: No pros in joining this. 2: EIther they fire you or you leave after working here.

    Cons

    1: Do not join until you want to work for free. 2: No allowances for 12+ hours shift everyday.

    Advice to Management

    1: People are doing way to much and dedicating their personal time for your work and you don't care at all. 2: Management don't seems to care about your personal space.

    Instart2018-04-14
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Need to use the right kinds of visas - prevent visa misuse"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Instart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Engineers (many of them) are helpful and very talented. Food was provided and saved us the hassles of going out and spending time on that.

    Cons

    We are sent to Palo Alto on business visas which are (as per USCIS) strictly for business meetings and not for working from there. When we are sent there for months and work on projects, we have had issues with immigration the next time around and visas got rejected for other people of the company's India subsidiary because of this misuse. Now, before someone from HR responds to this, please check records of Indian... employees travelling to US from 2012-2106 and check what visa was applied for.

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    Advice to Management

    If you want people from the India team to visit the US office for more than business meetings, you need to send them on L1 or H1B visa, not B1/B2 visas.

    Instart2017-11-10
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