Instructure – The Software Training Company that Makes you Smile

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About the company

Instructure was founded by two computer science graduates in 2008. The company was started on a shoestring: all they had was a Geo Metro economy car, big idea, and a mentor who believed in their big idea. As the big idea evolved into being a legendary product, the Geo Metro helped them get from point A to point B and the mentor became a techpreneur when he made the first investment into the company. The company’s first product was launched in 2011. It was called Canvas and was the only genuinely cloud-native learning management system (LMS). At this point the company had around 24 employees.

Four years later Instructure had more than 700 employees and a presence around the globe. The next product offering was Bridge, a cloud-based LMS geared for corporate training. As in 2016 Instructure has connected over 18 million teachers and students at more than 2,000 schools and universities across the globe. If global success and growth is not enough to convince employees to work for Instructure, the company benefits certainly will. The benefits are so good, the company was names as Utah’s Best Company to Work For by the Utah Business Magazine.

Excellent Company Ethics

The company culture at Instructure is based on integrity and honesty. There are seven areas of company ethics that were created with employee engagement in mind:

  • Trust – By placing trust in employees Instructure creates an atmosphere of mutual respect. The company expects employees to do their jobs well, but also expect to be held accountable for their actions.
  • Excellence – Although achieving excellence is not always easy, Instructure believes that it is simple. Employees can rest assured that the company only employs smart, passionate and creative people – so they will be surrounded by other people who are also geared for excellence.
  • Simplicity – The products designed by the company are created to make learning and teaching simpler. Every aspect of the company, from product design to inter-office communication should reflect this methodology of simplicity.
  • Ownership – Employees at Instructure are treated as owners of the business and are expected to act as though they have a vested interest in the company – because they do.
  • Integrity – Instructure believes that employees and employers should both operate with a high level of integrity. Simply put, everybody should say what they are going to do – and then do it.
  • Customer Experience – Instructure aspires to offer an excellent experience to every customer with every interaction with the company’s employees or products.
  • Openness – Open-source software, open doors and open offices are encouraged – it is part of who the company is.

Invested in Awesomeness

The range of work/life benefits on offer from Instructure ensure happy, engaged employees. Benefits include:

  • Paid time off
  • Flexible work schedules
  • iMacs or Macbooks
  • 100% paid health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Equity plans
  • 401k plan
  • Reimbursement for training and tuition
  • Free gym memberships
  • Reward-based fitness tracking
  • Catered lunches and fully-stocked kitchens