Genscape – Why Work For Us?

A nimble, innovation-minded company, Genscape thrives on increasing transparency across global commodity and energy markets

The world’s largest private and patented network of land, sea, and satellite monitors delivers exceptionally accurate market insight and intelligence

A Brief History: We Invented This Market

Genscape was founded in 1999 by two power traders who grew frustrated with the lack of transparency into the market – and set about inventing new technologies to expand high quality data access to more market participants than ever before.  

Over the next decade, Genscape invested heavily in research and development and continues to be awarded numerous patents.  Now operating the world’s largest private network of in-the-field monitors, Genscape recently added satellite reconnaissance, artificial intelligence, and maritime freight tracking to its data acquisition capabilities. Today, Genscape delivers its unique brand of unsurpassed market intelligence across the commodity and energy spectrum:  Power, Oil, Natural Gas, Petrochemical and NGL, Agriculture, Biofuels, and Maritime Freight.  

In 2011, Matthew Burkley joined Genscape as CEO, strengthening the leadership team, acquiring numerous companies, and building upon Genscape’s core brand value: to provide the highest quality fundamental data faster than any other organization, bar none.

Proprietary Data and Delivery

Genscape measures market fundamentals using thousands of patented monitors strategically deployed worldwide, delivering exceptional insight and competitive advantage to clients. Genscape data and intelligence are delivered to customers through a web-based interface, as PDF reports, and/or via direct data feeds into customer or third-party trading and publishing systems.

Clients

Genscape provides its information through a subscription service. Customers include the majority of the top global commodity and energy trading hedge funds, banks, producers, marketers, as well as numerous government entities, including U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  

Since 2013, small-to-midsize market participants are purchasing more from Genscape, as the price-to-value relationship is increasingly attractive to otherwise large, upfront investments in monitoring, information technology, and in-house processing teams.  By leveraging Genscape’s unsurpassed data quality, new market participants can better leverage their resources into more sophisticated trading or risk management activities.

Parent Company

Genscape is part of DMG Information (“DMGI”), which comprises a portfolio of high growth, innovative, must-have information media businesses in the property, education, energy and commodity and structured finance sectors. DMGI is a division of Daily Mail and General Trust plc (“DMGT”), a publicly listed company quoted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: DMGT). 

undefinedEntrepreneurial. High Growth. Collaborative.

Genscape is a lively and collaborative team of diversely talented individuals

Genscape is team-based and high quality. Employees are valued as an important asset critical to the company's future success. Employees are encouraged to develop their skills, expand their learning, and tap their creative abilities.

Our focus is on innovation and every employee is a hands-on contributor. We support our employees by providing excellent benefits that promote fitness, well-being, and continuous improvement. We pride ourselves on frequently communicating our company strategy and performance at numerous events each month - and sometimes to simply have fun together.

Think Globally, Act Locally

As an international company, Genscape is committed to a long-term plan for corporate social responsibility. From greening our offices to supporting our local communities, having a positive impact on the world around us is a priority.  

Global Restore & Response

   Global Restore & Response

  • Disaster recovery projects based on global needs (company-wide, team-wide, and individual efforts)
  • Individual office outreach initiatives based on employee input (shelter volunteer, habitat for humanity, etc.)

Health and Wellness at Genscape

   Green Globe Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

  • Office recycling, cell phone and ink disposal, energy conservation
  • Green office design
  • Carpooling/transportation
  • Double sided printing
  • Farmer’s Market partnerships
  • Office-specific initiatives

Health and Wellness at Genscape

   Global Giving

  • Charitable Match Program
  • Triple Impact (additional match program specifically for disaster recover initiatives)
  • Charitable Event Sponsorships

Health and Wellness at Genscape

   Awards

  • Individual Impact
  • Office/Team Impact
  • Participation in DMGT Champion Awards

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Genscape won "Best Places to Work" in Kentucky!

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Genscape Reviews

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    Exciting experience with the senior members of the team!

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The compensation that the company provides to its employees is really good and is aligned to their significance amount of experience and the skills they possess. A lot of benefits related to healthcare, vision, dental and life insurance. The office culture is really overwhelming with every employee taking time to talk to you and making you feel as a part of the company.

    Cons

    No cons as such but the company can learn with time to achieve its goals and become a large scale company.

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    Upper management is doing a great job and I will suggest them to keep doing it.

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Genscape Interviews

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    interviewed at Genscape in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online at their website, then contacted by an HR recruiter. Had two phone interviews: first with the recruiter, then with a company member, and then an on-site interview with the same member and one other. No technical questions. Casual atmosphere. Interviewers were friendly and not intimidating. All questions were based off my resume.

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Genscape Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work in Kentucky (Small/Medium), Best Places to Work, 2014
Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2010, Best Companies Group, 2010

Additional Info

Website www.genscape.com
Headquarters Louisville, KY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Bloomberg L.P., Platts

Genscape wants to make sure that distributors, power marketers, regulators, utilities, and other energy market participants have the big picture about power supplies (the generation landscape), in real time. Some of the largest energy concerns in the US and Europe collaborated with Genscape to develop the company's information delivery system, which uses a network of remote, wireless devices on transmission grids to collect power supply information. This proprietary data is then delivered to customers through web-based interfaces and direct data feeds into customers... More

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