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Genscape Overview

Louisville, KY
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

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

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Genscape – Why Work For Us?

2016 winners of Kentucky Chamber's Best Places to Work in Kentucky (Medium Companies) 


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.


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).  

Genscape doesn't claim to be the best place for everyone - the question is:

 Are we the best for you? 

People who thrive at Genscape possess the following qualities:

  • Intellectual Curiosity: Do you like solving puzzles? Developing a better understanding of how something works? Can you build a road map for solving a problem?
  • Self-starter: Are you able to take high-level direction and drive something forward without lots of management or direction?
  • Commitment to excellence and service: Does precision matter to you? Does providing a service to customers or other team members brings you joy?
  • Embrace Diversity: Can you work with a broad diversity of people in a non-hierarchical team-based environment? Do you like working in a collaborative environment?

If you answered “yes” to all of the above, Genscape may be great fit. Genscape is a dynamic organization that recognizes its team members are its greatest asset and critical to our success. Team members are empowered to develop their skills, expand their learning, and tap their creative abilities. We seek individuals who have an entrepreneurial spirit, enjoy autonomy and want to make a big impact where they work.

At Genscape, it’s a passion, not just a job.

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


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

Genscape Reviews

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    "Talented Team and Growing"

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    I have been working at Genscape full-time (More than 8 years)


    Genscape is a group is highly talented employees who are passionate and driven. Company perks are great/abundant and company actually cares about their people. Fun work environment and team oriented feel, not a lot of unnecessary hierarchy which allows for constant innovation and entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged. Overall, there really aren't a lot of companies out there who possess these qualities- they may say they do but Genscape actually lives and breathes it.


    Growing pains. Genscape is in a different place than when it was just a 40 mill company. Now that they are larger, they need to constantly think of what took us here, won't get us there. What is great, Genscape has kept their people oriented feel to the business. That has never changed and never.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to be constant. Keep your grounded feel and style. Open door policy is felt and well received.

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Genscape Photos

Genscape photo of: Just a casual Friday at Genscape!
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Genscape Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Genscape (Louisville, KY) in June 2016.


    My interview process was extremely positive at Genscape. Though the process was about two months, I was always in touch with the recruiter and knew where I stood. There were multiple hurdles in the process.
    1. Application
    2. Phone Interview
    3. Personality Assessment
    4. Applicant Exercise (Skill Assessment)
    5. On Site 1:1 Interview
    This is where I was let go, but the recruiter told me if I remember correctly there would be two more interviews and then a final decision.

    The HR department was very courteous and personable the whole way through. Even though I did not get the role they made the process as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Also they did a great job promoting Genscape’s benefits and culture. Sounds like a great place would highly recommend for others to apply.

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    • Why Genscape?   1 Answer
    • If you could do anything over a weekend with no money or time constraints, what would you do?   1 Answer
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    • What are your pet peeves?   1 Answer
    • If your friends were asked about your strengths, what would they say? Weaknesses?   1 Answer
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Genscape Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Kentucky(Medium Companies), Kentucky Chamber, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in Kentucky (Small/Medium), Best Places to Work, 2014
  • Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2010, Best Companies Group, 2010
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