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Genscape Overview

Louisville, KY
201 to 500 employees
1999
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.

Company Updates

  • A big shout out to the Genscape team who ran the Dam-2-Dam 10 mile run in Amsterdam!

  • Genscape had a great time at the Tech Jobs Tour in Louisville, KY! We are always hiring and if you're interested in joining our team, just give us a call!

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Genscape – Why Work For Us?


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

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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.


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).  



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.

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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

Genscape Reviews

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    Pros

    Great team, very collaborative, smart people.

    Cons

    No real cons, comp. a bit below market average

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Genscape Photos

Genscape photo of: Just a casual Friday at Genscape!
Genscape photo of: Brighter Holidays Charitable Giving 2016!
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Genscape photo of: Boston Office Softball Team 2016!
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Genscape Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Genscape (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Applied online on the website, then contacted within days by a Recruiter. Had two phone interviews: first with the sr recruiter, then with a company member, a code test, and then an on-site interview with the team. The onsite interview was mostly technical but there were some general questions too. The team shares space with another company, it was a fun, casual atmosphere. Parking is not great. All of my conversations have been friendly and professional, not intimidating at all. Still in process and hoping for some good news soon.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your code test and approach with this project   Answer Question
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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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