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Genscape Reviews

Updated April 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great culture with a focus around work-life balance and employee development" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Fun work environment and co-workers" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Like any company experiencing rapid growth, there are sometimes some growing pains" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Verbal spats around the office are often and what is shocking is that is usually encouraged by the leadership team" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Perks and Coworkers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Director in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If somebody finds a good idea here, they can drive it forward. It's a great place to make a difference. The people here are very smart, motivated, and focused on customers. The perks are great. Work-life balance is great. And the company cares about the community.

    Cons

    The company had to get through some difficult technical debt last year - no fun. But now that's paying off so it's a great time to join up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and making smart choices.


  2. "Great place for a data scientist!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist
    Current Employee - Data Scientist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial office mentality encourages team work and testing new ideas for products. Genscape provides the best commodity data on the planet and staff have access to this data, which is a wonderful place to be for a data scientist. Highly recommend if you enjoy the scientific method in the energy sector. Genscape is on the forefront of Big Data and Machine Learning.

    Cons

    The company is on the upswing after a difficult transition period. Now, new strategies seek foster growth and product improvement. Communication between teams is improving.

    Advice to Management

    More manager reviews and areas for continued growth

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Startup still going through growing pains after nearly two decades"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    laid back culture; good location; products offer interesting concepts and niche data

    Cons

    leadership is still deciding how and where to take the company; okay salary


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A Culture of Favoritism and Cronyism"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genscape full-time

    Pros

    Smart MDs and PMs. Good pipeline of new products.

    Cons

    CEO lacks the knowledge, experience, communication skills and vision to lead the company. He is unpolished and promotes an unprofessional environment.

    Advice to Management

    Create a merit base system and stop hiring and promoting your friends. Add some diversity to the mix and give folks a chance to succeed on performance.


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time

    Pros

    Company culture is laid back and fun

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are limited.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ver changing. can be overwhelming at times, but generally i enjoy the fast paced, entrepreneurial lifestyle."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    kind-hearted employees and leaders, entrepreneurial feeling in the office, the projects i specifically work on are engaging and unique. I do things that nobody else in the world does with data that is unique to my team - very cool, the culture in the office is generally light spirited - these people are my friends

    Cons

    -My favorite member of the leadership team became the CEO and now we see less of him
    - Data integrity work can, by nature, be very tedious


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Analyst in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Energy Analyst in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Genscape offers arguably the highest quality and most accurate product on the market for data and analytics. The analysts here take pride in what they do, and it shows in the reliable data and excellent customer service. You learn a lot about the back-end data analytics, but also about how the market works. Genscape really values their employee's ideas and contributions, and works hard to create a culture of inclusivity and team work. We often go out for trivia after work or lunch and drinks on a Friday! They also offer a very flexible work schedule and respect your personal life.

    There has been change with a new CEO, new ideas, and some employee turnover. Every company in history has gone through this. This company has a strong backbone, and the CEO/upper mgmt are making changes in processes that should have been implemented years ago to give us a strong future. Some people really don't like change, however it is a necessary part of progressing a business forward and keeping it strong and stable.

    Cons

    Not as many professional development opportunities as at other, potentially larger, companies. Overall pay/salary increase/bonus may be less than competitors, dependent on office location and position.

    Advice to Management

    With the overall changes in the company, management in our department has taken employee suggestions and concerns to heart and communication between offices and verticals has actually been much better than before and continuing to improve. Thank you for listening - please continue to do so

  8. Helpful (15)

    "Red flags everywhere. Stay away until things improve."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Free food and drinks
    Everything in the other good reviews

    Cons

    Genscape used to be great, but right now is the worst time to join
    Company having serious issues.
    Profits are down
    Sales are plummeting
    No new product ideas
    High turnover. People fleeing like rats from a sinking ship
    Existing product line is already years behind the competition

    Parent company DMGT lost 120mn$ in 2017, so lots of pressure on this one

    No performance reviews. If they do, they aren't used or have no impact on promotions.

    Nothing get done because DMGT is running things now. Can't refuse their demands so the leadership team just roles over and lets them abuse people who have been loyal to the company for years.

    Morale is extremely low.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a backbone and stand up for your employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start a career in the energy industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time

    Pros

    Great culture (people focused, collaborative, and fun)

    Cons

    Energy markets are complex and can be difficult to master

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great first step into commodities, analytics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Oil Market Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Oil Market Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genscape full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by talented, fun coworkers
    Lots of learning and development opportunities to take on stretch assignments
    Role is what you make of it
    Office space is beautiful

    Cons

    Open office floor plan makes it hard to regulate noise level/focus
    Flat organizational structure makes it difficult to advance upward
    Often work odd hours due to when reports go out or software releases

    Advice to Management

    Genscape is an awesome place to land right out of college. The unique space that the company occupies in the industry makes it a great vantage point to observe how commodity markets move and operate day to day. I'm very grateful for the experiences I had and the skills I learned while at Genscape.

    That said, pay analysts more - commensurate with what is expected of them. An entry level person that is paid on the lower end of the average salary range shouldn't be expected to be a point of contact on releases or be tethered to their laptop at weird hours/on weekends. Either pay more or adjust expectations to an appropriate level relative to pay.