Genscape Reviews | Glassdoor

Find your next job here

Genscape Reviews

Updated December 17, 2017
69 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

4.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Genscape CEO Jon Ecker
Jon Ecker
0 Ratings

69 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Excellent work life balance and work from home time (in 9 reviews)

  • The unique culture makes Genscape a fun and ideal work environment (in 12 reviews)

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

  • I honestly enjoy almost every aspect of the company, especially the Boston office (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Company, Great Opportunities!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to take control of their own career, and develop in a way that is interesting to them. Great culture with a focus around work-life balance and employee development. There are opportunities to expand your skill set and pioneer new programs or products that are of huge impact to the company.

    Cons

    Rapid growth comes with growing pains. Sometimes required to be reactive in daily practices rather than proactive and forward thinking. Need to ensure appropriate levels of staff to support the growth we are experiencing.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on manager development. The focus should continue to be on the people to continue the innovation we have been experiencing, and this will come from well equipped management.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Great culture, but Understaffed - Boston Office"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Power Market Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Power Market Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Groceries delivered weekly, stocked pantry with snacks, catered lunch twice/month.. Relaxed dress code and young/fun/social culture.

    Cons

    Due to staffing issues, many analysts are forced to forego unused vacation days and work week is much more than 40 hrs. Average tenure of an analyst in Boston office is ~2 years.. Management does not hire to keep pace with outgoing analysts leaving teams of 4-6 analysts routinely understaffed by 1-2 analysts.

    Advice to Management

    Hire faster. Don't be too picky with candidates. If you're going to be picky then offer more competitive compensation.

  3. "Great Place with Even Better Potential"

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

    Pros

    Great culture, smart and fun people, work hard play hard environment, customer focus, very good products

    Cons

    Trying to do too much and not finishing enough, not enough interaction between various product teams


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Louisville office - Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free snacks and drinks of every kind, including alchol. Catered food every fridays and sometimes randomly during the week. Basically, you are always well fed.
    The coffee is always flowing, pretty much any creamer you can imagine. There is also a full kitchen if you like to cook.

    Great office space.
    Onsite gym with trainers and showers.
    Excellent work life balance and work from home time .. though it might depend on the team.
    Great benefits.

    Some travel to other offices since it is spread out across the globe, which can be nice for some people who like to travel and see other cities.

    Generally nice and friendly people.

    Cons

    Genscape is a provider of energy and commodities information. So there is no down time.

    Like other reviewers mention, the quality of managers is pretty bad in general. Most of the managers are the people who never left.

    The tech stack is still a few years behind the times. A lot of apps were built 15 years ago and are still heavily relied upon - these have ended being the bread and butter of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who fit the culture and manage well.
    Fix the crumbling infrastructure before its too late.


  5. "Great Company to Work For"

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

    I have been working at Genscape full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great culture with-in Genscape
    -Flexable working environment
    -Balance between work and personal life

    Cons

    I would like to see more managers trained to lead properly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to train managers on how to give feedback as well as give write ups for those that are not meeting the expectation of their job.


  6. "Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people
    A lot of space for you to work
    Great office culture

    Cons

    Some usually mid-size-company problems here


  7. "Good Company, Great People"

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

    I worked at Genscape full-time

    Pros

    Great team, very collaborative, smart people.

    Cons

    No real cons, comp. a bit below market average

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting office and good work culture.

    Cons

    Lower pay than comparable rolls in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more opportunities to develop themselves. Many employees do not know what they can and cannot ask for and there's very little effort to professionally grow new hires and keep the momentum going.


  9. "Quantitative Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genscape full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and managers, good benefits, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Not a lot of directions from leadership, high turnover rate


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful place to work at!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genscape full-time

    Pros

    The culture, the people, work-life balance, interesting work

    Cons

    pay is not as competitive as other places

    Advice to Management

    better performance evaluation procedure


Showing 69 of 79 reviews
Reset Filters