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Genscape Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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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)

  • Genscape is growing aggressively and with rapid growth, there can be some ambiguity, not only in communication but in distribution of responsibility (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Louisville office - Good place to work"

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    • 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.


  2. "Growing Company, Great Opportunities!"

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    • 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.

  3. "Boston Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Interesting people
    - Challenging work
    - Beer fridge

    Cons

    - No career growth
    - No clear direction
    - No clear way of judging your performance
    - Managers become managers because they have been around long enough.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to be trained on how to manage. If you place a manager in a role and do not provide them with support, they will make mistakes. Managers are not prepared to manage.


  4. "Intern"

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    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


  5. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "Good Company, Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    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.

  8. "Quantitative Analyst"

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    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful place to work at!"

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    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great work life balance, underpaid and mo focus."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work life balance is great.

    Fun company atmosphere

    Cons

    You will have little voice.

    Very flat company, little room for upward growth.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees about what needs to be done.


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