Genscape Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 31 Jan 2020

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Genscape CEO Jon Ecker
Jon Ecker
21 Ratings
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  • "Like any company experiencing rapid growth, there are sometimes some growing pains(in 5 reviews)

  • "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(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Genscape has great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Genscape profiles people who fit a certain mold : work hard, have integrity, work well with others. This means people treat you with respect and there is a lot less friction because of it. The perks of working in the Louisville Office are great: free Sunergos coffee, tea/water/soft drinks/snacks, lunch provided on fridays, a laid back but professional work environment

    Cons

    The office is great but embrace greater flexibility for work from home; within the Technology Organization facilitate greater coordination so that folks get more exposed to a greater swath of the organization.

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    Genscape2020-01-31
  2. "Wonderful internship"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Genscape full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing culture, very friendly work environment, solve interesting and state of the art problems

    Cons

    Data collection could be repetitive and boring at times

    Genscape2020-01-06
  3. "Great to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research and Data Analyst in Limerick, Limerick
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genscape full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and conditions. Trips for celebrations. Great work environment. I would recommend this company.

    Cons

    I have no complaints with this company.

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    Genscape2019-08-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your data or commodities career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commodities Analyst in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Incredible place to learn about commodity markets and data. Cutting edge thought leadership in both spaces - Great place to begin your career in data science or commodity markets. You will work with some incredibly smart people. You will leave an expert of your domain. - They give people with non-standard resumes a chance. - Great work life balance - Very flexible and relaxed work environment, but works hard when required

    Cons

    - Pays less than market value for similar market fundamentals positions, but this is balanced by the relative lack of stress compared to being on the trade floor, work life balance, employment to people with non standard resumes, and location, specifically the Boulder office. The quality of life in Colorado cant be replaced if you choose to work in NYC or Philadelphia. - Flat organizational structure, so lack of promotion opportunities.

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    Genscape2019-04-26
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Doesn't live up to the hype ..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genscape full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very nice office space and work place perks - Somewhat flexible hours allows for work life balance - Fun work environment and co-workers - Great place to gain entry level experience in commodity markets

    Cons

    - Pay is substantially below the market average - Benefits are just ok, nothing special - Management lacks initiative and projects lack planning/funding - Teams are siloed with very few opportunities for advancement - Managers seem to of been promoted by default because they stuck around while others left for better opportunities outside the company. This is evident in the way they manage their teams and their lack of management skills. - Work can be repetitive - Don't be fooled by "Best Places to Work in Kentucky" awards. Companies pay to be included in these rankings.

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    Genscape2018-04-02
  6. "Great Company to Work For"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time for 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.

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    Genscape2017-10-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start a career"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The collaborative, relaxed atmosphere makes for a great working environment.

    Cons

    This might not be a fit if lots of structure is important to you.

    Genscape2016-11-18
  8. "Talented Team and Growing"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genscape full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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    Genscape2016-09-02
  9. Helpful (17)

    "Don't Waste Your Time"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genscape full-time

    Pros

    Positive, collaborative work environment (surface-level), open flow of ideas, lots of cool perks thrown in to keep employees happy & build teams, travel opportunities, interesting and cutting-edge work.

    Cons

    There is a honeymoon stage when employees are hired when they think the company is so cool with lots of fun perks (a beer fridge! lots of happy hours! charity events!) and their coworkers are funny and interesting who seem to have a great work-life balance. Then, reality hits, and you're working 60 hours a week for a salary which is below industry standard and that promised raise never comes, or you are strategically passed over because someone else was threatening to leave. There is a ton of favoritism in the office, and the leadership team is fickle about who they like or don't like, oftentimes gossiping about employees like middle schoolers. Trust is routinely betrayed by supervisors - and people who were once the "golden children" of the office are suddenly fired without any warning or anyone having any clue why. The CEO appears funny and charming to all, but I regularly heard him curse at his secretary or at his other direct reports, obviously building fear and mistrust in them as well. Culture starts from the top down, apparently.

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    Genscape2016-02-29
  10. "Research and Development Scientist/ Data Scientist"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Research and Development Scientist/Data Scientist in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genscape for less than a year

    Pros

    Start up culture, Work life balance, Friendly people, always supporting, Innovative work environment

    Cons

    I dont see any cons in Genscape.

    Genscape2016-02-10
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