Genscape Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 11 Jan 2021

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Genscape CEO Jon Ecker
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  • "Amazing culture, very friendly work environment, solve interesting and state of the art problems(in 18 reviews)

  • "Great culture with a focus around work-life balance and employee development(in 12 reviews)

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

  • "No opportunity for growth; work life balance(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to start your career

      11 Jan 2021 - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in Boulder, CO
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      Pros

      Great work environment and a highly engaging culture

      Cons

      No opportunity for growth; work life balance

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to start your data or commodities career

      26 Apr 2019 - Commodities Analyst in Boulder, CO
      Recommend
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      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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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Perks and Coworkers

      30 Mar 2019 - Director in Louisville, KY
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      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.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Toxic culture

      12 Aug 2019 - Software Developer in Louisville, KY
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      Pros

      - Free food and drinks all day every day - That's about it

      Cons

      - Say goodbye to any work life balance - No performance or merit raises - Constant pressure to deliver products that no one uses or cares about - Constant churn - at least half the IT team has left in the last year. People leave and no one is hired to replace them, so you are expected to pick up their work now - Aging infrastructure. Some of the software is 15 years old and still needs to be supported - no time to fix or improve it - Be on support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! - don't expect to have your weekends off - if any of the 200+ applications or databases go down (maybe 1 customer is complaining), expect your phone to ring at 3AM on Christmas eve. - Incompetent IT management - a combinations of managers that either have no software background, IT experience or no management experience what so ever. - fake scrum teams that use the worst type of agile methodology you will see anywhere in the industry - they still call it agile though - low pay - don't expect a raise or a bonus - constant pressure to deliver new products - but there are no users for these new products - build them anyway, and then watch them not get used, ever. - stress and anxiety through out the organizations - even outside IT. Customers keep dropping out every day. - Rampant cronyism - just make friends with some of the higher ups - no need to get any work done as long as you go along with the bad ideas and claim to be on the side of management - just remember "toe the line and you will be fine" - CEO is terrible and only shows up to events with prepared one-liners and platitudes. Proudly encourages employees to get intoxicated. Provides no answers to tough questions - reads from prepared statements at all meetings and company events. Serves as a puppet for DMGT to communicate instructions to the wider organization. Can't even do that properly - so expect constant competing messages from different parts of the organization - your boss will tell you one thing, then CEO will tell you something else in a meeting and then expect another message from someone else. But if you ask a question, you will receive an even more confusing answer and be labeled a trouble maker. Keeps everyone anxious and stressed.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Don't Waste Your Time

      28 Feb 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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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      17 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Louisville office - Good place to work

      3 Nov 2017 - Software Developer in Louisville, KY
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      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.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Doesn't live up to the hype ...

      2 Apr 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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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      6 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Growing Company, Great Opportunities!

      28 Oct 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic

      24 Mar 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - High caliber colleagues - Working environment is easy and fun - Great compensation - Great work/Life balance

      Cons

      The company has been growing at a rapid speed thus sometimes faces pain of a growing company such as inadequate IT support and multiple locations

      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Senior Quantitative Analyst

      13 Mar 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work. Clients find efforts useful. The working culture is excellent. Decent work-life balance. Food provided occasionally in office.

      Cons

      No strong cons that I can think off. Despite best efforts by the company, salaries as a trader will two to three times this.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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