Career benefits at Genesis Energy

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Who is Genesis Energy?

Genesis Energy is a New Zealand-owned energy company. We are proud of our strong links with customers and community stakeholders. We are resetting our Company to meet our ambitious goal of "Owning New Zealand's energy future like no other" and you've got a big part to play in this.

We are in the business of providing simple, smart energy solutions and services. We do this by making it easy for customers to power their homes and businesses. We know that services can work better together, so we partner with like-minded companies to deliver practical, value-added offers that fit seamlessly into everyday life. We are the enabler energy brand of the future and we're focused on growth.

Genesis Energy's operations are carried out by more than 900 employees across New Zealand. Working here gives you access to our great employee benefits programme, as well as an unwavering focus on a safe workplace and opportunities to learn and develop.

A Supportive Working Environment

Genesis Energy wants to be "the place where talent wants to work." This reflects our position in the market. We are an industry leader and offer our people a competitive rewards package. This is about helping you feel part of the team and it helps all of us focus on contributing to our overall success.

Our ZIP focus on Health and Safety means we strive for a Zero Incident workplace, another feature of who we are. It's all part of how we support the wellbeing of Genesis Energy people.


When you join us, you'll take part in the Genesis Energy induction programme. It's in place to help you settle into the Company and your team. To help you settle in, we've put the following resources in place:

  • Induction pack for new employees
  • Company Orientation
  • People Leaders' Induction if you are leading a team
  • Online induction and training
  • Health and Safety training

Learning and Development

On the Job Development

At Genesis Energy, you'll be encouraged to grow your knowledge and skills. We do this through on the job development, and by giving you exposure to tasks and projects that will help expand your capabilities.

We approach your development using the following framework:

  • 70% from real life and on-the-job experiences, tasks and problem solving.
  • 20% from feedback and from observing and working with role models.
  • 10% from formal training.

Leadership Development

We also use the 70/20/10 model to develop our leaders. We achieve this through experience, exposure and educational development opportunities.

These include internal and external leadership programmes, coaching and mentoring, secondments and special projects and assignments.

The Company works in conjunction with employees to identify their career aspirations and support them in developing a career plan to achieve their career goals.

Work/Life Balance

Volunteer Day
The Genesis Energy volunteer programme gives employees one paid day off each year to volunteer on community projects. This strength in numbers enables the completion of tasks that would be otherwise unachievable and demonstrates the power of volunteering in transforming communities.

Social Club
ClubGen is a social club run by Genesis Energy employees. If you decide to join, you'll be part of regular social events, as well as recreational and cultural activities across each of the Company's locations. It's a great way to network and connect with your colleagues away from work.


The Recognition Programme ‘Recognising You' celebrates both individuals and teams who live our three behaviours in delivering great outcomes for Genesis Energy. Our Recognition Programme is designed to let you recognise great work done by your colleagues. We also:


  • Recognise long service.
  • Undertake company celebrations and team building activities that recognise great business outcomes, positive Health and Safety initiatives, diversity, excellent customer service and people who role model our behaviours.

Employee Electricity and Gas Discount Offer

At Genesis Energy all our employees are encouraged to become brand ambassadors. To help you better understand our products and services, we offer an additional prompt payment discount on their Genesis Energy electricity and gas bill.

A Safe Workplace

Genesis Energy is committed to a safe workplace with zero injuries to employees, contractors and visitors.

You are encouraged to actively participate in safety activities and webinars through a Wellness Portal on our intranet.

The Employee Benefits and Wellness Portal ‘Tracksuit-inc' on Gennet, the Genesis Energy intranet provides online health resource for employees, including:

  • Health Articles
  • Health Discounts
  • Information on Nationwide Health Events and Webinars
  • Information with regard to our health related benefits
  • Annual Health Check employee offer

'Tracksuit-inc' is one of the ways we emphasis how our people can take personal responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing

The Genesis Energy Employee Benefits Programme provides a range of great benefits for employees and their families. Details are shown on the Employee Benefits and Wellness Portal, 'Tracksuit-inc', and include:

Personal Support and Counselling

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) through our provider Vitae is available to help you and your immediate family with:

  • Personal concerns
  • Work related issues
  • Family issues
  • Anxiety, depression, trauma
  • Financial problems

This is a free, independent and confidential counselling service provided by qualified and experienced professionals. You can contact Vitae on 0508 664 981.

Health Insurance

Medical bills can be unexpected and expensive. To help you manage your wellbeing, Genesis Energy provides employees with Southern Cross ‘Wellbeing One' or ‘RegularCare' insurance provided at no cost to you. You can include a partner and dependents at your own cost within your policy if you wish. You will need to pay for any additional family member cover, but the annual pricing offered does provide a significant saving to you.

Life, Terminal Illness and Personal Accident Insurance

The Company provides employees with paid insurance covering life, terminal illness and accident insurance to help provide you and your dependents with peace of mind. Again, this is an excellent benefit as the Company provides this free of charge for its employees. You can also include family members at your own cost if you wish.

Trauma Insurance

Paid trauma insurance is also provided to paid employees. This is a one-off payment for a serious illness event.

Income Protection Insurance

Genesis Energy provides employees with paid income protection insurance to help provide financial security by paying your income if you were off work with an illness for an extended period.

Financial Security


Planning for retirement is important. Genesis Energy supports its employees with a 4% Kiwisaver Company contribution. For more information on superannuation, please visit the Employee Benefits and Wellness Portal, 'Tracksuit-inc' on Gennet, the Genesis Energy intranet.

Employee Share Scheme

The Employee Share Scheme gives you an easy way to share in the Company's future success. The scheme opens annually to new members, usually around August.

Employee Referral Programme

We believe 'talent knows talent' so to encourage you to help us recruit the best people, we provide a cash incentive to reward staff who refer new employees to the company.


As a Genesis Energy staff member, you can take up discounted personal banking offers through Westpac's EmployeePac offer and ANZ's ANZ@work package. Gennet, our company intranet, has full details.

Staff Discount Offers

From time to time, we are able to offer staff discounts to our employees on specific purchases. Please go to Gennet for further details.



This summary of benefits is for eligible Genesis Energy employees. Genesis Energy reserves the right to amend or discontinue benefits referred to in this brochure at any time without prior notice. This document should not be viewed as a contract, warranty or guarantee of employment benefits..

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