CARBO Ceramics
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CARBO Ceramics Reviews

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CARBO Ceramics President, CEO, and Director Gary A. Kolstad
Gary A. Kolstad
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    Great company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk  in  New Iberia, LA
    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in New Iberia, LA

    I worked at CARBO Ceramics full-time for more than 3 years


    Family oriented and well balanced work place.


    Working for a company that is patented limits skills set.

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    Keep up the good work!

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CARBO Ceramics Interviews

Updated Jun 5, 2014
Updated Jun 5, 2014

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at CARBO Ceramics in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The job posting did not mention any travel requirements, but when I got to the interview the position required heavy travel. I met with the HR director and the Shared Services Supervisor. Both were really friendly and the HR Director was really friendly and informative. I would have have accepted the position, but there was too much travel involved.

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CARBO Ceramics Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Public (CRR)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

CARBO Ceramics' proppants (tiny alumina-based ceramic beads) are a welcome release for natural gas and oil well operators. To increase well production, operators often pump fluids down wells at high pressure to create fractures in the hydrocarbon-bearing rock formation (hydraulic fracturing). Proppants are suspended in the fluid to fill the channels and "prop" up the fissures so that natural gas and oil may flow to the surface. The company's products compete against sand-based proppants. CARBO Ceramics also operates related software, consulting services, and geotechnical... More

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