Core Laboratories
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www.corelab.com Amsterdam, Netherlands 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Core Laboratories Chairman, President, and CEO David M. Demshur

David M. Demshur

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Best deal for a beginner

Mechanical Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK

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

ProsGreat training and mentoring, friendly employees, great package.

ConsThe IT department is inefficient

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Learn as much as you can and leave...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOvertime which can be a downside as well

ConsCompensation, work to life balance, no training, managers do not communicate, high turnover rate

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time developing and working with all employees not just a select few.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad management, negative atmosphere

Geologist (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits, health and dental insurance, friendly coworkers, no working weekends or late nights, little questioning for vacation requests

ConsLittle to no management, supervisors micromanage, uncomfortable work environment, HR does not really care about individual employees, super high turnover of employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bad management, unhappy employees

Geologist (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Core Laboratories full-time for more than a year

ProsDecent pay for a service company. Co-workers are generally friendly and helpful.

ConsNo training for new employees. Very competitive office environment. High turnover.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your staff and make them feel appreciated.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great stock investment....but horrible place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Core Laboratories

ProsGreat company to invest in. Great stock to own!

ConsBad work environment. It is very apparent that management only cares about their wallet...management does NOT care about its employees. Everyone outside of management is easily replaceable according to management.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone the way you would like to be treated. Reward employees for their contributions. Also, it is the little extras that raise employee moral and makes people feel appreciated for their efforts...Actions speak louder than words!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Best work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Core Laboratories

Prosgood friends, no politics, reasonable work load, stable company

Consno fitness club membership, slightly fewer benefits & sick/vacation time than others

Advice to Senior Managementsuper job. a little more benefits will help (example - paternity leave)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Lafayette, LA

I have been working at Core Laboratories

Proscorelabs has a very good work environment

Consnone noticed from the time i started working here.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep rocking.

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Good place to learn by doing it.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsRoom to show your qualifications and gain experience

ConsAt this time I have not found a counter worth mentioning

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Turn a blind eye to unsafe and hostile work environment.

Field Representative (Tracing Supervisor) (Current Employee)

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

ProsPaid well, good training, decent equipment to work with. (Protechnics)

ConsHave many policies dealing with safety but aren't worth the paper they are written on. They have a "compliance hotline" to contact with concerns of safety, company policy violation, etc. but it is only window dressing. I called to inform the compliance officer of unsafe and abusive practices in my office and was told that if I was retaliated against to call and let them know. My concerns were never addressed and within a months time I was fired without any reason being given after having been promoted twice in a year. They had someone fall asleep at the wheel and died in the crash. The company created a "policy" against driving after working more than twelve hours and yet they still continue to expect you to drive after working in some cases multiple days in a row without sleep.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees as valued individuals rather than a means to an end that can be replaced at any time. Address issues with abusive/ignorant supervisors rather than fire the persons that bring them to your attention.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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