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CARBO Ceramics Overview

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Houston, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1987
Company - Public (CRR)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Saint-Gobain, Unimin
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 ... Read more

CARBO Ceramics Reviews

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CARBO Ceramics President, CEO, and Director Gary A. Kolstad
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    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Toomsboro, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Toomsboro, GA
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    I worked at CARBO Ceramics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Climate during winter and summer and climbing stairs.

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CARBO Ceramics Photos

CARBO Ceramics photo of: Highest point in the plant at sun rise
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CARBO Ceramics Interviews

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at CARBO Ceramics (Houston, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions were difficult. They asked the normal HR questions.   Answer Question
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CARBO Ceramics Awards & Accolades

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

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