Mission: Core Laboratories has taken extensive measures to ensure the services and data provided by all of our worldwide companies are of the highest quality and integrity. Our commitment to applying and developing new technologies to optimize reservoir performance is unsurpassed in the ...
I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)
Core Lab employees get paid less and receive less benefits BUT, there is [SOME] increased job security at Core Lab vs. at operating companies within the oil and gas industry. Up to 4% company match with your 401k contributions.
Very few opportunities for training/professional development. Very few opportunities for promotion within the company. Favoritism is the norm. Horrible location off 290 surrounded by strip clubs. No paid family or medical leave offered to employees. Merit raises discontinued indefinitely since 2014 due to poor market conditions. No cash bonuses. Health insurance benefits are not competitive with other companies. Culture is very "old school," much like a "Boy's Club." Some very creepy men work here!
Advice to Management
It is time to restart merit raises in order to boost employee morale.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Core Laboratories (Nederland, TX) in May 2016.
Contacted by recruiter, followed up by phone interview and scheduled 1:1 at employer location a week later. Met with lab supervisor for less than an hour total interview time. Agreed on salary then went for drug screen/background. Started 3 weeks after 1st contact.
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