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Core Laboratories Overview

Amsterdam (Netherlands)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (CLB)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Amspec Services, SGS, Intertek
Core Laboratories is a leading provider of proprietary and patented Reservoir Description, Production Enhancement, and Reservoir Management services.

Core Laboratories remains dedicated to providing the technology you need to enhance your production. We ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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Core Laboratories Chairman, President, and CEO David M. Demshur
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  • "Petroleum Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Petroleum Inspector in Port Neches, TX
    Former Employee - Petroleum Inspector in Port Neches, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)


    Management is laid back.
    Good about letting you get sleep sometimes... (read cons).


    Most companies tell you to treat your position at the company as if it were your own business. However you cannot control what other people do I.E. damage equipment, or start a job and not do the necessary paperwork. Most people start this job as entry level because they are so desperate to find petroleum inspectors, they don't get any formal training and this leads to jobs being very unorganized and the more experienced people have to pick up this slack all the time. I can say from working at 3 different companies that none of them are different. They will suck the life from you. The worst part about this position is that you are on call 24 hours a day, even if you get the necessary amount of sleep you still might not have time for a shower or to eat etc. so you have to juggle between those things. If you are working to a point where you are too tired to drive, don't! It is not worth risking your life over... These companies need to learn the hard way. The turn-over rate is extremely EXTREMELY high! The reason for this is apparent.

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect to veteran employee's.
    Implement proper training programs for new employees instead of putting them into the field when they are not ready which causes more stress on the current employees and the staff in general.

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    Laboratory Technician II Interview

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    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Core Laboratories.


    The on-site manager was awesome. Interview consisted of a face to face interview that went over personality type questions as well as questions about laboratory experience. Was offered a tour around the facility where we went over what the job required.

    When the recruiter called to offer the position, he informed me that it was a temp position with no benefits. Something of which i was not told at anytime before the offer. Recruiter was very pushy and made it clear that there was absolutely no negotiation on pay.

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    Core Lab Home Page Video Core Laboratories is a leading provider of proprietary and patented reservoir description, production enhancement and reservoir management services for the global petroleum industry. These services enable the Company's clients to optimize reservoir performance and maximize hydrocarbon recovery from their producing fields.

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