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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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    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
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    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.

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    Anonymous Employee in Nederland, TX
    Accepted Offer
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    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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    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.


    Core Laboratories Career Development

    At Core Lab, we are committed to career development and offer a wealth of training and development opportunities at all levels. We understand that our people are the driving force of our success. Their innovation and commitment to excellence inspires us to achieve greater success every day.

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