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Core Laboratories Geologist Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2019

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Core Laboratories CEO David M. Demshur
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  1. "Senior Geologist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Geologist in Richmond, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Core Laboratories for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Have ample opportunities to further your knowledge and experience

    Cons

    No exposure to clients except the Project Leads

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication to the group

    Core Laboratories2015-07-07
  2. Helpful (6)

    "If you have no other options, then this might be a good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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...

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    Advice to Management

    It is time to restart merit raises in order to boost employee morale.

    Core Laboratories2017-03-28
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Bad management, negative atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Core Laboratories2013-06-07
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Bad management, unhappy employees"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No training for new employees. Very competitive office environment. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Train your staff and make them feel appreciated.

    Core Laboratories2013-01-31
  5. "Good company for develop knowledge"

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    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Jakarta

    I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company for develop knowledge

    Cons

    sometimes get difficult condition if oil price down

    Core Laboratories2019-04-03
  6. "Geologist II"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to begin your career as this provides loads of experience and opportunities to learn and grow with the company. Work is appreciated and a semi-formal workplace setting with supportive colleagues and comradeship.

    Cons

    Renumeration, benefits are zilch and gossip are amongst the few things you have to live with.

    Advice to Management

    Do not put all your eggs into one basket.

    Core Laboratories2017-05-12
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