Core Laboratories Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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2.9
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Core Laboratories Chairman, President, and CEO David M. Demshur
David M. Demshur
54 Ratings
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  • "Management isn't the best and there is a high turnover(in 5 reviews)

  • "Low pay, only 65K base, no bonus(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Port Neches, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a great experience here

    Cons

    I never experienced any cons

  2. "Nice place to learn stuff"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    there is alot to learn from them. Industry leaders

    Cons

    career advancement is almost non-existent

  3. "Not a bad gig"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Core Analyst I 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great benefits and good co workers

    Cons

    Upper management needs to get a clue

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  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "It was rough......if you want to be constantly on your toes, work here."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not really any good pros....the clients are awesome and that about it. All the employees talk mess about one another and go around their backs to managment.

    Cons

    No matter how hard you bust your butt they dont care.....I was doing my job and so much more. Didnt get fully hired on until a year and a half as a temp to hire. Hopefully this pandemic wakes these people up and makes them realize what good workers they actually have/had.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "take care of employees"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Deer Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers were a joy to work with

    Cons

    Upper managment doesnt care about people below.. We are just a number

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "A losing battle"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid job with good benefits

    Cons

    Wrong industry to be in these days. Lack of leadership

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  7. "Quality Employment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    An interesting environment with many opportunities

    Cons

    Don't ask many questions, especially about management decisions.

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  8. "Good Employer"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good working conditions and compensation

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about my employment here

  9. "Good company to work for.."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Industry is struggling as whole

  10. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High levels of autonomy. Relaxed work atmosphere. Work associates are pleasant. Management is able.

    Cons

    At times, work load is very high, interspersed with slow periods, which reflects oil industry in general.

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