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Core Laboratories CEO David M. Demshur
David M. Demshur
44 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Benefits, competitive Salary, Opportunity for Advancement(in 5 reviews)

  • "Science, interesting work environment, lots of freedom to plan out work schedule(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for lab positions, even skilled and hard-working staff will be passed up for promotion in favour of management favourites(in 5 reviews)

  • "No formal training, but good handson experience(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Core Laboratories

    Pros

    Great office environment and very friendly staff

    Cons

    Industry slow downs make salary raises impossible

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  2. "Can learn alot, but don't stick around."

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    Former Employee - Core Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Learned a great deal about laboratory processes.

    Cons

    Mgmt unwilling to compensate at market rates.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they will stick around.

  3. "Good benefits, bad atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good benefits . . Z.

    Cons

    Negative atmosphere . . .

  4. "Another inspection lab same thing"

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    Former Employee - Chemist III in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, some OT, flexible with work assignments

    Cons

    Don't work anywhere there is a friend of a manager. Or several friends of several managers for that matter.

  5. "Geology Technician Integrated Reservoir Solutions Division"

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

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The senior geologist were great, a pleasure to work with, and happy to educate.

    Cons

    Basically everything else. Senior mgmt. is out of touch with people. There are many politics. If you want to advance be prepared to "brown nose". The entire environment is depressing, it seems as if everybody is looking for new employment and using Corelab as a "get by" job until something better comes along.

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Core Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros here.

    Cons

    Worst position ever. Says you will work "some" nights but realistically it comes out to working more nights than days. If you are in the science field, don't apply here. If you like a construction atmosphere, truck driving, general labor, or you want to die an early miserable life apply here. No room for promotions/salary raises. Upper management trys to cut corners whenever possible without thinking of the saftey of...

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    Advice to Management

    None, you're far too gone down the rabbit hole.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Nice office, growth opportunities, etc.

    Cons

    High stress. Low pay, only 65K base, no bonus.

  8. "Poor Training - Saybolt Division"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, competitive Salary, Opportunity for Advancement

    Cons

    Long hours, work form home often, poor home life

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into employee training across the board

  9. "This is a good company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Core Laboratories full-time

      Pros

      This is a very focused company.

      Cons

      This focus sometime leads it to loose sight of good business opportunities.

    • "Ehh"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Fun co workers, its like one big family

      Cons

      No real movement upwards, training is a joke

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