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Core Laboratories Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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Core Laboratories Chairman, President, and CEO David M. Demshur
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  • Overall, a great company to be a part of as a summer intern (in 6 reviews)

  • Great co-workers, steady work, great benefits (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Overall a good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Hard working people are not fully appreciated


  2. "Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - No micromanagement
    - Full responsibility on operation

    Cons

    - Neglected manager
    - No clear business vision

    Advice to Management

    - Training


  3. "Needs a decision"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Watertown, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company is changing but the people that work there are great and very supportive

    Cons

    Things are in flux...they may be moving.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision about whether or not there will be a move


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  5. "O&G Service Company at its best!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A globally recognized Science oriented company with core competency in Rocks, Fluids and Geoscience services. Their expertise involves providing professional Laboratory and Field services for the Oil and Gas Industry from Exploration to Production and Refinery sectors. Opportunities for Field or Overseas travel on permanent or projects basis provides good exposure to the industry.

    Cons

    Extended working time or odd hours is a commitment mandatory depending on exploration schedule that cannot be avoided. Field work demands odd working hours in offshore/onshore conditions globally not to mention at remote locations. Current downturn in O&G industry has resulted in downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for new technologies and maintain good assets and people. The experts are excellent, committed and have a passion for what they do.


  6. "Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Good pay scale. Easy to work for.

    Cons

    Spouse benefit rules not very fair.


  7. "Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Core Lab is a good place to work overall. They have improved benefits and compensation to be more competitive in the industry.

    Cons

    Some management still have appearances of caring only about the bottom line and investors over employees.


  8. "Bittersweet"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tracer Field Representative in Fruita, CO
    Former Employee - Tracer Field Representative in Fruita, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great salary until we found out it was illegal. Incredible Benefits package and mostly decent management.

    Cons

    Some managers inherited their positions and keep leaders down or eliminated. It's really changed since I started. Now you have to be a yes man to keep your job.

    Advice to Management

    Use the employee education system to recruit management from within.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Diligent Finanicial focus/Opportunities for excellent performers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding for exceptional performance.
    Growth when performance and business conditions are good.
    Great co-workers and good team spirit towards meeting Goals and Objectives.

    Cons

    Fiscal diligence includes lean workforce with demanding work expectations.
    Giving year after year of similar exceptional performance becomes a standard performance expectation. Future rewards/recognition are then based on raising the 'bar' from your previous exceptional performance.

    Advice to Management

    My evaluation of your Fiscal Diligence was an important criteria before I considered working for Core Laboratories. Remember the formula for sustaining success: 1) Customer Service; 2) Proprietary Customer Solutions ;and ; 3) 'Drive Profit/Loss control and responsibility to the smallest cost center' .
    In reference to my comments 'Cons' there is a distinct danger of the continual raising the bar of expectations can create an environment of diminishing rewards for your best staff.


  10. "Filling out pre-requisite for glassdoor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow for bright, hardworking, people

    Cons

    Massive downturn in the industry


  11. "Senior Geologist"

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

    I worked at Core Laboratories (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



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