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

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

Cons
  • Difficult to maintain a a good work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Low pay, Erratic hours and duties, Creepy older male managers (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Great office environment and very friendly staff

    Cons

    Industry slow downs make salary raises impossible

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "great place for interns"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at Core Laboratories as an intern

    Pros

    Interns are treated fairly and given a multitude of projects to work on. Overall, a great company to be a part of as a summer intern.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Wish I could continue on as an employee of core labs. Enjoyed my time there very very much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I love the innovation that the company prides itself on. Hope that I can one day be a manager at core labs

  3. "Quality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Lot of traveling but see the world

    Advice to Management

    Great


  4. "Assembly"

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    Current Employee - Senior Assembly Technician/Supervisor in Owasso, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Assembly Technician/Supervisor in Owasso, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Core Laboratories (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Business has been slow during the current lack of drilling

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  5. "Tooling R&D dept. Apprentice tool & die maker"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Godley, TX
    Former Employee - Machinist in Godley, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company picnics, at sixflags, the zoo etc. average to competitive pay, paid holidays, sick and vacation time, and a BEAUTIFUL view of sunrise an sundown. Good team environment.

    Cons

    In the middle of butt F Egypt! The working facility needs to be updated, men and woman have to share the same restrooms. Not fair to women

    Advice to Management

    Overall my experience at Owen oils tools spoiled me. It was a good job. An great experience.


  6. "Good overall."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some departments are exciting and challenging. Flexible schedule and generally laid back.

    Cons

    Other departments can be boring. Management problems are pretty serious.

    Advice to Management

    Get the act together. Make decisions with the good of the company in mind, not self serving.


  7. "Best work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good friends, no politics, reasonable work load, stable company

    Cons

    no fitness club membership, slightly fewer benefits & sick/vacation time than others

    Advice to Management

    super job. a little more benefits will help (example - paternity leave)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work and grow in!"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great to start and learn a total new career
    - if you're self driven, motivated and eager to learn great company to grow
    - if you're willing to travel, the vast network of offices gives you even greater opportunities.

    Cons

    Just like any other company there's the ups and down.
    It's a tough competitive market.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good job on training and developing the company's ppl, who in turn are the company's greatest asset.


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