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Core Laboratories Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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Core Laboratories CEO David M. Demshur
David M. Demshur
46 Ratings
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Core Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion 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.

    Core Laboratories2018-07-13
  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.

    Core Laboratories2018-05-27
  3. "Poor Training - Saybolt Division"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Core Laboratories2018-05-22
  4. "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.

      Core Laboratories2018-05-01
    • "Ehh"

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

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

      Pros

      Fun co workers, its like one big family

      Cons

      No real movement upwards, training is a joke

      Core Laboratories2018-03-21
    • "Great atmosphere low pay."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, OK
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great communication with employees and managers. Lots of room for promotions.

      Cons

      The starting pay is low.

      Core Laboratories2018-01-25
    • Helpful (5)

      "Profits before People"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      It’s a place to get experience that has good benefits.

      Cons

      If there is a natural disaster they’ll expect you to rent a boat/helicopter to come in to work. During Hurricane Harvey I was flooded in and had just lost a vehicle, they threatened to fire me if I didn’t burn up my vacation or “find a way to make it in” whenever it was a physical impossibility.

      Advice to Management

      Be good to your employees and they will be good to you.

      Core Laboratories2018-02-23
    • Helpful (4)

      "Low expectations"

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      Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Full benefits and 401k. When the market is on the upside there are merit raises and yearly raises after yearly reviews.

      Cons

      You don’t move up if you don’t work in the lab. People only care if you show up, not if you actually work or do your job correctly. Moral is low. After nearly five years I’m still an admin 1 and have had 1 raise. They don’t care about their employees.

      Advice to Management

      Managers need to support their employees, not let the rest of the company walk all over them.

      Core Laboratories2017-11-21
    • Helpful (2)

      "Less Hierarchy"

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      Current Employee - Scared to Tell 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time

      Pros

      Good PTO and benefits, which is about it

      Cons

      Very hierarchical, little flexibility, suffocating environment for creativity

      Advice to Management

      Listen to all, not only your favourites

      Core Laboratories2017-10-30
    • Helpful (8)

      "Lab Technician"

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      Current Employee - Lab Technician 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Core Laboratories full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Somewhere to start and gain experience

      Cons

      Company has no good culture , management is bad, outdated and broken equipment, management does not introduce and implement changes, no training on communication skills, inspection and lab sections working against each other

      Advice to Management

      Management should constantly check on situation of things at different locations and ask for workers opinion.

      Core Laboratories2017-11-30
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