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Core Laboratories Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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Core Laboratories CEO David M. Demshur
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46 Ratings
  1. "Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Nederland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy place to work, low stress environment. Family atmosphere. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Crude oil can be messy, instrumentation and testing methods need brought up to date.

    Advice to Management

    None.

    Core Laboratories2017-03-06
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Core analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Good money, and people fun to work with

    Cons

    Field jobs can come up at any moment

    Core Laboratories2017-03-01
  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Casual work atmosphere, Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay, Erratic hours and duties, Creepy older male managers

    Core Laboratories2017-03-02
  4. "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant II in Channelview, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is family friendly with great benefits.

    Cons

    There is no accountability when employees are treated unfairly.

    Core Laboratories2017-01-21
  5. "Quality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Core Laboratories

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Lot of traveling but see the world

    Advice to Management

    Great

    Core Laboratories2016-10-13
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start, grow elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice place to gain lab experience in oil & gas, facilities and lab equipment, benefits were decent, had the opportunity to travel and experience being on an offshore rig

    Cons

    Management is lacking in areas, specialized training was limited to a select few, office gossip, very weak employee structuring, managers did not motivate their employees on a consistent basis

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees before you lose them to your competitors

    Core Laboratories2016-09-28
  7. "Balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Core Laboratories for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - No micromanagement - Full responsibility on operation

    Cons

    - Neglected manager - No clear business vision

    Advice to Management

    - Training

    Core Laboratories2016-09-26
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Core Laboratories

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere. Long lasting employees. Loyal to employees. Saybolt's mission to provide added value to customers and stakeholders. Integrity and reliability.

    Cons

    Management changes and lack of marketing has put company in a serious decline with business. Competition has completely taken over.

    Advice to Management

    Hire proper management that can manage locations

    Core Laboratories2016-09-16
  9. "Assembly"

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

    I have been working at Core Laboratories for 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!

    Core Laboratories2016-06-24
  10. "Needs a decision"

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

    I worked at Core Laboratories

    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

    Core Laboratories2016-06-16
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