Core Laboratories Employee Reviews about "downturn"

Updated Nov 5, 2020

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Core Laboratories Chairman, President, and CEO David M. Demshur
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Pros
  • "Small teams and professional work environment(in 11 reviews)

  • "Good benefits as well and decent 401k match(in 7 reviews)

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  • "Management isn't the best and there is a high turnover(in 5 reviews)

  • "Current downturn in O&G industry has resulted in downsizing(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Company in transition

      Nov 5, 2020 - Human Resources Professional in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Great colleagues and team environment. Company has some talented staff.

      Cons

      Uncertain future due to long-term industry downturn; legacy culture is a bit old school

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      O&G Service Company at its best!

      May 11, 2016 - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      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.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

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      Nov 5, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Opportunities to grow for bright, hardworking, people

      Cons

      Massive downturn in the industry

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Nothing more than a foot in the door

      Mar 1, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Ok place to begin career, benefits and 401K fair

      Cons

      Advancement purely based on favoritism and/or if you are outside smoking cigarettes with the supervisors. No huge room for growth and hardly any lateral movement. Unfortunately, the downturn in the industry has made the ambiance of the work place depressing and uninviting.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Terrible management. Below average pay.

      Apr 14, 2017 - Fluids Analyst in Aberdeen, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Fellow lab staff are incredible, some of the best people I have met in my life. Some higher paying companies see Core Lab training as a positive.

      Cons

      Unprofessional management behaviour. If someone takes a grievance to local management they will cover it up and label them a trouble maker. Fluids manager will regularly go into huffs and shut his office/blank staff in corridors. Mix of terrible supervisors and great supervisors. The good ones actively encourage younger staff to "get off the sinking ship", the bad ones will try to use their staff as scapegoats for their own mistakes and have been spoken to by HR for frequent workplace bullying. Low pay for lab positions, even skilled and hard-working staff will be passed up for promotion in favour of management favourites. Bare minimum holiday entitlement and no flexibility in hours even during oil downturn. Expected to do supervisors job when he has no clue what he's doing. Much of my 5 years spent there was training new staff due to experienced staff leaving when refused reasonable pay rises.

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