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Core Laboratories Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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Core Laboratories CEO David M. Demshur
David M. Demshur
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "Science, interesting work environment, lots of freedom to plan out work schedule(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits, competitive Salary, Opportunity for Advancement(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for lab positions, even skilled and hard-working staff will be passed up for promotion in favour of management favourites(in 5 reviews)

  • "Management isn't the best and there is a high turnover(in 4 reviews)

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  1. 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
  2. "Core analyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Core Laboratories

      Pros

      Science, interesting work environment, lots of freedom to plan out work schedule

      Cons

      Low pay, slow to promote

      Core Laboratories2017-08-11
    • "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
    • Helpful (5)

      "For Investment purposes only"

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      Former Employee - Lab Technician in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

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

      Pros

      Nice commute to work; overtime opportunites are fair

      Cons

      Advancement is strictly based on how friendly you are to management. Your work ability and experienced gained is irrelevant if you are not friends with the manager. This is proven by evaluating the management is certain areas and observing how little knowledge they have. Low pay

      Advice to Management

      Treat employees as you would like to be treated. Remember that they are adults just as you are. Be the change that the company needs.

      Core Laboratories2015-06-29
    • Helpful (2)

      "Terrible management. Below average pay."

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      Former Employee - Fluids Analyst in Aberdeen, Scotland
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Core Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

      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...

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      Advice to Management

      Prevent high staff turnover and retain the good lab staff by offering pay rises at a lab level. Senior management enjoy yearly bonuses exceeding the cost of entire departments whilst low paid, skilled workers have went 3 years without any merit increase. Many lab and office staff deserving of at least a raise in line with inflation, if not more for achieving incredible results during the oil downturn.

      Core Laboratories2017-04-14
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