Core Laboratories - If you have no other options, then this might be a good company to work for | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (6)

    "If you have no other options, then this might be a good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Core Lab employees get paid less and receive less benefits BUT, there is [SOME] increased job security at Core Lab vs. at operating companies within the oil and gas industry. Up to 4% company match with your 401k contributions.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for training/professional development. Very few opportunities for promotion within the company. Favoritism is the norm. Horrible location off 290 surrounded by strip clubs. No paid family or medical leave offered to employees. Merit raises discontinued indefinitely since 2014 due to poor market conditions. No cash bonuses. Health insurance benefits are not competitive with other companies. Culture...

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    Advice to Management

    It is time to restart merit raises in order to boost employee morale.

    Core Laboratories2017-03-28
  1. "A very wonderful experience"

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    Current Employee - Unemployed in Ashland, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very helpful and results are highly acceptable

    Cons

    Nothing bad no cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    Core Laboratories2018-05-01
  2. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Core Analyst I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy money if you do not have a degree

    Cons

    If you have a degree, do not waste your time here. There is not growth opportunity at all and they can fire you anytime of the oil does down.

    Advice to Management

    Management staff are very disorganized and will not teach you how to perform work correctly.

    Core Laboratories2019-08-07

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