Pay was ok, expect mandatory overtime, but don't expect a raise if you're not in a management position. I knew people who'd been there for 3 or 4 years without a pay raise or any prospect of promotion. Management actually kept their lips tight about certain "need to know" subjects pertaining to how certain things were done. Most of the managers seemed unhappy.
Lots of nicer folks doing the grunt work, which is what made working here for over a year bearable.
Getting let go without any real explanation, infraction, or review with zero warning is just one example of this place's negative corporate culture.
Core Analyst II (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – June 25, 2018
a normal day is relatively stress free. good colleagues, management could take a few tips out of a management course. very strong personalities at work, a lot of pointing the finder at the other person for mistakes made.
Core Lab is a good company to get started in your career
Core Analyst II (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – March 24, 2018
I learned a great deal about the oil and gas business however as with most employees there will be a time when your limited to training and other aspects that help you progress. Like other employees the time has come to begin the next step in furthering my career.
Inspector (Former Employee) – Ashland, KY – March 21, 2018
If you enjoy: your "safety officer" trying to get you to break safety violations Being forced to lie on all your paper work being told to half as your job working from 3am to 7pm then getting told you have to be back at 12 your safety officer pouring chemicals in the alley spending half your paycheck on gas and waiting 3 weeks to get paid back
I worked a a Inspector for about 3 months and i walked out because the company is a joke.
Working for Saybolt was both fun and enjoyable. Great schedule, great managers, opportunity to advance within.
I worked for Saybolt for nearly 5 years, and in that time, the company gave me some amazing opportunities. My latest achievement was I successfully launched an office in the Midwest region for the company. In 60 days, I generated revenue for the company, hired 4 team members, and promoted the brand by visiting customers (major oil companies - i.e., supply chain managers)
I was a supervisor with Saybolt, in the capacity of an operations scheduler/coordinator.
With the company I traveled to Europe for corporate training, of a new software the company was launching worldwide.
Excellent upper management and good management at some departments. Lack of direction and Micro-management which complicated decision out come for me personally . Great international cooperation as well as camaraderie. .
Working with professional and determine people will always be a good place to be.
Clinical Laboratory Assistant (Current Employee) – Delano, CA 93215 – January 12, 2018
My place of work is enjoyable specially people I work with and it is never ending learning process. Well salary increased is always an issue depending on maybe how management handle budget, but somehow on the later part of 2017 they did manage to increase a little and grateful enough to have it . Work environment were good, everybody are contributing something just to finish the work specially on stat , the hardest part in this job is having a short staff and being too busy, working with professional always end well and enjoyable, accepting the fact that we still have a job after all.
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) – Deer Park, TX – November 19, 2017
Poor management, no formal training on how to run labs, management not bringing changes to work place, lab equipment are obsolete. Came here with high expectation, but was disappointed with what is on ground. A good place to gain experience and move on to the next place.
This job was over 30 years ago, the Dallas location no longer exists. I have no idea what the company is currently like. I was a Technical Writer (1980–1981). Researched, wrote, illustrated, and edited operation and maintenance manuals for core analysis equipment, reservoir fluid analysis (laboratory) equipment and oilrig monitoring equipment. I was a Materials Coordinator/Planner (1978–1980). Compiled parts lists, verified content of engineering drawings; and managed computerized coding system for parts, assemblies, and supplies retained in company warehouse.
Core Analyst II (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – October 23, 2017
Minimal opportunities for advancement & low salaries. Great place to learn, but don't stay too long. Core Laboratories N.V. is one of the largest service providers of core and fluid analysis in the petroleum industry.