Smith International Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Field sales engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Smith International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not micromanaged. Salary. Has a 3 year fixed step program. See what career path you want to take.

    Cons

    Being on call every third weekend would be the only downfall about this job.

  2. Department Assistant II

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    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Smith International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loved my job worked with the planning deaprtment

    Cons

    LAID OFF No very happy about that....

    Advice to Management

    Do not get rid of people that really like there job just because of there age even thought you would say it has noting to do with that.

  3. Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Smith International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They really cared about their salary and hourly employees. Great benefits and compensation and the ability to learn more through education and training. Very community oriented through philanthropic means.

    Cons

    Upper management is not really regarded as useful once they hit 55 years of age. Certain senior management will not promote unless you are degreed from their alma mater.

    Advice to Management

    Older people are valuable.

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  5. Good company to start career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smith International full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Highly qualified colleagues, good working envelopment

    Cons

    benefit is not good enough compared to competitors

  6. Great Place to work at!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Place to work at!!

    Cons

    management sometimes ignores advice. Management should listen to workers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to advice

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    Current Employee - Bit Assembly in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Bit Assembly in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Producers of the best products in the field

    Cons

    it all about who you know rather than performance

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work...but the merger changed things a great deal.

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    Former Employee - (No Title) in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - (No Title) in Houston, TX

    I worked at Smith International

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Collaborative. Able to learn a great deal/hands on. Empowered to make decisions.

    Cons

    SLB merger created a great deal of change.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a fair and equitable review of the current Smith talent.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernal, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernal, UT

    I have been working at Smith International

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Expanding world market that allows employees the ability to work almost anywhere in the world. They offer company vehicles and competitive salary

    Cons

    never sure how the oil and gas market is going to hold up in a new economy and social pressure for alternative energy solutions

    Advice to Management

    I can only speak on my local management and just because the industry has traditionaly been a good ol' boy environment doenst mean that promotions should be based on friendship instead of merit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Smith International

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is the best place to work because of it's work environment, always looking into how to do things better. They treat their empolyee's with respect and show appriciation in form of bonus or profit sharing

    Cons

    There are not any downsides of working at smith international from my point of view. It is best company to work for

    Advice to Management

    I do not think there is any advice I could give to the management of Smith International. I would just say Well Guys!!!

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