Smith International Reviews

Updated May 30, 2015
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  1. Accounting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smith International

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for

    Cons

    No cons the best company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smith International full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company was awesome, really treated the employees top notch. Benefits were some of the best in O&G. The retirement was awesome. Work environment was good and everyone worked together well.

    Cons

    There were some organizational issues with management. Not so much managements fault but when you hire upper level positions based on a degree and they have no experience in the field it makes it tough for them and the employees to work with. summer training doesn't make up for years experience dealing with customers and technical issues. The smarter Engineers that should of been in these positions stayed in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take years of service for granted. someone who has spent years with the company has the companies best interest at hand.


  3. They cared about my goals and helped me achieve many of them.

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Bridgeport, TX
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Bridgeport, TX

    I have been working at Smith International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The sent me to many training classes and I felt that I was part of the "team" and that I was being mentored for a management position.

    Cons

    Too many changes with upper management. Smith International was purchased by Schlumberger during my time with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to listen to your direct reports on their goals and what direction they would like to take their career.


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  5. The greatest little/big service company out there

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Respect and return business from customers because of flexibility allowed by company and customer service focus. All companies state people to be their most valuable assets, only Smith appears to actually recognize this.

    Cons

    Poor technical support for NAM based international operators. Smith need to place knowledgable people in the product lines offerings to support these customers.

    Advice to Management

    Place technical people to support customers. Continue to work on product development to keep our competitors from catching up or surpassing. All in all, great job.


  6. Smith creates many opportunities for all of their employees in a lobal enviroment and a great company to grow with

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    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing

    I have been working at Smith International

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    career opportunities, financial stability, global market opportunities, leader in our market

    Cons

    The company has gotten so big that sometimes we lack pro-active communication and silos in the organization that take away from the strategy One Smith

    Advice to Management

    Stay in tune with the field, employees and customers on what is expected for superior customer service to be a first class service company


  7. Schlumberger merger

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    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative

    I have been working at Smith International

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love working for Smith. It is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    You need to be able to adapt to change readily as the environment is constantly changing,

    Advice to Management

    In the oil field industry there is a lot of the good ole boy mentality, I still see alot of that going on. Promotions are made based on who you know a lot of times when qualified people are waiting on the side lines to be promoted.



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