Smith International

Smith International Reviews

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18 Reviews
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Smith International CEO Paal Kibsgaard
Paal Kibsgaard
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    Great company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)


    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.


    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 ManagementAdvice

    Older people are valuable.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Smith International Interviews

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    Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Smith International in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    first interview was general stuff. 2nd one was technical.

    Negotiation Details
    Salary was negotiable. they failed to address other stuff that they promised to do.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1937
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Smith International is anything but anonymous for oil and gas producers. The company, which was acquired by oil services titan Schlumberger in an $11 billion transaction in August 2010, makes premium drill bits, drilling fluids, and related products and, via its Smith Bits unit, offers drilling-related services. Prior to the 2010 acquisition its M-I unit sold fluids used to cool and lubricate drill bits and prevent pipes from clogging; it mined some of the barite and bentonite used to make drilling fluids. The Wilson business provided pipes and fittings, tools, and... More

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