Smith International

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19 Reviews
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Smith International CEO Paal Kibsgaard
Paal Kibsgaard
2 Ratings

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)


    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.


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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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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    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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