Smith International
3.8 of 5 16 reviews Houston, TX 5000+ Employees
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Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$5 to $10 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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Smith International CEO Paal Kibsgaard

Paal Kibsgaard


Great company to work for.

 Former Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX

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. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Houston, TX Jul 2010 – Reviewed Feb 1, 2012

Interview Details – first interview was general stuff. 2nd one was technical.Full Interview

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