- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Smiths Group full-time (more than 8 years)Pros
Good culture - strong focus on ethical behaviour.
Work/life balance is good.
Emphasis on development and training of staff, even though it's sometimes difficult to see.Cons
Benefits - health and 401k/retirement/pension - have gone downhill in recent years
Sometimes difficult to advance - there is some hiring from within, but the more senior positions tend to be from outside.
Bonuses only seem to be available to senior management, and base pay increases of anything more than 1-2% are rare.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Improve the review system. A 1-5 system doesn't make sense if 95% of people get a 3. Implement bonuses and/or raises at all levels tied to a combination of personal objectives and business performance.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
After applying to Smiths Power, a Smiths Groups company, I was contacted by the hiring manager to schedule an interview. Initially, the interview was scheduled for Skype, but he switched to phone. The second question he asked was when I got my degrees. Clearly, one of his priorities was determining my age. I sent him an e-mail after indicating I would have no further interest.Interview Questions
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- When did you get your degrees? Answer Question
Smiths Group, a global, diversified family of companies, can infuse you, seal you, detect you, connect you, and hose you. With operations in more than 50 countries, it has five main divisions: Smiths Medical (drug delivery and infusion devices), John Crane (seal, bearing, filtration, and rotating products), Smiths Detection (security sensors), Smiths Interconnect (electronic connector, microwave, and protection products), and Flex-Tek (HVAC and fluid management components). Key customers include hospitals, oil and gas and power generation companies (Chevron), government...