Smith International

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Smith International Reviews in Houston, TX

16 Reviews
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Smith International CEO Paal Kibsgaard
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  1.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Smith International full-time for more than 8 years

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work at!!

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Place to work at!!

    Cons

    management sometimes ignores advice. Management should listen to workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Over worked and under paid

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities for overtime. This is a good place for a starter in the oil field

    Cons

    Promotions are based on who you know rather than your knowledge and what you can bring to the table. Raises are a set amount for every individual so work ethic is irrelevant. Whether you learn new things or just do the bare minimum, everybody gets the same raise every six months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your work force and reward employees who go above and beyond the requirements. As things stand, there is no incentive for anyone to do better than the next guy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Current Employee - Bit Assembly  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Bit Assembly in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International

    Pros

    Producers of the best products in the field

    Cons

    it all about who you know rather than performance

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International

    Pros

    International exposure, reputation of the company

    Cons

    benefits offered are not good

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work...but the merger changed things a great deal.

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    Former Employee - (No Title)  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - (No Title) in Houston, TX

    I worked at Smith International

    Pros

    Collaborative. Able to learn a great deal/hands on. Empowered to make decisions.

    Cons

    SLB merger created a great deal of change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a fair and equitable review of the current Smith talent.

    Recommends
  8.  

    The greatest little/big service company out there

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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