Smith International Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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  1. Good company to start career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smith International full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Highly qualified colleagues, good working envelopment

    Cons

    benefit is not good enough compared to competitors


  2. Great Place to work at!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Place to work at!!

    Cons

    management sometimes ignores advice. Management should listen to workers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to advice


  3. Over worked and under paid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bit Assembly in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Bit Assembly in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Producers of the best products in the field

    Cons

    it all about who you know rather than performance


  6. Helpful (1)

    Average

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - (No Title) in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - (No Title) in Houston, TX

    I worked at Smith International

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


  8. The greatest little/big service company out there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernal, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernal, UT

    I have been working at Smith International

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Expanding world market that allows employees the ability to work almost anywhere in the world. They offer company vehicles and competitive salary

    Cons

    never sure how the oil and gas market is going to hold up in a new economy and social pressure for alternative energy solutions

    Advice to Management

    I can only speak on my local management and just because the industry has traditionaly been a good ol' boy environment doenst mean that promotions should be based on friendship instead of merit


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Smith International

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is the best place to work because of it's work environment, always looking into how to do things better. They treat their empolyee's with respect and show appriciation in form of bonus or profit sharing

    Cons

    There are not any downsides of working at smith international from my point of view. It is best company to work for

    Advice to Management

    I do not think there is any advice I could give to the management of Smith International. I would just say Well Guys!!!


  11. Smith creates many opportunities for all of their employees in a lobal enviroment and a great company to grow with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing

    I have been working at Smith International

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    career opportunities, financial stability, global market opportunities, leader in our market

    Cons

    The company has gotten so big that sometimes we lack pro-active communication and silos in the organization that take away from the strategy One Smith

    Advice to Management

    Stay in tune with the field, employees and customers on what is expected for superior customer service to be a first class service company



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