Smith International

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Smith International Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
19 Reviews
3.7
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    The greatest little/big service company out there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Smith International

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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

    I have been working at Smith International

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fine

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smith International

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    long hours and big work load

  7.  

    a good experience

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

    I have been working at Smith International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good environment and team to work with

    Cons

    no clear path or plan for development to proceed to higher posts in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human resource needs to be given value at all levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    good experience to learn from and to acquire the benefits out of it and avoid any negative aspects for next jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)

    I have been working at Smith International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good environment and team to work with. good understanding for personalities and any upcoming emergencies

    Cons

    no clear path or plan for development to proceed to higher posts in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please create a clear and a solid path anf form of development in the company in a fair way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    a good experience as an average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer II in Tunis (Tunisia)
    Current Employee - Field Engineer II in Tunis (Tunisia)

    I have been working at Smith International

    Pros

    the most important thing is reputation and experience

    Cons

    the worst thing in smith international is salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be improved especially for promotion and salary

  10.  

    Schlumberger merger

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

    I have been working at Smith International

    Pros

    I love working for Smith. It is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    You need to be able to adapt to change readily as the environment is constantly changing,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the oil field industry there is a lot of the good ole boy mentality, I still see alot of that going on. Promotions are made based on who you know a lot of times when qualified people are waiting on the side lines to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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