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    Former Employee - Bit Repairman Specialist/Laboratory Technician in Houston, TX
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    I worked at Smith International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience is great you get to learn a lot of things with Smith. Great benefits. 3 weeks vacation when you get hired on full time.

    Cons

    Somewhat low job security especially when the field is down. Low raise frequency. Management can be challenging sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Give Raises for Good work

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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Smith International (Houston, TX) in September 2015.

    Interview

    A 45 minute interview with 5 different Managers lasting technical, mostly STAR type interviews evaluating your ability to tackle design problems. Hiring Manager Allen was very sharp and the Director of Engineering was quite Knowledgeable.

    Interview Questions

    • Demonstrate an example from your last job to prove a problem solving skill that you have?   Answer Question
    • Some fundamental questions in Engineering like material properties and selection, manufacturing types etc;   Answer Question
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