I worked at Smith International full-time (More than a year)
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.
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
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Smith International (Houston, TX) in September 2015.
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.
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