I worked at Smiths Group full-time (More than 3 years)
Opportunity for global experience. Some divisions offer small business experience within a large business. Best of both worlds. Great colleagues for the most part. Very ethical company.
Sometimes UK corp HQ is out of touch with what's needed at foreign sites. Systems integration are lacking.
Advice to Management
"HQ knows best" is not a good philosophy with a portfolio-style holding company.
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Smiths Group (Stuart, FL) in May 2017.
Internal recruiter contacted, phone screen with hr, panel interview in person with hiring mgr, BD, HR took two hours, drove back to central Florida area. Contacted two weeks afterwards passed on my candidacy.