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Smith International Houston Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Former Employee Review"

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    Former Employee - Bit Repairman Specialist/Laboratory Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Bit Repairman Specialist/Laboratory Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  2. "Not what it used to be."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Smith International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good employees to work with.

    Cons

    Management more worried about the shareholders than the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people.

  3. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    contract is the way to go with all the lay offs

    Cons

    management is so understanding in my department

    Advice to Management

    none at this time


  4. "Department Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Department Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for the company.

    Cons

    I really did not like it when the company was bought out by another company

    Advice to Management

    Keep the employees that really like there jobs and get rid of the ones that don't. Listen to the employee you will notice the ones that don't like there job.


  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smith was a large company that had a small company feel to it. The employees and managers were all very nice on the whole.

    Cons

    After acquiring WH Energy, Smith International lost a lot of the small company feel that made it seem like a special place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Would have been better to not have tried to grow too big, too fast. Aside from that Smith International was a well ran company.


  6. "Field Engineer, Smith Services"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smith International (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fantastic Work Environment
    - Incredible Group of People
    - Truly a "People" company

    Cons

    - Behind the curve on developed QMS prior to merge
    - Challenged by some of SLB policies post-merge

    Advice to Management

    Maintain commitment on personnel. This well pay dividends.


  7. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Smith International (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    very nice company, I like it

    Cons

    it all good for me

  8. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative III in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative III in Houston, TX

    I worked at Smith International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    continues learning a lot of training

    Cons

    no cons for me for this company


  9. "Department Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Department Assistant II in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Department Assistant II in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smith International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the job I did working with the planning department

    Cons

    Getting Laid Off when I really liked my job

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees that like there jobs


  10. "Field sales engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not micromanaged. Salary. Has a 3 year fixed step program. See what career path you want to take.

    Cons

    Being on call every third weekend would be the only downfall about this job.


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