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Smith International Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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  1. "Too corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smith International full-time

    Pros

    While working there the benefits were great, co-workers were great, great pay, and learn a lot if you like trial and error method.

    Cons

    Too corporate. Lots of stress and worry when the market is down. You become a number instead of a name, and work very long hours only to get a few hours of sleep to do it all again the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Learn who the names of the people who work for you. Just because you hold a different title, doesn't mean that everyone else is beneath you. Remember that the work that those people do for you are the reason a product is sold and creates profit. Be a mentor to the newcomers.


  2. "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

  3. "Tight knit culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Culture of innovation and teamwork with respect for PhDs and other experienced professionals

    Cons

    Career planning and mobility was limited until SLB bought the company


  4. "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


  5. "Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work and great people

    Cons

    The career ladder needs more attention


  6. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for

    Cons

    No cons the best company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  7. "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

  8. "owned by Schlumberger"

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    Current Employee - Field Inspector Level II in Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Field Inspector Level II in Odessa, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Smith International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were decent

    Cons

    Constant monitoring of everything, excessive paperwork for every little thing, hiring of unmodified individuals for management

    Advice to Management

    Promote qualified management from within instead of hiring people that are unqualified


  9. "PC Specialist II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and some good people

    Cons

    no room for growth or promotion


  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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