Hilti USA Interview Questions

Updated Mar 18, 2015
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA (Oakland, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online on a job board. Sixteen days later, I was contacted by someone from their Talent team to conduct a basic phone screen. I was then invited to fill out an assessment. I was told to expect a follow-up within a week. Five days later, I was contacted by the hiring manager to schedule a phone interview for the following day. I was asked general sales process questions, and how to conduct a proper sales call. After completing the phone interview, I was invited to participate in a 1/2 Day ride-along with a current Account Manager in order to experience the job firsthand. This was completed nine days later. A few days later, I was contacted again by the hiring manager to schedule a face-to-face interview, which was completed the following week with the hiring manager and a Senior Account Manager. They asked me about my experience, ability to relocate and conducted a few role-play scenarios. They told me they would pass me along to meet with the Regional Manager. I was flown out to meet with the Regional Manager, along with 5 other District Managers ten days later. They split up in groups of three and conducted two separate interviews. After we finished, I was offered the position on the spot. I received the offer letter via email later that day.
    Overall, it was a long process. Once they started communicating with me, it went smoothly. Everybody followed up when they said they would, including some brief postponements. Everyone was also very pleasant, and open about expectations and the overall job responsibilities. There is room to negotiate the offer based on experience and how well you sell it.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever dealt with a conflict between yourself and a co-worker? If so, how did you resolve it?

      Who would you most like to meet in the world and why?

      If you started work tomorrow, what would you do first?
       
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA.

    Interview

    Company contacted my university's Marketing & Analytics professor. They managed to give a short talk on the company and the position. It encouraged me to apply for the position. I contacted the company person asking for her referral on my job application. I was contacted by the HR two days later job application and told me they would not be considering me since I need sponsorship in future. I was confused then. But soon after 1 week of HR call, i got an interview invitation from the same person who gave presentation on the company and available position. The Interview was was very long lasting for 45-60mins. There were two rounds of Phone Interview, one with the hiring manager and other with the director. Questions were based on my academic and real world projects. They tested my analytical thinking by asking me some marketing based questions. After two rounds, I got selected for the onsite interview where I managed to meet 4 different people from the senior executive team. This entire process was my first taste on an American soil, i enjoyed it.

    Interview Questions

    • I was never been a Marketing student but he gave questions based on market scenarios to test my ability to analyse.   Answer Question
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA.

    Interview

    Applied online, got call next day. Whole process took 2 or 3 weeks. First is the standard 20 minute phone HR interview, nothing complex, mostly questions about your resume, etc. Then a visit to a Hilti Center for a half day of in-person interviews. Nothing complex, they really want to find if you are a good "Hilti culture" fit, read up online about the company, values. Next you will spend a day "in the van" with an account manager to see if this is the kind of job you really want (jobsite visits are 95% of your working day) - your ride will evaluate you before you make it to the next stage. Another half day in-person interviews. Refresh your math skills (add 1 /34" and 5/16"), decimals.They will check references, education. Know the sales process and be prepared to recite it and give examples. A few logic situation question.

    Interview Questions

    • Could be some role playing to see you if you panic, logical or useless - sell me a pen, how do you react to irritated customers, etc. This is a sales environment. Nothing complex or out of the box. Read up on the company and have something intelligent to say or comment.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Try not to except their first offer and make a logical case why not - this is sales, uncovering objections and closing well is a desired and unique skill.

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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA.

    Interview

    Standard application process, I would say. A little bit slower than anticipated, though (approx 1 month from first contact to actual first interview date). It seemed to me that non-sales positions seem to take longer to fill than sales positions.

    Interview Questions

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    Account Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    I was referred to Hilti by a friend working in Houston. My experience consisted of 2 interviews at a Hilti location in Houston. A strong resume is needed to get a first interview. The entire process took only about 2 weeks. After hired, you will complete roughly 2 weeks of online training and then go to Tulsa for 3 weeks of hands on training. Hilti has a fantastic training department.

    Interview Questions

    • You will probably be asked to sell an item to the interviewer, such as a pen or stapler.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Hilti Has a pretty structured pay scale, but the is room for a little negotiation before your offer letter.

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Hilti USA (Tulsa, OK).

    Interview

    Great hiring process based on Red Threads which includes hiring, performance management and career progression. Behavioral questions along with CARDs

    Interview Questions

    • If you were the CEO what would you do differently?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Discussed location as well as equitable salary.

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA (Tulsa, OK).

    Interview

    Applied through campus. Inconsistent process. 2 interviews for me but more than 4 for some. First interview was on campus. Mainly just behavioral. Second would be a site visit where they try to impress you with their campus and the attendance of senior management. They gave a very impressive proposition of the company and have high expectations for GPA.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of behavioral questions. Very easy. Greatest strength   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Pay is competitive

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    Strategic Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA (Detroit, MI) in August 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was not as "drawn out" as some of the other people's experiences on glassdoor, but Hilti USA does not communicate clearly through this process. For instance, I spoke with a recruiter twice over the phone, a regional manager from a "neighboring" territory, and then interviewed with two other manager in Detroit, MI. Through this whole process, I found that no one communicated my salary requirements; this was evident by the two regional managers (who interviewed me) shocked facial expressions. Overall, I was offered the position, but I turned it down.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview started by describing my childhood and where I grew up. The discussion was "detailed" and lasted almost an hour. I have never had an interview focus on what type of housing that I grew up in (a tree farm). Very strange.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I felt that they would penalize me if I did not move all over the country to take their open positions.

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    Account Manager III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA (Chicago, IL) in April 2013.

    Interview

    It was a 4 step interview process. First a phone screen with the HR person. Second with the manager. Third with the divisional and some other managers. The last step of the interview process is a ride-a-long with an account manager.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were pretty straight forward and were mostly behavioral questions (i.e. tell me a time you had to work for someone that was difficult to work with).   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The company was a good company and fit for me. But I did not want to relocate at the time. It is a blue collar company, which means you start from the bottom (i.e. selling to construction people in the field). If that is for you, this is the right company for you. Overall it is a good company with good company values.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA.

    Interview

    The experiences are mixed. Some new sales people did van rides some did not. I had a new inexperienced manager and he didn't know how to interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There wasn't a negotiation period.

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