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Hilti USA Interview Questions

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Updated Jul 24, 2014
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  1.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Account Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Hilti Has a pretty structured pay scale, but the is room for a little negotiation before your offer letter.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Hilti USA.

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Discussed location as well as equitable salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA.

    Interview Details

    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   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Pay is competitive
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Hilti USA.

    Interview Details

    Hilti has been struggling lately and the interview process shows that internal disintegration. They have unclear definitions of positions and opportunities for growth seem to be evaporating as they regroup to address the mistakes they have made sticking to the fastener and hammer market. The interviewer was very unclear on job duties and at the time the direct report structure was unknown. It gives you an uneasy feeling as it may be a non permanent position. I declined a second interview and accepted one at a slightly large company with better opportunities closer to my area.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to assume other job responsibilities (without the extra pay) if we need to reform the market?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The company seems to be in the same stagnant position all power tool mfg's are in. The economy is in creep mode, the opportunity for huge market share has passed and the pricing pressures continue to force companies to diversify or compromise their channel strategies to shore up the bottom line.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Strategic Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Account Manager III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    There wasn't a negotiation period.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hilti USA.

    Interview Details

    My move to this position came from the base market to the upper market. I had a series of three interviews. The first and second interviews were with two managers from the market to ask general interview questions about my work experience, obstacles/triumphs, my plan for the territory and my expectations. The third interview was a power-point presentation to upper management chronicling my experience/successes with the company thus far.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really unexpected these days, but certainly one of the most important: Tell me about a time when a customer was not satisfied and how you resolved the situation.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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