Hilti USA

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Hilti USA Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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2.9 171 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Hilti USA CEO Cary Evert

Cary Evert

(30 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedule for an easy work life balance(in 14 reviews)

  • training, good culture, great feedback, great products, flexible(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • The idea of a work/life balance became something that only existed if all sales goals were met(in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management does not always communicate openly(in 11 reviews)

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    At first hot, then warm, then lukewarm...

    Account Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat innovative products, recognition in the industry, company car, helpful, great people, good work life balance if you make an effort. Easy access to all level of management. It is a listening company, customer's and employee's views are actually taken into consideration. Great education benefits

    ConsForever changing pay/bonus structure (even twice a year) every year, cookie cutter mentality, health insurance is TERRIBLE!!! Prepare yourself for a $5,000 deductible. Middle management has no idea what they are doing except filling out useless forms and attending 16 meetings a day which lead nowhere, with little or no input or benefit into the life and career of the field staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove the HQ to a civilized place - NOT Tulsa!!! If you moved the HQ to either the east or west coast, you would have a flood of quality people fighting to be there. Anyone who goes there (from a big city) - after 1 or 2 years, is never heard of again. Start paying much, much more attention to the morale of your employees before you get so hung up on unrealistic numbers and then having to revise them when you sense little more than half star reviews from your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prostraining, good culture, great feedback, great products, flexible

    Consthe compensation and capped commission is poor

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    Best in class with mediocre compensation

    Regional Key Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsHilti takes the extra steps to be the "best at" in whatever they do. Good benefits, decent 401k, company car (if you’re ok driving a rolling advertisement), exceptional onboard training and continuous field sales training, and strong core values. Because of their best in class consultative sales training and their commitment to continually develop and hone their sales force’s skills, Hilti is a great company to start your career, gain experience and use as springboard to find a company that will pay much better!

    ConsCompensation is poor, difficult to advance if you're unwilling to relocate,and they have a bonus structure cap. They are so process driven that with the tools provided they have truly become "big brother" to their direct sales force. For this reason they achieve very consistent year over year growth but these processes have made their employees feel replaceable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more risks, remove the bonus restrictions because it only holds your top performers back and has made a "sheep like" environment for your biggest investment and asset, your direct sales force. Pay your successful tenured AM's, PM's, and FE's the compensation they deserve or they will continue to leave at the peak of their careers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company bugged down by tracking system

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company with lots of good and capable people
    Great training for new employees
    Great support among team members
    Still some great managers around if you are lucky enough to work for one

    ConsYes-man management directly linked to EMT.
    Tracking system and reporting requirement with an ineffective tool.
    Redundant and counter productive tasks on a regular basis.
    Frequent changes in personnel (especially management), tracking systems, reporting requirement, performance evaluation process, and bonus structure cause team members to lose focus.
    Rigid operation approach and not flexible. Such attitude discourage team members from being creative and think outside the box.
    A stubborn company that reacts to market trend and demand very slowly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn my worthless opinion, the company now is heavily process driven with little flexibility to engage employees, and the result is yes-man rises and the rest simply complies. Changes are inevitable and required to propel a company forward, but frequent changes requiring counter productive activities are like taking one step forward two steps back. Instead of customer engagement, perhaps it's time for "employee engagement".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid Company & Great Products, But Pay Is Only Mediocre

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros- Great Product Portfolio
    - Very Interesting Industry
    - Work from home
    - Industry Leader in R&D
    - Met Some Great People

    Cons- Arrogant Upper Management
    - Selling Industry Leading Products for Less Than Stellar Wages
    - Bureaucratic Work Environment
    - Will Talk "Core Values" Only When It Benefits Them
    - Some Employees Lack Integrity
    - Ever-changing Compensation Plan

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour account managers will be far more effective if you pay them a little bit more in base salary and variable compensation. You are selling industry leading products, pay your people accordingly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cool company but got laid off....

    Account Manager Proshop (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsAwesome products. Some of the best sales training in the world. Stable company. The company is privately owned so they will do what it takes to make the company succeed. There are no stock holders to answer to.

    ConsGoals are somewhat unrealistic. Must be able to relocate. Stressful. The Account manager 1 position is tough because it is basically inside sales/retail.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on marketing. The brand is awesome.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Hilti @ Home Depot

    Pro Shop Manager (Former Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsProvide extensive training including 3 weeks in Tulsa. Management is generally supportive.

    ConsToo many meetings. Did not understand the Home Depot market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice Company.. But

    Finance Analyst (Current Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsThey really stress their culture and beliefs. Generally a happy work place. Have competitive benefits for all full time employees.

    Cons- Compensation is below market value
    -Delayed advancement opportunities
    -Too much emphasize on sales is causing a neglect in other facets

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good steady company to build a career

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGood sales organization with other opportunities. Flexible work schedule for an easy work life balance. Great product to sell. Good consultive customer centric sales approach.

    ConsLarge slow organization. A bit too slow in advancement for my taste. It can get boring if you don't love sales.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more creative.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Over all good company !!! Excellent Training, Pay is on the low side.

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat Training and Support. Good benefits.

    ConsManagers inflate what is possible to earn. Although the bonus programs do allow you to reach certain levels often times the ability to reach those levels that managment has set is unrealistic. To make the same each year you must grow your territry at least a minimum of 10% otherwise you can sell the same and make significantly less money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGoals that are unrealistic cuase sales people to be apathetic which fosters a cancerous culture. keep the goals attainable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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