Hilti USA

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Hilti USA Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
186 Reviews
3.2
186 Reviews
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Hilti USA CEO Cary Evert
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have great work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • You are helping customers, selling great products, and making some money (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • The idea of a work/life balance became something that only existed if all sales goals were met (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management does not always communicate openly (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Hilti USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Promotions in customer service are very obtainable - as long as you're willing to relocate, as mentioned by other reviews. People are constantly being promoted out to the field from customer service. From other departments, the promotion rate is not as large. Overall, the company is very well organized and offers many benefits. They have great work-life balance. The CEO is a pleasure to work for.

    Cons

    For departments other than customer service, rewards are sometimes difficult to achieve for the rewards store. The compensation tends to swing back and forth year to year with constant changes to the bonus plan. The most challenging aspect of this company is that most career opportunities require relocation to anywhere in the US.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hilti - an excellent employer that rewards team members for hard work and results

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Hilti USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Transparent, consistent communication from upper management
    Management is visible and accessible; open door policy
    Diverse work force is a priority
    Team members given opportunity for annual feedback about satisfaction and many teams follow up with disciplined actions to improve low-scoring areas
    Culture of caring for team members; managers are encouraged to be flexible with regard to team members' personal needs
    Competitive benefits, including initiatives and support by Total Rewards to improve overall health of team members

    Cons

    Mobility for career growth at Hilti is a given. It is clearly expressed during the hiring process. That is a con to many people, but the vast majority know it up front. Team members may be encouraged about their career growth based on their expressed mobility at a given time. If their mobility changes, yes, that may limit them professionally within the company. That's a personal decision every individual must make.
    The Tulsa, OK headquarters location can be a limiting factor in attracting talent. It is also a challenge for team members who travel a great deal, due to lack of direct flights. The company is currently investing resources to integrate team members and their families new to Tulsa and make it a pleasant transition. (Don't fall for the "Friends" references to Tulsa. It's actually a beautiful city with much to offer, including a comparably low cost of living.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve consistency among team leaders/managers in application of policies and demonstration of the corporate culture so that "no team member is left behind"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    outstanding work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager Proshop in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager Proshop in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at Hilti USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    was a private owned Swiss based co. that actually encourages feedback from the team and customers alike truly a pleasure to work for; great for the self motivated individual good support system in place
    good vacation holiday benefits

    Cons

    compensation is a little weak and so was there new insurance pkg.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    while exceeding all sales goals and earning all awards assoc.of quarter regional multiple times to include
    multiple presidents club awards there did not seem to be any way to increase my base pay because in the end we all work to prosper

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    One of the Best Work Environments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Manager

    I have been working at Hilti USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great products and people. I wanted to work for a company with a product and culture I could be proud of and Hilti fit the bill. Hilti invests in people and relationships and takes the long term view in terms of business strategy.

    Cons

    Compensation was a challenge as Hilti did not adjust salaries adequately to account for cost of living on the West Coast. At times too process driven.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager III
    Former Employee - Account Manager III

    I worked at Hilti USA full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, good salaries and excellent products.

    Cons

    Management can make or break your career at Hilti, politics can be everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employee as well as the managers, there are two sides to EVERY story.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, good management, great place to move up quickly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Hilti USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, you constantly feel challenged. Very team oriented, entry-level salaries are competitive and if you can produce value to the company and hit sales targets, Hilti follows up with swift advancement within the company. In terms of benefits - this is also a company that stresses a focus on its employees. Even in an entry level position, vacation and sick days are very generous, especially when many companies these days give you none to start. I would definitely recommend working here to friends.

    Cons

    Sometimes tough to hit lofty sales targets. With the economy on rebound there is a huge push to hit higher targets, which although are not impossible, they are a reach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Professional company with outstanding training and long term goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hilti USA

    Pros

    Training, Product Innovation, Financially Stable, Established Globally

    Cons

    Slow to react to changes in market place. Product introduction can be slow at times but still introduce innovative products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Hilti USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture of concern for worker's lives.

    Cons

    Sales focused and push for goals can be excessive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate changes sooner and more thoroughly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A company that cares about its employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Hilti USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hilti is an effectively operated organization for having many locations and team members worldwide. Also, the leadership has a dedicated focus on corporate culture and talent development.

    Cons

    Change usually comes slowly, but this should be expected when working for a company that holds a high standard of excellence for its processes and business strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to have frequent employee reviews and development conversations. This type of personal attention makes Hilti a motivating place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working for Hilti was an excellent challenge and the culture there is innovation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager II in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Hilti USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The innovative technology.
    The ongoing training.
    The branding.
    The people.

    Cons

    Not being mobile could hurt your promotion chances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and take to heart their criticism. They are your voice to the customer and if they are not happy, your customers will not be happy with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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