Hilti USA Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Updated Jul 24, 2014
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grand Rapids, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Hilti USA in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Lengthy, multiple steps, but unorganized.

    Interview Questions
    • Hilti is obsessed with employees relocating which I never understood. Talent is in each region yet Hilti wants to move everybody. Given their relo benefits, it's not financially possible for a husband and wife. If oyou want to see the USA, it's a great place to work but expect to pay a large portion of the expenses. Question, "Please explain your 3-5 year goals".   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate. It was a firm salary of mid $40s. They did exaggerate the bonus potential because most targets are unattainable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Strategic Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed 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
  3.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Hilti USA.

    Interview Details

    Too easy. Seemed as decision had already been made.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Manager III Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed 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
  6.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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
  7.  

    Account Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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
  8.  

    Fire Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Hilti USA in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was an internal interview. They will ask you questions regarding how you grew the business...what obstacles you overcame...etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Account Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Hilti USA in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Many steps but it exposes you to so many good people. You see the full support of team members helping each other and how the customers perceive Hilti. It was long but worth the time.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Positive. There wasn't much negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Inside Sales Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hilti USA in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Everyone makes the company sound amazing and the opportunity for advancement even better. The work is boring and takes no skill. You have to be a kiss-up if you want to advance.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation they asked salary requirement and it was given.. should have gone higher
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hilti USA in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had a very serious interest in this industry and company. I had 15 years in a related industry. I had more than I needed in relation to education and experience requirements listed in the job posting. I did my homework on the company, visited a few of their facilities and reached out to a few current employees. Both times I had a phone interview the interviewers called exactly one hour early. Apparently the concept of time zones evades this company. Interviewers were totally disengaged in the process and seemed to know little about the actual job we were discussing. There is no way I didn't deserve to at least get a face to face interview with a hiring manager. Very arrogant and elitist company in my opinion.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have project management experience?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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