Very Difficult Interview
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hilti USA in May 2010.
Interview Details – No one person can make a decision, inconstancy in what the company likes to show (who they are - goals, achievements, creed) vs management authority and actions. Lots of responsibility and zero authority.
Interview Question – What is your motivation for working here? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Hilti USA in January 2008.
Interview Details – Standard behavioral interviewing techniques:
1. Give me an example of a time that you worked with a difficult person?
2. Give me an example of a time that you lead a project?
3. Give me an example of a time that you achieved strong results?
1. Walk me through your resume.
2. Why work at Hilti?
Negotiation Details – You can negotiate salary to an extent.
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Hilti USA in October 2008.
Interview Details – Phone interview went well. 1:1 interview went well - very casual and comfortable attitude by the lone interviewer, but questions were appropriately challenging. Interviewer called back twice to schedule a ride-along to see what the job was like. When the date for the ride-along arrived, I still had no information as to what location to be at, who to contact, etc. Interviewer never returned my calls.
Very disappointed in the way I was dismissed by what seemed to be a quality company.
Interview Question – Tell me about a difficult situation you've had with a customer. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hilti USA.
Interview Details – Interview experience was very slow. If you want a job, be prepared to wait.
Interview Question – It was standard questions, no real suprises Answer Question
Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
Interviewed at Hilti USA
Interview Details – The interview was conducted with multiple people to gain different perspectives. Part of the interview consisted of acting out worst case client scenarios with interviewer as client. Full explanation of individual sales style and cycle. Interviewers were pleasant and relaxed in style. They are looking for fit into their corporate culture. Willingness to travel/reloacte is a must.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hilti USA.
Interview Details – Applied online, got a phone call a week later. Had a 30 min phone interview( forgot what the questions were since was a while back). Then met with RM of sales area. Had math test. Had a 3 hour long face to face which was formated according to the " Red Thread Manual". Google it to see if you find something. Asked questiona about previous sales experiences amd would have been good idea to bring evidence of sales achievements as he asked me why i had not, i told him that i couldnt since it may be unethical to bring him confidential documents containing sales figures to anothee employer. They may ask if "Red you find have ever been too tired to sell" to which you should always answer "Red never "Red no matter how unnatural you may find saying it. Will ask you to sell this pen. After this interview with hiring manager, you will have interview with division manager who will have a casual conversation with you but is seeing if you are the type of person they would invite to the proverbial "Hilti BBQ", in other words they want to see if you are a good cultural fit for the hilti culture.
Interview Question – Have you ever been to tired to sell? Always answer "NO" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Coulda shoulda...
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Hilti USA in March 2012.
Interview Details – Had a preliminary phone interview with basic personality questions. Was contacted again in a few weeks for another phone interview. did not receive position
The process took a day - interviewed at Hilti USA in March 2012.
Interview Details – The interview was through video conferencing with three interviewers. Interviewers were nice and polite. theywere curious to know whatresearch I had done on the company so far.
Interview Question – Walk me through your resume/background/why Hilti/future term plans etc. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hilti USA in March 2011.
Interview Details – The phone interview was more of a behavioral test than anything else. they ask questions like what would you do if a fellow employee did this etc. and as long as your answer isn't something where you cause a conflict then you pass.
the face to face interview was with me and 2 employees. asked about communication skills, asked me to define some engineering terms like "How would you describe a moment force?". They are usually impressed with any major event planning skills.
they will ask you if you are willing to relocate to their headquarters in Iowa or some mid-west state for a year or two to train, i think this is where i lost it. i lied and said I was willing to relocate, but i dont think i sold the lie very well (i was just going for a summer internship, i have no desire to be in the midwest).
they won't contact you for at least a month after the interview (they say 2 weeks, they lie). and if you didnt get the job you'll find out by email.
The process took 7 months - interviewed at Hilti USA in August 2011.
Interview Details – I first and foremost want to say that the interview process was unprofessional. Never have I been humiliated by an employer during the interview process in my life.I had, in total, 7 interviews, which included 2 in person, and they were for positions that I did not apply for. They made me go through months of telephone interviews and a personality assessment test. I finally landed a face to face interview in May which was held in one of their store warehouses that was not very clean. After my first one on one interview, I called the interviewer, a couple weeks later, to follow up and he flat out rejected me on the telephone and said he would make an offer to another guy. Then I noticed a different position, Construction laser specialist, a couple months later, which I applied for through The Ladders job search agency, not realizing it was Hilti I was applying for. A different HR rep called me up and had me come in to their NJ Headquarters to interview with two people this time, the interviewer from the first one on one interview and the new HR rep. It turns out the candidate they had rejected me for declined their offer and they wanted to re-interview me for that Field Engineer position. I was not interested in that position but in the interest of being employed, I was willing to accept and comply with their wishes. From my point of view, I wanted to present myself as a team player that was flexible to help contribute to the growth of the company. After a hour and a half interview, I felt as though the interview went well and was expecting for them not to reject me a second time. I followed up with the HR rep a couple of days later to find out when I could expect a decision. The next day the interviewer that rejected me in May, rejected me again in August through email citing the same reason: They found another candidate. This is totally unprofessional. I paid close to $200 in gas and tolls for both those interviews. I did not have to go through two interviws for jobs I did not want only to be rejected TWICE. I presented my qualifications for the job that I applied for, they pigeon-holed me into a job I didn't want and then rejected me for this position. This is a very unprofessional group of people that are not very candid with their candidates and do all kinds of probing, even asking questions that do not have anything to do with the technical merits of the job. They wasted my time and I do not recommend anyone trying to work for them. If they are playing politics with the candidate even before they get hired, than imagine the nonsense they would put you through if you do finally get hired. I felt like they were asking me so many questions only to discredit my past accomplishments and downplay the value I can bring to Hilti. In short, they are more concerned with finding something wrong with employees, rather than finding someone and creating an environment where one can become part of a team for positive contribution. I agree with some of the previous people who posted in this forum. Stay away from Hilti.
Interview Question – Name an experience in detail where you were in conflict with a teammate in your previous international experience. How did you resolve the conflict? Answer Question
Pros: “Great sales/product training. The company invests in their people and ensures they are properly trained. Combined with product education, the company helps the sales team with new and…” “Great sales/product training. The company invests in their people and ensures they are properly trained. Combined with product education, the company helps the sales team with new and improved sales techniques.” – Full Review
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