Hill Manufacturing

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Hill Manufacturing Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Best Job I Ever Had

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hill Manufacturing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As long as I met my goals, they let me manage my own territory and run it like my own business.
    They always paid commissions accurately and on time.
    Family business with a real family feel.
    They shipped the products quickly and customers were well satisfied.

    Cons

    The home office seemed more responsive to my needs than my direct manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the managers are fully engaged with the Reps!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great opportunity for those who are self starters

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

    I have been working at Hill Manufacturing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hill Manufacturing, like their competitors such as for example Momar and State (both of whom I've worked for and been a top performer) is a great specialty chemical manufacturer with a broad range of superior products, suitable for a myriad of industries. I find their lubricant line in particular to be exceptional in both variety offered and product quality, eclipsing the similar offerings of the aforementioned contenders. Unlike most specialty chemical manufacturers, Hill focuses on getting the rep up to speed as fast as possible and they offer a competitive draw package for peace of mind in the process. My manager has been extremely supportive as I experienced health issues throughout the past few months. The business atmosphere at Hill is relaxed and the support is exceptional. To put it bluntly if you can get your a$$ out of bed and enjoy meeting people, this is a great opportunity to make good money while gathering new friends in the process. For those of you who commented negatively, in my opinion you are either extremely lazy, or perhaps should not have been in sales in the first place.

    Cons

    None! Hill is a great company and has been ever since their founding in 1930. It is a great career opportunity for those of you who were born with the ability to sell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not Enough Time To Be Successful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at Hill Manufacturing full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good product, price flexibility, good commission structure and good training videos.

    Cons

    The company needs to tell sales reps upfront they will have only six weeks...that's right..six weeks to establish relationships and repeat business from customers. The amount you are expected to sell at the end of six weeks is unrealistic for a commodity item like Hills sells. This is a commodity sale. The customer does not perceive enough difference between brands to warrant making a change. It is a relationship sell, not a "buy or cry" cold call sell. It will be next to impossible to sell the amount Hills wants you to sell in six weeks especially since you will be using your own resources to prospect for customers to sell to. Then you will be let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the whole truth when hiring sales reps, not just part. Sales reps need to know before they get in the interview process how much you expect them to be selling within six weeks, and that they will be gone if they don't meet that amount. Let them know they need to sign a non-compete. Let them know it will be up to them to find prospects in their territory. Most experienced reps will walk when they understand these requirements. For those that decide to continue the process, you will not be wasting their time or yours with a six week turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked there for 4 years - learned a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Industrial Sales Representative

    I worked at Hill Manufacturing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned sales basics that helped me get a management job elsewhere.
    Liked the people i worked with.
    Good office support.
    Innovative products.

    Cons

    The first year takes a lot of work, but it paid off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Hill Manufacturing

    Pros

    Compensation is excellent. Support from management. Family owned business.

    Cons

    Must work everyday and have a nack for selling to industrial accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving the one on one support

    Recommends
  7.  

    terrific opportunity to have your "own" business and deal with great customers for great USA corp.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Hill Manufacturing

    Pros

    If u perform they leave u alone to prosper; closeness with many customers;friendly company; and company knows family & your health is first. Good support if u request.

    Cons

    Not all is great and sometime very few products don't work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good product quality!!

    Recommends
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Industrial Chemical Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Outside Industrial Chemical Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hill Manufacturing

    Pros

    This is outside sales- a work from home office position- the only good thing about this job!

    Cons

    There is no formal training- they give you a DVD to watch that only talks about a few of their products- they have hundreds of chemicals to sell. You are expected to sell at least $1000.00 a week the first week you start. Your salary of $500.00 a week is contingent on whether you sell that amount- you never know whether you are going to get paid or not. Every month your sales quota will go up $500.00. They allow no time to develop and grow accounts. Any sales professional knows that it takes time to nurture and develop relationships with your customers. Commission starts after you sell the required quota every month and there is no commission paid on the quota amount. None of this was disclosed during the interview process- just at hire when you had to sign a long, detailed contract to work for them. They initially tell you that you will recieve a weekly salary of $500.00 plus commission- which makes you think you will get commission on everything you sell- not true. They send you a load of chemicals to use for demos and gifts to give to customers when you first start- after that you have to purchase all of your products. You also have to send everything back to them upon leaving the company or they will charge you $600.00. It would take several hundred dollars or more to send back all of those heavy chemicals. I believe they just use people to test markets which doesn't speak much for the integrity of the organization. Stay away from this company unless you don't care about long term employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a formal training program- how about at the corporate office so you learn all about the organization. Invest some time and $ in the employees you hire so they fully understand the business and the products. Don't just send them out on the street to sell without the proper knowledge. Why would you want account execs representing your company in this manner? Doesn't speak well for your organization. Allow a reasonable learning curve so your sales reps can build those business relationships and change the career section on your website to say that you don't care about your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Hill let's me be my own boss! They have great products! I like calling on industrial customers.

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

    I have been working at Hill Manufacturing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My income is only limited by what I can produce. They have a great mix of industrial products which have great demonstrations to help you sell. High commissions. Monthly repeat sales to customers. No overnight travel. Job security if I produce. I did not have to have a technical background. They ship fast. They always pay commission on time

    Cons

    The burden is mostly on the Rep to learn the product line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change your commission structure!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company okay but expect a lot of you right away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at Hill Manufacturing

    Pros

    Solid Products and the ability to make your own schedule

    Cons

    too high expectaions for new rep, want sales made by dropping in on business but no appointments made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give reps a chance to prove what they can do before you cut them for not making 3 sales per day in their first 2 months

    Doesn't Recommend

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