Hilti Canada Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Generally a good, strong company with some issues at different management levels

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

    I have been working at Hilti Canada

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong Culture. Strong Values. Great work-life balance. Quite a bit of autonomy in doing your job. Most recommendations listened to and considered in decision making process.

    Cons

    Some degree of micro-managing in some areas. Management sometimes does not consider existing workload when assigning new tasks or timing of tasks and meetings. Salary and vacation time slightly below industry average. Takes too long to earn extra weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees about their concerns and workload before assigning large, time consuming tasks, Pay attention to employee survey results and reoccur year after year and address them.


  2. Why we leave the company

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

    I have been working at Hilti Canada

    Pros

    International company .. work versus personal life balance.

    Cons

    No Appreciation for the employees .. no transparency

    Advice to Management

    To be more honest and transparent ..
    To appreciate the employess


  3. A good company to work for that gives it's account managers tools to sell, but is caught up in reports and metrics

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

    I have been working at Hilti Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is constantly launching new/updated products and gives training to it's sales staff with extensive data to support it's initiatives. Great Benefits & Pension. Autonomy to do one's job.

    Cons

    Unreasonable growth expectations and underpayment to it's sales teams are major themes. Hilti expects double digit growth and forecasts are not transparent. Far too much time spent doing menial back-end tasks. Senior management act without consultation and don't fully think things through without considering negative consequences to it's sales force.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should consult more, ask more and pay competitively.


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  5. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Hilti Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Training good people and fun environment.

    Cons

    Distribution and menial tasks take too much of your day.

    Advice to Management

    eliminate a bun of the reporting and let the teams sell.


  6. Great People, products and sales support. Benefits are fantastic. The vehicles not so much.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AM3 in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - AM3 in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Hilti Canada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are given the tools and support to do your job. Benefits are fantastic. People can be good or bad as we are dealing with salesmen.

    Cons

    Aggressive targets can mean a reduction in pay even if you are exceeding previous years totals.The vehicles not so great. When years are harder integrity gets pitched out the window..

    Advice to Management

    Stop messing with comp plans.


  7. Strong brain washing culture, Best in class products, Big fluctuation of the salary.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Hilti Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong team work culture
    Best in class products
    Good management team

    Cons

    No room for promotion if not willing to relocate in weird cities.
    Base salary lower than competitors.
    Objectives sometimes irrealistic


  8. Waste of time

    Former Employee - Hilti Centre Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Hilti Centre Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Hilti Canada (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They will let your work overtime for no pay. The uniform is very fashionable

    Cons

    Poor Middle management. Poor working conditions. They require you to move

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring by volume and make strategic hires


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work... Could be a GREAT place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Hilti Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Strong Structure and Processes
    - Support functions are set up well
    - Exceptional benefits package

    Cons

    - Limited room for growth if unable to relocate
    - Pays below industry average
    - Ford Transit Connect is their vehicle of choice (not the correct choice)

    Advice to Management

    Create better opportunities for advancements in the local markets. We loose a lot of good talent because of limitations that should not exist.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Overall very positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hilti Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great product
    Great people
    Great culture

    Cons

    The territory is realigned often.
    Base Salary could be at least 10k higher easily.
    Bonus structure
    Weird rules for presidents club win

    Advice to Management

    Look into the cons above and do something


  11. Innovative best in class products, privately held manufacturer ...

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

    I have been working at Hilti Canada full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A world leader in power tools, anchoring, direct fastening and firestop. A direct sales focused organization with some opportunity to move up. Reasonably competitive compensation package.

    Cons

    Compensation package needs improvement (Hilti Canada has tougher promotion requirements when compared to Hilti in the US). Development process is somewhat structured but feedback is practically useless (if not irrelevant and somewhat misleading). Company is overly process oriented with micro management tendencies. Results oriented/customer engagement culture is becoming all encompassing at the expense of internal teamwork/cooperation/engagement. Clunky sales software for a sales oriented company. Company appears to prefer reinventing the wheel over acquiring outside experience.

    Advice to Management

    Manage by objectives and take the time to develop your leadership skills/competencies: Listening (the big one), Situational Leadership, Coaching, People Development ... results will follow.



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