Hilti USA

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Hilti USA Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 171 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Hilti USA CEO Cary Evert

Cary Evert

(30 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedule for an easy work life balance(in 14 reviews)

  • training, good culture, great feedback, great products, flexible(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • The idea of a work/life balance became something that only existed if all sales goals were met(in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management does not always communicate openly(in 11 reviews)

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    Good steady company to build a career

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGood sales organization with other opportunities. Flexible work schedule for an easy work life balance. Great product to sell. Good consultive customer centric sales approach.

    ConsLarge slow organization. A bit too slow in advancement for my taste. It can get boring if you don't love sales.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more creative.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best place for structured training

    Director (Former Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsTraining, market leading products, global culture

    ConsNot great for minorities, specially under current North American president. Promotions at executive level not based on performance in North America.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Fun Job but became very micro managed

    Account Manager I (Former Employee) Mission Viejo, CA

    ProsGood training. Quality products. Mobiltiy and education is the key to advancement.

    ConsToo much rediculous paperwork regarding future goals etc rather than tools to help sell product.

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    Low skilled managers and low morale

    Account Manager III (Former Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsMany products are considered high quality compared to competitors. They finally got rid of Ford Transits and now have option for truck and large vans as vehicle options. Tool repair turnaround is 5-6 days. Good after-market services on most products.

    ConsFor a sales company, Hilti has unusual management philosophies. The way salespeople are paid changes with the wind. Employees do not have a say on their targets. Targets and quotas magically appear with no qualitative or quantitative explanation or getting buy-in. You are told to just accept them and then they use them against you when you don’t achieve them. Senior management is arrogant and egotistical and never address the morale problem. Meetings and conference calls are quiet. Regional managers and sales people are frightened to speak up. It’s unnerving. What’s worse is that the division and regional managers I had knew very little about construction or Hilti products to be helpful to there salesmen. So me and my fellow salesmen just wondered around blindly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to basic on how to treat employees. Most employees have little respect for managers. Hilti has a potential to be a better company but the poor leaders that are in place will prevent the company from being a good place to work. I wish my former fellow employees the best.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too many politics

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood reputation in industry for quality of products

    ConsI was right out of college when I worked at Hitli and was fired after 8 months. I had a strange set up where I was hired without an opening so they had me help out in whatever territories had a need for some extra sales help. This meant I would be the one making cold calls and trying to bring in new customers while the main account manager did the customer service and managed large accounts. The person who I directly reported to wasn't really involved with my day to day activities because the territory I mainly worked in was managed by a different regional manager. On a day to day basis I reported to this regional sales manager who was thrilled with my work however he was new to the company and when the manager I reported to directly decided to let me go, he did not put up a fight for me. After bringing in several new accounts and busting my ass to prove myself, I was let go. I had countless positive emails about my performance which I kept and sent to HR. They simply told me they would be having a talk with the manager about the mixed feedback. The truth is the manager who I reported to on paper didn't like me because I am very professional and clean cut, he had told me one day that If I was to make it in this industry I was going to have to fit in better. Meaning fit the typical construction worker mold, good ole boy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is alot of favoritsm that goes on and this needs to be put under control.

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    Abominable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSeemed to be good money

    ConsToo much travel, not enough

    Advice to Senior Managementunnecessary to go back and forth to the office for an outside position

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Over all good company !!! Excellent Training, Pay is on the low side.

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat Training and Support. Good benefits.

    ConsManagers inflate what is possible to earn. Although the bonus programs do allow you to reach certain levels often times the ability to reach those levels that managment has set is unrealistic. To make the same each year you must grow your territry at least a minimum of 10% otherwise you can sell the same and make significantly less money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGoals that are unrealistic cuase sales people to be apathetic which fosters a cancerous culture. keep the goals attainable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good career starting point then exit

    Account Manager III (Current Employee) Odessa, MO

    ProsRecognized as a quality tool
    Values college degree
    Competition copies
    Training on products
    Tend to hire good people
    If your family doesn't mind moving, it can be an ok place to work.
    Good company for 2-3 years then go to a better company.

    ConsPay is very low
    Negative attitude of management.
    Management is incompetent and they poke fun at their subordinates. No direction and no help after basic training. Revolving door of managers.
    Quarterly changes to how people are paid causes a deep lack of trust.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHilti needs a complete replacement of division managers, general managers, and ceo. Morale of field salespeople will soar once competent managers are in place that appreciate Hilti and truly care about teamwork. Compared to other companies I have been with, this leadership is pathetic in how it treats people and poor in managing day to day operations. Stop changing territories so much. In my 4 years so far with Hilti, I have had 3 Regional Managers. Two of them knew nothing about Hilti, construction, or how to sell an expensive product. Move away from your laptops and lead. We will follow you if you start setting an example and give us reason to trust you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Company with a "Unique" Culture

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Tulsa, OK

    Pros-If you've been here 10+ years, you are tenured and have the ultimate job security.
    -Great place to pull some strings and get your son, daughter, brother, husband or wife employed, very family friendly.

    Cons- HQ consits of Okie locals who's been here all their lives and loves things the way they are, resistant to change.

    Advice to Senior Management-Promote based on merit and hard work, NOT on who they know or related to.
    --Having a fancy "SPIRIT SHERPA" does not do anything for the company, move away from management fads new-age leadership theories and be more visible and accessible.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great sales team, marketing still maturing

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsDirect sales force gives you great access to customers, great customer perception of company products, data-driven culture, strong corporate culture and pride

    ConsSenior management working on local strategy, strong influence from HQ in Europe

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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