Hilti USA Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Hilti USA CEO Cary Evert
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Pros
  • They have great work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • You are helping customers, selling great products, and making some money (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • The idea of a work/life balance became something that only existed if all sales goals were met (in 9 reviews)

  • Conversely, several middle and upper management recruits have entered existing business units with little or no related industry experience (in 13 reviews)

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  1. A company that cares about its employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Hilti USA full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Hilti is an effectively operated organization for having many locations and team members worldwide. Also, the leadership has a dedicated focus on corporate culture and talent development.

    Cons

    Change usually comes slowly, but this should be expected when working for a company that holds a high standard of excellence for its processes and business strategies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have frequent employee reviews and development conversations. This type of personal attention makes Hilti a motivating place.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Everyone trying to out-tool one another-- mgmt, that is.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Hilti USA (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Hilti has great a name and puts a lot of money in R&D.

    Cons

    mgmt lies and it's a cult.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to be Hilti zombies.


  3. Cool company but got laid off....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager Proshop in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager Proshop in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Hilti USA full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome products. Some of the best sales training in the world. Stable company. The company is privately owned so they will do what it takes to make the company succeed. There are no stock holders to answer to.

    Cons

    Goals are somewhat unrealistic. Must be able to relocate. Stressful. The Account manager 1 position is tough because it is basically inside sales/retail.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on marketing. The brand is awesome.


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  5. Care about employees, friendly co-workers, fair pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager III in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager III in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hilti USA full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    awesome co-workers, flexibility, autonomy, there is a very good culture at the company and a spirit of team work. they are good about promoting you if you are good at what you do. many people will change positions every 1.5-3 years.

    Cons

    possible to be lost in terms how to execute and in what ways, but you have resources at your disposal.

    Advice to Management

    make it easier to get bonuses


  6. Great people with amazing products. Brand image brings instant credibility

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    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 improved sales techniques.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market average. Mid level high performers should have higher base salaries to allow for more business development. There is a high turnover in management which inconsistencies in local direction.

    Advice to Management

    Increase flexibility in salary negotiation for senior level account managers to increase retention


  7. Fun Job but became very micro managed

    Former Employee - Account Manager I in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager I in Mission Viejo, CA

    I worked at Hilti USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  8. Dont stay in same role for more than 3 years. Take first opportunity at promotion otherwise you will get "blacklisted".

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager Proshop in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager Proshop in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training,reputation,some colleagues are true friends

    Cons

    MANY LA area Commercial side account managers are pretentious at WAVE (yearly kick-off) meetings. Good Ol' Boys club atmosphere. Tendency to hire from outside for commercial AM's, who many times fail, rather than from the talented pool of inside sales people, driving these talented individuals to flourish in other organizations who saw the potential in them.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great company with some challenges.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hilti USA

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training, flexible schedule, company car, laptop, phone.
    Fun and fast paced work environment
    Many opportunities for advancement if you like to relocate.
    International company
    Competitive salary if properly negioated
    Tuition reimbursment

    Cons

    Usually required to move in order to advance along the organization
    Ever changing initiatives and pay plan
    Managment changes every 12-24 months

    Advice to Management

    High levels of attrition are a direct reflection of managment. It is important to ask why this is happening and anaylze how to improve the scenario


  10. Helpful (1)

    Hilti lost its Culture and Core Values

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hilti USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many companies will hire you because of the training hilti provides.
    o.k. benefits if just graduated from college

    Cons

    Underpaid
    Too many tasks and not much direction
    They hired MBA graduates that have no people skills and sales skills.
    Newer management have never spend time in the field or dont have experience in sales.
    No Opportunities for growth.
    Very small amount of diversity, mostly caucasian about 95%..

    Advice to Management

    Hilti was a great company to work for, too bad the recent changes in management have made the work environment not suitable for hard working individuals that would give their personal lives time to go the extra mile for hilti.



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