Hilti USA
2.9 of 5 159 reviews
www.us.hilti.com Tulsa, OK 500 to 999 Employees

Hilti USA Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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2.9 159 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

Hilti USA CEO Cary Evert

Cary Evert

(23 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible work schedule for an easy work life balance"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Great Products that can pretty much sell themselves"
    in 21 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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Excellent Experience

Account Manager III (Former Employee)

I worked at Hilti USA full-time

ProsGreat culture, good salaries and excellent products.

ConsManagement can make or break your career at Hilti, politics can be everything.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employee as well as the managers, there are two sides to EVERY story.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, good management, great place to move up quickly

Inside Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I have been working at Hilti USA full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat company to work for, you constantly feel challenged. Very team oriented, entry-level salaries are competitive and if you can produce value to the company and hit sales targets, Hilti follows up with swift advancement within the company. In terms of benefits - this is also a company that stresses a focus on its employees. Even in an entry level position, vacation and sick days are very generous, especially when many companies these days give you none to start. I would definitely recommend working here to friends.

ConsSometimes tough to hit lofty sales targets. With the economy on rebound there is a huge push to hit higher targets, which although are not impossible, they are a reach.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you do!

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

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One of the Best Work Environments

Regional Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hilti USA full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat products and people. I wanted to work for a company with a product and culture I could be proud of and Hilti fit the bill. Hilti invests in people and relationships and takes the long term view in terms of business strategy.

ConsCompensation was a challenge as Hilti did not adjust salaries adequately to account for cost of living on the West Coast. At times too process driven.

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

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Horrible culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hilti USA full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood product and employees extensive training

ConsEver changing bonus structure, that never benefits it's employees

Advice to Senior ManagementPay hour employees what they are worth. Constant lies on what you can bonus and what the territory can do.

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

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Only good for a few people.

Corporate (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I have been working at Hilti USA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWork life balance. Flexible work schedule if in the field.

ConsHilti does not consider any past experience as relevant unless you come from a competitor.
You have to be a "YES" man/women to get promoted. If you get a manager's off list. your career will not move forward. That is why I am looking for another opportunity. If you are recruited from a top level MBA school do not believe anything that they tell you about moving forward. They say your promotions are based on performance, big lie, you can hit all of your targets and not get the promotion due to a subjective interview. Their PMP process is a huge joke.

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

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Solid company.....culture has changed though

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hilti USA full-time for more than 5 years

Prosprivately owned company that tries to take care of it's employees. Many resources to help you develop and move up.

ConsToo much emphasis on reporting, gets in the way of doing your job. What have you done for me lately attitude. Job insecurity.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees on the street. Leaders are "yes" men and don't take current conditions into consideration.

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

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Account Manager II (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Hilti USA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat product, good leadership, fair pay

ConsConstantly changing bonus plan, a lot of turnover

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

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Worked there 20 years, great company who invest in leadership training and development. The last 3 years not so much

Senior Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Hilti USA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe Culture, The People, The Opportunities, The products,

ConsToo many leaders moved too quick without results. No credibility. Sr Leaders lack of effective communication last few years.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with employees on their development and do not waste their time

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

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Solid Company & Great Products, But Pay Is Only Mediocre

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Hilti USA full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Great Product Portfolio
- Very Interesting Industry
- Work from home
- Industry Leader in R&D
- Met Some Great People

Cons- Arrogant Upper Management
- Selling Industry Leading Products for Less Than Stellar Wages
- Bureaucratic Work Environment
- Will Talk "Core Values" Only When It Benefits Them
- Some Employees Lack Integrity
- Ever-changing Compensation Plan

Advice to Senior ManagementYour account managers will be far more effective if you pay them a little bit more in base salary and variable compensation. You are selling industry leading products, pay your people accordingly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Professional company with outstanding training and long term goals

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hilti USA

ProsTraining, Product Innovation, Financially Stable, Established Globally

ConsSlow to react to changes in market place. Product introduction can be slow at times but still introduce innovative products

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

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