Hilti USA Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Excellent Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager III
    Former Employee - Account Manager III

    I worked at Hilti USA full-time

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good salaries and excellent products.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employee as well as the managers, there are two sides to EVERY story.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Tulsa, OK

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

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 Management

    Keep on doing what you do!

  3. Helpful (1)

    One of the Best Work Environments

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

    I have been working at Hilti USA full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Compensation 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.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Horrible culture

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

    I have been working at Hilti USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good product and employees extensive training

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Pay hour employees what they are worth. Constant lies on what you can bonus and what the territory can do.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Solid company.....culture has changed though

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  7. Helpful (2)

    Only good for a few people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Corporate in Tulsa, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hilti 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.

  8. Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager II in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great product, good leadership, fair pay

    Cons

    Constantly changing bonus plan, a lot of turnover

  9. Helpful (2)

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

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

    I worked at Hilti USA full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees on their development and do not waste their time

  10. Professional company with outstanding training and long term goals

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

    I worked at Hilti USA

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

    Pros

    Training, Product Innovation, Financially Stable, Established Globally

    Cons

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

  11. Solid Company & Great Products, But Pay Is Only Mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hilti USA full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

    Your 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.

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