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Hilti North America Los Angeles Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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Pros
  • With everything from family leave and time off to flexible work arrangements, the company provides a opportunity to create your own work life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Great products, excellent services, strong front-line team (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • Some positions require a lot of travel so work life balance can be difficult for some (in 16 reviews)

  • Not as competitive bonus structure compared to large sales companies (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Representative Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Sales Representative Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hilti North America as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, laid back work environment

    Cons

    Not enough workload, but besides that all good

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more to work with


  2. Helpful (2)

    "ACCOUNT MANAGER"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hilti North America full-time

    Pros

    Job is pretty easy. Great Benefits. A lot of time off. Consistently learning, always interesting. Good education incentive. I am happy with my pay. Problem solving.

    Cons

    Customers are usually rushed due to a lack of planning and get be stressed out, thus taking it out on you. They keep hiring people from the outside and paying them more, than people who have been with the company for longer. And to add salt to the wound, the new hires have a smaller sales goal...where does that add up? Sometimes unrealistic sales goals. No PPO option

    Advice to Management

    Any outside AM hire should start off as an AM2 or 3. You may lose qualified canidates, but youll build loyalty from those whose start at the bottom. Not to mention internal canidates know the product/procedures. Also you consistently say that we as a company we should grow at 15% to prior year...then why are goals increasing 30-40% it makes no sense.

  3. "Strong company"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Takes care of employees
    Opportunity to promote
    Teamwork is encouraged
    Opportunity to learn new skills
    Highly innovative, cutting edge products

    Cons

    Internal processes can slow down productivity. Increase the number of opportunities for the field sales team to interact with the Marketing team.

    Advice to Management

    Make processes more efficient


  4. "Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good training, flexible schedule, ok salary

    Cons

    Some questionable promotions to management. Can be inflexible


  5. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hilti North America (More than 5 years)

    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.


  6. "A company that cares about its employees"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. "Cool company but got laid off...."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager Proshop in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager Proshop in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.

  8. "Care about employees, friendly co-workers, fair pay"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager III in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager III in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  9. "Great people with amazing products. Brand image brings instant credibility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  10. "Fun Job but became very micro managed"

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

    I worked at Hilti North America 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.


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