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Hilti North America Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for with alignment with work/life balance (in 35 reviews)

  • Great products, excellent services, strong front-line team (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance less and less encourage even though they make you think otherwise (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. "Strong company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Human Resources"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    there is pressure to overwork yourself

    Advice to Management

    better communication between team members and management

  3. "Sr. Divisional Marketing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team members and overall, strong management. Strong, ongoing internal training. Multiple career paths available if you are mobile.

    From a product, R&D and marketing perspective, you would be hard pressed to find a stronger company than Hilti. For their respective industries, they are at the cutting edge of product development and clear go-to-market plans. Global R&D does a great job of linking with local engineers and marketing to develop the right product for the customer base. They sell a premium brand, but customers who buy for quality and value understand this.

    Highly respected in the commercial/industrial construction industries.

    Cons

    Base salaries are not typically as competitive as could be, especially if coming in from industry at something other than entry level. This may have changed with move of corporate NA HQ's to Plano, TX.

    If you are not mobile, you career growth path will be more challenging (if you desire to move up). They have established a clear path for growth within field sales, which allows team members to stay in field and advance in ranking, compensation and responsibility. This was a great move by mgmt several years ago. D

    epending on your role, can be a lot of travel at times.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, strongest company I have been with in my career. Much of this was due to good management. Continue to develop your people and try to adjust compensation models that remain competitive and retain talent.

    Realize that management turnover levels are getting higher due to the growing and progressive culture. This also drives subordinates often getting caught up in their turnover. This could be managed better so you don't lose developing talent as well.


  4. "Great company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, nice work environment, lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    No real cons at this moment


  5. "Fire Protection Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fire Protection Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fire Protection Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of Training in Technical and Marketing Approach. Vehicle. Work from home

    Cons

    Work piles up (heavy nights and weekends). Young Managers. A lot of interaction towards many different clients is expected daily


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Weak upper management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hilti North America full-time

    Pros

    Sales team is one of the best and has good camaraderie. Mid-management is also very good (Reguonal). Great people.

    Cons

    Upper Management is mainly hired from outside company without knowledge or understanding of history and culture. Division and Primarily General Managers are all about their own success at the peril of others.

    Advice to Management

    Start giving the recognition for success back to the team that earns the revenue. Might be too late to get the culture back to what it once was.


  7. "Account manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Give you everything to succeed

    Cons

    spent more time being an order taker

  8. "Account Manager I"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hilti offers great training, and i always felt I had someone who would help me continue with my development.

    Cons

    Forecasting for territories was not transparent, if you did very well one year it was likely your forecast for the next would be highly inflated and hard to hit.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hilti North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good product and name recognition

    Cons

    Too interested in mobility as opposed to merit. This puts a lot of the wrong people in important roles.

    Advice to Management

    Far from the company it once was. May be too late to get back what you have lost.


  10. "Hilti center rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    You are better off being hired as a AM2 then starting at the Hilti center.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your internally grown workers.


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