We provide leading-edge products, services and software to the construction professional. Our commitment to innovation and customer excellence is matched only by our passion for growing and nurturing high-performing people—from the brightest graduates to the most experienced industry professionals.
How to Get Hired
We asked Hilti, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
What makes Hilti such a unique place to work is our high-performing and caring culture. It’s based on a combination of personal performance, teamwork and support. We’re challenging but nurturing, daring but trusting.
We look for candidates who show openness, humility, a desire to continuously improve and grow – both the business and their skills and abilities. The right candidate should be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset and a drive to succeed – someone who is looking for a career, not just a job, and enjoys working in a team-based environment.
At Hilti, we have team members who have been a part of our organization for more than 40 years. We want to work with people who have a desire to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and a strong desire to grow their careers in a performance- and caring-oriented organization.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Show us what they’re made of. We want people who’ll genuinely fit with our culture and thrive here. If a candidate is passionate about building a better future, we want to know about it. We’re looking for energy and excitement.
Show curiosity. We want team members with a thirst to learn, courage to challenge and desire to improve things, including themselves.
They should take time to find out about our company before applying or interviewing. There are dozens of ways to do this, including reaching out to current team members.
Understand our values. Our values of integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment are important to us; they’re the heart of our business. If a candidate identifies, they should let us know why and how.
We operate in an international environment, and candidates should show us they share a global mentality and enthusiasm to connect.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We hire all types of positions – from field roles to corporate and everything in between. Hilti is experiencing exceptional growth and actively seeking candidates regardless of age, ethnic background and specifically welcome women. We expect to hire 400-plus sales team members and leaders this year.
As we continue to grow beyond products into digital platforms, we will hire software sales consultants, developers, user-experience designers and eB2B experts.
The health and safety of our team members and customers is paramount at Hilti. With new regulations on jobsites, we are on the forefront of providing products to keep our customers safe. We will be hiring experts in these unique product lines to ensure we are providing the best and safest solutions to the end user.
We are always looking for candidates who are open to a cross functional career where they can grow broad and become well rounded business professionals.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Prospective candidates have dozens of ways to get more information.
We have an active on-campus presence so candidates can reach out to us in classes, competitions, and at college fairs. Candidates frequently talk to family or friends who work for or have worked with Hilti to get first-hand information.
Sites like Glassdoor have hundreds of current and former team member reviews about the company, interviewing, the work, the culture, and suggestions where we can improve.
Candidates can also get information and a feel for the company through social media like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Our career site, www.careers.us.hilti.com, is always up to date with company information, stories on our culture, giving-back activities and interview tips. Those interested can dig into what it’s like to work in any of our key functions, like sales, marketing, engineering and browse through careers in the US as well as globally.