At Hilti, Inc., 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 898 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.28. It was published on Sep 7, 2018. 14036 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.

What They Do

We asked Hilti, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

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.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Plano, Texas, 75024 US Sites: 109
Major Locations: Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74146; Irving, Texas, 75063; Walnut Creek, California, 94597; Bethesda, Maryland, 20852 US Revenues: $1,045.1 million
Worldwide Revenues: $5,133 million Employees Worldwide: 26,757
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1941

Team members hang out in the open game room in our Plano office. Each office has Wi-Fi throughout and open spaces so that team members can collaborate, work and relax wherever they choose.

Perks and Programs

We asked Hilti, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Building a Better Future: At Hilti, our purpose is to passionately create enthusiastic customers and build a better future. We take our responsibility to build a better future seriously, and we strive to empower our team members to take actions to improve the communities where they live and work. We do this by offering each employee 16 hours on top of existing vacation time to volunteer in their communities, and we support and plan activities for teams and individuals to volunteer together. We also partner with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in the communities we serve. For team members who choose to contribute to United Way, we make it easy by allowing them to donate a percentage from their paychecks on a consistent basis.
  • Hilti Employee Engagement Team: The Hilti Employee Engagement Team (HEET) is a volunteer-led events team that arranges employee engagement activities and events throughout the year. HEET activities take place across nearly all Hilti offices in the US, ensuring team members have a consistent, positive experience as part of our diverse teams. In 2018, HEET organized more than 40 activities for team members to relax and build relationships. Events included family days at local aquariums and zoos, movie nights, sporting events, cook-outs, holiday parties and more. They also provided Hilti tickets and discounts so that employees could enjoy time with their own friends and family.
  • Own It! Groups: Our employee-led groups, Own It!, were formed to provide a safe environment for team members to share experiences and to drive diversity and inclusion initiatives. Each Own It! group has an executive sponsor – a member from our Executive Leadership Team – who attends every meeting, facilitates discussion, and takes feedback to other executives to further drive inclusive behavior. Each Own It! group is charged with planning engaging events, building local networks, exchanging thoughts and ideas and increasing understanding of inclusive behavior across the organization. Our goal is to have a self-sustained diversity and inclusion model where inclusion is intrinsic to our culture.
  • Industry-leading Training & Onboarding: Basic Training Seminar (BTS) is Hilti’s onboarding for team members, managers and senior management. BTS ensures that all team members receive the product, tool, application and sales training needed to succeed in their roles and confidently represent Hilti’s premium products. In 2018, BTS was extended to four weeks with a long weekend break in-between. Corporate team members joined in the first week. Kicking off orientation together builds comradery amongst all team members and solidifies our collective mission of passionately creating enthusiastic customers. BTS is more than just training – it’s also a team member’s first peek into our caring culture. All new team members strengthen their product and tool knowledge by contributing to build a Habitat for Humanity house.
  • Our Culture Journey: Each year, Hilti invests approximately 2 million dollars and 25,000 people hours to reinforcing the Hilti culture within North America. At Hilti, our caring and performance-oriented culture is a critical aspect of each team member’s personal and professional experience. We strive to inspire each team member to look beyond daily tasks and focus on their contribution to the bigger picture – upholding our core values, creating enthusiastic customers and building a better future. Each employee’s journey begins during orientation with “Our Cultural Journey (OCJ)” training, which includes education and team building activities that strengthen understanding of our mission and core values. Every year to 18 months, each team will take a “pit-stop,” guided by one of nine full-time Sherpas, who serve to build camaraderie and understanding within the group while also reinforcing commitment to our overarching culture.
  • Education & Student Loan Benefits: In the past decade, Hilti has increased our benefits offering with over 17 new programs in addition to more than 35 programs meant to assist team members at all stages of life and circumstance. The newest program in 2018 is the Student Loan Repayment Program, which allows us to financially support team members as they strive to pay off existing student loans. Enrolled team members will receive a $1,000 direct loan principle payment every year for up to five years, allowing them to pay off debts sooner and with less interest. In addition to our student loan program, we also support our team members as they continue their education. Team members can apply to receive up to $8,000 per year to pursue a degree or certificate to strengthen their knowledge in a subject relevant to their work.
  • Wellness Program: Encouraging wellness for our team members and their families is a critical piece of our caring culture. Our wellness program is offered with our health benefits and can save employees up to $150 per month just for participating. All aspects of the program are free and confidential for employees and family members, including annual health screenings, cancer screenings, health coaching and food plans. But, more importantly, the Wellness Program saves lives. Because of these services, we have seen a 50 percent decrease in employee medical claims like metabolic syndrome, proving that our workforce is healthier and happier. In fact, 94 percent of all those enrolled in Hilti medical coverage are also enrolled in our wellness plan.
  • Sabbaticals and family leave: Hilti’s caring culture places great importance on work-life balance, family and our team members’ diverse personal priorities. Based on team member feedback, we have expanded our work-life balance programs to include telecommuting, flexible schedules, job sharing and sabbaticals. Plus, our extended family leave policy allows for mothers, fathers and adopting parents to take more time with their families. Hilti’s family leave policy allows primary caregivers to take up to 12 weeks paid leave with an optional four weeks of unpaid leave, while secondary caregivers may take up to 3 weeks of paid leave with an optional nine weeks of unpaid leave. Sabbaticals allow eligible employees to take up to eight weeks of paid leave to use however they choose. Team members have used the program to travel, complete personal projects or relax.
  • Hilti Cares Week: Hilti Cares Week is a five-day volunteering extravaganza that encourages Hilti team members to make an impact in their communities by using their two free community service days. In April 2018, in just one week, 120 team members gave 620 hours to 15 non-profit organizations in the United States. Each non-profit was selected based on our desire to serve all populations, appeal to a variety of employee skill sets, and build awareness of ongoing opportunities in each community. This year, team members built homes with Habitat for Humanity, sorted produce at food pantries, served children at medical centers, cleaned and walked shelter animals, and delivered meals to seniors in their communities.
  • Hilti Internship Program: Each year, students from around the United States join Hilti for a summer of meaningful work meant to build upon their university studies. In 2018, we hosted 60 interns who were hired from postings, events and interviews at over 200 universities in North America. Students interning more than 50 miles from their university are given housing and relocation stipends, and those working in field positions are provided with a vehicle. Interns in all locations experience an engaging program with several workshops and panels, a one-on-one mentorship program, team activities, Executive Leadership Team introductions and ongoing scheduled developmental meetings. Our University Relations Managers are passionate about the success of our interns, and this summer, 85% of interns were offered full time roles. High-potential second year students can also get a Hilti sneak-peak at our Sophomore Experience Day at our North American Headquarters in Texas.


$48,658 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Hilti Store Representative $105,629 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Outside Sales Representative (Account Manager)
100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary90% Company-paid health coverage for employees
87% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 90% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $5,200 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$5,000 Student loan debt repayment
At Basic Training Seminar, members of our sales team receive industry-leading training about different product and service offerings.


29 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 19 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
8 weeks Paid sabbatical after 5 year(s) of employment 26 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
11 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (76% use it)
  • Telecommute option (67% use it)
  • Job sharing
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Onsite gym, coffee bar and barista, on-site cafeteria and snacks, napping pods, nursing rooms, wellness rooms with massage chairs, movie and gaming areas, foosball tables, adjustable (sitting or standing) desks with large work area, free parking (covered and uncovered), light-filled workspaces with large windows (team members sit next to windows, leadership on interior of office with glass doors).)


80 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
80 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
15 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*15 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
60 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer $516,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Carbon offset program
Yes Recycling program


  • Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 4 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Team Members volunteer to build a wheelchair ramp for a local non-profit. Each Hilti employee receives paid days to volunteer. Team members can choose to contribute on their own or as a team.


Hilti North America summer interns learn about our tools and services in the training center during their first week at Hilti. Each summer, we employ interns around the United States to do meaningful work across various departmets.

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?

We seek candidates who show openness, humility, an inclusive mindset and 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. They should be looking for a career, not just a job, and should thrive in a team-based environment. 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. Our high-performing and caring culture make Hilti a unique place to work. Our culture is based on a combination of personal performance, teamwork and support.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Show us what you’re made of. We want people who will embrace our performance-oriented and caring culture and who will 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. Take time to learn about us before applying or interviewing. We make learning easy with our careers website, social channels and online reviews. Understand and embrace our values. Integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment are important to us; they’re the heart of our business. If this resonates with a candidate, they should let us know why and how. We operate in an international environment, so candidates should also embrace a global mentality and enthusiasm to connect with others locally and around the world.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Hilti North America is experiencing exceptional growth due to the commitment and innovation of our team members. This growth is evident in openings across a variety of functions – including sales, technical and corporate roles. Most notably, we are expecting to hire many sales team members and leaders over the next 12 months. As we continue to grow beyond products into digital platforms, we will hire software sales consultants, developers, user-experience designers and eB2B experts. We are always looking for new team members who want to grow and are open to well-rounded, cross-functional careers. We hire and develop employees regardless of gender, age and ethnic background.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

The best place to start is at There, you’ll learn about our culture and commitment to our team members, customers and community. Use our Career Explorer tool to learn about personal development and get to know our Hilti team members. Interested candidates can easily apply on the site. We love to meet prospective team members at recruiting and networking events around the United States. Last year, we participated in over 100 in-person university activities, veteran and military events, and conferences supporting gender and ethnic diversity. The best way to learn about Hilti is by connecting with our employees. In 2018, we launched a new referral platform that allows employees to make a direct referral or share a link on their personal social networks. Candidates can also read authentic online reviews and join our conversations on a variety of social networks, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Glassdoor.

hiring Outlook

600 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 12% Job Growth
23 Average applicants per opening 32,750 Total job applicants
41% New hires by employee referrals 34% Openings filled by current employees
60 Recent graduates hired 9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
13% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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