At Hilti, Inc., 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1456 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.47. It was published on Sep 11, 2017. 10327 Visitors

What Employees Say

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

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: 104
Major Locations: Plano, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Irving, Texas; Walnut Creek, California; Bethesda, Maryland US Employees: 2,717
Employees Worldwide: 25,733 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1941

World of Concrete Sucess

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.

  • B.T.S: Basic Training Seminar, is Hilti’s 3-week intensive Product, Tool, Application, and Sales Training that all customer-facing team members (i.e., Account Managers, Field Engineers, Fire Protection Specialists, Hilti Center Representatives, Customer Service Representatives, Inside Sales Representatives), Management, and Senior Management team members must complete as part of their onboarding with Hilti. Many corporate team members also participate in this 3-week training, however, a condensed, 1-week training is also offered. Regardless of their function, department, or role within the organization, all Hilti team members are requested to complete BTS as part of the onboarding process.
  • Hilti RED: Hilti RED is an updated online Rewards and Recognition system. Points are gained by team members rewarding their coworkers. Team members can access the Hilti Red Platform anywhere at work or home, on their computer, tablet or smart phone. There is a "limitless catolog" of prizes to choose from which include: Hilti tools, electronics, jewlery, watches, appliances and much more! On top of that there is more visibility for both peers and management to see the recognition through visibility of the social media aspect of the platform.
  • Hilti H.E.E.E.T: Hilti HEEET is a team member-led events committee that arranges various events throughout the year. HEEET strives to provide consistency between events across the offices in the US, so that team members experience the same culture wherever they sit. The team's execute this by having the same type of themed events around the same time period, such as sporting events, cookouts, family picnics, and more.
  • Our Culture Journey: At Hilti, culture plays a critical role in motivating team members and inspiring them to look beyond the routine tasks of their every-day jobs, and to focus on the ‘bigger picture’ of what Hilti, as a company and as global citizens, strive to accomplish. The company's culture focuses on living out the core values, creating enthusiastic customers, and building a better future! Globally, Hilti invests 25 Million dollars each year on OCJ (Our Culture Journey) team camps and culture-activities. Approximately 2 Million dollars and 25,000 people hours are invested in reinforcing the Hilti culture within North America.
  • Developing at Hilti: Hilti has a long-standing tradition of developing from within. There are many programs and policies that allow all Hilti team members to have the opportunity to get involved. With 88% of all promotions coming from within the company, it is safe to say that these programs work. There are internal processes such as the PMP and SMD processes – which link business targets to development targets and allow team members to get involved in their development. There are also developmental programs like the Emerging Leaders Program for team member’s who have not had team lead experience and the Targeted Leader Development program for those have been team leads previously. For team member’s just looking to develop soft skills Hilti offers training courses through the Leadership Academy.
  • Market Share Madness: Hilti has initiated a long-term, on top compensation and competitive opportunity that recognizes and rewards various departments in the organization for successfully achieving individual and departmental targets. All activities are under the umbrella of a basketball game. Players (Account Managers) are able to earn additional compensation by scoring points, while coaches (sales managers) also have the opportunity to earn by supporting players achievement of strategic goals. In addition, sales teams compete against one another monthly for the most points. The teams that comes out on top at the end of the year will be able extend their annual sales meeting into an incentive sales trip at a destination of their choice.
  • Hilti - Work life balance: Through Hilti team member's feedback Hilti recognized the need to expand their programs and policies to help team member's work life balance. In 2017, Hilti introduced several enhancements to their benefits. These included, telecommuting, part time options, job sharing, and flexible arrival and departure, as well as, Sabbaticals and a new family leave policy that. Through the sabbatical, eligible team members have the option to take up to 8 weeks of paid sabbatical leave. Hilti’s family leave allows primary caregivers to take up to 12 weeks paid leave with an optional 4 weeks of unpaid leave, while secondary caregivers may take up to 3 weeks of paid leave with an optional 9 weeks of unpaid leave.
  • Women in Sales: Hilti created an event where women across the United States come together to share sales best practices, network, and learn more about the important role that women play in the construction industry. Participants shared their interpretation of the Hilti experience with a few common themes: strong culture, valued employees, career flexibility and people who truly love their company. This event brought women together who are already in sales roles from different industries, backgrounds and experience to network in a collaborative environment with Hilti sales women. The goal of the event is to disseminate our career development opportunities and culture through seasoned female sales professionals.
  • Hilti D&I - Team Camp 6: Through Hilti’s culture team, Hilti hosted over 100 camps across 23 cities in which all 2800+ team members participated in a Beyond Bias training. Team camp 6 and Beyond Bias focus on understanding Hilti's business strategy and linking diversity and inclusion to the culture with an outcome to influence the company culture first and foremost, not the other way around. Hilti continues to focus on long term success as an organization, and understands the importance of moving beyond biases and embracing D&I with their culture Hilti wants to ensure that all team members can be who they truly are, and feel welcome as they bring their different perspectives and ideas to fuel an inclusive work environment and flourish as a company.
  • Hilti Hands Week: In 2017, in just one week, over 814 hours were given by Hilti team members to nonprofit organizations in the community. Twelve nonprofits, identified through team member's desire to serve all populations, were dutifully served by 146 people to assist in projects ranging from meal preparation for the elderly and finance education for underprivileged youth to building a community gardens in food desert areas and to therapeutic horse riding for children with cognitive disabilities. This unique program is in its second year and was motivated by Hilti’s vision of being a true, community partner in improving the health and welfare of socially-excluded populations. Not only will the team aid through physical labor but will lend their expertise to helping organizations create and streamline processes and functions.


$47,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Hilti Store Representative $101,623 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
86% 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 $3,630 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$8,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Hilti North America HQ


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 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
8 weeks Paid sabbatical after 5 year(s) of employment 23 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
18 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (86% use it)
  • Telecommute option (4% use it)
  • Job sharing
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (subsidized food, fitness classes, dry cleaning, car detailing, mail services, wellness and relaxation rooms, massage chairs)


80 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 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
80 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 $689,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
Yes Recycling program


  • Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • 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
  • 2 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

Hilti Store


Intern to full time team member

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,, 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.    

hiring Outlook

900 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 25% Job Growth
30 Average applicants per opening 28,475 Total job applicants
36% New hires by employee referrals 38% Openings filled by current employees
90 Recent graduates hired 16% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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