Our awards and recognition

Year after year, we’re proud to be ranked among the world’s best places to work - in North America and around the world - as determined by impartial corporate surveys that gather our people’s opinions on how they feel about Hilti.

We also receive various industry design awards, many of which commend our products for their ability to enrich society through their innovation and human impact.

Employer awards

Our consistent ranking on the world’s best employer lists speaks volumes for what it’s like to work at Hilti. Here are some of our global and national ratings. You'll find many more on our local career sites. 

Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work Certified 2018-2019

Hilti Inc., has again been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at the Great Place to Work® institute. Hilti earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by team members in anonymous surveys. 

According to the study, 96% of team members across the US say they have great pride in working for Hilti and 92%% say there are great rewards working for Hilti. 

"We applaud Hilti, Inc. for seeking certification and releasing its employees' feedback," said Kim Peters, Executive VP of Great Place to Work's Certification Program. "These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees' trust and create a great workplace."

2017- Great Place to Work certified

2016 - Great Place to Work certified. Best Workplaces for Millennials (#55)

2015 - Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For (#89). Great Place to Work certified. Best Workplaces for Millennials (#68)

International Great Place to Work Awards


Hilti is not only a great workplace in the US and Canada; our culture is recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute around the world - most recently ranking the Hilti Group #22 on the top 25 World's Best Workplaces list. The institute believes that by building a rewarding cycle of personal contribution and appreciation, companies can deliver outstanding business performance.

2017 - Hilti ranked #22 on the top 25 World's Best Workplaces

2017 - Hilti Canada named one of the top 40 Best Workplaces for Women

2017 - Hilti ranked 7th in Best Workplaces in Europe

2016 - Hilti ranked 10th in Best Workplaces in Europe

2015 - Hilti ranked 22nd in World’s Best Multinational Workplaces

2015 - Hilti ranked 12th in Best Workplaces in Europe​

Best companies to sell for


For the 13th consecutive year Selling Power has ranked Hilti as one of the Top 50 Best Companies to Sell For in the United States. The list includes companies of all sizes – with sales forces ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to companies with sales-force numbers in the thousands.

“We are proud to be recognized by Selling Power once again” says Hilti North America President and CEO Avi Kahn. “I believe this is a direct result of our ongoing commitment to create a great place to work for all team members including those on the front line that our customers rely on every day.”

In 2018, Hilti was named #20, up from #21 in 2017. 

As the Selling Power editor's noted, “To succeed, salespeople need the support of great leadership and management. The companies that appear on the Selling Power 50 Best Companies to Sell For list represent great opportunities for salespeople who are motivated to win and focused on success.”

Product Design Awards

Our products are acclaimed by some of the most important design awards in the industry. Here’s just a taste of our recent achievements.

iF Product Design Award

Introduced in 1954, this award attracts more than 2,000 entries from around 37 nations every year. It’s judged by renowned experts, with the best products receiving an iF seal of outstanding design quality. In 1957, Hilti won its first iF Product Design Award for our original anchoring device, "Schlagdübel Gerät", and our products have won consistently ever since.

2017 - Hilti won 4 iF Product Design Awards and 1 Communication Design Award.

2016 - Hilti won 3 iF Product Design Awards

2015 - Hilti won 5 iF Product Design Awards

2014 - Hilti won 8 iF Product Design Awards

2013 - Hilti won 5 iF Product Design Awards


Red Dot Award

This award judges products on design innovation, functionality, ergonomics and emotional content, as well as longevity and ecological sustainability.

Hilti has won Red Dot Awards every year since 2004. In 2010, we had the exclusive honour of winning Red Dot Design Team of the Year, which can only be awarded once in a company’s lifetime.

2017 - Hilti won 5 Red Dot Awards

2016 - Hilti won the Red Dot "Best of the Best" Award

2015 - Hilti won 6 Red Dot Awards

2014 - Hilti won 5 Red Dot Awards

2013 - Hilti won 6 Red Dot Awards

2010 – Hilti won global Red Dot Design Team of the Year