Our awards and recognition

Year after year, we’re proud to be ranked among the world’s best places to work - in Canada, 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.  

Best Workplaces in Canada

Hilti (Canada) Corp. has again been named one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada, coming in at #26. Hilti Canada Corp. has been included annually on this list for over a decade. 

The 2021 Best Workplaces™ in Canada list is compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from confidential employee survey results and the remaining one-third comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to five trust-building dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

We're also proud to announce that in 2020 we were also awarded by Great Place to Work with 'Best Workplaces in Ontario' & 'Best Workplaces in Professional Services'.

Best Workplaces™ Managed by Women

The list of Best Workplaces™ Managed by Women is based on direct feedback from employees at hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year and have a female President or CEO. Great Place to Work® determined the list based on the overall Trust Index score from the employees “The best part of this recognition is that it is based on direct feedback from our team members,” says Martina McIsaac, General Manager of Hilti Canada. “This award is also special because it speaks to Hilti’s commitment to sponsoring women in leadership and fostering an inclusive environment for all.”

Best Places to Work for Professional Services

Hilti Canada (Corporation) has been named to the exclusive 2019 List of Best Workplaces™ in Professional Services as a result of an independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®. In addition to this most recent recognition, Hilti Canada was also named a 2019 Best Workplaces in Canada, marking the tenth year in a row to be named in the Top 50 workplaces nationally.

“I’m so honored to lead such and outstanding team of high-performing, caring and inclusive people,” said Martina McIsaac, President and General Manager of Hilti Canada. “We’re getting the word out that the construction industry is a great place for everyone – including women.”

DiversityInc Noteworthy company for diversity

Hilti North America has been named a 2019 DiversityInc Noteworthy Company, which was announced at the DiversityInc keystone diversity and inclusion event on May 7, 2019 in New York City.

The annual DiversityInc list recognizes top companies for diversity and inclusion management. These companies excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans. 

Best companies to sell for

For the 15th consecutive year Selling Power has ranked Hilti as one of the Top 50 Best Companies to Sell For. 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 Martina McIsaac. “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 2020, Hilti was named #9, up from #12 in 2019. 

As the Selling Power editors 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.”

International Great Place to Work Awards

Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations to create and sustain high-trust workplace cultures. It recognizes that, by building a rewarding cycle of personal contribution and appreciation, companies can deliver outstanding business performance.

2019 - Hilti ranked 24th in Beset Workplaces in Europe

2017 - Hilti ranked 22nd in the World's Best Places to Work

2017 - Hilti ranked 10th 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 Europe ranked 12th in Best Workplaces in Europe ​

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. In 2017, we were recognized for 60 years of iF awards - 122 from 1957 to 2017 and 130 to date. 

2015 - 2019: Top 25 Europe 

2015 - 2019: BEST OF Tools

2015 - 2019: Top 100 Inhouse Design Teams 

2015 - 2019: Top 50 Companies

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.

2018 - Hilti won 4 Red Dot Awards

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 Red Dot Design Team of the Year