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.

Great Place to Work 2018

Hilti (Canada) Corp. has again been named one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada, moving up to #43 this year from #44 in 2017.

The awards were presented Wednesday night, April 25, 2018, in Toronto. The 2018 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.

Great Place to Work for Women 2017

Hilti is honored to be named in the top 40 companies in the 2017 list of Best Workplaces in Canada for Women.

To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year, have a minimum of 50 female employees, and provide a male/female breakdown by job level (non-management, middle management and senior management).

The employees surveyed at the organizations on this list had a minimum 90% positive response to the statement "I am treated fairly regardless of my gender".

They also factored in the Best Workplaces for Women based on levels of workplace trust experienced by their female workforce as well as their people programs that support women.

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.

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 ​

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™ 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 companies to sell for

For the 12th consecutive year Selling Power magazine has ranked Hilti as one of the best companies to sell for in the United States in 2017. 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.  Companies are evaluated for competitive compensation packages, sales culture, onboarding and sales-enablement strategies, training and coaching as well as annual turnover percentage. 

Best Places to Work for Professional Services

Hilti Canada (Corporation) has been named to the exclusive 2018 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 2018 Best Workplaces in Canada, marking the eighth 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.”

The GPTW noted that that Hilti’s recognition stemmed from several factors, most notably a culture of team member development. All new team members receive two months of training, and all employees are giving ongoing product training and professional development. Employees can even develop their skills at a post-secondary institution. A manager’s main role is coaching and motivating their teams, something that is built into their performance targets and bonus structures.

100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

Hilti has been named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Place to Work® and Fortune for a second straight year. Hilti jumped 13 places to number 55. The ranking is based on answers from 88,000 millennials (born 1981 or later).

Company Ranking
OhioHealth 53
FactSet Research Systems 54
Hilti 55
Ryan, LLC 56
Robert W. Baird 57
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.

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. In the 2016 competition, Hilti's PD-C laser range meter was named "Best of the Best" in the "Interface Design" category. For 2015’s competition, around 5,000 products from some 50 countries were submitted, and judged by a jury of 40 international design experts. 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.

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