Our awards and recognition

Year after year, we’re proud to be ranked among the world’s best places to work, 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 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 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 ​

Company Ranking
Adobe 20
Falabella   21
Hilti 22
Admiral Group PLC  23
H&M 24
Glassdoor Employees' Choice: Best Places to Work

Hilti has earned the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, honoring the Best Places to Work in the USA for 2019. This is the first year for Hilti to make the Top 100 list of large employers (more than 1,000 team members) and we debuted in the #61 position. Against more well-known brands with tens of thousands of employees, our 3,600 team members made this happen with their anonymous reviews.

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

This annual ranking of the cream of Britain's employers is a high-profile event in the national business calendar. Ratings are based entirely on employee opinions, as staff complete anonymous surveys about their motivation and happiness at work, and their bosses’ attitudes and values. The data-gathering methods are widely acknowledged as the UK’s most extensive research into staff engagement. 

2018 - Hilti Great Britain ranked 23rd in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

2017 - Hilti Great Britain ranked 34th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

2016 - Hilti Great Britain ranked 26th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

2015 - Hilti Great Britain ranked 34th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For


Company Ranking
Karmarama 21
Lindum Group 22
Hilti (Gt.Britain) 23
Nedbank Private Wealth 24
JMW Solicitors LLP 25
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
Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Every year, Fortune magazine partners with Great Place to Work® to carry out the most extensive employee satisfaction survey in corporate America. The anonymous survey comprises two parts: Trust Index, which asks staff about their job satisfaction, credibility of management and sense of camaraderie; and Culture Audit, which looks at hiring practices, training, internal communications, diversity efforts and pay, benefits and recognition programs.

2015 - Hilti US ranked 89th in Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Company Ranking

Wellstar Health Systems


The Cheesecake Factory

Hilti 89
Adobe Systems 90
Capital One Financial Corporation  91
Caring Company

This award recognizes the commitment of organizations in caring for the community, for the employees and the environment. Hilti Hong Kong was honored with this award 2016.

Manufacturing and Product Awards

Our products are acclaimed by some of the most important design awards in the industry. Our manufacturing know-how and our innovation is also widely recognized. Here’s just a taste of our recent achievements.

MX Manufacturing Excellence award

Hilti’s manufacturing facility in Schaan (Liechtenstein) received the 2016 Manufacturing Excellence competition’s MX Award in the category of Process Innovation. The award, sponsored by Technical University of Berlin, is given for best practices in industrial manufacturing within the German-speaking area.

2016 - Hilti won the Process Innovation MX Award 

Red Dot Award

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

2017 - Hilti won 5 Red Dot Awards

2016 - Hilti won 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

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 5 iF Product Design Awards including the iF Interface award for the Hilti PD-C

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

Good Design Award

This the world's oldest and most presitigious design commendation system, which looks at industrial, product and graphic design. Entries are appraised on innovation, sustainability, creativity, technology, materials and ecologically responsible design. Most importantly for us, judges look at human factors like how a product can enhance people’s lives through the power of great design.

2012 - Hilti won 1 Good Design Award Chicago

2011 - Hilti won 6 Good Design Awards Chicago

2010 - Hilti won 5 Good Design Awards Chicago